A Prayer of Thanks for My Teenager

If you are a mom to teenagers, then you know just how quickly the time flies. My third child to parent through the teen years hit the magical “teen” mark at the beginning of January. Wow! How incredible to think that God has grown this boy from a sweet little innocent baby to a squeaky voice, taller-than-his-mama teenager! When I think about the next few years of his life, I get a little… ok, a lot, whimsical. I truly believe it is important to continue to pray for my teenagers as I did for them as children. With the issue of a driver’s license, perhaps I pray more.  

Today I just wanted to offer up a prayer of thanks for my teenager. Technically I have two teenagers currently, but I wanted you to feel free to use this prayer!

A Prayer of Thanks for My Teenager

Father,
Often a mom will reflect on her treasures.
Today I’m thanking you for my teenager.
I can scarcely grasp
That you knitted the soul of a sweet baby
And then gifted me that baby,
Both body and soul to nurture.
While the days and weeks and months have passed,
It’s hard to believe my baby is a teenager.
Thank you for the privilege of sculpting a spirit
And your guidance to do so.
How I need you, Jesus.
Thank you that the sweet days far outweigh the hard;
And that your grace covers our faults.
While we may not see eye to eye on every issue in life,
We’re both thriving in your love each day.
This fact alone is a gift from you;
And I praise you for it.
May each anticipated milestone be embraced to the fullest.
May our hearts traverse closer to you and each other.
I pray in the name of Jesus.
Amen.

a prayer of thanks for my teenager

Bible Reading Plans for Kids

bible reading plans for kids

I love receiving emails from folks all over the world for many reasons. When I took the first steps to begin blogging,  I never imagined that would happen. God has an incredible way of orchestrating and intersecting lives and one of the ways he has accomplished this is through the Bible reading plans for kids.

My wonderful friend, Donna, in Australia, wrote not long ago to discuss Bible reading plans for kids. She says:

Thank you sooooo much for your Bible reading plans for children. I teach in a Christian School in Australia and we have been using them for our homework each night to read our bible. My students love them! I have seen so many blessings since the children starting reading their bibles for homework. They have been so excited and God’s Word is coming alive to them. Could you please make more – we have used the gospels and are going to start on Proverbs. God bless you.

I originally created Bible reading plans for my own kids because we really needed a daily guide. I wanted them to have a way to focus the reading. We have a wonderful growing library of Bible reading plans for kids now! You can find them here:

Matthew

Mark

Luke

John

Proverbs

And now today, we’re introducing the Bible reading plan for the book of Acts!  In just about two months, you can read through the exciting book of Acts when you follow this reading plan. If your child loves action and adventure, then Acts is a great book in the Bible to read!

Download the FREE Bible reading plan for Acts here or click on the graphic above.

I hope your week is off to a fantastic start. If you are doing the February Bible reading challenge with us, then we are reading Proverbs 2 today. See you tomorrow!

Rachel

 

A Prayer for Expecting Moms

Last year while I was at the She Speaks Conference, the sweetest woman passed me in the hallway, did a doubletake and called back, “Hey, are you Rachel Wojo?” I took a few steps back and we had the most beautiful conversation.

“I stopped to thank you for praying for me in your Facebook page community during and after my miscarriage last year. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your words….”

We chatted for a few minutes and then the sweet news came that my new friend,Hope, is expecting a baby! How fun to catch a glimpse of God’s work in her life!

So before Hope has her baby soon, today I wanted to share a prayer for expecting moms to pray for themselves. If you know a Hope who could use the reminder to pray for God’s grace and mercy, then this would be a beautiful prayer of blessing for her to pray.

A Prayer for Expecting Moms

Dear Father,
Today I’m coming to you
Holding the sacredness of life
Within my body.
You have knitted together a soul in human form;
And You have given me the privilege
Of caring for this soul.
What an honor to be called “Mommy.”
What a joy to be called Yours.
To hold a heart is a treasure;
To have a baby is a blessing.
And now I ask for your wisdom
For the journey ahead.
May the labor of love open the door of opportunity
To sculpt a spirit for a lifetime.
Thank you for the privilege, Jesus.
Amen

prayer for expecting moms

Special congratulations to Hope and continued prayers for a safe delivery and healthy baby! Can’t wait to find out whether it’s a boy or girl!

Rachel