Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Prayers I'm Praying

As I mentioned, we recently moved and have been SOO busy. You'd think that all that would make for a nice, neat and organized home, but indeed it does not. We also do not have internet except for the occasional spotty connection. I haven't had much time for writing so I thought I would share again some thoughts that are on my heart! As my siblings are quickly reaching adulthood, I have been praying for them daily. Here are some things that I pray for. 

1. Pray that they will always serve God first.  Of course my ultimate hope is that my siblings will choose to follow God.  I want nothing more to see them in His Kingdom someday soon!  


2. Pray that they will make wise life choices.  I have come to realize that I don't have a whole lot of choice in what my siblings do, so I pray that their choices will be made with prayer and thought.  I pray that as they choose spouses and careers, they will find joy and peace.  

3. Pray that they will be helped through temptation. Obviously my siblings will face temptations to do the wrong thing.  Like Job prayed for each of his children to avoid sin, I pray that my siblings will be able to stand firm.  

4. Pray that you will be friends as you grow older. I wouldn't say I am super close to my siblings, but I think we are growing closer as we age. I pray that as we grow up and go our separate ways, we will see each other as not just siblings, but friends.  I pray that we will be able to go to each other in times of need without fearing judgment or criticism.  

5. Pray that they will learn from their mistakes and continue to grow.  Even as I pray that they will be able to stand firm against the pressures of the world, I know that they will have times they will fall. Some people go through life never learning from their poor choices. I pray that this will not be the case with my siblings, but that they will grow in wisdom and godliness.

I'd love to hear your thoughts. Who are you praying for and how do you pray? 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your loving caring thoughts on your brothers and sisters Danielle, you will get closer as you get older, you will need each other to lean on and pray for at times... as trials can come more often as we grow older. I am praying for my sister and brother in law right now, that God will work in his life and help them through this difficult time.