21 Days of Prayer For Sons

Today marks the start of exciting new things for me.  I’m starting my next graduate course, Graduate Scholarly Writing (pray for me!), and today is also the kick off for 21 Days of Prayer for Sons (praying for Payton and Devin).

 

 

This movement for prayer for our sons is based off the book Warrior Prayers by Brooke McGlothlin.

 

This is a snippet from the MOBS website describing the challenge:

 

May 1 – 21, 2012!

21 Days of Prayer for Sons is a challenge based on the best-selling Warrior Prayers eBook. In the last year, over 2000 women from seven different countries have participated in this intense, intentional, and inspirational challenge. Here’s what some of them have had to say about it:

“This challenge…has given me my joy back in mothering” ~LaToya

“Thank you for giving me a tangible method for transformation in my family!!” ~Anne

“Thanks, Brooke for your help. I’ve always known that God was listening; I just didn’t know what to say!” ~Laurel

“So many heart changes are going on in our home and I’m just so thankful…” ~Ashley

Who Should Participate?

* If you’re a mother or grandmother of boys who often finds herself wanting to wave the white flag in defeat…

* If those boys of yours drain you, overwhelm you, steal your heart, break your heart and cause you more anxiety than you ever dreamed possible…

* If you just can’t figure out how to respond to that boy in a way that affirms all that is good about his masculinity…

* If you’re desperate for God to move in your heart and in the heart of your son(s)…

This challenge is for YOU.

“The fervent prayers of a righteous {mom} avail much.” James 5:17.

It’s our hope.

~Source~

 

I hope that you will join with me in praying for our next generation of men. Head over to the MOBS Society site to sign up for daily email reminders or to have the reminders sent to your blog reader.  If you have a blog, you can sign up with your About page as well.  Join the over 600 women worldwide who are storming heaven’s gates for our boys.

 

I so often get caught up in parenting my children, that I lose sight of the fact that I am really developing future men.  Men that I pray will be strong men of God, who will know right from wrong, who will defend the defenseless, who will choose the right path rather than the easy one, and who will pursue God with all their hearts.  Just as Brooke says in the book, the need for my future men to have their hearts of stone changed to hearts of flesh is not my responsibility, but theirs and God’s.  But I am called to fight on behalf of their hearts, and the most effective weapon I have against the enemy of their souls is heartfelt, Scripture-based prayers.  These are the reason for my prayers.

 

 

And so, I begin today with crying out to God for my sons.  I hope you will join me.