A Child’s Prayer for Leaders & Nation

1 Timothy 2:1 – 2 (TPT) – Most of all, I’m writing to encourage you to pray with gratitude to God. Pray for all men with all forms of prayers and requests as you intercede with intense passion. 2 And pray for every political leader and representative, so that we would be able to live tranquil, undisturbed lives, as we worship the awe-inspiring God with pure hearts. 

Proverbs 21:1 (TPT) – It’s as easy for God to steer a king’s heart for his purposes as it is for him to direct the course of a stream.

Job 12:23 (AMP) – “He makes nations great, and He destroys them; He enlarges nations, and leads them away [captive].

A Child’s Prayer of Praise & Thanksgiving

Psalm 100:4 -5 (TPT)  – You can pass through his open gates with the password of praise. Come right into his presence with thanksgiving. Come bring your thank offering to Him and affectionately bless His beautiful name! 5 For the Lord is always good and ready to receive you. He’s so loving that it will amaze you— so kind that it will astound you! And He is famous for His faithfulness toward all. Everyone knows our God can be trusted, for He keeps His promises to every generation!

A Child’s Prayer of Salvation

Last year I wrote a series of 8 children’s poems; as a result of thinking about the faithless prayers that I prayed as a young kid. It is my heart’s desire to teach my children and others, how to pray according to the word of God….or effectual and fervent prayers. When I was a kid, I remember my siblings and I praying: “Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take.” The problem with this prayer is that it’s inconsistent with what the word of God says. Isaiah 26:3 (CSB) says: You will keep in perfect peace the mind [that is] dependent [on You], for it is trusting in You. Remember that our souls are made up of our minds, will and emotions): so He has us covered.  In Psalm 91:16, God declares that He will reward His followers with long lifePsalm 118:17 says that we shall live and not die. The infamous prayer/poem mentioned above sounds good; but it’s full of unbelief and therefore, ineffective.

It is my sincere hope that all parents teach their children how to pray effectively. This week’s Children’s poem is a Prayer of Salvation.

Please feel free to download this poem and share with other families. As always, God bless you, have an excellent week and I’ll see you again real soon!

Yonka

PUSH!

The poem below is based on Proverbs 13:12 & 1 Corinthians 15:57

Proverbs 13:12 (MSG) – Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick, but a sudden good break can turn life around.

Proverbs 13:12 (TPT) – When hope’s dream seems to drag on and on, the delay can be depressing. But when at last your dream comes true, life’s sweetness will satisfy your soul.

1 Corinthians 15:57 (AMP) but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory [as conquerors] through our Lord Jesus Christ.

The title of this poem is PUSH, because that’s what women do, who are about to deliver a baby. The day before my first child was born, my very good friend Angel called me and said: “I feel like I need to tell you this: When you get to the point where you feel like you can’t go on, the baby is about to come.” The very next day, my water broke; and I went to the hospital to have my baby. I got to that point when I felt like I couldn’t go on and like the baby would never come. At that point, Angel’s words flooded my mind; and with one big push, my baby came completely out!

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My midwife and nurse were shocked because it was my first pregnancy and they told me that it usually takes a while for the baby to come. This taught me a valuable lesson: you MUST ALWAYS listen to the voice within…no matter what the experts or anyone else says. I also learned that all that I needed to birth my baby was already on the inside of me. I didn’t need to ask anyone anything. I simply listened for the voice of God.

Angel’s words have stuck with me through each of my four deliveries and throughout other challenges in life. If you are in a pushing season, rejoice! Your victory is near!

 

PUSH

Dreams dashed over and over again,

Makes you feel like you’ll never ever win…

hopelessness and depression,

Seeks to drag you down,

But something inside

Says you won’t drown.

You renew your mind,

With God’s encouraging word,

No matter how outlandish or absurd…

Your dream may be;

That’s in your heart,

You saw the end, from the very start.

You pray, you push, and push on through,

Because you know that God promised

the victory to you.

Breakthrough has come!

Your victory is here,

Because you held to the promise,

When it didn’t seem near.

Praise God today and forever more,

For the victory that has

always been yours!