God uses people to help others; can He use you? Can God use you to make a difference in the lives of your children? Do you know what to pray and how to pray? First, you must pray for them because intercession touches the heart of God. Pour out thine heart like water before the face of the Lord: lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young children (Lam. 2:19). We want you to know how to pray for your children, or grandchild, a niece, a pupil in your Bible class or a neighborhood child. We want you to know what it feels like to have God on your side. You don’t have to be a great spiritual prayer warrior for God to answer your prayers for your children. The secret is God, not you. You don’t get great answers because you re more spiritual than others, or because you’ve prayed longer or better. No, not at all. The secret is God! The simplest prayer launched with the simplest faith can set the wheels of heaven in motion. God can do all things. So the issue is God. Trust Him to do great things for your children. We pray this book will change your life and the child of your children. May God use you to change the life of your children as you pray for them.
Dr. Elmer Towns, vice president of Liberty University, college and seminary professor, dean of the School of Religion, is also the author of numerous popular and scholarly works. He is the 1995 recipient of the coveted Gold Medallion Award awarded by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association for the Book of the Year, The Names of the Holy Spirit. He and Ruth, his wife of 51 years, have three children and ten grandchildren.
DAVE EARLEY is the Chairman of the Department of Pastoral Leadership and Director of the Center for Pastoral Leadership for Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and Liberty University. He is also the Director of the Lovett Center for Ministry Training and the Liberty Center for Church Planting of Liberty University. He is the author of several books, including The 21 Most Effective Prayers of the Bible and The Eight Habits of Effective Small Group Leaders. Earley founded New Life Church of Columbus, Ohio, in his basement with 12 people in 1985. The church grew to nearly 2,000 weekly attendees with 125 small groups.