Saturday, September 17, 2011

Praying for Makayla and Ethan

O Keeper of Your Elect,
It is better to take refuge in You than to trust in man.  It is better to take refuge in You than to trust in princes.  Therefore cause Makayla and Ethan to take refuge in You alone.  Be their strength and their song; be their great salvation.

 Let them lift up the cup of salvation and call on Your Name.  Open to them the gates of righteousness, that they may enter through them and give thanks to You.  Raise their eyes to the hills to see from where their help comes.  For their help comes from You, who made heaven and earth.

 Do not let their feet be moved; keep them and do not slumber.  Please keep them and neither slumber nor sleep.  Keep them from all evil; keep their lives.  Keep their going out and their coming in from this time forth and forevermore.

 Makayla and Ethan, do you know who keeps you?

 The LORD is your keeper; the LORD is your shade on your right hand.

 The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.

 Lord Jesus, keep Makayla and Ethan.

 We wait eagerly for Your appearing. 

 Hasten the wonderful day of Your return - the wedding supper of the Lamb.

AMEN!
(This prayer is Scripture taken from a prayer guide Setting Their Hope in GOD by Andrew Case)

These babies are a tremendous blessing from God and they come with serious responsibility.  A responsibility that He supplies the equipping grace for us to walk in as we raise them.   As we prepare to move they are at the forefront of my heart and mind.  My friend, Wanda, passed along this tremendous resource - a guide to pray Scripture for your children.  I am prone to fear and worry for them.  A bazillion what ifs tempt me day and night but may every temptation be opportunity to bring them to God in prayer.   Oh this is a good - good place for me to camp - a noble labor for me; praying Scripture for our two; trusting in God.

2 comments:

  1. Big smile!!!! :D Those are some funny pic! I love the one in the play box!

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  2. Aren't they fun! I wish I had the time and energy to scan all of the old pictures. Time goes so fast...you guys grow up quick. :)

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