Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Praying for Your Kids as a Daily "Chore"

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I found a great idea recently that I have "latched" onto recently - and since it's working, why not share it?

Finding uninterrupted prayer time for my family and things in general can be rather difficult. I know, I could get up earlier, but I usually am up pretty early in the morning, but along with that - so are our kids. And thus goes the quiet solitude and "mommy time." Having large blocks of time to pray just isn't happening at this stage of life right now.

But - life goes on. And there ARE things in the house that need to be done every single day. Like feeding my children. Doing laundry. Cleaning something. So, I have given those everyday mundane chores an added bonus. They are now attached to someone in my house and while I am completing that task/chore I pray for that specific person. When I am doing laundry - little Miss McKenna is being prayed for. Washing dishes and loading the dishwasher? Kaleb. Do you get the idea?

My mind is usually going anyway, so this gives me a definite focus for my thoughts - and I am accomplishing a little more in my prayer life.


  1. Great idea honey,you are such a good mamma!
    love you...........more!

  2. Good idea! I had done that for years with two of our friends and dish washing. Then I got a dishwasher. :)

    I don't know why I never thought about applying that to other chores and my actual immediate family.

  3. Love this! You always have such great ideas! Keep them coming.

  4. Great idea! And your babies are just beautiful! :-)

  5. Great idea--thanks for sharing. Those little habits are what can work to continually turn our eyes towards God.

  6. What a great idea! I will try to make this a habit. I also have a calendar with things for each day to pray for my children--like protection, salvation, peace, etc. I check it before bed and pray for them while I'm trying to go to sleep.

  7. Super-duper idea!!! Now that I have a few older kiddos they're doing a lot of the household jobs so maybe I'll pray for them while they're doing the chores. ;-) hee hee

  8. THAT is a great idea. I am so going to have to come up with a list of chores and a name to pray for!


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