Store bought Eggs are expensive here in Texas. It was nice when we were getting eggs from our neighbors down the road for free.
Our 17 year old, Joshua, is our resident chicken expert. He has 8 chickens and studies every book he can get his hands on about chickens. So I asked him why his chickens weren’t laying. He told me that the one chicken that was laying an egg every other day may have been molting. The other chickens he said were possibly too young to lay yet.
The other day he announced that one of his chickens were actually looking at the nest box. I half jokingly suggested that we should gather around the chicken coop and say a prayer over the chickens that they will start laying eggs.
Jonathan, our 7 year old, was super excited over my suggestion.
“Yes, Mom! Let’s do it!” he exclaimed. “Please!”
Now how can you say “no” to a plea like that?
Joshua was afraid that the seven of us gathering around the chicken coop might scare the chicken away from it. Instead we held hands in a circle in the kitchen while Jonathan led our prayer with the most heartfelt seriousness, despite the giggles of a couple of sisters, who seemed to think praying for chickens was a bit strange.
While he prayed I silently prayed a heartfelt prayer of my own that the Lord would please answer Jonathan’s prayer, not for the sake of the eggs because we can live without eggs, but for the sake of my children.
Even simple prayers answered help build our faith.
So I prayed along with my son that God would help build his faith and show him that God still answers prayer.
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After the prayer, I encouraged Jonathan that God likes to hear our prayers, even for something as simple as eggs.
Elijah was probably the most excited, “Mom, Dad! Guess what Joshua found in the chicken tractor! An Egg!!! We prayed about it and God gave us an egg!”
I cheered right along with my son.
We can build our children’s faith in God by praying with them for things, even the simple things.
Did they lose something? Pray for God to help them find it.
Did they hurt themselves on something? Say a prayer for them out loud. Ask God to help them feel better.
If you want to see a really good movie on prayer I highly recommend you watch War Room that has recently come out in theaters. My husband and I took our kids to see it and it reminded all of us to pray without ceasing and take our prayer time to the next level.
Will you start praying with your children today?
“Pray without ceasing!” – 1 Thessalonians 5:17