By the National Day of Prayer Task Force
“Dad, I’m so hungry. May I have some bread?”
Does that sound like a prayer to you? Or is it more like a child asking his father for what he needs? God invites us to come to Him as a little child. It’s as simple as saying, “Daddy, I need you.”
God holds the key to all your longings: provision, protection, belonging, compassion, forgiveness. And He wants to provide them for you . . . just ask Him. He strengthens and encourages you and your family through your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Prayer—corporate family prayer—is the power source from which that faith derives its life. Families that pray together lay hold of the very power of God to cope with the challenges of daily living.
Below, you will find a guide (for download) that contains a bundle of suggestions and helpful resources. This guide, The Power of Family Prayer, is our free gift to you from the National Day of Prayer Task Force. It offers practical, motivating ideas and encouragement designed to help families unite and witness the power of God. You’ll see that prayer is really quite simple and that it is the single most important experience your family can share. In addition, activities and unforgettable testimonies of real people reveal just what can happen when we pray.
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My two parents, both WWII Marines, began each evening meal with a simple prayer of gratitude. It was the only time I ever heard my father pray although my mother typically put my brother and I to bed with a prayer until we were teenagers.
They prayed for me while I was in Vietnam and for my brother during his significant struggles through young adulthood.
When one of their grandson’s was in mortal danger while hiking, prayers appear to have allowed them to cross the veil of death to rescue him.
I believe wholeheartedly in the power of prayer, especially when it is taught and therefore caught by parents.