A Little Child

Dear Jesus,

Life is full of small and big changes. Changes that often threaten my comfort zone and what I have come to know and understand.

Lord when you were here you taught people many new things, things that challenged what they believed and what they stood for.

They were surprised that God would allow the things that you preached and taught.

Some even turned their backs on you thinking you were a worker of evil.

But Lord you also said that in order for us to recieve the teachings that you taught we would have to become like little children. Unlearned, excited and ready to be moulded and taught.

Blessed are those who recieved your teachings. I want to be like a little child Lord.

In your Name,

Amen

 

Impressionable mind

Dear Jesus,

Thank you for the blessing of parenting. 

To have the responsibility to bring up a child is an honour and a privilege. 

To share the wisdom you have taught me and in the same way teach it to another impressionable mind is an exciting experience.

Not only is it exciting lord, it is interesting, it is challenging and it is educating for me.

Lord, I believe that having children is a blessing to give you all the thanks for.

So thank you. 

In your Name,

Amen

If it is your Will

Dear Jesus, 

There is something that I really want so much.

I think its a good thing. But I know that not everything that is good is actually good for us.

We are all so different and we handle things in different ways.

But, nevertheless, you know us better than we know ourselves.

So, lord, I would love to have children and invest all my time in my children bringing them up, teaching them and caring for them and just generally looking after them.

There is so much that I need to learn now before I get to that stage. Before you see fit to bless me with the privilege of having children.

If it is your will.

In your Name,

Amen

Everything that you are

Dear Jesus,

Tank you for blessing me with my children.

Thank you for giving me the responsibility to be an educator and a carer to my children.

Its not easy, it is hard work. But it is also so challenging and rewarding in so many ways.

I get to mould my children and teach them what you’ve taught me. I get to see you in my children and everything that you are and that is beautiful.

In your Name,

Amen

Running Away

Dear Jesus,

Life is full of hurt, stress, pain, uncomfort, surprises, expectations and standards.

I feel like I’m running away from all these things.

 What am I running away from?

We don’t want to run away from you God.

Although our experiences may be confusing and unstable at times, knowing that you are with us makes the experience worth while.

Through it you allow us to be taught and to learn your ways.

Help us to remember this.

In your Name,

Amen

What my Child is Passionate about

Dear Jesus,

My child is young. He/she is only … years old.

He/she is growing up so fast. Every so often I discover something new about him/her.

You love and value him/her so much. I want to support her/him better.

What can I do? What kind of activities could I do with him/her?

Maybe some new songs? Days out?

Please open my eyes to what my child is passionate about.

In your Name,

Amen

Especially my Son

Dear Jesus,

Its on my mind right now to talk about the future with you.

You regard our men highly, especially sons.

I can’t help but feel an urgency on my future and all the people involved including the people in my present.

Especially my son.

Lord, what do you want us to teach our sons?

How can I influence my son for good?

This is so important, because its not about what I want.

My impact is so wrapped up into everything that I do.

Help us understand.

In your Name,

Amen