Have you ever noticed how much children increase your prayer life? (I'm talking to parents here!) They drive fast, travel with rickety vehicles, climb precarious heights, come in covered with blood, fish on the stormiest days, return home late during snowstorms, don't tell you if somethings bothering them, have babies, enjoy the challenges of poverty, act lethargic, take on huge projects, jump from tall objects, get sick, and so much more!
I remember as a young girl when spending holidays with my grandparents that they would pray and pray and pray for devotions for just about everyone they knew and each relative by name. I thought it went on too long but as I got older I appreciated their long prayers and knowing that each day I was being prayed for. I enjoyed bringing them prayer requests because I knew they would never forget to pray.
I remember before I was married, every time one of us left the house, my mom would pray for our safety, for wisdom in what we did. I know she still prays for me and my family.
I'm glad I had people that prayed for me because I certainly needed it. Children tend to do that, make us pray harder. I hope, and pray, I can be a godly example of someone who consistently prays for my children and grandchildren and that they will seek God as they in turn pray for their children and future children.