Praying for Mentors

I have been reading Prayers of Blessing Over Your Husband by Bruce Wilkinson and Heather Hair. I believe many of the prayers are applicable to others we love. May I offer you one (modified) today from the book for your spouse, for your children, for your grandchildren? Just call them by name and pray.

Gracious Lord, please surround my (_________ ) with mentors who will guide (him/her) in the ways of wisdom, right living, kindness, commitment, and a deep love for You and for this family. I pray that You bless (him/her) with like interests with these mentors and provide them with learning experiences that they can share together, as well as occasions of fun and fellowship. Help me to be willing to share emotions and time so he/she can develop and sustain relationships with these, and I pray that the richness of these relationships will overflow into our family and our home, In Christ’s name, amen.

Italics indicates changes in the verbiage from page 120 of the aforementioned book.


When our Little Ones start stretching, we feel the tightening and the pull; and when that stretching is sooner than expected, or sooner than provisions in hand – we hurt! We really hurt!

So let us pray.

Abba, we love  _____ so much but we don’t like this stretching that he/she is doing right now. We don’t like the unkindness of failed responses; the pulling away with a bite instead of a kiss. It feels so wrong and we believe it is. And it’s this way, You either care or You don’t – I believe You do.  You either love him/her more than we do, or You don’t – I believe You do. You will either intervene, go after and stay on him/her until they return, or You won’t – I believe You will. So we can either rest our comfort in You, or not – I am. In JESUS name I am. Thank You, Abba. Thank You.

Free, Free Indeed

Truth is conforming one’s words to reality.  
Hoehner, H.W. (1985). Ephesians. In J. F. Walvoord & R.B. Zuck(Eds.), The Bible Knowledge Commentary: an Exposition of the Scriptures (Vol.2, p. 637). Wheaton, Il: Victor Books.

So, what do we do with that?!

So what is reality, anyway?

Free Dictionary says this: the state of being real

Meaning; to tell the truth, I must conform the words I speak to what is real; not what I think, not what I want, not what I feel but what actually is? Yes?

Wow! How often do we tell the truth?


John 8:32 King James Version (KJV) 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.  source


Perhaps we tell the truth to the extent that we are free in JESUS.

Truth – 224 times in the KJV. Check it out HERE.