Friday, March 23, 2012

My Boys Need a Warrior Mom

As the mother of three boys and step-mom of one, I understand the challenges boys can bring. Especially to a woman. Because, let's face it, they respond differently to mom than they do dad.

Maybe it's because I'm softer. Maybe it's because my voice isn't as deep. Maybe it's because they think they can get away with things...

Whatever the reason for the differing response, I recognize that these young men-in-training need more than what I can give them.

They need a solid biblical foundation to build their lives on. 

They need a relationship with Jesus Christ, the only One who can save them from themselves and their sin natures.

They need a safety net. Angels standing guard over them, protecting them as they experiment and push the limits on life.

They need strength that only God can give.

They need to learn respect, honor and dignity. For God, for themselves and for those in authority over them. For people. For life.

They need to develop a character that will glorify God.

As a mother, I know how much of this I can instill in them, teach them, speak into their lives.

And I know my limits. When it's time for their father or God to take over.

Which is why I can't wait for May 1st to arrive. That's the day I will join other mommas in praying for our sons. (Not that I don't already pray for my sons; I do.) That's the day 21 Days of Prayers for our Sons begins.

As I mentioned, I already pray for my sons. The secret is, sometimes I'm not quite sure what to pray for. Boys confuse me. They act weird. They say things that are a bit off kilter but amusing. They do things I don't understand and consider ill-thought. They drive me up the walls and make me want to pull my hair out. They like beating each other up. They like playing video games. They like to give me headaches.

So, in taking this challenge, I am hoping to learn about HOW to pray for these wonderful children God has blessed me with. Because it's my responsibility as their mother to bring them before God on a daily basis. It's my responsibility to learn to raise them up and train them in the way they should go, so when they are old, they won't depart from God's ways. It's my responsibility to pour love and God's word into their lives. It's my responsibility to see the things God has placed in them and to encourage them to use those traits, dreams and desires for God's purposes in their lives.

And so I'll pray. I'll war for boys. I'll battle on their behalf. I'll listen to God as He speaks to me about them in that still small voice. And I'll stand in faith for their futures.

Join me as I pray for my sons and yours. Visit The MOB Society today to find out how.


  1. Oh, I'll join you in this challenge, dear friend. I agree... these boys I call sons confuse me at times but they also amuse me and make me laugh and invite me to play in the dirt or run for no reason. I love the way boys offset all the female drama in our house. Keep battling, dear friend!

  2. What a great call for prayer! I don't have sons, but I have grandsons. Thanks for passing this on!

  3. I'm so thankful you'll be joining me, Alicia and Vonda! I'm so excited about this endeavor! I can't wait to see the fruit of our prayers as God moves in the lives of our young warriors!


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