Sitting in doctor’s waiting rooms gives a person plenty of time to read. This morning I was reading the in the book of Colossians and a verse popped out at me to pray for my children. I immediately prayed through it inserting each of my children’s names. I thought I’d share it with you because it is such a powerful prayer—especially for those of us with teenagers! Here it is in a format where you can simply insert your child’s name:
God, I pray that _________ may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that he/she may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I pray that no one may deceive _____ by fine-sounding arguments. (Colossians 2:2-4) I also pray that no one would take ______ captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. (Colossians 2:8)
Isn’t that a powerful prayer? I’m just starting to do this more and more. Do you have any verses you’ve found that you use to pray over your children? Share them with us so we can all benefit!
Speaking of kids…Erica and I are still at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. We have three more appts that we are trying to get into. Our appt dates are a week or two out, but they have a first-come, first serve waiting system that allows you to try to get into an earlier appointment if someone cancels or doesn’t show up. The key is that you have to be early and you have to be willing to wait….all day…in the waiting room…for several days if need be.
Doing puzzles…sleeping…eating peanut butter sandwiches…talking…computer…reading.
Yesterday we did this process and were able to get into her EEG appt a day early! Yeah! That opens up this morning to wait for a rheumatology appt and this afternoon to wait for another appt to see a doctor that is only available this afternoon. (We waited for 6 hours yesterday for rheumatology and never got an appt—-long day!) If we get into those two appts today we’ll wait for one last appt in the morning. If we don’t get in today we’ll reschedule the three appts for a future date and head home tomorrow knowing that a return trip is on the horizon.
I do feel they are doing everything in their power to help us figure out what is going on with Erica. Just knowing that makes such a difference.
Don’t forget to share any verses you pray over your children. I’m looking forward to learning from one another!
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I’ll keep this short:
Matthew 10:16 (kind of a strange one, but my daughter tends to fall for everything)
1 Peter 3:3-4
1 Peter 3:8-12
Obviously I don’t pray these every single day, but I’ve been praying them over my children for the better part of 8 or 9 years 🙂
Praying for Erica (and Mom).