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Symbols of Easter for Ceaseless Prayer

Symbols of Easter for Ceaseless Prayer

 

 

Creation celebrates the beauty of a resurrected life – buds and blooms transforming the dreary dormancy of winter into an explosion of color and delight. Everything inspires prayer!

 

 

RABBITS

  • I have this adorable set of bunnies on my dining room table as a reminder to pray that the hearts of parents be turned to their children and the hearts of children be turned to their parents (Malachi 4:6). But it’s even more powerful.

 

  • Rabbits are known for their prolific reproduction. In fact, using conservative calculations, one female rabbit and her offspring have the potential to produce 184,597,433,860 rabbits in seven years. Yikes![*]

 

  • But what if we allow rabbits to inspire us to pray that the church will produce spiritual children (those we lead to Christ and mentor) with the same numeric vitality? This is a world changer.

Father, may we, our children,

and our spiritual children

bear the blessing of Rebekah

that our spiritual descendants become

millions upon millions in number (Gen. 24:60).  

 

EGGS

  • Break an egg while looking at an image of a chick. How can what’s inside become feathers, scratchy feet, eyes, and a beak? And since prayer is listening to the Word of God, let’s listen in:

“You formed my inward parts…
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made…
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.”

Psalm 139:13-16 NKJV 

  • You might even fry an egg, scramble another, and boil another. Each yields a different product in taste and appearance. But when protected and nurtured, it turns into something amazing. And that’s our job as mothers. So when we see eggs, let’s pray.

Father, please help me to raise the children You assigned to me

to be all that You desire and delight for them to be.

 

THE CROSS

  • I have crosses throughout my house, inspiring me to frequently pray:

May my family, friends, and church

take up their crosses daily

and follow You wherever You lead…

Whatever that looks like (Luke 9:23).

 

CANDY

  • This reminds us to pray:

May people throughout the earth taste and see

that the Lord is so very good,

better than chocolate, better than gold…

Nothing can ever satisfy our souls like Jesus! 

 

FLOWERS & EASTER GRASS

  • The Bible reminds us that the grass withers and the flowers fade, but the Word of the Lord will remain forever (Is. 40:8). So may these remind us to pray:

Father,

please give us a relentless passion for Your Word.

Grant us wisdom and great understanding

to communicate Your Truth and Light

in a world saturated with deception and darkness.

And please grant us a passion for prayer.

Invade our imaginations

that we might pray

without ceasing.

In the beautiful and wonderful name of Jesus,

AMEN

By: Connie Norris has a passion is to mobilize women and children to pray. Please visit her website, “My Home, a House of Prayer for All Nations” www.myhomeahouseofprayerforallnations.com or connect with her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/conniepn.

[*] Kremples, Dana. Rabbit Health: The Amazing (and Scary) Reproductive Potential of Rabbits, Jan. 2006, www.bio.miami.edu/hare/scary.html.

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