Saturday, May 23, 2009

"How Can I Help Her?" - Tip #3

Pray, Pray, Pray
Many people think, “I guess all I can do is pray.” On the contrary, praying is not the least thing that you can do, but the best. I really believe that the supernatural peace and joy that I have had during my journey is the evidence of God hearing the prayers of His people on my behalf. The Word says, “Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints” (Eph 6:18). We must pray for one another at all times with all types of prayers. However, how do you pray for a mom in a situation that we have been discussing? First, ask her how you can specifically pray for her. In addition, here are some other things that you can pray.

1. Her walk with the Lord – If she’s not a believer, pray that the Lord will use this situation to draw her to Himself. If she is a believer, pray that her faith will not fail. Pray Romans 15:13 for her.

2. Her marriage – Pray that her and her spouse will be grace-filled & peaceful towards one another. Pray thay they would turn to one another for comfort & encouragement and not away from one another. Pray that they would set aside alone time with one another to cultivate intimacy & oneness. Pray Col 3:12-15 for them.

3. Her children – Pray that they would be covered with God’s protection and favor. Pray that the siblings would not be bitter or jealous of the time & care given to the child in need but instead grow a loving heart of understanding and have an increased desire to serve and help. Pray Numbers 6:24-26 for them.

4. Her family time – Depending on the situation, they may not be able to spend a lot of time together as a family. Pray that those times would be sweet moments of grace, unity, peace, and joy. Pray that each member would be given the grace to accept their family’s “new normal”. Pray Ephesians 3:14-21 for them.

5. Her child in need – Pray for healing of the body &/or mind according to God's will. Pray that they would grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Pray that they would feel God’s love through their family & others. Pray that the works of God will be displayed in them (John 9:3).

(Read the previous posts in this series.)

2 comments:

~Kim (and family) said...

Hi Caryn, I just wanted you to know I changed our blog's address. I would like to keep in contact with you!

Blessings!
Kim

Sue Hume said...

These are excellent prayer ideas for any family with disabilities.