As you celebrate Easter this year, may this prayer be encouraging in shaping your personal prayers of praise and in serving you in opportunities you might have to pray with your family and others.
For those celebrating Thanksgiving on November 26 in this challenging year of 2020, may this prayer drawn from God's Word guide you in your prayers of thanksgiving:
To You, O God, we lift our voices.
There is no one we desire on this Thanksgiving Day more than You.
Nor is there anyone more worthy of creation’s praise.
Lord, Teach Us To Pray is a newly revised intergenerational curriculum that instructs young and old to approach God in prayer with a heart of submission to God’s desires and a trust in His good and right answers. Through prayer, you will learn to know your Heavenly Father better and enjoy fellowship with Him.
“Lord, teach us to pray,” are the words of Jesus’ disciples in Luke 11:1. But they can also be the words of every Christian who desires to connect with his Heavenly Father through life-giving prayer and the plea of Christian parents who desire to lead their children into a fuller, deeper relationship with God. The newly revised Lord, Teach Us to Pray family devotional is a guide to inspire families to pray biblical prayers by understanding God’s heart and purposes revealed in the Lord’s Prayer.
What kind of pray-ers will our children be? That is a great question to think about. If we want them to be serious about prayer, they must not only be taught but also shown how prayer is to be woven throughout everyday life. Here are some practical tips from Sally Michael to encourage your children in prayer.
More than 370 days have passed since Thanksgiving last year and, according to David in Psalm 68:19, the Lord has borne us up every one of those days. And so we say, “Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up”!
May this prayer by David Michael shape your prayers for the next generation in this season.
Blessed be Your name O LORD, for You have wondrously shown Your steadfast love to us.
How blessed are those who dwell in the shelter of the Most High and abide in the shadow of the Almighty!
As you celebrate Easter, may this prayer be encouraging in shaping your personal prayers of praise and in serving you in opportunities you might have to pray with your family and others.
Over the years of our ministry, my wife Sally and I have taught various classes and seminars that offer vision and practical strategies for Christian parents who are committed to faithfully raising their children in the “instruction of the Lord.”