BY MOMWISE OGECHI UCHEATU
A wise woman once told me during a heart to heart discussion that “the best way to fight your battles is on your knees in prayer”. That wise woman is my Mom. I have watched her face diverse challenges over the years, yet time and time again, she has been able to rise above those challenges through the power of prayer.
Prayer Changes Things!
Honestly, I must confess, I was not much of a “prayer warrior” as a single lady mainly because I did not have other people who I was responsible for their day to day activities. It was me, myself and I! But when I got married, my mom would often call to remind me to pray for my husband and family. I thought my mom was being overly spiritual; but when I became a mother, I began to appreciate my mother’s emphasis on prayer!
Our children are a gift from God, and He has made us custodians over them. Therefore, it is so important for us as mothers to pray over our children each day. We should also teach them how to pray.
The truth is that, I am a product of my mother’s prayers. I remember a few months before my wedding, I woke up one early morning to use the bathroom and realized that my mom’s bedroom light was on so I peeped and saw her praying. She loves to pray. She would always join prayer conference calls in the morning and in the evening.
Once I asked why she prayed so much. She replied in my local language, “Prayer is my form of Medicine.”
As wives and mothers, it is so important for us to be women of prayer. Let us become the moms that our children will proudly say “my mom is a praying woman…my mom wakes up early in the morning to pray… “Let’s spend time on our knees praying for our families. I call it “prayer covering” our husbands, children and homes. Let’s also teach our children to pray from at a tender age, The bible says in Deuteronomy 6:7(NKJV), “You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up.”
May God continually fill us with wisdom and grace and may we become mighty women of prayer in Jesus Name!