Monday, May 27, 2013

Connect with Karen Paubel

I would like to introduce to you a woman blessing and prayer warrior, Karen Paubel,

Karen, would you tell us a bit about yourself and your family, please?

All of my life I have had a heart for prayer. I am a person who loves great resources, especially free ones. So when I learned young that I could call on heaven, I grabbed hold of it and never let go of prayer to my Heavenly Father. My father was a great prayer warrior and passed that passion to me. My life calling is to be a intercessor.  One of my prayer passions is to pray my children. I also love to encourage and equip others to pray for their children. When my husband and I were dating, he always said he wanted seven children and I would just laugh. Now after 23 years of marriage and seven children later, I am still laughing. I guess I married a man who keeps his word.  I homeschool my children. My children range in age from 19 to 8 years old. My heart's desire for homeschooling is to train them up in the Lord.  Raising children is such a heavy responsibility, way beyond my human ability. I call on God daily to equip me to raise an army for Christ. 

I found you through a friend forwarding your email. How and when did you get started emailing "Daily Prayer to Pray in Agreement for Our Children and Grandchildren"?

About 4 years ago I started a group called PM- Praying Moms. We would meet once a month in my home and pray for our children while they played.  We met for a few years and this daily e-mail grew out of us daily praying in agreement for our children. A Praying Grandmas group has started from this group for the last few years. One of my friends has started up the Praying Moms group again. The Daily Prayer email has grown just by mothers passing on to other mothers. There are also many fathers on the list also.

Will you share a sample of your daily emails?

Prayer for Gratitude

Lord,  I thank You for this precious gift or my children and grandchildren. You have given them to me and now I dedicate them to You. You alone know what they need. I release them to You to care and for and protect, and I commit myself to pray everything you put on my heart. Teach me how to pray and guide me in what to pray with regard to their lives. Help me not to impose my own will when I am praying for them, but rather enable me to always pray that Your will be done in their lives. Because Your Word says that every good gift comes from You. I know that You have given me my children for me to raise. You will help me to do that. I invite You to  be in control of their lives. I rely on You for everything, and this day I trust my child into Your care. 

Adapted from: Prayers and Promises for My Little Girl by Stormie Omartian 

Prayer is the most effective tool a parent has. When teaching discipline and modeling fail, prayer succeeds. Prayer goes where a parent can't. It softens hard hearts, enlightens darkened minds, and guides lost souls. Prayer works. As a parent, we don't have to settle for having the kind do children that our society seems to determine to produce. As praying parents, we don't have to sit quietly by and watch while our sons and daughter are led astray by the allure of culture. Prayer is a parent's way of taking matters into God's hands.So pray. Pray big, bold, biblical prayers for your child. God is ready to answer, and he doesn't want you to settle for less than his best or to compromise when you pray for your child. Pray Big! taken from Praying Big for Your Child by the Power of Praying God's Promises for Your Child's Life by Will Davis

The Impact of Praying Kids

It is important that we encourage this passion for prayer when we see it, not quench it-so the fires of revival can be birthed again from their prayers. Our youth have the potential to make huge differences in their world and our through their prayer lives and their ministry for Christ. They are the future leaders of the Christian world movement, and adults know it. Older Christians are often inspired to follow young people as they begin to manifest a passion and proactiveness toward the things of God.

I believe that during the dawn of the twenty-first century God is up to something more expansive that we have previously imagined. From my vantage point the children and youth take center stage.

taken from: Prayer Saturated Kids by Cheryl Sacks and Arlyn Lawrence

Do you have a favorite Bible verse you would like to share?

Years ago, I heard a sermon by Charles Stanley on the Life Changing Prayer from Colossians. It inspired me so much that it has been my life and prayer verse ever since.

For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,  being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you  to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.

                                                                  Colossians 1:9-12 NIV

How about a favorite song?

Find Us Faithful

by Steve Greene

We're pilgrims on the journey

Of the narrow road

And those who've gone before us line the way

Cheering on the faithful, encouraging the weary

Their lives a stirring testament to God's sustaining grace

Surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses

Let us run the race not only for the prize

But as those who've gone before us

Let us leave to those behind us

The heritage of faithfulness passed on through godly lives


Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful

May the fire of our devotion light their way

May the footprints that we leave

Lead them to believe

And the lives we live inspire them to obey

Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful

After all our hopes and dreams have come and gone

And our children sift through all we've left behind

May the clues that they discover and the memories they uncover

Become the light that leads them to the road we each must find

Anything else you think our readers should know? 

This about says it all:

One generation commends your works to another;
    they tell of your mighty acts.
They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty—
    and I will meditate on your wonderful works.

They tell of the power of your awesome works—
    and I will proclaim your great deeds.
They celebrate your abundant goodness
    and joyfully sing of your righteousness.

                                                       Psalm 145:4-7

You can sign up for daily prayers in your inbox by emailing Karen Paubel

Beth Miramonti

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