For our Children

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“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea” Mark 9:42, ESV.

While praying one morning, I began to cry for the children around the world. I prayed that the Lord would intervene in their lives and save them. There are children suffering from poverty, abuse, and neglect.

So many children don’t know what a peaceful home is. They have no clue what love is. Their “normal” is dysfunction. Their “normal” is instability. Sometimes we are not aware of how our decisions are affecting our children. We must pray to God for His wisdom. Yet, some things are common sense and don’t require much prayer. If you’re in an abusive relationship, it is your responsibility to protect your babies. It doesn’t matter how much you love the man. If you’re in a church that’s doing nothing to reach the children or the youth, it’s time to find a new church home that minister to them on their level. It doesn’t matter how much you love the pastor. If you’re in a city that is increasingly harmful and unsafe for your babies to live in, it’s time to move. So many selfish women are putting their children last when they should be first. The moment you gave birth to them, they became your first priority. I challenge you today, to see the world from your children’s eyes. I challenge you to do right by them. I challenge you to become a better mother and increase in grace and wisdom.

God will help you single mother. God will help you my sister who have taken custody of children in your family in order to provide a safe environment. God will help you stay-at-home mom who is trying to hold it together. Your time will come, but for now focus on your babies and their well-being.

Prayer: Father God, you hear my heart’s cry for the children in this world. Help them Lord. Protect them and fight for them. They can’t fight for themselves. Help their parents to make necessary changes needed so they can grow and be healthy. Place children in loving homes and remove them from abusive hands. I ask you give mothers the grace and wisdom they so desperately need. Help them Lord to see how their actions affect their children. Help them not be selfish and blinded. Open their eyes to see clearly. Do this for the children’s sake. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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