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Prayer Journal: Day 324

Day 324

I cling to you; your right hand upholds me. – Psalms 63:8 NIV

When I take my three-year-old boy to the park, he sometimes clings to the side of the slide so that he can control how fast he goes down. 

Do we cling to the Lord? Do we ask Him for help before defaulting to worry?

Honestly, I don’t know if I will ever stop worrying, especially because I am a mom now. But I take comfort knowing that God is strong and fully capable of handling all our worries. Amen. 

Prayer Journal: Day 270

Day 270

And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. – Acts 2:21 NIV

We need the Lord to be saved. He will give us strength when we need it.

My husband is on a business trip so I am on my own with our toddler for four days. Four days seems like a lot, but I do have four hours of daycare during the weekdays and church and Grandma’s house as a possibility during the weekend. The Lord will help me determine how I will prioritize my time, as my energy is limited. God created toddlers so surely He has the answers! Amen. 

Prayer Journal: Day 251

Day 251

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. – Proverbs 22:6 NIV

Motherhood is full of paradoxes: fear and triumph, joy and sorrow. We do our best as parents, but God is the ultimate guardian of our children. We can teach our children about Him, but we can’t force them to accept Him.

Our Heavenly Father takes joy when we acknowledge Him. 

It is so sweet to hear my son say, “I love you, mom.” For years, I focused on my academic achievements and work. I didn’t necessarily picture what joy a child might bring to my life, but my son is more important than any degree or award I could achieve. He loves me because I am his mom. I pray that when he grows up, he will always love the Lord and will remember the values that my husband and I taught him.

Our Lord always gives us a choice. He loves us beyond comprehension. Amen.

Prayer Journal: Day 250

Day 250

Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. – 1 John 3:2 NIV

We are incredibly blessed to be God’s children. Our parents shape our lives and our values.

Being a mother brings a new perspective. What do we want for our children? Most of all, we can want our children to love the Lord and to keep His commandments. 

When we look into a child’s face, we cannot see the future. We don’t know what our kids will grow up to be like. But we can instill in our children what it is to pray. 

When Christ appears, we will finally be able to see Him face to face. And by the grace of God, He will be proud of us for keeping the faith. Amen. 

Prayer Journal: Day 219

Day 219

A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps. – Proverbs 16:9 KJV

We can make plans, but the Lord determines where we go.

My toddler has a barrel of energy, and sometimes he is too much for me to handle. I am considering putting him in daycare four hours a day so that I can rest and work. Currently, I work when he is napping, but some days he skips his nap entirely and other days I am too exhausted to work when he is sleeping. 

The Lord knows that we need rest and He provides a way so that everything can work out for us. We don’t have to worry because He already has things figured out for us. We can trust that He has the details worked out. Amen. 

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