by Kelli Artherton
It’s that time of year where school has begun and after school activities have overtaken our evenings and weekends. As we tackle all of these tasks and run our 101 errands for the week, are we neglecting the most important thing? Are we taking the time to pray for our children, and to pray with them?
Yes, activities for our children are great for them. It’s a great way to build their morale, keep them active understand the value of being a team player, ect. However, are we becoming to exhausted to pray? Have our prayers became routine?
Imagine if we invested as much time and effort praying for our kids as we spend on their sports activities, buying their uniforms, going to their practices, their games, and cheering them on at the game!
It’s great to be successful in school and it’s also awesome to be the star athlete, but remember God measures success differently than we do.
If we aren’t praying for our children it leaves our children wide open to the temptations of the enemy. Peter 5:8 says the enemy of our souls is on the prowl, ever looking for someone to devour. That means we are targets… me, you, our spouses, our children.