Wednesday’s Prayer Guide-Week 8

 

 

“Make them Yours, not mine.”

You, O Lord are Who our children need, and You, O Lord are all  our children need.

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As You gave to us Your Son, Christ Jesus, we give to You our children.  May You cause the light of Your love to shine through them in this dark and sinful world.  Into Your hands we commit our precious children.

 

But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven, and said,

‘Abraham, Abraham!’ And he said, ‘Here I am.’ 

And he said, ‘Do not stretch out your hand against the lad,

 and do nothing to harm him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.’”

Genesis 22:11, 12

 

We include the following song that highlights a “brave” prayer that Lillian Chapman (Steve’s mother) prayed over him when he was thirteen years old. She still prays this prayer over her son as well as Steve’s sister, Jeannie, and all the grand and great grand children. She prays this because she deeply cares about the eternal destiny of each one…and all of us will be forever grateful for…“Mama’s Brave Prayer.”

One day in my early teenage years, Mama came into my room with tears

She said I’ve put it off too long, what I’ve got to do seems wrong

Next to my bed she fell on her knees, she laid her hard working hands on me

Looked up to Jesus and told Him she cared, that’s when I heard my Mama’s brave prayer

 

“If you see he’ll die a sinner, if you see him trade the right for the wrong

Then all I ask of You, Sweet Jesus, go ahead, right now, and take him on home!”

 

She said amen and the room grew still, I’ll not forgot the fear I could feel

And the moments passed, so have the years, I’m glad to say that I’m still here

Now looking back I can see its true, she loved my flesh and my spirit, too

Now heaven waits us and I believe I’ll be there, and I’ll be forever grateful for my Mama’s brave prayer

 

“If you see he’ll die a sinner, if you see him trade the right for the wrong

Then all I ask of You, Sweet Jesus, go ahead, right now, and take him on home!”

 

Steve Chapman/Times & Seasons Music/BMI/ Available on the CD, “The Silver Bridge.”

 

 

 

 

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