You are a legacy, did you know that? You are the legacy that your parents left, and their parents, and their parents, and it just goes on and on. Do you ever wonder how you’re still alive? How you made it though certain situations (alive!)?
-NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF PRAYER
Shortly after I became a mommy, my pops and tutu (grandparents) gave me a book “Praying Circles around Your Children” by: Mark Batterson. This book has opened my eyes even more to the power of prayer and how it can be used as our secret weapon to fight for the future of our children.
As soon as I found out I was pregnant I began praying for Greyson. I prayed for his future, health, salvation even his future spouse. Those prayers continue and are even more detailed. Instead of just praying for his future spouse I am more specific. I pray that she is a believer, that she would be encouraging, that she would support Greyson, love him and be there for him in all walks of life. It wasn’t until I read this book that I really began to understand further the importance and power of prayer.
When we pray for our children, friends, family and even strangers we have a direct impact on their lives and future weather they know it or not. We have a unique opportunity to leave a legacy through our prayers. We have the opportunity to impact others though prayer.
Batterson gave some pretty deep advice that hit my heart and soul to the core; “Pray for each others children. Why parents? Because no one can pray for children like parents. They have similar heartbreaks, similar hopes. They love their children just like you love yours.” This statement hit me like a ton of bricks. My prayers I pray for Greyson need to also be the prayers I pray for my friends kids and even kids I don’t know. Yes, my prayers are just one but, what if you prayed too? Then because of your prayers you influenced others to pray for the generation coming up. Pray without ceasing and you whether those you pray for know it it not they will be the legacy you leave.
-LEAVE A LEGACY FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.
As I reflect on my own life, where I am and what I have overcome (yes in my short 27 years on this planet). I know without a doubt that I am here today because of the people who have prayed for me. To be more specific, my pops, tutu, mom, dad, family and friends. I am their legacy and I pray that I do not fail them. I pray that I continue their legacy of prayer by circling my family, friends, and even strangers in prayer.
He is my legacy