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30 Days of Prayer for Our Kids – Joy

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I had to take a break from this series for a couple of weeks with VBS and Music camp going on with our church. We have been enjoying summer to the fullest and now we are preparing to send our kids off to their grandparents for a summer visit. I am reminded about the importance of praying for them even more when pondering their absence. One consolation is my Sweetums Peetums is still too small to stay for the length of time the boys like to stay.Secret Joy
Today my prayer is centering around joy. This is one of the hardest fruits of the Spirit to manifest on a daily basis. I find when I try to manufacture joy it just falls flat. True joy comes from communion with the Holy Spirit on a daily basis. When we seek the Lord daily, He can give us joy to share with others. He can make even the most mundane chores things we enjoy doing because we are doing them as unto the Lord.
The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. – Psalm 19:8 (NIV)
My Prayer Today

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for your goodness and mercy to me. Thank You that you pick me up when I fall, that You are faithful when I am not, that You give me joy when I feel sad or down. I pray for joy to be made manifest in the lives of my children. I pray that they will look to You for joy in times of sadness, that comfort and joy will come from You all the days of their lives and that they will seek You first. Keep my children safe when they are away from our home. Put your hedge of protection over each of them I pray.

In Jesus Name,

Amen

  

My inspiration for this series loosely comes from a prayer card published by Navpress and is available for purchase at this link. This would be a great bookmark for your Bible. I am in no way affiliated with NavPress. I also want to mention my friend Marcy at Ben and Me whom I am joining with for this challenge. She has some great resources available on her site as she is praying for her child’s head, shoulders, knees and toes.

Share your prayers for your children in the comments below!

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