January 14, 2010 | My Jottings
My delightful friend Deb gave me a unique gift last summer that I use frequently. It’s a prayer mug, made by a friend of hers. The mug is stamped with different words that signify the things we might pray for when we lift our children to the Lord. The mom who made this mug thought of how we often hold our warm mugs of coffee or tea with our hands cupped around them, almost as if in prayer.
What better time to pray for our children than when we’re having a cup of something hot in the mornings? What better words to use than the ones on this prayer mug?
“Lord, we lift our beautiful, cherished children to you today. We don’t really know how to be good parents unless you show us what to do. We rely on you to do what we cannot.
Father, we ask you to guard our children whether they are young or old.
We ask you to fill their lives with evidences of your love, and teach them what real love is.
We ask that you bless our children in all the ways they need to be blessed.
Help them, Lord Jesus.
Heal their wounds so they can know your touch and take your compassion to others.
Guide them today, Lord, and put them on the paths that will lead them to you.
And please protect our children, Father. Keep them from evil and evil from them.
In Jesus’ mighty name we pray….Amen”
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What a sweet tribute to Cheryl’s work Julie and a lovely prayer as well. I hold tight to my prayer mug every morning!