Like me, you might be a mother of girls AND a mother of a boy too! Many of you have contacted me for resources and websites like mine, but specifically for boys.
I am so happy to share with you a terrific new resource just for us!
“Praying for Boys: Asking God for the Things They Need Most” is just the resource us moms of boys need. Written by my new friend, Brook McGlothlin, co-founder of the MOB Society, Mothers of Boys, Brooke helps us target prayers specifically for the guys in our lives!
I had the opportunity to spend the day with Brooke just a couple of weeks ago at a Compel Training Day in our Proverbs 31 Ministries office. I absolutely love the heart God has given her to invest in her boys and help us to do the same!
I wanted you to get a peak into Brooke’s heart and her passion to help us to pray every day for our sons. Here’s some questions she answered for me:
Brooke, your book is a prayer guide with over 200 scriptural prayers. Can you share a sample or two of these?
One of my favorite verses to pray for my own boys, that shows up in the chapter on kindness, is Numbers 6:23-26. They call it my “special prayer” and I pray it over both of them every single night. If I forget, they remind me, and I love that it’s become such an important part of the way we end our days. I just pull my boys close to me and pray, “May the Lord bless you, and keep you, and make His face to shine upon you, and give you peace.” We’ve been doing it so long now that they actually pray it with me. My other favorite verse to pray for my boys, because they’re young and still learning appropriate behaviors, is Galatians 5:22. I put my own twist on the end that they just think is hilarious. “Lord, fill up my sweet boys with love, joy, peace, and patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control…lots and lots of self-control.”
What do you most hope the readers of Praying For Boys gain from experiencing the book?
I wrote Praying for Boys because I truly believe we can change the world if we pray for our sons. My greatest hope for moms who read it is to inspire them to trust God with their boys, get into His Word and find out what it has to say about raising boys, and inspire a generation of moms to get on their knees, partnering with God for the hearts of their sons.
Praying for boys not only changes them, it changes moms too. How has it changed you?
Do you remember from grade school math that any time you change one part of an equation, it changes the answer? So for example, if you’re adding 2 + 3 and get 5, and then read the word problem again and realize you should’ve been adding 3 + 3, you can’t expect the answer to still be 5. Something changed. And when even just one thing changes, it affects everything else…changes everything else, even if just a little. Praying keeps me in the right place with God. Keeping my mind focused on the fact that He is God and I am not helps me put all of life in perspective, and it changes the way I live my days. Ultimately, spending time talking to God brings me closer to Him, and helps me know Him better. There’s no better way to be a better mom than to get to know God better, and listen to Him as He directs our paths. As we change, our families will change too.
Again, for those of us with girls AND boys, I have found when you pray scripture for your kids, God’s word applies to both sexes so you can’t go wrong! That’s why a book loaded with God’s word is just the resource we need to keep us praying for our kids!
I am so excited to give away today a copy Brooke signed for me the day we met! You might be a mom of a boy or a friend of a mom with a boy. You might might be a praying aunt, grandma or youth leader. No matter who the boy is in your life you are praying for, enter to win a copy! To enter to win, just enter in the comments below a boy you love and are praying for and as always, if you are in a hurry, just say, “I’m in!” You can also make sure you get a copy by ordering from your favorite retailer. Click here to link to Amazon!
The winner will be announced tomorrow on my Wednesday Wisdom Tip! See you then!