As you bustle through the shopping centers these days, you may just hear the Jackson Five, the Carpenter’s , Nat King Cole, singing this sentimental favorite
- “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
- Jackfrost nipping at your nose
- Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
- And folks dressed up like Eskimos
- And So , I’m offering this simple phase
- To kids from one to ninety-two
- Though it has been said many times, many ways
- Merry Christmas
- Merry Christmas
- Merry Christmas to… you
This song is filled with a secular hope that buoy our spirits during the holiday season .
However, we know to have enduring hope we need to nourish our spirit on substance that is more enduring.
This is where the old adage, life is tough, but God is good comes in.
One of the means in which we get this substance is through the practice of prayer. People of faith practice conversing with their God, find strength for the journey and renew their hope. Sharing this discipline with our children is one of the most critical legacy one can pass on to our children.
The Bible contains several famous prayers that involves children. The boy Samuel, and who can forget the teenager Mary who shared her heart in the famous prayer we called the Magnificat.
We can do the same for our children. For those of us who are looking for a great resource to aid us in this endevor, there is great news.
Hazel Henry, a praying grandmother has developed a resource, entitled “Transform Your Child’s Prayer Life in 30 days“.
Hazel Henry, Prayer Warrior
Hazel has an abiding faith in prayer, and faith that God answers all prayers.
The Lord has used her to teach her children, grandchildren, and church youths, thus, passing on the knowledge and practice of how to have a relationship with God through prayer.