Pray for Your Children

Here is a great quote from O. Hallesby on praying for your children:

See to it, night and day, that you pray for your children. Then you will leave them a great legacy of answers to prayer, which will follow them all the days of their life. Then you may calmly and with a good conscience depart from them, even though you may not leave them a great deal of material wealth. (O. Hallesby)


  1. Susan says:

    Please help me understand the man that I so dearly love. We have been together since 2001. He has been divorced since 1997 with 5 children. I love my children too but as adults we all live our life with the respect of each other. All of his children are adults too, the youngest 23 and the oldest 33. Yet, they don’t invite me to weddings, or any other special events because it upsets their Mother. They call him 10 to 20 times a day. If the Mother tries to get a hold of one of them and can’t within the hour she is calling their dad. We are a close family and work on unity too, but I cannot get over feeling disrespected. Can you give any guidance.

  2. Ray Fowler says:

    Susan – Thank you for sharing your situation. I wish I could give you some quick advice that would make all this easier for you, but of course I can’t.

    As I read your comment, it sounds like you feel frustrated by the frequent calls, that you feel hurt from being left out of important events, and in general you feel disrespected as a person.

    I would suggest that you begin by sharing these feelings with your husband in a non-blaming, non-threatening way. Simply let him know, “When this happens, this is how I feel. What can we do about it?” That way the two of you can begin working on a solution for it together rather than just ending up fighting about it.

    I will pray for you, too. I believe God loves us and wants to help us as we open ourselves up to him through his Son, Jesus Christ. Let me know how things go if you wish (either here, or you can email me).

  3. Sharon Gamble says:

    I love the O Hallesby quote!! Prayer is the gift we give our children that truly does keep on giving all the days of their lives. I love praying for my daughters and one of my prayers is that they will be faithful to the Lord all the days of their lives, even when they are little old women with tons of wrinkles and gray hair and I am smiling from Heaven at them! Prayer is also useful even in as hard a situation as Susan’s above. Asking for God’s grace and peace in dealing with hurtful situations and remembering that He is the One we can always go to — helps. Thanks for a great quote, Ray!

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