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
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.
Like her first book in the series, The Power of a Praying Wife, this book is arranged topically. It breaks down different areas to pray for your child/children. Somewhere between a "how to" book and a Bible Study, the author does an excellent job of instruction on prayer in general, as she specifically addresses the need of a parent to pray for his/her children.
This excellent book is full of terrific words of wisdom about how to pray for our kids, no matter what their age. Grandparents, you can use this book too! Armed with the ideas and scriptures in this outstanding book, become a part of God's work in the life of your child, your grandchild, your friend, your sibling, or anyone you pray for. Topics covered specifically are safety, character development, peer pressure, school, marriage, friends, relationship with God, family relationships, adolescence, and career choices. It is never too late to start!
This was an extremely helpful and wonderful book to read. This book gave light to know how to pray for my children, and even tho my children are now older and out of my home, I can still pray and it will still work, I can even pray for my grandson, not yet born, and any other children that I know. I was amazed at how Stormie opened my eyes to the power of prayer in so many situations, this is a must read. There is power in prayer for everyone in every situation.
I have always thought that raising children was the hardest and most important job that God ever gave me. I was able to use this book as a guide at times when I did not know what to do. It helps to guide your prayers. After my chidren were in college I was able to loan this book to my sister in law and she found it very helpful as well.
I've learned a lot about prayer from Stormie Omartian. All of her books are very insightful and this book especially is a wonderful resource for every parent. It can make a difference in the way you currently pray for your children. I highly recommend it!
I've enjoyed using the prayers at the end of each chapter to pray for our son. I really wanted the book for that and wished there was a bit more of that included, instead of the explanation part/narrative. Overall great investment!
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I love this book! I use it repeatedly as I'm praying for my daughter. I wish I had this book when my boys were young. Every parent needs this book! I can see a huge difference in my daughter, even after some very serious offenses.