Shirley, how can moms and dads teach their children about prayer, and how do they make prayer a priority in their homes?
Mike, I believe the greatest gift that parents can give their children is to model a life of prayer and an attitude of dependence on our Heavenly Father. When we teach them that it is a lifeline—a direct connection—to our Creator, it’s really an anchor to hold them through the difficulties of life. And I believe God is calling His people, both young and old, to be faithful for such a time as this.
Shirley, I know that my own kids have been very influenced by a couple of specific prayers. The first day my wife homeschooled our daughters, she prayed that God would use our homeschooling as a way to get the Gospel out to somebody. And before noon that day, people knocked on our door and Vickie ended up sharing the Gospel and our girls were there watching her do it. And that just set the tone for our now 25 years of homeschooling our kids. It was an amazing answer to prayer.
Michael, that is incredible modeling for your family and they’ll never forget that. That’ll stick in their minds forever and be an example for them to share their faith with their friends.
Amen! Well, thank you so much; and again, May 3rd—the National Day of Prayer—please participate in your community.