Deuteronomy 6:6,7

“And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. “You shall teach them diligently to your children and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.

On this blog post I welcome you to join me in prayer for our children! God invites us to call to Him in prayer, and what better way to do this than to pray using the truths found in His Word? This practice of using God’s Word in prayer has been such a blessing in my life and I am happy to use God’s Word in prayer with you!

After praying with me using the audio, I would encourage you to write the Bible verse used in prayer on a card. (Two simple 4″x6″ prayer cards are available as a free download, or feel free to use a blank index card you already have.) Your prayer card can be used again and again as you pray for your children in the days ahead.

Audio

by Daughters of Decision & Sons of Decision | Prayer

I welcome you to join me in prayer again next Monday as we pray for our children using God’s Word to guide us. Are you praying with me? Send a simple “Praying with you” my way in the comments below.

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

As a young daughter my parents encouraged me to memorize Scripture verses. I memorized Isaiah 41:10 and it became one of my favorite verses.

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10

As an adult I continue to treasure Isaiah 41:10. And I can say with confidence that God has always been faithful to His Word. Praise Him! He is worthy of all our trust.

God’s Gift to Me

Our children are born with different personalities, strengths and weaknesses and sometimes with special challenges too. This little “mommy song” can reassure our children that not only do we love them (see I Love You, Yes I Do!), we also like them just the way God made them.

What a comfort and reassurance this understanding can bring to a child’s heart! This is comfort coming from Mommy’s voice and heart. From Mommy’s acceptance and delight in them as a special gift from God.

God's Gift to Me

by Marian Thomsen | Sung by Melanie Thomsen

Perhaps you would like to sing this simple song to each of your children. Add a smile and a hug and your child may feel as if a ‘warm blanket’ was just wrapped around his/her heart today!

God’s Gift to Me

“I like you, just the way you are.

I like you, you’re my shining star!

God made you so special,

That I clearly see…

You’re God’s gift to me!!

Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

As a young daughter my parents encouraged me to memorize Scripture verses. I memorized Isaiah 41:10 and it became one of my favorite verses.

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10

As an adult I continue to treasure Isaiah 41:10. And I can say with confidence that God has always been faithful to His Word. Praise Him! He is worthy of all our trust.

Matthew 4:19

“Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”

On this blog post I welcome you to join me in prayer for our children! God invites us to call to Him in prayer, and what better way to do this than to pray using the truths found in His Word? This practice of using God’s Word in prayer has been such a blessing in my life and I am happy to use God’s Word in prayer with you!

After praying with me using the audio, I would encourage you to write the Bible verse used in prayer on a card. (Two simple 4″x6″ prayer cards are available as a free download, or feel free to use a blank index card you already have.) Your prayer card can be used again and again as you pray for your children in the days ahead.

Audio

by Daughters of Decision & Sons of Decision | Prayer

I welcome you to join me in prayer again next Monday as we pray for our children using God’s Word to guide us. Are you praying with me? Send a simple “Praying with you” my way in the comments below.

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

As a young daughter my parents encouraged me to memorize Scripture verses. I memorized Isaiah 41:10 and it became one of my favorite verses.

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10

As an adult I continue to treasure Isaiah 41:10. And I can say with confidence that God has always been faithful to His Word. Praise Him! He is worthy of all our trust.

My Thank-You Book

Do you have a baby, toddler or preschooler in your family? Or, are you a grandmother who is blessed with little grandchildren? If so, this video is for you! On this video I share how to make a little book that you can use with your child or grandchild as you help him/her begin to learn how to talk to God in prayer focusing on thanksgiving.

How to Make This Book:

Take and print pictures of people, places and things in your child’s world. Put the pictures into a little photo book (search online for photo book using the words “plastic photo book for 4×6 pictures”). Or, print the pictures onto paper and then staple the pieces of paper together to make a little book. Include a front and back cover, as well as an introduction letter and Bible verse if you like! (See download.)

Picture Ideas:

PEOPLE: Daddy, Mommy, brothers and sisters
PLACES: house, back yard, church, playground, library, swimming pool.
THINGS: bed, blanket, clothes, various toys, cup, book, crayons, food, car.

Have Older Children?

You can use this idea with older children in your family too! Your older children may like to take the pictures for their book and put the book together themselves. They may like to include pictures of friends, teachers, neighbors and missionaries.

I am looking forward to hearing from you as you enjoy using a My Thank-You Book with your child or grandchild!
Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

As a young daughter my parents encouraged me to memorize Scripture verses. I memorized Isaiah 41:10 and it became one of my favorite verses.

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10

As an adult I continue to treasure Isaiah 41:10. And I can say with confidence that God has always been faithful to His Word. Praise Him! He is worthy of all our trust.

Luke 17:10

“So likewise you, when you have done all those things which you are commanded, say, ‘We are unprofitable servants. We have done what was our duty to do.’ “

On this blog post I welcome you to join me in prayer for our children! God invites us to call to Him in prayer, and what better way to do this than to pray using the truths found in His Word? This practice of using God’s Word in prayer has been such a blessing in my life and I am happy to use God’s Word in prayer with you!

After praying with me using the audio, I would encourage you to write the Bible verse used in prayer on a card. (Two simple 4″x6″ prayer cards are available as a free download, or feel free to use a blank index card you already have.) Your prayer card can be used again and again as you pray for your children in the days ahead.

Audio

by Daughters of Decision & Sons of Decision | Prayer

I welcome you to join me in prayer again next Monday as we pray for our children using God’s Word to guide us. Are you praying with me? Send a simple “Praying with you” my way in the comments below.

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

As a young daughter my parents encouraged me to memorize Scripture verses. I memorized Isaiah 41:10 and it became one of my favorite verses.

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10

As an adult I continue to treasure Isaiah 41:10. And I can say with confidence that God has always been faithful to His Word. Praise Him! He is worthy of all our trust.

Come and See

On this video I am happy to introduce a new Bible study for you to enjoy with your children! This study encourages your children to “come and see” Jesus! It focuses on twelve Bible passages that share about Jesus’ life on earth.

When you are ready to use this Come and See Bible study with your children, you are welcome to use the download to print as many free copies as you will need for your family.

2 TIPS FOR DOING THIS STUDY

One Page: It may be helpful to give your children just one Bible Study Page at a time rather than the entire the Bible study at once. Each new Bible Study Page can be given to your children when you are ready to study another Bible passage together.

Time: Give yourselves plenty of time to enjoy each passage study. It may take a few days or even longer to complete all the steps in the study. Not because the steps are complicated, but because you will want to have time to savor God’s Word as you study it together.

Have Younger Children?

The recommended ages for this Bible study is 8 years old to adult. If you have children younger than 8, you can certainly encourage them to join you as you study with your older children! They can listen, watch and participate in the Bible study steps that they are ready for.

I am looking forward to hearing from you as you enjoy this study with your children! What were your children’s favorite Bible study steps? What questions did your children have concerning any of the Bible study steps? What is something you did to make this Bible Study time special in your home?

Printed Copy

If you would prefer to obtain a printed copy of Come and See it is available for purchase in the Daughters of Decision Shop.
 

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

As a young daughter my parents encouraged me to memorize Scripture verses. I memorized Isaiah 41:10 and it became one of my favorite verses.

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10

As an adult I continue to treasure Isaiah 41:10. And I can say with confidence that God has always been faithful to His Word. Praise Him! He is worthy of all our trust.

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