This prayer thing… its powerful, you know?
I’m not sure we understand exactly to what extent, but we know there is something greater. Something more.
Something so wildly powerful and effective that we can’t quite put the notion aside that maybe… just maybe… it could help us, move us, strengthen us, change us and whatever we’re facing.
I don’t know what brought you here,
Maybe you’re the mom of seven boys, feeling a tad overwhelmed.
Maybe you’re the first time mom to a newborn son looking to glean some wisdom and insight.
Or maybe you’re the grandmother raising her grandson(s) and you’re needing direction and advice because as you told me,
“This world is so much more harsh and raw than it was thirty years ago and I’m scared for my boys.”
Where do we start in this fight for our child? What are the most proven strategies for growing strong in the faith, courageous, wise young men?
The fact is, I don’t know. I don’t have much experience or insight to share. My son just turned three.
But I do know this:
God loves him more than I do. And God will fight for him better than I can.
There are things I need to do to teach him and train him in the ways of the Lord, but I bring my best fight and do my best parenting on my knees.
Never have I felt such an urgency to go to relentless prayer for my children as I do right now.
So we are kicking off this series of raising boys right where we do our greatest battle- on our prayer bones.
These five passages are ones I pray regularly for my son.
1 Kings 2:2-3 for courage and leadership
1 Kings 3: 9 for wisdom and insight
1 Chronicles 4:9-10 for guidance, blessing and being a good influence
Psalm 119: 9-16 for purity, knowledge and growth
Micah 6:8 for humility and authenticity
Dear mom, I know you are on your knees praying for your son. I know your battle is real. I know your hopes are high for your child. Mine are too.
How about we become a generation of Hannah Moms?
Let’s get on our “prayer bones” and offer our sons back to the Lord like Hannah did with her son, Samuel, saying,
“I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.” 1 Samuel 1:27-28
That’s what I want for my son- a mom who hands him over to the One who will never fail or misguide him.
So whether you are the mom or the grandmother to the boy(s) you are raising, and no matter how old they are, three days or fifty years and thirty years lost, in prayer you can give your son to the Lord to be molded and transformed into a man of character, integrity and strong faith.
Be the Hannah Mom.
Love much. Pray big.