Not For the Faint of Heart

14 Aug

Because he bends down to listen,
I will pray as long as I have breath!
Psalm 116:2

Listening to the prayer requests of children is not for the faint of heart.

Their requests can break your heart into tiny little pieces.

Here are just a few that my small group girls have shared with me recently.

My dad’s getting ready to go to jail. Could we pray for him?

This week is the court case to decide if I can stay living with my daddy.
Could we pray for me to stay with him?

My grandma is sick with cancer in the hospital.
I want us to ask God to heal her. I don’t want her to die.

My friend doesn’t go to church. I’ve been telling her about Jesus.
Can we pray for her to come here with me?

We pray for each one during small group.
Sometimes the girls will pray outloud for each other.
Oh to hear them come to Him with such faith. 
This really is one of my favorite parts of small group.
I have the opportunity to pray over, for, and with each
of my girls every week during our time together.

I also pray for them throughout the week.
I write down each request and keep it in my Bible
to remind me to pray for these along with all the other requests.

Do you take prayer requests during small group?
How do you remind yourself to pray
for your small group kids through the week?


21 Responses to “Not For the Faint of Heart”

  1. Kim McClure August 14, 2012 at 2:07 pm #

    I decided recently to pray like a child. One who believes that her Daddy will take care of her and provide whatever she needs. I think it's great that you are encouraging these young girls like this!

  2. Wendy August 14, 2012 at 5:29 pm #

    Such a beautiful way to pray to our Father, friend. He is our provider. Thanks so much! Blessings!

  3. Alexis [Living the WifeStyle] August 14, 2012 at 8:39 pm #

    Hey girl! I'm stopping by from the blog hop. I'm one of the co-hosts! Thanks for linking up!Looking forward to getting to know you better! :)

  4. Extravagant Joy August 14, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    Oh wow. Such faith for big things in little lives. Bigger things than they should have to face. Thanks for sharing this. You are doing such a fantastic joy encouraging these little ones!

  5. Denise August 14, 2012 at 9:27 pm #

    Your faith is beautiful.

  6. Julia Gibson August 14, 2012 at 10:16 pm #

    Out of the mouths of babes. It always breaks my heart when kids have to live beyond their years. Found you on the 1000+ Followers. Would love a follow

  7. Amy Powell August 15, 2012 at 12:05 am #

    I love the heart of little kids. It's just beautiful to see. Thanks for sharing!!Have a lovely evening ❤ Amy @ Interpret As You May {I have a celebratory giveaway going on now. Would love for you to enter!}

  8. Wendy August 15, 2012 at 2:02 am #

    Hey there Alexis! So blessed to connect with you! Looking forward to getting to know you as well! Blessings!

  9. Wendy August 15, 2012 at 2:03 am #

    Oh yes…such prayer warriors they are! They are dealing with things much harder much earlier these days. So blessed to be part of their lives. Blessings!

  10. Wendy August 15, 2012 at 2:06 am #

    awww…thanks Denise. Blessings!

  11. Wendy August 15, 2012 at 2:07 am #

    Thanks so much Julia! So blessed to connect. Following you as well. Blessings!

  12. Wendy August 15, 2012 at 2:07 am #

    They have such big hearts! Love how they just believe! Blessings friend!

  13. Rebecca Nalley August 15, 2012 at 2:49 am #

    Hi! I'm a new follower from melissas GFC blog hop. Love your blog! Look forward to reading more!

  14. Kelli Ferre August 15, 2012 at 2:30 pm #

    You are so sweet! 🙂 I hope you can link-up on my blog today. Please come! Wanderlust Wednesdays

  15. Laura Hodges Poole August 15, 2012 at 7:40 pm #

    Beautiful post. Kids touch your heart in a beautiful, innocent way!

  16. Wendy August 17, 2012 at 3:24 am #

    Thanks Rebecca! I am following you as well and am looking forward to getting to know you more! Blessings!

  17. Wendy August 17, 2012 at 3:28 am #

    Thanks so much Kelli! Linked up and LOVE the pics from your mountain trip. Beautiful and definitely worth the detour on your way back to school. Blessings!

  18. Wendy August 17, 2012 at 3:30 am #

    Thanks so much Laura! They definitely do. They are such a blessing! Have a wonderful weekend!

  19. Lauren @ mercy(INK) August 21, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

    Wendy this is just precious! Thank you so much for sharing at — I featured your post today 🙂 Hope you'll join us again with more encouragement!Blessings,

  20. Wendy August 22, 2012 at 12:33 am #

    Thanks so much Lauren! I so enjoy Tuesdays with everyone on your blog! Thank you for bringing us all together! Blessings!

  21. city December 27, 2012 at 7:35 am #

    thanks for sharing.

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