This book is small, but that is one reason I loved it so much. My life is full with 4 children that have not only spiritual needs but physical needs as well. The book was manageable, and it was full of encouragement and great ideas. I will agree with another reviewer who mentioned that this book didn't go real deep Perhaps the authors larger prayer circle books go into greater depth. However, I believe this book can be more than just encouragement since it does give several ways to walk out the principles. One idea that I particularly have enjoyed implementing is praying though the Scriptures with a particular child in mind as I do my daily Bible readings.
Here is a sampling of some of my notes:
*Distinguish between my will for the children and God's will for them. "God's will" will glorify Him.
*Prayer is the way we fight battles by letting God fight for us.
*Form a "prayer circle" with other parents-- pray with intensity and tenacity, not just praying FOR but praying THROUGH.
*Pray the promises of God. Know your child (ask God!) and pray certain verses that pertain to the child and situation.
* Pray offensively not defensively. Don't just pray against something; pray for something.
*Prayer mantras are important. It's a single God-inspired prayer repeated throughout a child's life.
*Have a spiritual vision for your child (ideas given)
*Don't just pray FOR your children; pray WITH your children. This will be speaking God's Word into their lives and teaching them how to prayer themselves.
I was inspired to begin to pray more deliberate for my son who has mental illness. I asked the Lord for scriptures to pray and He added to those every week. I am encouraged to continue and do the same for more people the Lord shows me. He is the God of the Impossible!