The Power of a Praying Parent Author:Stormie Omartian Why leave your child's life to chance when you can give it to God? Award-winning singer and songwriter Stormie Omartian and her husband, Michael, have spent the past 20 years raising their children...and learning the power of praying for them. Now, in 30 short, easy-to-read chapters, she shares how you can pray through every age and stage of y... more »our child's life.« less
This book is a great resource that belongs on every parent's bookshelf. The market is brimming with books detailing the physical and behavioral development of children, yet so few of these books even admit that there is a spiritual side of things! If we want to care for all facets of our children, we must admit this truth into our lives. "Power of a Praying Parent" fills this gap by pointing out spiritual realities and suggesting ways that we can cover our childrens' lives with our prayers. The book is divided into managable chapters that highlight different areas where we can pray for our children. Each chapter starts out with an explanation of that area, followed by a prayer, and closes with scripture verses for reflection. I like this format because it is very adaptable. You could skip right to an area where you know that your child needs prayer, or you could start at the beginning and faithfully read each chapter as a general guide. Because the chapters are short, you could use a chapter as a devotional each time you pray. I also appreciate the way the scripture verses are typed out so that I don't have to spend time looking each one up. Omartian's tone is never heavy handed. Along the way, she admits her short comings and shares her struggles, and I always feel as if I have a wise but gentle friend whispering into my ear when I read her works. This is an excellent gift for parents who are expecting or for a parent struggling with a teen. Because the tone is so welcoming and compassionate, I also find it's a great witnessing tool. People who may be otherwise closed to the gospels are sometimes open to anything if they think that it may help their child. I'd also recommend this book to uncles, aunts, teachers, grandparents, youth workers, basically anyone who is interested in the welfare of our children
Being a parent of two teens, I felt the need to read this book. Boy did I learn alot. You don't even have to be a parent to read this book, if there are any children, or just loved ones in your family/friends that need intercetion with prayer, this is the book for you. I cannot repost this book, because I have highlighted half of it, for reading over and over lest I may forget. There is an awesome power in prayer to Christ Jesus our Lord. Wonderful encouraging book, and a very easy read!
Wheather your child is three or thirty three,It's never too late to discover the joy that comes from being a part of God's work in your child's life. The author shares how you can pray through every age and stage of your child's life. Learn how to turn to the Father and place every detail of your child's life in His loving and capable hands.