Praying for our adult children— a joyful endeavor

Being a parent provides plenty of opportunity and incentive to pray. Turning daily to God, divine Love, has helped me keep calm, stay steady, and provide needed support as our adult children have faced and overcome numerous challenges, including unemployment, addiction, and divorce. And then there are the adventures that have demanded courage and discipline, such as living and working in a different state every few months and moving halfway around the world with small children in tow. 

Praying for our adult children is part of the ongoing fabric of parenthood. From experience, I have found that the most effective and efficient way to help is to keep their true identity as God’s children—and what they are truly destined to accomplish—foremost in our own thoughts. 

All sorts of theories and human opinions may try to define our children and our families. We’re often made to believe that if we aren’t living the life of a family in a Christmas card letter, we must be doing something wrong. Don’t believe it! Whenever someone asks me how my children are doing, I always respond, “They’re doing great!” because they are. What do I mean by this? 

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