Prayer is such an important part of parenting. It is so important to pray and ask God to work in our kid’s hearts and go where we can’t go.
To commit our children into God’s hands on a daily basis and ask Him to move and work in their lives is crucial.
We adopted our youngest, Mareah, from Haiti when she was almost two and our five-year-old, Kelly, was so excited to finally have a baby sister.
Mareah’s first summer with us, Carol’s sister Kathy made beautiful matching dresses for Kelly and Mareah.
When we got to our first summer camp where I was speaking for the week, the girls had on their matching dresses as we all got out of the van.
One of the male counselors was standing there and said to my young daughters, “Oh my! You guys are twins! How will I ever tell you apart?” Keep in mind, Kelly was blond and fair and Mareah was black hair with beautiful brown skin.
Kelly got a very serious look on her five-year-old face and said to him, “If you look very closely, you will see I have a freckle on my right eyelid.”
Carol and I have parented Kelly and Mareah in such a way as to love one another, however, we have seen the Holy Spirit take their relationship way beyond our parenting; far beyond any love that we have taught them.
Pray and commit your children into God’s hands each day and ask Him to parent them, guide them and draw them into His presence.
No matter what their age, don’t stop praying.
No matter if they are followers of Christ or not; don’t stop interceding on their behalf. Don’t give up.
Keep on praying.