A couple weeks ago both my 6 and 7 year youngs told me that they wanted Yeshua (Jesus) to come and live in their hearts. I lead them in the following prayer:
Acts 16:31 says to believe on the Lord Yeshua, and I will be saved.
Today I’m making the decision to walk by faith.
I repent of iniquities, trangressions and sin,
I now invite You, to come on in.
Yeshua come into my heart, live in and through me;
So that I can be all, that You’ve created me to be.
I’m now all Yours; and there’s no doubt, You are now in; and the devil is out!
In Yeshua’s name,
If you have children, please feel free to share this poem with them. I actually wrote it; and about 7 others last month when I thought about the faithless prayer that I prayed as a young kid. It is my heart’s desire to teach my children and others (especially children), how to pray according to the word of God….or effectual and fervent prayers. When I was a kid, I remember my siblings and I praying: “Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take.” The problem with this prayer is that it’s inconsistent with what the word of God says. Isaiah 26:3 (CSB) says: You will keep in perfect peace the mind [that is] dependent [on You], for it is trusting in You. Remember that our souls are made up of our minds, will and emotions): so He has us covered. In Psalm 91:16, God declares that He will reward His followers with long life. Psalm 118:17 says that we shall live and not die. The infamous prayer/poem mentioned above sounds good; but it’s full of unbelief and therefore, ineffective.
It is my sincere hope that all parents teach their children how to pray effectively. I will be sharing additional short prayers/poems that are aligned with the Word of God. Please feel free to share them with the children in your life. As always, have an EXCELLENT week and I’ll see you around the blogisphere!