DCLM Higher Everyday 21 March 2023 — Parental prayers

DCLM Higher Everyday 21 March 2023 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — Parental prayers

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7Send thine hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of strange children;

8Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

9I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.

10It is he that giveth salvation unto kings: who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword.

11Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood:

12That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace:

MEMORY VERSE: That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace” (Psalms 144:12).


The prayer in our memory verse today was written by a concerned parent. Many parents in Bible and contemporay times said prayers which transformed the lives of their children. In his book, The Power of a Praying Parent, Stormie Omartian
says, “When we pray, we bring that power to bear upon everything we are praying about, and we allow the power of God to work through Our powerlessness.

This implies that through prayer, parents can bring the power, wisdom and knowiedge of God to bear upon the situations affecting their children. Before Samuel was born, his mother, Hannah prayed for and dedicated him to God. He became a great leader. Susannah Wesley also prayed one hour a day for each of her 17 children. No wonder two of them, John and Charles, became mighty instruments in God’s hand.

Youths should provide the atmosphere at home for their parents to pray without distractions. The Wesley children allowed their mother to focus on her prayers.Prayer is a spiritual bulwark against the forces darkness. Endeavour to participate in fanily devotion, where your father ministers to the household.

CHALLENGE: Participate in family devotion.

QUOTE: Prayer is a spiritual bulwark

PRAYER: My God, let my life encourage my parents to pray and praise you.

1. Admit that you are a sinner. "For all [humans] have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God....[and] the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 3:23)
2. Repent now. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ...[for] if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness " (Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9)
3. Believe that God loves you and Jesus died for you. "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet Sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
4. Invite Jesus into your life through prayer of faith. Jesus says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20)