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PRAYING FOR YOUR FAMILY #4~WINTER OF 2012/2013~
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PRAYING FOR YOUR FAMILY #4~

WITH EXCERPTS FROM "What Happens When We Pray For Our Families" by Evelyn Christianson

PRAYING FOR YOUR FAMILY~



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PRAYING FOR YOUR FAMILY~

6.] Families Praying Together~

7.] Releasing Prayers~

8.] Praying In

A Safe Refuge~

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PRAYING FOR YOUR FAMILY~

Families Praying Together~

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I can not imagine anything more wonderful than families gathering together to pray together! Grandparents, parents, children and grandchildren, and the extended family also. Not only does this bond and bind the family together in God's will, but it strenghtens the individual members as they recieve prayer for their needs; prayers of healing, and guidance in prayer.

If you do not have a whole family of Christians, you can ask those who are Christians to meet together for prayer! For instance, if you are alone in a family of non-Christians, you might want to research the family tree. Sooner or later there is a chance that you will meet that one other Christian who is hidden in your family tree, and is a praying, Spirit filled Christian. All you need is one other praying Christian besides yourself to gather, pray and watch the miracles occur. If you do not have one other praying Christian in your family turn to the Body of Christ, who are also your family! Perhaps one of your prayers can be that your family members will become Christians. 

For those of you who do have praying Christians in your families; make the decision to meet on a regular basis to pray as a family; not just on Thanksgiving and Christmas! For you must continually pray for your family to be redeemed, and find salvation, for safety and protection from the dangers of the world, and for strong foundations, a light to show them the way on the path to righteousness, for wisdom and knowledge in how to live for Christ, and to grow strong in Jesus; and deeply spiritual.

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If you are the person who has one other Christian in your family to pray with; than you must make an effort to do that. (It is very exciting actually; for you are on an adventure with one other Christian in your family), to pray for the whole family, and if I were you I would keep a prayer diary, so that you can see and realize how many prayers have actually been answered. How many miracles worked! You must always pray that the Holy Spirit will guide you in your family prayers with that one other Christian in your family. If you have had to search your family tree for other Christian, and even if you have found just one other Christians, you must devote yourself to meeting and praying with this one other person in this family that you have just meet and who is a praying Christian; however if they are very far away you can always exchange prayer letters, prayer phone calls, and even pray through the internet, e-mail, twitter, facebook, and Care2. The Lord will hear your prayers!

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Do not forget Grandparents! Sometimes when the children have strayed; the parents are still faithful; and devoted to Jesus! My Grandfather was a living prayer for me. Even though he didn't pray with me; I am sure he prayed for me. And I could feel the Spirit of the Lord surrounding my Grandfather and my Grandmother! It was only years later that I found out that they were Christians, that Grandpa was a preacher, and that Grandmother was Baptized in the Holy Spirit, and Spirit filled! Elderly people don't always tell you about their lives, but never assume that they are not praying Christians. You have to establish a relationship with them, and ask them. And when you are praying with your Christian Grandparents, you are praying for a strong foundation in the family for sure! And I have to tell you that you need to take the time to spend with them; for at some point in time, they will go home to live with the Father in heaven. You will have to live with a lifetime of regret; if you don't spend time with your Grandparents!

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Include the Children:

If you are a Grandmother, Great Grandmother, or Great, Great Grandmother, and your Grandchildren have non-Christian parents, you can still pray with them, but perhaps you have to pray when they are not around.

It is important that they are included in family prayer, even it is a Great Grandmother, and Great, Great Aunt, for Jesus commanded that we not keep children from meeting Him. Not only does God make sure that each little child has an angel in heaven, but He very carefully listens to their prayers! If most of your family members are Christians, and especially if the parents are Christians; it will be a most wonderful, spiritual; and most outstanding tapestry that will ever be woven, [when you include the  children in your family gathering; and in prayer]. But even when it is hidden prayer between a Grandmother and a Grandchild, that tapestry will be the beginning of a grand tapestry indeed!

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PRAYING FOR YOUR FAMILY~

Releasing Prayers~


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Has your child ever handed over to you, something very special and important that he/she wanted kept safe?

A releasing prayer is when you hand over (to the Lord); something very special and important. For instance; when our children grow up, they want to leave home. This is a very difficult time for a parent, as any parent with grown children well knows. And this is the time when a parent must let her; or his children go. A mother finds herself in tears, and a father finds himself wanting to stop them from leaving.

Releasing Prayers help them to turn their child over to the Lord. They can vision in their prayers; that they are bringing their child to the Lord, or they can reach out to the Lord in a symbolic gester of giving their child to the Lord. They may have to pray; and sincerely give their child to the Lord more than once, but once they do this successfully the Lord will give them peace; and help them to continue along His path. It is a matter of trust; because you must have faith that the Lord will take care of your child and give the very best to your child! That is one example! 

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Releasing Prayers can be used in many instances:

1.]You can release your whole family to God;

2.] You can release your husbands, sons, brothers, who are serving in the war to God;

3.] You can release your sick relative to God;

4.] You can release your career to God;

5.] You can release your enemies to God;

6.] You can release you financial problems to God;

In fact the list can go on for a very long time. When you release someone or something to God; try not to grab it back. It is human to try to fix the problem on our own, but God can do a better job!

He may not do the job the way we want either, but He never closes a door without opening another, and He never closes a window without opening another. He wants our obediance; so that He can put forth His plan; which is perfect, and He only wants the best for us, and our loved ones.

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Releasing your worries to God:

Have you ever heard that saying, "If you Pray; why worry? Most of us have. But sometimes it isn't that easy to do. Sometimes we need to find a nice, private and quiet place to go to, and pray; releasing our worries to God.

