A Godly Father Prays for His Children
Last Sunday was Father's Day. In church, the children ministry (my kids included) gave this group presentation of a poem entitled "Maka-Diyos na Ama." It was in Tagalog and I would like to share it below. I would try my best to translate it in English after the Tagalog version.
Maka-Diyos na Ama
Kami ay hinubog ng aming ama
At tinuruang lumakad sa daan ng Panginoon
Sila'y nagsilbing halimbawa sa kanilang itinuturo sa amin
Ibinibigay ang aming mga pangangailangan
At dinidisiplina bilang mga anak
Kami ay hinuhubog sa tuntunin at aral ng Panginoon
Yan ang aming ama - Maka-Diyos na ama.
We have been brought up by our father
Who taught us to walk in the ways of the Lord
They served as role models of what they were teaching
They gave everything that we needed including the discipline
We were molded in the laws and teachings of the Lord
That's our father - our godly father.
I remember my father - his ways may not always be perfect (who is?) but he is also one godly father. Aside from what the poem said about godly fathers, one more thing that I admire about him is that he always prayed for us. I know because when I was still with my parents, I always see him wake up early in the morning and pray. And when he talks to us, especially when we have concerns, he tells us that he prayed about it. Whenever we are sick, the first thing that he would do is to lay his hand upon us and pray for us.
As parents, we should also strive to always pray for our children. There are many moments in our children's lives that we won't be there. But by prayer, we can be sure that God is with them. We can use simple words to talk to our heavenly Father about our children and He will hear.
There might be times, probably desperate ones, that we don't know what words to use when we pray. There is a site I saw where there is a compilation of prayers for children. You might want to see it and find inspiration in praying for your children. Below is one of the prayers I like which is a prayer for children who are angry or depressed.
Heavenly Father, my child is your greatest gift,
and my biggest challenge!
I know my child is truly distressed,
and yet I am at my wit's end to find a peaceful resolution.
I feel helpless and frustrated.
I ask myself, What would my Heavenly Father
do in His infinite wisdom and beneficence?
Lord, come into my heart and mind,
and share Your loving wisdom with me!
Help my child to heal his pain, and help me
to become as loving and wise a parent, as You are for us
Your children. Thank You Lord, for
hearing me and coming to my aid! Bring your loving Peace to me and my child today.
Read more: http://www.prayers-for-special-help.com/Prayers-for-Children.html#ixzz1yKCSUgeQ
Do you think it's important to pray for your children?