Hi friends! I typically don’t like the idea of Trick-or-Treating, but I’m super excited about Halloween this year – let me tell you why. The last few months I’ve been actively praying for the families in my neighborhood. Prayers of selfless love in their homes, growth in their lives, and hearts that will turn to Jesus – can I get an “Amen!”? I’m looking forward to seeing the little faces I’ve been praying for!
To encourage the families in my neighborhood I’ve created little bookmarks to attach to my goodies. On one side there is an illustrated animal with a fun fact. The opposite side says “Our family prayed for your family!” and the verse “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His love endures forever. Psalm 136:1” I hear people complain so often, I wanted to remind them that God is good!
I’m a health nut. I was raised by parents who handed out raisins and toothbrushes on Halloween – HAHA! I tried to find middle ground and purchased organic fruit snacks and granola bars instead of candy – they look yummy to me! I chose to staple the bookmarks onto my snacks- let me know how you choose to give out yours! (:
And now I am thrilled to introduce you to my mother-in-law and Christian Author, Julie K. Gillies. To say she’s a Prayer Warrior would be an understatement. Her first book Prayers for a Woman’s Soul is a devotional for women to cover themselves in soul-pampering prayer. If you’re looking for Christmas gifts, you may find that this book is a great choice for all the ladies on your list!
Today she’s given us a powerful prayer to pray for the children in our neighborhood as we assemble our treats and wait by the door – will you join us?
Dear Lord, I pray Your blessing over every child who comes to my door today. Lord, stir their hearts and reach out to them. Bring godly friends into their lives and put books and materials into their hands that will lead them to You. May each child who comes to my door tonight come to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.
May they walk in light, embrace Your truth, and experience Your love for themselves. May they know their future is in Your hands (Psalm 31:15), and always take delight in You, Lord (Psalm 37:4). May they understand what is just, right, and fair, and find the right way to go (Proverbs 2:9). May wisdom enter their hearts and knowledge fill them with joy (Proverbs 2:10). May wise choices watch over them and understanding keep them safe (Proverbs 2:11). Lord, show them Your unfailing love in wonderful ways (Psalm 17:7a) all the days of their lives.
It is in the precious name of Jesus that I ask these things, knowing You are good and You are able, Amen.
Feel free to share the above image to encourage your friends also to join us in prayer!
As always, my bookmark freebie is for personal use ONLY! Do not edit it or use commercially. You are more than welcome to share on your blog or website, but please link to this original blog post. Enjoy!!! (: