12 Day Prayer Journal: Day 5

Day 5 My youngest daughter is as strong-willed as they come. Independent, smart, and confident. But when she came home from college for a holiday, I noticed something different about her. She had a little bit of a stutter step, an uneven walk that lacked the gung-ho attitude she left with. A few days into her visit, we sat … Read more

12 Day Prayer Journal: Day 4

Day 4 Wise minds and kind hearts – would you define your children that way? Next in our Scripture passage, the writer prays for – all wisdom (Col. 1:9). For children (and even some adults!), this definitely sounds like a contradiction in terms. This wisdom Paul prays for is the knowledge of first principles and the foundation of … Read more

12 Day Prayer Journal: Day 3

Day 3 Before we watch a family movie, I go online to check language, scenes, and themes. Most of the time, I find great advice, but I have learned not to rely solely on the opinion of others to make right choices for my family. A phrase, an attitude, even some slight disrespect might be missed or dismissed by someone else. One of the biggest detriment … Read more

12 Day Prayer Journal

Introduction You are beginning your 12-Day Prayer Journey. Paul, inspired by the Holy Spirit, shared his heartfelt prayer for those he loved: 9 For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual … Read more

12 Day Prayer Journal: Day 2

Day 2 Wait! Before we begin, do you have your journal or notebook and a Bible? The Apostle Paul lovingly explains to his church family that he prays for them “to be filled.” (Col. 1:9) What does that mean? Jesus explained it when He taught, “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it … Read more

12 Day Prayer Journal: Day 1

DAY 1 When the adorable brood of ducklings along our lakefront grew into waddling adults, I said to my 9 year old, “Oh no, how will we tell which one is the mama now?” “Oh Gran-D,” she replied. “That’s easy. She is the one who stands guard and eats last.” Well, there you have it. Every mom … Read more