Matthew 18:20 “20 For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”
Right now Isaac, our oldest, is over at the High School taking his ACT test. I was up early to make him some breakfast and when the younger kids came down stairs I told them that we needed to remember Isaac and be praying for him because he had a big test today.
Isaac (for right now) says he is interested in Pharmacy. He thinks that he will attend SDSU and they have a program there that allows for early entry into the pre-pharm program as a freshman if you get a 27 or higher on the ACT. You are also eligible for more scholarships if that happens….needless to say he has a pretty high expectation of what he wants as a minimum score on the test today.
I remember taking my ACT test and not getting the score I had hoped for….it wasn’t terrible, but I was sure I was smarter than the test said I was. 😉 So as a mom now I have anxiety over this for him too!
I put out a call for prayer to some of those most amazing prayer warriors I know. It is good to have a circle of friends that will lift up even the smallest prayer requests!
Then as I was cleaning up the kitchen after breakfast Elijah (almost 5) came up to me and said that we should pray for Isaac!
So we sat down in the middle of the kitchen together and held hands.
I said “Did you know that the Bible says that where 2 or more are gathered together in God’s name, that God is there with them?”
“God is here right now Elijah, with us, hearing our prayers for Isaac!”
His eyes got big and he smiled….and then we prayed a prayer over his big brother.
It was 8:03am….right as Isaac was getting ready to start his younger brother was praying over him. I can’t tell you how much I love that!
I don’t know how he will do…or if he will get the score he wants.
I do know that our kids hear us. It is important to talk about God and prayer even in the most general of conversations. And when our kids come to us and want to engage us in prayer…stop everything and do it!
My heart is full this morning.
Regardless of how it turns out – Isaac left knowing that there were women across the country praying for him, that his siblings were praying for him…. and THAT is better than any positive test result.
Thank you for praying for my children – for covering them with blessings. I am so grateful to have a community here that loves me and my family so well!!
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