Little children were brought for Jesus to lay his hands on them and pray. But the disciples scolded those who brought them. “Don’t bother him,” they said. But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and don’t prevent them. For of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.” And he put his hands on their heads and blessed them before he left.
I have been taught and believe that God hears our prayers regardless of our circumstances or experience in prayer.
However, I also believe there is a special place, in the heart of God, for children and their mothers.
That God is even more attentive to the prayers of a Godly mother on behalf of her children.
I was raised by one of those.
At birth, I was given to God, and even though my mother saw troubled waters ahead, she would hold fast to God through the storm, as God held fast to me.
As a young child, I had rheumatic fever, which left me with a heart murmur.
No big deal now, but, then, with a praying, mother hen type, of an only child, my mom cut a deal with God, if he would bring me through that, she would never smoke again, not once.
God and she kept both their sides of the bargain.
I was only, maybe five, but God was attentive to a Godly mother’s prayers.
A year later, I had, some other type of childhood procedure which I do not remember.
I am not sure what deal my mother cut with God on that one.
But it must have worked.
All I remember is that ice cream was part of the healing process.
I was prayed for every single day of my life, by my mother, until April 29, 2012, when she went to speak to the Lord directly, on my behalf.
Children, at a young age, do not have the experience yet, to feel the effects of a praying mother.
But the effects remain just the same.
Children were brought to Jesus by their parents.
Though scripture does not say, but I bet the mothers were there with intense anticipation and expectancy.
No prayer can be more heart felt, more sincere, more effective, than the prayer for a child from his or her mother.
We can join behind her efforts.
We can fast and come to God as well on the child’s behalf.
But it is the mother’s voice that moves the heart of God.
It is her voice we align our prayers with.
No greater human bond could there have been, than between Jesus and Mary, his mother.
No greater human bond could there be, than between a mother and their child.
From out of their womb, to be born, and to bring Good News to their generation.
From out of their womb, to be born and to be raised, as men and women of God.
From out of their womb, to be born and to live, in the prayers and through the tears, that you have bathed upon the altar of God.