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Sunday Prayers: Sensitive Hearts

Daniel 12:3 And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.

On a any given Sunday morning there are dozens and dozens of volunteers and servants working with children in three different buildings at Trinity Church.  It is my prayer for those working that God would use the children they work with and lead to soften their hearts to God.  Along with that softening of their own hearts, I pray that they will be sensitive to each and every child’s need.  Everyone would say that they want to be sensitive to the children they work with, but with the chaos of drop-off, dismissal, discipline problems, equipment malfunctions, teacher shortages it can be easy to harden  one selves  to just “getting through it.”

I pray that the Holy Spirit will make each leader working with children able to easily discern the hearts and situations of the children they work with.  It is my prayer that they will not miss a unique  opportunity  to sow a word of encouragement into the heart of a young child.  It is my prayer that they will be able to clearly hear when a child is calling for help, and they will be equiped to answer that call with love, patience, and kindness.

I know that those willing to be kind to a child, will reap a wonderful blessing!  May all those that take the time to work with children, take the time to listen to children!

This is part of the discussion started  HERE, and HERE, and continues the Sunday Morning Prayer Series.

Jonathan Cliff is married to his wife Starr and they together live out their days with two sons and a daughter. Jonathan serves as one of the Pastors at Grace Community Church in Clarksville, Tennessee; where he works with leaders throughout the city to help develop Christian community that leads to deep and meaningful spiritual friendships. His journey has been an adventurous one, having served in the local church for 15 years in family ministry developing leaders, building environments for kids and students to belong, and encouraging parents to take big spiritual steps with their families.

1 Comment

  1. Starr · March 24, 2010

    Love that you’re praying that for myself and the other volunteers each week. It can be easy to lose sight of the kids in the busyness of all we do for the kids, crazy as that sounds!!