My Portion

This is a preview from day one of the devotional. Pray With Me for Your Children.

January 1

“My Portion”

Lamentations 3:21-26

21 But this I call to mind,

   and therefore I have hope:

22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;

   his mercies never come to an end;

23 they are new every morning;

   great is your faithfulness.

24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,

   “therefore I will hope in him.”

25 The Lord is good to those who wait for him,

   to the soul who seeks him.

26 It is good that one should wait quietly

   for the salvation of the Lord.


Pray With Me

Father, we pray that as we pray for our children, you would give us hope, a hope that is born in faith in your words and in you and your love. We pray that this hope would grow and become more and more certain in the days ahead.

Lord, we call to mind that your loving kindnesses never cease. We call to mind your awesome character and so we have hope in you. Your steadfast love never fails and so we know, you see and care about our children. Your mercies never end so we know that your mercy does not end before it can reach our children.

Lord, your steadfast love and mercies are new every morning and so we trust you to do a special work in our children’s hearts even today. Great is your faithfulness. You are faithful to bring our children to you and work in their lives. Even now you are giving us hope.

Lord, our soul says of you, “You are my portion, therefore I have hope in you.” You have given us yourself and therefore we have hope that the same will happen for our children. We would rather have you as our portion than anything this world can offer.

Lord, you are good to those who wait for you, and we are waiting for you to work a miracle in our families. We commit to seek you daily on behalf of our children and grandchildren. We patiently wait for the salvation of them all. We pray these prayers in Jesus’ name as you taught us.

Think With Me

I have more than a few grey hairs now and I look back and see that God has been faithful to me and my children. I cried out to the Lord, praying the Scriptures when my children were still young and some were not even born. He gave me the assurance that he had heard and answered when I had just been praying for a few months. It took all these years to see the answer. Now, I can safely say that all seven of my children know the Lord. I am a very blessed woman, not because I am more special than anyone else, nor can I point to an amazing job of parenting as the reason for this; but I can say I serve a special, faithful and loving God, who shown me how to take the promises in his Word and apply them to my children. This is Hebrews 11:1 in action: “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” I prayed in hope and eventually I had assurance, and this assurance is faith. You can find assurance for your family too.

How has God been faithful to you? How has God answered prayers in the past?

Listen With Me

Dear child, remember how I have helped you in the past? My love has not changed, has it? I still love you with an everlasting love. Your concerns are my concerns. Your children are my children. I will help you and show you my way.

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