Monday, February 22, 2010

Praying in the Night

As a Parent, praying for my children is a daily ritual. If you are also a Parent, than you know what I'm referring to. Have you ever wondered what the Bible says about praying for our kids?

Arise, cry out in the night, as the watches of the night begin; pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord. Lift up your hands to him for the lives of your children. Lamentations 2:19 (NIV)

Most of the verses I've found regarding prayer talk about rising up early to pray. This time, when it is referring to our children, it says to pray at night. Perhaps this is because teenagers go out at night, or maybe it's because when we are worried about a child we can't find rest in sleeping.

One thing is clear - we are supposed to pray FERVENTLY! Pouring out our hearts like water in the presence of the Lord. That means He wants us to tell it all to Him - every little detail.

Isn't it precious that God knows us so well. You see, as parents, when something is wrong (I mean really wrong) with one of our children, it consumes our every thought. We can cry out to God even when everyone else is sleeping because He promises to never leave us in our time of need.



Sonya

7 comments:

Nezzy said...

Believe me sister, this chick has prayed many a night while mine were growin' up.

God bless and have a glorious day!!!

Sharon Sloan said...

I love that verse, Sonya! Thank you for sharing it! :)

I love to go in the bedrooms at night and kneel by their beds and pray while they are sleeping. Battling and covering in prayer while they are sound asleep.

Thank you for spurring us on!

Sharon Sloan said...

Happy Birthday, Sonya! :)

Sharon Sloan said...

Happy Birthday, Sonya! :)

Edie said...

Happy Birthday to you Sonya!

I have never noticed that verse before. I am covering my grand-girls in prayer.

Nana Jul said...

Excellent!! Thank you Sonya for posting this!! God's timing is Amazing!!
Love,
Julie

Melanie said...

Sometimes, when something is really wrong with one of your children, every breath, whether waking or sleeping is a prayer.
Melanie