The Lord has used the lives of our children to teach us about the simplicity of prayer. Children are very sensitive to spiritual things; their prayers are short but powerful. One day, I was having a severe headache, and our daughter put her hand on my head and prayed, “Lord Jesus, please heal my mommy's head, you have the power to do it. In the name of Jesus, Amen.” Through that short, faith-filled prayer, I experienced immediate healing! This has not been a one-time experience. On many occasions the Lord has answered their prayers.
In situations where an answer to our children’s prayers did not seem logical or possible, such as our daughter's desire to have a puppy, God has answered. She prayed for a puppy with great faith, even declaring truths from the Bible, and the Lord answered her request!
We believe we are in a season where the Lord wants to reveal Himself in every home in a practical way. We should not have rigid and religious structures that limit His power; rather, we must open the door of our home to the manifest presence of Christ. He manifests where He is welcomed and longed for. These moments can happen around a table when we share a meal together, or at bedtime; the important thing is to be open and sensitive to His presence and power.
Keep your family prayer times fun, full of joy, and simplicity. This has a lot to do with us as parents; to be able to get down on the level of our children with childlike faith; to be able to connect with them, and then they will be able to connect with Jesus. Let them know that they have a Heavenly Father who loves them unconditionally and who is waiting for them to speak to Him and to have a love relationship with Him.
This is how our houses will become houses of prayer, where our children learn to encounter their Father’s presence.
“Seek yet the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near.”
Isaiah 55:6 KJV