The Power of a praying parent. Stormie Omartian. “Summary by Sugnét van Wyk” - Lamentations “Pour out your heart like water before the. You can turn to the expert Parent, your heavenly Father. When you do this, you are inviting His presence and power into his or her life. When you pray for your. Book details: Why Leave Your Child's Life to ChanceWhen You Can Give It to God?Stormie Omartian and her husband, Michael, spent
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The power of a praying parent / by Stormie Omartian p. cm. 1. Prayer— Christianity. 2. Parents—Prayer-books and devotions—English. 3. Devotional Calendars. Welcome to the wonderful and fulfilling task of becoming an effective praying parent. While it is easy for every mom and dad to have the desire to pray for their . The Library of Congress has cataloged the edition as follows: Omartian, Stormie. The power The Power of a The Power of a Praying® Wife.
Full Name Comment goes here. The key is not trying to do it all by ourselves all at once, but rather turning to the expert parent of all time—our Father God—for help. Stormie Omartian For a special message from Stormie, please visit http: Book details Author: Read on the Scribd mobile app Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. No notes for slide. The Bible says, The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much James 5:
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You can change your ad preferences anytime. Upcoming SlideShare. Like this presentation? Why not share! An annual anal The key is not trying to do it all by ourselves all at once, but rather turning to the expert parent of all time—our Father God—for help. There is great power in doing that, far beyond what most people imagine. I wrote about that abuse and my miraculous recovery from its effects in my book Stormie Harvest House Publishers.
I also related how having my first child, our son Christopher, caused me to realize that I had the potential in me to be an abusive parent. A scene from childhood can flash across the screen of your mind and play itself out on the stage of your life in a moment of weakness—before you even realize what has happened. It may occur so quickly that you feel powerless to control it, and it can make you do and say destructive things to your children.
This becomes compounded by the guilt that inevitably takes root and grows to often paralyzing proportions. Thankfully I had good counseling and support and was able to overcome this problem before any damage happened to my child, but many people have not been so fortunate.
I feared I would do to him what had been done to me. I read every book available on the subject of parenting and attended each Christian child-rearing seminar I could find. I tried to do my best with all this good and helpful information, but it was never enough. Kidnapping, drowning, disfiguring accidents, irreparable injuries, diseases, sexual molestation, abuse, rape, or death all played across my mind as possibilities for his future.
As much as I tried not to be an overreacting parent, every newspaper, magazine article, or TV newscast on crime made me more concerned for his welfare. Plus we lived in Los Angeles, a city where crime was rampant. It was more than I could handle.
One day in prayer I cried out to God, saying, Lord, this is too much for me. How can I ever have peace? Over the next few weeks the Lord spoke to my heart about entrusting Christopher to Him.
My husband and I had dedicated our son to God in a church service, but God wanted more than that. He wanted us to continue giving Christopher to Him on a daily basis.
Rather, we would declare ourselves to be in full partnership with God. He would shoulder the heaviness of the burden and provide wisdom, power, protection, and ability far beyond ourselves. We would do our job to discipline, teach, nurture, and train up a child in the way he should go knowing that when he is old he will not depart from it Proverbs In doing this, I learned to identify every concern, fear, worry, or possible scenario that came into my mind as a prompting by the Holy Spirit to pray for that particular thing.
When it surfaced again, I prayed about it again. I also learned that I should not try to force my own will on my child in prayer. This only leads to frustration and disappointment for all concerned.
Her parents would be great in-laws. Or, Lord, let my daughter get accepted at this school. Then I can feel better about myself. Help me to raise him Your way, and may Your will be done in his life. Over the next twelve years God answered my prayers in many wonderful ways, and today I see the results. Prayer is acknowledging and experiencing the presence of God and inviting His presence into our lives and circumstances.
The Bible says, Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven Matthew God gives us authority on earth. When we take that authority, God releases power to us from heaven. When we pray, we bring that power to bear upon everything we are praying about, and we allow the power of God to work through our powerlessness. WordPress Shortcode.
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Embeds 0 No embeds. No notes for slide. Stormie Omartian and her husband, Michael, spent 20 years raising their children