ITA #34 – Praying for Our Boys (and Girls) – Brooke McGlothlin

We all know how powerful prayer is, but how do we REALLY pray for our children? Today Brooke McGlothlin shares her passion for praying for her boys. Now, if you have girls, all this can apply to them as well, of course.

Grab your headphones, join us for a chat and keep reading to learn more!

Brooke McGlothlin

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Brooke McGlothlin is a wife, mother, blogger, author and one of the founders of the MOB Society, a community site for mother’s of boys.

Get Inspired

Why Pray?

Prayer impacts our children, but it often impacts us in equally powerful ways. God doesn’t want us to fight against our kids, He wants us to fight for them.

Tweet to Inspire: “My boys needed someone to fight for them and that person was me.” – @brookewrites on @HowTheyBlog

Tip #2: Pray in the Moments

Stop in the middle of moments and struggles with our children and pray for them. Prayer doesn’t need to be perfect.

  1. Set an alarm every hour and pray for a minute.
  2. Post sticky notes with prayers or verses all over your house.
  3. Use prayer calendars.

Take Action

How will you take action on what you learned in today’s episode? Click here to share.

Quick Links

  1. Praying for Boys: Asking God for the Things They Need Most

  2. Love the song in the outro? It’s called God Day. It’s by Jen Stanbro and you can get it on iTunes by clicking here and check out Jen’s site by clicking here.

How to Listen to This Podcast

If you’re new to podcasts, think of them like little radio shows that you can listen to at your convenience. They are perfect to listen to and learn from as you workout, fold laundry, wash dishes or conquer the world.

1. Listen right here on the blog. Click through to the site and click the little play button at the beginning of this post.
2. Listen on your smartphone, iPad or iPod Touch – There are a lot of great podcasting apps. Apple has a free one in the app store, but I like one called Downcast. It allows me to search for shows, subscribe to them and even speed up the audio.

You can also listen via a free app (IOS and Android) called Stitcher.

3. Subscribe to the Podcast – just click here to access the podcast in iTunes. You can also search for it on your smartphone app (like the ones listed above) and subscribe.

Comments

  1. Is there a technical issue…I don’t see the podcast up at the top!
    Sarah M

    • So glad I was able to listen to this…prayer is something I do, but so often I feel like I’m forgetting my own family! We get prayer emails, prayer requests from bible study, etc. but I hearing your thoughts, Brooke, about praying for your (and all of our) boys was moving. I’d definitely like to dive (and pray!) my way through your book.
      Sarah M

      • Sarah,
        Thanks for the heads up about the show link. I was a bit under the weather yesterday and missed that key part…yikes! I appreciate you taking the time to let me know. I’m glad you enjoyed the interview!

  2. Great episode! I totally needed this. Quick question; what translation was Brooke quoting from for the Psalm 116:2 passage? I liked that specific wording (the picture it created in my mind) but I can’t find it anywhere.
    Thanks!

  3. Kat,
    Is there any way you have more info or, even better, a link about the basketball player with the injured eye? My son (6.5) was hit in the eye by a whiffle ball last fall and, while his vision is currently ok, will have lifelong potential for vision problems, as well as some degree of being afraid of being hit again. Now that baseball season is starting, I immediately thought of him when I heard you mention it! Would love to let my little man see that interview!

    • GinnyLou,
      Sure thing! Here is the interview: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=10312002

      • Thanks so much, Kat! What an amazing story! I am really torn about letting my son see it, because it sounds like the precipitating injury from the baseball is the exact same injury my son has. We have been repeatedly assured that there’s no danger of further injury, but this story seems to contradict that. I’m not sure where the line between the message of “don’t let anything be your excuse” and the fear-inducing “if this happened to him, it could happen to you” starts and stops.

        Or maybe it’s just my mama-bear-fear coming out! Absolutely drenching these babies in prayer is the only way, isn’t it?

        Thanks again for all you do and share, your work is the highlight of my internet time!

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