|Antonio prayer-leading at OHOP|
We can spend our formative years parenting with pure hearts, great intentions, and our eyes set on Jesus, but if the stone doesn't turn to flesh it's a losing battle! I don't know how you feel about it, but I'm willing to put up with a pig-sty room and wet towels on the bathroom floor as long as my child turns to me with shining eyes asking, "Can I pray, Mom?" Talk about moving hearts!
Take a moment and look around your home, think about your days, consider whether the life you and your family leads is truly Gospel-centered. Do you talk to your children about Jesus? Do you TALK to Jesus in front of your children? Do you allow them a chance to ask questions, to lead prayers, to learn about God's Word? I know I need to better in all of these areas.
Pray hard today - there is nothing so important as your son's salvation!
May __________ confess with his mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in his heart that God raised him from the dead, and be saved (Romans 10:9)
May__________be saved by grace through faith. Not of his own doing; but the gift of God (Ephesians 2:8)
May__________believe in the God who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began (2 Timothy 1:9)
May__________fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will work for him today (Exodus 14:13)
May the LORD be__________light and his salvation; whom shall he fear? May the LORD be the stronghold of his life; of whom shall he be afraid? (Psalm 27:1)
May__________take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God (Ephesians 6:17)
May__________work out his own salvation with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12)
May__________be guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time (1 Peter 1:5)
Lord, make Your face shine on__________; save him in Your steadfast love (Psalm 31:16)
Lord, save__________to the uttermost as he draws near to God through him (Hebrews 7:25)