As a single parent, my prayer is always "Lord, Help Me with....." but I find myself praying for random things. Not that those things aren't needed but what I have noticed is that those prayers lack some intentional purpose. Now you're probably thinking "what do you mean". Well, let me explain.
I have two children and my desire is to see them grow up to become the man and woman that God has called them to be. When I pray, I pray for their protection, their safety, that they are reminded that they are a child of God but I've noticed that I have been truly intentional about praying for their walk in Christ. I'm grateful that both of my children have accepted God as their Lord and Savior, but like most of us, we're on fire for a short time, then life comes along and distracts us, then it takes a painful moment to remind us that we need God. I know that I need to do better. I need to be constantly praying that God prepares me to share His Word to my children. I need to be in my Word so that I know what to share to my children. I also need to be in constant prayer that my children will be open to receive what God has given me to give to them. We shall all be encouraged by each other's growth.
Although my children are teenagers, it's never to late to pray for their growth in the Lord. I take this moment to say that I will do better with being intentional with prayer. Not just in my children's lives but also in the lives of those around me.
This post was inspired by Romans 1:1-15