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Principles of family prayer (part 4)

Be inclusive Family prayer, in its highest form, involves the whole family. Does God only speak to adults? Do children, even young ones, not need to bring adoration and supplication to their Heavenly Father? We must be careful to include even the youngest of our clan to talk to the Lord, and to hear from Him. Let everyone express the Lord in their own ways. (1 Cor. 12:4-12) We all have unique ideas and vocabulary … read on, my friend…

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Principles of family prayer (part 3)

Be excited We are not talking about hype or entertainment. It’s more meaningful than that. When we speak to our living God we should be full of anticipation, excitement and joy. Make it real. Kids know when you are just going through the motions, and those prayers are a drag. It’s okay to bring needs to family prayer. It is humbling (and comforting too) to hear your daughter or son pray for your bad attitude … read on, my friend…

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Principles of family prayer (part 2)

Principle 2: Be Word-focused When praying with your kids, make sure to include a lot of Scripture. They need to get their prayers from God’s Word, and they need to see what God says about their situation. We must keep our minds fixed on the Lord (1 Cor. 10:3-6). We can’t know everything about a situation. We must get the mind of the Lord, properly applying the Word to the situation. Heb. 4:12 Our children must learn … read on, my friend…

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Principles of family prayer (part 1)

You may or may not know that I am the coordinator for kids prayer at my church. I love praying with kids, especially my own. There is such an purity and trust that comes through when they pray. Prayer is simply a conversation with God, and children love to talk to Him–and to hear from Him too. I have been teaching a series on “The 7 Be’s of Family Prayer” at different churches for over … read on, my friend…

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