Tuesday In Other Words   12 comments


This week, Heather is hosting “In ‘Other’ Words” at her site, Titus 2 Woman. She has chosen a quote by Jeremiah Olson:

“Momma prayed, momma cried, momma laid awake at night.
She would fight my battles while I slept away
Cause momma knew life is hard
without somebody on your side
I don’t know how, but there is power in the way,
The way my momma prayed.”

Words and music by Jeremiah Olson of 40milesNorth

The words of this song remind me of the story of Samuel and Hannah in the Old Testament.  Hannah is Samuel’s mother and through the faithful, fervent prayers of Hannah, the Lord answers her prayer and her closed womb is opened and she bears a son – Samuel.  Hannah made a vow to God that if He would provide a son, she would give him to the Lord’s service and she did just that.

Hannah continued to pray for the boy and saw him once a year when they would come to offer the yearly sacrifice. Could you imagine!  You know this woman prayed for her boy every minute of the day and her prayers were answered.

1 Samuel 3:19 Thus Samuel grew and the Lord was with him and let none of his words fail.

Wow, what a testimony of sacrifice, dedication and faithfulness. I see that in my own parents as well.  There were so many times that I would walk by their bedroom and there they were on their knees praying.  They prayed for each and everyone of us kids and we knew it. 

Now, that is not to say that we were all angelic little prophets – far from it!  We were brats! But, today all eight of us kids can say that it was through the faithful prayers of our parents that we all know Jesus. 

My parents were not ashamed to pray with their bedroom door open so that we could see them.  They were bold in their prayers and they wanted to instill in each of us the importance of prayer.  We are a pretty close knit family and that is one of the things I so appreciate – we pray for each other. Here’s a picture of my mom and dad:


So, pray for your kids. Let them see you praying for them and pray with them. 

For more In Other Words, head on over to Titus 2 Woman.

Posted February 18, 2008 by Lana G! in Faith, Family, In Other Words, Prayer, Quotes, Thoughts

12 responses to “Tuesday In Other Words

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  1. What a moving tribute and post. You are blessed indeed, may God move to continue the legacy your parents began in your life and carry it to completion in those who fllow after you.


  2. What a loving tribute to your parents. Bless you for sharing.

  3. What a wonderful and moving tribute to your family…You and your family were very blessed by the love and devotion to God and to each other! How wonderful of you sharing!

  4. Amen Sister! We are blessed indeed. May their example bear much fruit…

  5. I loved how you mentioned Hannah and Samuel….what a mom she was! What a wonderful post on your family…praying for each other!

  6. You have a beautiful and rich heritage! One which I hope to leave each of my children.

  7. Wow, this was beautiful. You know, I started to write about the same example! What a godly heritage your parents have left you.


  8. You know what? I wasn’t thinking about when I wrote my post, but I called my mom just yesterday and asked her to pray for me. It’s great to have that support.

  9. I thank for the visit in my blog!
    Splendid blog, with marvellously posts, and amazing comments!
    The photographs very beautiful!

  10. You are indeed bless to have such prayerful and loving parents.

    thanks for sharing 🙂

  11. Your godly family members are the obvious results of your parents time investment in prayer.

  12. Found you from Word Press main page. What a refreshing blog to read.


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