Prayer-Saturated Kids: Equipping and Empowering Children in Prayer

Prayer-Saturated Kids: Equipping and Empowering Children in Prayer

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by Arlyn Lawrence, Cheryl Sacks
     
 

Practical helps and inspiring real-life stories will equip you to teach and mentor children to become powerful lifelong “pray-ers” while your own prayer life is growing right along with theirs.

Overview

Practical helps and inspiring real-life stories will equip you to teach and mentor children to become powerful lifelong “pray-ers” while your own prayer life is growing right along with theirs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600061363
Publisher:
Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date:
05/21/2007
Series:
The Sword of Lyric Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author


Cheryl Sacks is a former schoolteacher and current church prayer consultant whose book The Prayer-Saturated Church (NavPress) is igniting prayer in churches nationwide. Cheryl and her husband, Hal, reside in Phoenix, Arizona. Their daughter, Nicole, and son-in-law, Marco, are prayer-saturated kids now grown-up.
Arlyn Lawrence is a writer, a prayer leader, a children’s minister, and the praying mom of five children. A contributing editor for Pray! magazine, she cowrote and edited the PrayKids! Teacher’s Guide: A Hands-On Guide for Developing Kids Who Pray (NavPress). Arlyn, husband Doug, and their family live in Tacoma, Washington.

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Prayer-Saturated Kids: Equipping and Empowering Children in Prayer 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anne-B More than 1 year ago
A few days ago, I finished reading Prayer Saturated Children by Cheryl Sacks and Arlyn Lawrence. The authors of this book have written the Pray! Kids curriculum by Navpress. They have also written the prayer cards which Navpress has published for children (which I really like). Now, on to the book, Prayer Saturated K... On the first page, one of the authors mentioned a prayer center I had heard of in Colorado Springs. When I read the mention of the prayer center, I set the book down and pondered how I would feel if this book came from a charismatic, pentecostal perspective. One friend said to me that she didn't understand why it would make a difference. I couldn't answer her since I hadn't read the book, but now I can. Indeed this book is written from a charismatic perspective. The authors of this book set out to write a book about how you can pray for and with your children. It includes chapters on how to teach your children to prayer and what the role of the church is in the prayer lives of children. Why is this significant? 1) After talking first about how children are made and praying for your children to become who God created them to be and then talking about the times of days when we pray, the authors write about blessing our children in the third chapter. The authors say that these prayers are asking God's blessing for our children, but the wording and examples they give are in line with the idea of "Name it and Claim it". The chapter is mostly filled with examples of parents and grandparents speaking over their children and grandchildren. Specifically, here is an example: "In Jesus name I bless Nicole with peace and joy that springs up like a bubbling fountain. I bless her with faith, hope, and love--with good health. I bless Nicole with protection--may your guardian angels defend and watch over her. I bless her with healthy friendships and in the future with Your perfect choice of mate..." p. 48 I know many people are comfortable with praying for people that way, but I'm not. I don't want to speak for God. When I pray for my children, I ask "Lord, may you..." or I thank the Lord for who they are and ask "please Lord if it is your will..." I know that we are to ask God for things in faith, but it is the Holy Spirit that intercedes for us in line with the Lord's will. I know that I do not fully understand what that means, but I don't believe that I can just pray for what I want--claim it to be true--and then it will come true. Hank Hanegraaf talks about the dangers of this belief in his book Christianity in Crisis. 2) There is a great emphasis on spiritual warfare. I do fully acknowledge the reality of spiritual warfare, but it is something that I have noticed is of more concern to charismatic churches than churches which are not charismatic. This is not a negative about the book, but more of an acknowledgement about how this book is different from books that are not written from a charismatic perspective. 3) It was very interesting to me to see how the children were given as great a responsibility to pray as the adults. Many of the stories I do not doubt in any way to be true, but I don't understand them. They were disconcerting to me. Would I recommend this book to you? If you are charismatic, then you would like this book. It will support what you believe about prayer. If you aren't, then I wouldn't recommend it. Please note that I was given a