Wednesday, September 1, 2010
"...they interceded with him about her." Jesus surely knew that Simon's mother was sick. However, the apostles still interceded on her behalf and Christ healed her. Their example shows me that I should always pray for others, especially my children.
One more thing: The first reading reminds me that I am God's co-worker. Although he causes the growth to happen, he needs me to feed and water the budding faith in my children. One way we do that is through prayer. While I need to pray for my children, I also need to pray with them, showing them when and how to pray. My family does a short, age-appropriate devotional every night at dinner. At our evening prayers we pray for special intentions. We always include a prayer before meals. How do you incorporate prayer into your family's life? Feel free to share ideas in the comment section.
Prayer: Father in heaven, thank you for the opportunity to share in the work of your field within my home with my children! I pray for the well being of my children and for you to continue to grow their faith in you. Help me to keep prayer a priority in my life and with my family. I ask all in Jesus' name, Amen. St. Giles, pray for me.
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