A Guest Post – Praying Moms

**Please welcome Esther Feng of For Such a Time as This who is guest posting here today.

Praying Moms

by Esther Feng

As moms, we pray for our kids. We pray in the car, we pray while we’re changing diapers, we pray over sleeping babies.

Some days, we’ve used every parenting tool in our tool belt and there’s nothing more to do but ask for some divine intervention. We pray when the big issues of life stretch us beyond what we can bear. We’d give anything for tangible assurance that God is listening to us.
But, there are lonely times when there’s no evidence that God hears our prayers. Nothing changes, and we are desperate to see the hand of God both in the mundane and the grand landscape.

Evening and morning, and at noon, I will pray and cry aloud; and He shall hear my voice.

– Psalm 55:17

However our mom-prayers look or sound, we can be confident that God hears them. Scripture paints a picture of how our prayers reach God, in the throne room scene in Revelation 5…

Then I saw a Lamb…standing between the throne and the four living beings and among the twenty-four elders. [They] fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp, and they held gold bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers of God’s people.

-Revelation 5:6a, 8

God sits on his throne in Heaven, shining in his indescribable glory. His Son approaches Him and the creatures around Him bow in worship. The room is filled with the pungent scent of incense. Our prayers saturate the air. Every prayer, whether uttered in desperation or devotion, envelopes our God.

Each plea, whether cried out in hope or help hangs thick in the room.

In a sense, our prayers are vaporous and ethereal. Each prayer is small and insignificant compared to the infinite power of our King. To God, though, the scent of each prayer uttered, the aroma of our silent petitions is pleasing.

Each time we pray, we honor the Lord, demonstrating our belief that He is strong and faithful. Our prayers, invisible moments of faith, drift towards God and he is worshiped.

No matter how big or small, we can confidently bring our mom-prayers to God as an act of worship to the Heavenly Father who loves our children even more than we do.

Heavenly Father, we lift our prayers in worship and we trust You to hear and answer them according to Your will.

Esther is a mom of two girls who teach her something new every day. You can find out more about her and her writings at her blog: http://forsuchatimeasthis-esther.blogspot.com/

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