52 Weeks of Prayer For Our Daughters, Raising Teens

3:52~ Daughter

What is home, when your home is split in two?

Is it your room?

Is it your stuff?

Where do you belong?

Home is more than the physical place– Home is most certainly made up of the people who love you.  Mom.  Dad. Step-parents.  Siblings. Grandparents. Neighbors. Friends. Teachers. Coaches. Church leaders.  Home is full of love.  It’s where you play.  It’s where you learn.  It’s where you continue in the legacy set before you.  Its where you will find your sense of self and create your own legacy.  It’s where you belong.

And one day, the most PERFECT home will be waiting for you.  You are loved even more by your Heavenly Father than your earthly parents.  You always belong in his family.

Your home is vast. Your home is constant.  Your home is yours.  When life feels like its spiraling out of control, go to the place where you belong…..Home.

There is plenty of room for you in my Father’s home. If that weren’t so, would I have told you that I’m on my way to get a room ready for you?

(John 14:2, The Message)

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for our home.  Both the address we claim and the people who fill it.  Thank you for the home you are preparing for us where we will live with you forever.  What exciting hope we have!  I pray that she always feels her sense of home.  Through her school years and the course she takes after graduation, may she remember the love and legacy of home.

As she goes out one day to make her own home, I pray for those who will fill it.  Loved ones who will sit at the table, who will laugh and share life together.  May she always have a home full of love.

~Amen

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52 Weeks of Prayer For Our Daughters, Raising Teens

2:52 ~ Daughter

Matthew 6:34 ~ don’t worry about tomorrow, today has enough worry of its own. 

My prayer this week for you Dear Daughter is that you will find your worth in Christ. That you will know your Creator who Adores you. That you will find comfort and rest in him and that I can model for you a willingness to trust tomorrow is under control. 
Sleep soundly, live boldly and in the moment. Take care of what needs to be taken care of today. Love your friends, love your family, love strangers around you. 

Plan for the future but find hope in today. Don’t miss the things around you <put your (our) phone(s) down>. 

I love you more than words can express. But I can’t love you as much as our Heavenly Father loves you. He will take care of tomorrow. 

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for reaching out to call us your own. Thank you for sending Jesus so that we can have close relationship with you. Thank you for the sun and the birds and all the beauty of your creation around us. Help us to trust confidently that you know tomorrow and that we are to live for today. Keep her strong in her choices to rely on you when worry creeps in. Help her to see the need today to love others as you love her. Thank you for that unconditional, undeserving and gracious love. 

~Amen

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52 Weeks of Prayer For Our Daughters, Raising Teens

1:52~ Daughter

As I start Week 1 in praying over my children, Romans 12:12 is a great starting place.  JOY is my focus word of the year. Patience is not something that comes natural to me or my children.  Committing to being faithful in prayer is what this journey is all about.

Mom’s 5P Recipe for Patience Continue reading

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