I never dreamed how God would answer my prayer.
When my baby girl left for college, I prayed a special prayer for her, asking Jesus to let me know when I needed to pray for her and to protect and keep her close to Him.
Through the years, I received sudden thoughts to pray for her—when I washed dishes or stood in a line at the grocery store. I just knew my daughter needed prayer at that minute. Sometimes I was awakened in the middle of the night and could hear her calling my name as if she were trying to awaken me. So, I would get on my knees and pray for her, and within a day or two, I found out she had needed my prayer.
Sometimes her needs were simple, such as when taking a college test. At other times, she was in danger. One afternoon, I felt an impulse to pray for her. She lived in another state with a time difference of two hours, but I prayed, and two hours later, the accident happened. She had lost her footing and fallen down a slope in her backyard. Had she hit the huge boulder in front of her, she would have died. But her fiancé yelled, and my daughter turned her body away from the boulder. Although she broke her shoulder and received a few cuts, she lived.
My daughter also has an uncanny connection with me. When she senses something is wrong with me, she phones and discovers she is right. This kind of connection can only come from Jesus. We talk about Jesus often. She has stayed close to Him and reminds me to keep the faith.
Jesus always answers our prayers, typically in ways beyond what we imagine or hope for. If we teach our children Christian principles, we will give them values that will govern their decisions as they move into adulthood.
Make it a habit to pray for your children regularly. And ask Jesus to let you know when they need a special prayer.
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