Lysa (president of Proverbs 31 Ministries) has an intriging post on her blog today. She is coming up with one word prayers for her kids this year, "So during 2011, I will have one word chosen specifically for each of my kids as a focal point when I pray for them." What a great idea! I am stealing this for my kids, Zac, and myself.
Keanan's word is DISCOVER. He is a little sponge, asking questions and learning all that he can about his world. I pray that he will discover something about God every day. I pray that he will discover more things that fascinate him. I pray that he will discover how even he, an amazing 2 1/2 year old, can be used by God in his little world.
Kyla's word is GROW. Today my baby girl is 11 months old! I pray that she will continue to grow strong physically. I pray that she will grow in her independence as she moves from baby to toddler. I pray that she will grow spiritually toward her heavenly daddy as her mind grows and understands who he is.
Zac's word is ADVENTURE. He craves it. I pray that he sees the adventure God has planned for him each day. I pray that he chases the bigger adventure that God is revealing to him for our family. I pray that he helps others see the adventure that God has planned for them.
My word is COURAGE. This year is going to be one of much change. I usually tend to resist change. I pray that the Lord gives me courage to step out into the unknown. I pray for courage as a mother to my kids in this crazy world. I pray for courage as a wife. I pray for courage as I begin my journey as a doula.
What are your words?