Saturday, June 18, 2011

21 Days of Prayer for Sons - Peace (Day 11)

Because this has been a busy, stressful day and I still have a lot to do this evening, I am going to keep it short and sweet. Lord knows we all need peace — I am so thankful Holy Spirit provides it! This is pretty much a daily prayer in my house "God give us peace!" I don't mean just quiet, that's almost impossible with 7 children aged 3 to 13, but peace in our hearts. Peace in our minds. Peace in our bodies. Peace in our home.

Laura Lee Groves, author of  I'm Outnumbered! One Mom's Lessons in the Lively Art of Raising Boys, gave some simple tips that we can use to "Help Ourselves" when we feel the need for peace in the midst of the mothering.
  • Find someone to confide in
  • If at all possible, step away from the demands (even for a little while)
  • You can help yourself by shifting your perspective as your son grows
  • Pray for him and for your relationship

Let__________turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it (1 Peter 3:11) 
Now may the Lord of peace himself give__________peace at all times in every way (2 Thessalonians 3:16)
Peace God leaves with__________; His peace He gives to__________. Not as the world gives does God give. Let not__________heart be troubled, neither let him be afraid (John 14:27) 
May__________be joyful. Grow to maturity. Encourage others. Live in harmony and peace.Then the God of love and peace will be with him (2 Corinthians 13:11) 
May__________sow a harvest of righteousness by making peace (James 3:18) 
And let the peace of Christ rule in__________heart, to which indeed he was called in one body. And be thankful (Colossians 3:15)
May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to__________(Jude 1:2) 
May the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, guard__________heart and mind in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:7)
May__________be justified by faith, and have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1)
Now may the God of peace himself sanctify__________completely, and may his whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 5:23)

1 comment:

  1. I love what you are doing Dixie and I'm blessed by your dedication to seeing this through. I think it's awesome how you are praying these out each night, even after typing it up, no matter how tired you might be. Even if this inspires just one person to start praying more for their sons or family then it's all worth it. I know it's helping me out. :-) I love you.


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