You may have to do this more than once, perhaps many times in your lifetime. For some of us we may have to do this on a daily basis, and when first beginning releasing prayers you may have to do this many times in a day, until you really let go and to let God take your worries for you.

If you are a worrier like I am; you may have a long list of worries. Or if your life is difficult, again, you may have a long list of worries. Sometimes when your worries are many; you may have to practice releasing prayers, one worry at a time. Until you find your list becoming shorter, and the more you pray releasing prayers, the more you will be able to let God take the problem, and the worry, and work a work of miracles.

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PRAYING RELEASING PRAYERS FOR YOURSELF:

This may be the hardest prayer for many people. One aspect of releasing prayers for yourself is to release your will to God; and to listen to the Holy Spirit, in understanding God's will for you.

When you are a new Christian, this is sometimes difficult to do, and even later on in your walk with Christ, you may find that you lack understanding; at some point, of God's will is for you, however, God will bring wisdom and understanding to you, and the Holy Spirit will help you to let go of whatever it is that is stopping you from doing God's will. Jesus will give enlightenment; He will give you light and show you the way! Learning to listen to the sometimes quiet voice of the Holy Spirit, will happen through quiet prayer, meditation, and reflection, This is necessary for all of us. "Be still and know I am God!"

You can also pray releasing prayer;

1.] to release your fear, in the name of Jesus;

2.]to release your anger, in the name of Jesus;

3.] to release your hate, in the name of Jesus;

4.] or to release other character defects, in the name of Jesus.

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PRAYING FOR YOUR FAMILY~

 Praying In

A Safe Refuge~

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This is a special addition that I added because of the many, many situations where a person is safer in a hidden; or different refuge than the one they are in.

The first persons that I want to speak of, are the little children that are so special to God, and even the older children who are often caught in a terrible situation that they are turly helpless in. Unfortunately child abuse in this day and age is rampant. It's like a raging fire across our nation.

Abuse can come in several forms. (Emotional, and verbal), physical, intellectual, social, sexual abuse, and spiritual. Emotional and verbal abuse is when a child is berated, critizied, and belittled. Instead of being praised; they are screamed out, and they can never please they caregivers, no matter how hard they try. Or they are inconsistant, giving them praise one time, and critisizing  them the next. Expectations change frequently, rules are too harsh, or too vague. They are given negative statements about themselves; rather than positive statements and they are blamed for the families problems. They may be give negative statements quietly, or loudly, but nonetheless, the messages they give to their children, are negative and destructive. 

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This is a special addition that I added because of the many, many situations where a person is safer in a hidden; or different refuge than the one they are in.

The first persons that I want to speak of, are the little children that are so special to God, and even the older children who are often caught in a terrible situation that they are turly helpless in. Unfortunately child abuse in this day and age is rampant. It's like a raging fire across our nation.

Abuse can come in several forms. (Emotional, and verbal), physical, intellectual, social, sexual abuse, and spiritual. Emotional and verbal abuse is when a child is berated, critizied, and belittled. Instead of being praised; they are screamed out, and they can never please they caregivers, no matter how hard they try. Or they are inconsistant, giving them praise one time, and critisizing  them the next. Expectations change frequently, rules are too harsh, or too vague. They are given negative statements about themselves; rather than positive statements and they are blamed for the families problems. They may be give negative statements quietly, or loudly, but nonetheless, the messages they give to their children, are negative and destructive. 

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Abused spouses also need a safe refuge. There are women's shelters, and many other kinds of shelters for this type of situation, and once an abused spouse is in a safe refuge; they can also worship, and pray, study the Bible and go to church; or fellowshi0p as they choose!

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2 Samuel 22:3

3.] The God of my strength,

in whom I will trust;

my shield and the horn of my salvation,

my stronghold and my refuge;

My Savior, You save me from violence.

Psalm 9:9

9.) The Lord will also be a

refuge for the oppressed,

A refuge in times of trouble.

Psalm 46:1

1.) God is our refuge and our strength,

A very present help in times of trouble.

Psalm 57:1

1. ) Be merciful to me O God,

be merciful to me!

For my soul trusts in You;

And in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge,

Until these calamities have passed by.

END OF PRAYING FOR YOUR FAMILY LESSONS
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OOPS! MY MISTAKE! FORGOT TO PUT THIS IN~

Physical abuse and sexual abuse are self explanatary; but there are other kinds of abuse. Intellectual abuse is when you neglect to provide intellectually stimulation. For instance someone that leaves a baby laying in a crib or playpen; with toys, without play, without being held, and talked to is abusing their child both socially and intellectually. And as the child grows older, they need age appropriate toys, puzzles, shape sorters, and toys that challenge their intellect but are created for the age your child is in. Social abuse is where children are not allowed to play with other children, are not taken out into the public at all, and are kept away from other people. Of course you want to protect your children from dangerous people and those people who are a bad influence; however, some caregivers are so protective that they will not let their children have normal social interaction, and keep them hidden in the home. In some cases where there is a war going on, or severe persecution, or in dangerous environments this might be acceptable for a time, but in most cases of children being socially deprived, the danger is more imagined than real. The caregive will not understanding that they are abusing/ neglecting their children but they are; because they are depriving their children of growing up normally. Of course these are simplistic explanations, but will give you an idea of what neglect and abuse is. There is also the neglect of not giving your child enough food, clothing, shelter, and not keeping them clean. There is one type of abuse that is not recognized much, and that is the abuse of not letting children practise their Christian beliefs, not letting them pray, listen to Christian music, and not letting them go to church. That is also abuse.



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