Stay Connected to God Through Prayer

I continue to pray for my daughter every day and ask God to guide her ability to make good decisions.

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Posted in , Jun 12, 2013

Prayer blogger Peola Hicks

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
The fruit of the womb is a reward. (Psalm 127:3)

About a year ago, I was crying the blues about my youngest daughter, Sarah, going off to college. I wanted to let you know that I survived, and so did she.

In fact, we functioned quite well independently. It’s not like other parents didn’t tell me that I would be just fine, but I guess it’s true that there are some things that we can only learn by experience.

During our separation, we learned to navigate challenges with the help of constant prayer. I never realized how many new things she would face without me. At one point, she needed to see a doctor off-campus about an injury to her leg. She did not have a car and needed someone else to drive her. I was uneasy about someone I didn’t know taking her to the doctor. But I learned that Sarah is coming into adulthood and I have to rely on the spiritual foundation that gives her good instincts about people and places.

I continue to pray for her every day and ask God to give her wisdom and to guide her ability to make good decisions.  God has been faithful.  I know that he has entrusted my children to me for the purpose of equipping them with the tools necessary for the day when they leave the nest.  I have to trust that I have done the right thing.  I have to learn how to release her and let her fly. 

I thank God that he is a very present help in all circumstances.  He calms me when I feel the urge to worry about Sarah’s well-being.  My prayer point is simply to trust God, not just in word but also in deed.  Prayer keeps me centered in the issues of life, and I encourage you to stay connected to God through prayer.

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