"Thought breeds thought; children familiar with great thoughts take as naturally to thinking for themselves as the well-nourished body takes to growing; and we must bear in mind that growth, physical, intellectual, moral, spiritual, is the sole end of education." ~ Charlotte Mason

Monday, February 11, 2013

Book Sharing Monday: The Power of a Praying Nation

I got this book to help guide us through some prayer time for our Country during our first fruits in the morning. Stormie Omartian has written many books on the power of prayer, including: The Power of a Praying Wife, The Power of a Praying Woman, The Power of a Praying Parent and The Power of a Praying Husband.  The Power of a Praying Nation isn't as long as the others but it is just as thought provoking and powerfully written. I think it is very important to teach the value of prayer, so I have intentionally made it a fundamental part of each day, beginning it and ending it with prayer. 

 I'll likely read parts of the actual chapter for the kids and I in the morning and then follow it up with the prayer at the end of the chapters.  We'll cycle through it for the remainder of the year. We will probably need to modify parts as it is written from an American perspective.

The book!

The idea came to me when I was thinking about how to utilize the Canadian Political Map I placed on our table top under some heavy gauge plastic.  We have been using it during our history and geography lessons.  I had a World Map on the table top when we were doing an introduction to World History.  For that map we had collected missionary cards and placed them under the plastic with the map.  We then marked off on the World Map where they were serving and prayed for the missionaries.  For this one we will pray for our Country, our leaders, law enforcement, our schools and so forth.   We got our book today so we'll be starting in on that come morning devotions! :)
The book and map!  This is where we spend our time in the morning.  Great visual reminder!

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