To be able to raise unleashed children, Ang mga magulang dapat ang pinaka-taimtim mag pray sa pamilya. This is one of the principles we discussed in our book entitled “Unleash the Highest Potential of Your Child”.
According to Matt Slick:
“Prayer is the practice of the presence of God.
It is the place where pride is abandoned, hope is lifted, and supplication is made. Prayer is the place of admitting our need, of adopting humility,
and claiming dependence upon God.”
Sa buhay ng isang magulang, darating ang pagkakataon na hindi na natin alam ang ating gagawin sa ating mga anak. Sa aming pananaw, ito ay isang napakagandang pangyayari. Siguro nagtataka kayo kung paano naging maganda ang ganitong pangyayaring kung saan hindi n’yo alam ang inyong gagawin. Ito ay napakaganda dahil marami sa atin ay natututong manalangin. Sa aming pananaw, panalangin ang pinakamabisang paraan upang mapalaki natin nang maayos ang ating mga anak.
How to raise Godly children? Here are four simple ways on how to teach your children about prayer:
1. Pray with your children every day.
Sinisigurado namin that we pray with our children as often as we can. Every morning, before they leave the house for school, we embrace our children and we pray for God’s protection over them – protection against any accident as they travel going to school, against any sickness, against any danger from the people around them, and protection from any temptation.
Every evening at around 10 pm, before we sleep, we gather together for a time of prayer. We thank God for everything that happened for the day and for all the answered prayers we received. We ask forgiveness for all the sins committed on that day. We pray for our children’s exams, seatwork, projects and plays/presentation for the next day. We pray for the leaders of our country. We pray for our helpers at home, who assisted in our day-to-day activities. Without them, life will be very hard. Our children also pray for all the seminars we are doing. They even prayed for this book you are reading.
2. Teach your children about God every day.
In our family, we see to it that we eat together. Every dinner, sabay-sabay kaming kumakain. Bago kami kumain, we pray. Alam na ng mga anak namin kung sino ang magpi-pray dahil mayroong naka assign mag-pray every day. Pagkatapos mag-pray, pwede nang kumuha ng pagkain. ‘Pag nakakuha na ng pagkain ang lahat, nagtatanong ang asawa ko ng ganito, “What happened in school?” Isa-isang magkukwento ang aming mga anak. Pansin na pansin ang batang may problema dahil tamad o ayaw magkwento. Dito pa lang, alam na namin ang dapat gawin pagkatapos kumain. Kailangang kausapin ang bata, baka may problema sa school.
Pagkatapos ng daily report, isa sa aming anak ang kukuha ng aming daily dinner devotion book. Ito ay isang librong may 365 devotional and discussion starters. Bawat isa sa mga aming mga anak ay may assigned day para magbasa. Lahat ay dapat makinig dahil pagkatapos ng kwento, mayroong mga tanong na kailangang sagutin. Sa aming araw-araw na pagkain at pag-uusap, nalalaman namin ang estado ng pag-iisip ng aming mga anak. Dahil dito nalalaman namin ang kanilang mga problema at nagagabayan namin sila kung may mali man silang pang-unawa sa buhay.
When you think that they need somebody to talk to, please, kausapin natin sila. Bakit? Isang araw, gusto n’yo silang kausapin (lalo na kung teenager) pero hindi na kayo kakausapin. May iba na silang ka-text mate. Bakit kailangan silang kausapin?
• Time for encouragement – Hindi lahat ng araw ay maganda ang nangyayari sa school ng mga bata. So it’s time for you to encourage their spirit.
• Time of assurance – “Anak, kahit nagkamali ka, nandito kami ni Daddy/Mommy para sa iyo.”
Next week, we will give you two more tips on how to raise Godly children….
(Excerpted from Vic & Avelynn Garcia’s book – Unleash the Highest Potential of Your Child, a sequel to the book entitled Unleash Your Highest Potential. )
Avelynn Regalado-Garcia is currently the Executive Vice President of Unleash International Corporation, a high-tech, high-touch, high-impact training company whose main mission is to unleash the highest potential in people towards success, happiness, and significance. For more than 20 years now, she passionately conducts seminars, workshops, conference, and conventions for top local and multinational companies, schools, and organizations in the country and abroad.
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