Parenting By Prayer

I read the following yesterday and was SO ENCOURAGED!  In his book, The Praying Life, Paul Miller writes,

“It took me seventeen years to realize I couldn’t parent on my own…If I didn’t deliberately and reflectively pray for members of my family by name every morning, they’d kill one another.  I was incapable of getting inside their hearts…God answered my prayer[s]…it didn’t take long to realize that I did my best parenting by prayer.  I began to speak less to the kids and more to God.  It was actually quite relaxing.”

This has encouraged me to pray more, even while I’m in the middle of talking to a child or two!

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