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7 Ways to Pray for Our Kids

[fa icon="calendar'] Sun, Dec 08, 2013 @ 11:43 AM / by Timberlake Church posted in children, kids, scripture, youth, prayer

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Sometimes I sit back in my chair and look at the pictures of my kids that stand in the corner of my desk. I have some really great kids, if I don’t so say myself. They are beautiful and smart and I consider it an honor to play just a small part in the life that Jesus has laid out for them.

I keep those pictures on my desk not only as a symbol of my pride but as a reminder to pray for them. Because life gets busy and if you’re like me, you need a good reminder every once in a while.

“To be a Christian without prayer,” Martin Luther once wrote, “is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.”

We serve a big God. And prayer is a great way of feeling connected to Him. In fact, when we don’t pray, we feel disconnected. As if, like Martin Luther wrote, our oxygen is cut off.

Let’s change that.

Here are seven ways we can pray for our children. I encourage you to take a few minutes to read the scripture and prayer for your kids in these areas:

1. Pray they would be saved

The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent. – 2 Peter 3:9

2. Pray they will run from the sin that holds them down

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne. - Hebrews 12:1-2

3. Pray their satisfaction would be found only in God

You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever. – Psalm 16:11

4. Pray they would be kept in peace

You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! - Isaiah 26:3

5. Pray they find courage

This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. - Joshua 1:9

6. Pray they love the church

So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples. – John 13:34-35

7. Pray they have a heart of love

Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. And do everything with love. - 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

Mother Teresa wrote that “Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.”

As we run full steam ahead this Christmas season, let’s make sure that our first priority is fitting in prayer to a God that, not only loves us and cares for us, but wants nothing more than to talk with us through prayer.

Bo Lane
Media Director

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We're Kicking-off "Summer of Service!"

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, May 23, 2012 @ 04:46 PM / by Timberlake Church posted in Timberlake Church, Timberlake, Serve, Issaquah, Foster Kids, Backpacks, kids, Church, Redmond

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This past Friday over 80 Timberlaker’s kicked off our Summer of Service by filling 170 backpacks for King County Foster Care children.  The night was full of food, fun, and service as we stuffed backpack after backpack with thousands of donated items.  Way to go ALL!!  (click here to check out pictures from the event)

Over the next 3 months we’re going to be continuing our effort, and our Summer of Service to make a difference in our community and around the world.  Here’s a few of the events coming up:

June: 

  • Issaquah Highlands Garage Sale
  • Issaquah Highlands Days

July:

  • Sammamish 4th of July Event
  • Missions Trip to Mexico
  • Seattle Missions Night

August: 

  • Issaquah Sports Camp
  • Advance Team trip to Haiti
  • Timberlake Church annual clean-up

 

We can’t wait to see what God does through us here at Timberlake Church.  To sign up to be apart of the team click here.

Pastor Rusty 

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