Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Warrior Prayers: Day 1 (Heart Change)
Hello Warrior Prayers Challenge members!
Today is our first day of this prayer challenge and we will start with Heart Change (p.40) as directed by the Leader's Guide.
From Brooke: The most foundational thing we can ask God for in the lives of our sons is heart change. The Word says that what's in the heart eventually comes out. Bad stuff in the heart? Bad stuff comes out. Good stuff in the heart? Good stuff comes out.
"The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for our of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks." Luke 6:45
Today, pray the 10 prayers for Heart Change: (here are some ideas)
*Get up early to bathe your sons in prayer first thing in the morning.
*Pray the prayers one at a time throughout the day.
*Make prayers a part of the family devotion time, praying the prayers out loud over your sons.
*Spend some time in concentrated prayer late at night around bedtime.
Be sure to read pages 6-12 in the Warrior Prayers Ebook.
Consider this: What comes out of your heart when you get hit? Our response matters to God and it matters to the people watching and learning from us along the way.
Here is a question to consider for discussion in the comments below:
*How have you prayed for your son(s) in the past? Is the idea of praying the Word of God for them new to you? If so, how do you think it will change the way you pray for your son(s)?
(I must admit, the first time I did this challenge I fizzled because I had no accountability. So this summer when I saw that they needed leaders, God laid it on my heart to be a leader. I felt like my plate was already full, but praying for my son is such a high priority so I followed God's leading. Looking forward to 21 solid days of being in prayer for our sons.)
Tomorrow (9/7) we pray for Obedience (page 13).