Today we had 5 Sisters and 10 children at women's prayer! Becca is currently out of town so there were no "extra hands" to help out. It was very chaotic. But it was beautifully blessed. Children are a blessing from the Lord, a heritage. It is our job to teach and train them in the ways of the Lord. One way we can do that is by praying with them present. Hopefully we are doing this daily, but it is different when they see us praying with others in the Body. It is the Body in action doing what it is created to do. Yes, we were running back and forth taking advantage of other teachable moments, breaking up fights and dealing with obedience issues, but their moms were praying together for God's work around the world. Right now they probably do not understand the significance of what they are seeing, but I know that it will effect them for the rest of their lives and hopefully for eternity.
It was also a blessing to learn to empathize with Brothers and Sisters around the world who always have their children with them when they gather to pray and worship together. We are blessed to have classes for our kids while we worship most of the time. But today I was blessed to have my kids playing with others while we were praying for our workers.