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I bought my husband a sweatshirt that says, “I can explain it to you, but I can’t understand it for you.” If I cannot see from someone else’s viewpoint, I may never understand that person. When we understand “why,” “what” makes sense. In an uncertain world, too often I pray with my eyes clouded by the conditions around me. However, as a child of God, I should pray with godly vision and view my children’s lives through Jesus’ eyes. This will change my prayers from fearful pleas into expectant communication. What view did Jesus manifest in His prayers? Faith: “Jesus…

“The unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and…in thee also . . . stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Be not . . . ashamed of the testimony of our Lord” (II Timothy 1: 5-8). At my mother’s funeral, a pastor who was a product of my parents’ pioneering ministry in New York testified of how my…

“So Hannah rose up after they had eaten in Shiloh, and after they had drunk. Now Eli the priest sat upon a seat by a post of the temple of the LORD. And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore.” I Samuel 1:9-10 In bitterness of soul, she wept and cried before the Lord. “Lord, I have waited so long for a child. Would you please look on my affliction and hear my cry today? Grant the desire of my heart and give me a little boy. I will give him to you…