Friday, August 21, 2009
Pour Out Your Hearts
Because I'm a Mom, praying for my children is a daily ritual. If you are also a Mom (or a Dad)than you know what I'm referring to. Have you ever wondered what the Bible had to say about praying for our kids?
Arise, cry out in the night, as the watches of the night begin; pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord. Lift up your hands to him for the lives of your children. Lamentations 2:19 (NIV)
I find this verse to be intriguing. Most of the verses I've found regarding prayer talk about rising up early to pray. This time, when it is referring to our children, it says to pray at night. Perhaps this is because they go to bed early and rise early. Or maybe it's because when we are worried about a child we can't find rest in sleeping. I'm not sure.
One thing is clear, though - we are supposed to pray FERVENTLY! Pouring out our hearts like water in the presence of the Lord. That means He wants us to tell it all to Him - every little detail.
Isn't it precious that God knows us so well. You see, as parents, when something is wrong (I mean really wrong) with one of our children it consumes our every thought and He want's us to know that He cares and He wants us to tell it all to Him.
He never ceases to amaze me.
PS. Chatty Kelly shared this verse with me this morning. Thank you Kelly! You are a treasured friend.