Thursday, June 21, 2018

Pray When Your Heart is Full & When it is Empty

Don't you just love this quote? As we commit to pray for our grandchildren, and are purposeful about teaching our grandchildren to become people who pray, consider this quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Yes, we pray when our heart is full, but we also pray when our heart is empty.

Being a person of prayer does not mean life will be "easy" for us. It was not for Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He chose to stand for what God's Word taught against the National Socialists, the Nazis, during World War Two. This choice resulted in him spending time in Tegel prison for one and a half years, Buchenwald concentration camp, and finally being sent to Flossenb├╝rg concentration camp where he was hanged. His faith and convictions cost him his life - he knew first-hand while prayer would not make his life "easy", it was essential.

Share this quote with your grandchildren and tell them about this brave man who lived his faith no matter what. Be a person who models doing the same and who prays when your heart is full . . . as well as when it is empty.

#grandmas #handingdownthefaith #itmatterswhatwedo #grandparentingonpurpose

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