Simple Prayers (4)

Our Bible verses today tell us that Manoah and his wife were not able to have any children. God’s angel came to Manoah’s wife. He told her that she would have a son. “He will be God’s special person from before he is born. He will save the Israelites from the power of the Philistines” (verse 5b).
Manoah’s wife told her husband what the angel had said. Then Manoah prayed this simple prayer, “Lord, I beg you to send the man of God to us again. We want him to teach us what we should do for the boy who will soon be born” (verse 8b).
It would be wonderful if all parents would pray this simple prayer for their children. Every child is a gift from God. We need God’s wisdom and help to raise our children so they will love and honor God.
Do you have children or grandchildren? Ask God to help you as you raise these children to be God’s servants. God paid attention to Manoah’s prayer, and He will pay attention to you, too.