“Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14 NIV
GOD knew his son JESUS would lay out the perfect verbal template concerning allowing children to come and be prayed for. JESUS knew the children needed to learn the value of prayer and teaching so they could be a living testament as they mature. Even though The disciples rebuked the children. But JESUS saw the bigger picture.
He knew the baby children would eventually be the adult children, and they needed Him to lay hands on them and pray for them too. Could this be the reason GOD mandated August to be the month to pray for all the children of all races, of all ages, and all adult children too? GOD said to pray for their minds too.
Be mindful that GOD sees the condition of the world, and He knows child-like PRAYER is the answer for all of His dear arrogant, prideful, ignorant, and parentless children. The anchor scripture for today GOD is reminding us of the need to have childlike faith and humility when praying, teaching, and modeling for younger children.
Faith and humility are two major spiritual tools the whole world needs to please GOD. JESUS also said, "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 18:3–4).
YOUR PRAYER OF HUMBLE OBEDIENCE AND FAITH is the master key for “Praying for all the children.”
Dear Heavenly FATHER,
Thank you, Heavenly Father, for mandating thirty-one days to pray for all the children in the world. May our sincere obedience please you- Amen, in JESUS' Mighty name.
O. M. Nugget:
“OBEDIENCE PRAYERS MOVE THE HEART OF GOD.”
Food For Thought:
“Prayer turns ordinary parents into prophets who shape the destinies of their children, grandchildren, and every generation that follows.” -Mark Batterson