Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches pour out thine heart like water before the face of the Lord: lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young children, that faint for hunger in the top of every street. Lamentations 2:19
It’s high time we began praying specifically for our children – the forthcoming generation. Our children are in dire need of help!! If you would have noticed, the recent mass shootings were all targeted on young children going to schools and colleges.
On one part depression, anxiety, suicidal tendencies, worries etc is on the rise. The term for such is Mental Health Problems. These are serious issues which need to be addressed prayerfully. A child could look “ok” from the outside, but what goes on inside is known only by God.
On the other part, technology is also brimming to saturation point. Even social Media, video games, abusive relationships etc are playing havoc on these young minds as well. Every child has a smart phone/a tab in hand and they are left to use as they like.
Why is all this happening? Because of lack of prayers or lesser urgency of prayers for children’s safety. Let me tell you — A mom and dad’s everyday diligent prayers works wonders for their kids. No doubt about that! I have heard testimonies where praying moms just sat and prayed with tears in God’s presence and miracles have happened.
There was this boy who was known to be very notorious among his friends in school. When angry, he would beat up his opponent and fulfil his revenge. The teachers were fed up with him and his parents were in a situation not knowing what to do. He grew up, went to college and by this time he had become a young adult. Yet his old natures hadn’t left him.
Graciously, there was a person who diligently prayed for him, everyday, without his knowledge – his mom. She couldn’t see her son in this way, and yet she didn’t know how to help him except sharing her 💔 with Christ. Without fail, she kept praying.
Until one day, the boy happened to take a lift to reach his floor. He waited, got into the lift and to his surprise he saw a handsome young man with two buckets of water in hand, going up in the same lift. He kept wondering looking at the young man and finally asked where he was taking the water buckets. Immediately the handsome young man replied that THOSE WERE’NT 2 BUCKETS OF WATER, BUT TEARS OF HIS MOM, PRAYING FOR HIM.
By this time he reached his floor and soon after getting out, he turned back to see that young man. The young man had already disappeared!! Hallelujah!! This boy fell on his knees then and there because God had touched his hardened heart. He ran into his house, caught his mom’s feet and sobbed uncontrollably. God saved him and he went on to minister among hopeless youths like him.
Dear Parent, God 💯 percent answers prayers. Do not doubt if they reach heaven or no! As much as you care for your child, the Heavenly Father is equally concerned for your child as well because he/she first belongs to Him and then to you. Keep praying till miracles happen. May God help us.
Be blessed 💕