In the previous article, we talked about the importance of prayer in the family. We also discussed 2 simple ways on how to teach your children about prayer. Here are two more ways:
3. Show your children that prayers really work.
Every time God will bless us, we always see to it that we tell our children about the blessing as a result of our prayers. In one retreat that my son attended, he shared this experience with his classmates. When they finished their activities for the day, they decided to rest in their room. Upon reaching the room, they cannot find their key, so they decided to look all over the place. After spending so much time and effort, still they were not able to locate the key of their room. Then my son suddenly remembered what we do at home. Every time we can’t find something, we pray. My son asked his classmates to have a time of prayer and they did. After praying, they look for the key again and in just a few minutes they were able to find the key. Why did my son pray? Because he knows that when we pray, God answers.
4. Teach your children that obeying their parents is not for their parents but for them.
Isa sa pinakaimportanteng natutunan namin sa Diyos ay ang verse sa Ephesians 6:1-3: “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. ‘Honor your father and mother’—which is the first commandment with a promise—’that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.’”
Lagi naming sinasabi sa aming mga anak na kung gusto nilang magkaroon ng maganda at mahabang buhay ay kailangan nilang sundin ang kanilang mga magulang. Ito ay dahil ipinangako ng Diyos ang mga bagay na ito.
Kung pag-aaralan natin ang buhay ng mga batang nasira ang buhay o napariwara, makikita natin na nagsimulang masira ang buhay nila nang sila ay hindi sumunod sa kanilang magulang. Sa aming sariling buhay, nakita namin ang katotohanan ng verse na ito.
Hindi ako napakatalino o nakapagaling na tao, pero kung titingnan ko ang mga pagpapala ng Diyos sa aking buhay, tunay akong nagpapasalamat. Laging pinapaalala sa akin ng Diyos na ang mga pagpapalang ito ay nag-ugat sa aking pagiging masunuring anak sa aking mga magulang.
Simula pagkabata hanggang mamatay ang aking mga magulang ay wala akong maalalang pagkakataon na sinagot ko nang hindi tama o pabalang ang aking mga magulang. By the grace of God, He blessed me beyond my expectations.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Phil 4:6-7
Avelynn Regalado-Garcia is currently the Executive Vice President of Unleash International Corporation, a high-tech, high-touch, high-impact training company whose main mission is to unleash the highest potential in people towards success, happiness, and significance. For more than 20 years now, she passionately conducts seminars, workshops, conference, and conventions for top local and multinational companies, schools, and organizations in the country and abroad.
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