In Paul E. Miller’s book, “A Praying Life”, he describes how his wife prayed that no harm would come to their child Kim, when she was pregnant. She prayed Psalm 121. She prayed that they would be kept from harm.
Kim was born blue and had many troubles. They later found out that she had Pervasive Development Disorder and thus was on the autism spectrum.
Paul writes, “I looked up from the table and said, ‘Jill, God did it. He kept us from harm. He did Psalm 121.’ We had thought the harm was a daughter with disabilities, but this was nothing compared to the danger of two proud and willful parents. Because Kim was mute, Jill and I learned to listen. Her helplessness taught us to become helpless, too. Kim brought Jesus into our home. Jill and I could no longer do life on our own. We needed Jesus to get from one end of the day to the other. We’d asked for a loaf of bread, and instead of giving us a stone, our Father had spread a feast for us in the wilderness. Thank you, Jesus, for Kim.
Paul writes about praying for our children. I was reading this at 1:00am and felt encouraged to pray for John. Please God, be with John and increase his faith in you.
The next morning (or 5 hours later), John waited for his bus to come. He, out of nowhere, began to pray, “God help John at New Town (John’s school) today, help John at Steps (his afterschool program), Amen.” Can you believe how quickly he answered that prayer? I cried and cried and cried. His love for us is deep and overflowing.
Lord, you love us your children. You have a plan for our lives. You answer prayer. You never stop loving us and you never stop listening. Help me pray to you. Help me pray for my children. I love you, Jesus.
Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. Jeremiah 29:12 NIV
Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3 NIV