Legacy of Prayer

legacy of prayer

We always thank God for all of you and pray for you constantly.
1 Thessalonians 1:2

Some people have the resources to leave a large sum of money to their loved ones when they die. Others will leave a great legacy through hospitals and university buildings named after them. A few will leave vast real estate holdings or thriving family businesses.

But this verse expresses the greatest legacy we can leave to our children, our grandchildren, and other loved ones: its the legacy of prayer. Your prayers for your family and those God calls you to intercede for are never in vain! He will bless the ones you are praying for and fulfill His plans for their lives.

But the blessing won’t stop when you leave this earthly body for heaven. You prayers will continue to have an impact and God will continue to answer and bless the prayers you have prayed in accordance with His will, even after you are gone.

You can give  your children and loved ones many gifts in this life and be a positive influence, but the greatest influence, the greatest gift you can give them is your prayers.

FATHER, I thank you for the gift of prayer and for my children, grandchildren, other family members and friends. Bless them draw them into closer relationship with you, and help me to be faithful in praying for them constantly, as long as I have breath!

© Cheri Fuller

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“Now at last they were beginning chapter One of the great story no one on earth has read: which goes on forever”. I love this line at the end of the Last Battle by C.S. Lewis. Everyone has a story to tell and ultimately we are all part of a greater story that someday will be revealed in full. “ For now, we can only see a dim and blurry picture of things”. ( 1 Corinthians 13:12). My story is not remarkable, although the events I have had the privilege in my life to witness have been. I grew up in the south “the land of cotton” and the old times there were definitely not forgotten. I remember where I was and what I was doing when JFK and Martin Luther King were murdered in Dallas and in Memphis. I remember the Civil Rights movement, a time of great unrest and change. I remember the dawning of the “Age of Aquarius” in the late 1960’s. It was also the dawning of my love for playing music, a love that has stayed with me throughout my life. If my life were chapters in a book one would tell of my precious bride of 20+ years who endured so much and stood beside me through the good and the bad. One would describe the blessings of being a father and a grandfather. One would tell about how despite being “the wretch” the song sings about God was able to change me, and use me to make a difference in others lives, make me a servant in His church, and surround me with friends all because of His goodness. All part of a story that has had many twists and turns. I think of the words Jimmy Buffet wrote in one of my favorite songs "As a dreamer of dreams and a travelin’ man I have chalked up many a mile Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks And I learned much from both of their styles" And so it is true for me. But in all of my travels and all I have read and experienced nothing compares to where I am headed. The place where my story here ends and the story that goes on forever begins! "" I am confident that He who began a good work in you will carry it on until completion until the day He returns". Philippians 1:6 My hope is that as we all run our race that in some small way my words will encourage and speak to you, as your story is being written. And draw you ever closer to the One who loves you. Further up and further in!
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1 Response to Legacy of Prayer

  1. ptl2010 says:

    Amen! Parents were created to be God’s agents of blessing to their children.

    My siblings and I are the legacy of my mother’s prayers. Although she went to glory 30+ years ago, our lives testify to the answers to her prayers. Praise The Lord!

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