Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Teen Hitch Hikers on the Internet Highway

Today my heart is breaking.

A friend of mine called last night crying. She went into her daughter's room and found she had left town with a male acquaintence from the internet.

Let that sink in for a moment.

Here is what I am asking each of my readers to do TODAY- right now. I want you to pray for TM. I want you to put something on your desk that every time you see it, you will breathe a prayer for TM. I want you to pray for her like you would want someone to pray if it were your child.

As I was praying for TM last night, I began praying very specific things for her. Please agree with me in prayer for these things:

Dear Heavenly Father,
I come to you now in the Name of Your precious Son, Jesus Christ. It is only through His blood that I can even come before You, and I do that now- through the precious blood of Jesus Christ.
I lift up TM before You now. You know where she is. You know her situation. You know all things. I ask that You protect her and keep her safe in the Name of Jesus.
As for the man she is with, I ask in the Name of Jesus, that he can only do what is in the best interest of TM. I ask that if he has any perverse or wicked intentions, that they be thwarted right now in the Name of Jesus. If he has mal-intent for TM, may he be confused and not be able to carry out a single plan!
Lord, Your Word says that "No Weapon formed against us shall prosper... this is the heritage of the servants of the Lord". That Word goes for our children! TMs mother is Your daughter Father, and she calls upon You and trusts in Your Name. So we use the double-edged sword of Your Word and claim now that no weapon formed against TM will prosper!
I ask also that the deception of the enemy will be revealed to TM. May she see her situation in the Light of Your Truth, God. May she see the love of her mother and the futility of empty relationships. May she clearly understand that "what" she is looking for is a real relationship with you Lord.
Father, as law enforcement officials are searching for TM, I pray that You guide and direct their every move. I ask that a divine "spotlight" would shine from the heavens to allow TM to be found. I ask in the Name of Jesus that godly Christian people would come across TMs path and that You give them discernment to know that she is not where You want her. Lead law enforcement officers to the right people who remember the needed information to help find TM. May anyone who comes in contact with TM and this man remember them and be able to recount the correct information that would help officials find her.
I ask Father that You dispatch Your angels from heaven to put a hedge around her and protect her from ALL harm.
I lift up her mother before You. In the midst of this trying storm, please give her a peace that only You can give. Hold her up with your strength, physically, emotionally and spiritually. May she feel the peace and presence of God that passes all understanding. Thank You that this mom knows on Whom to call in the time of trouble. She relies upon You and You alone for strength.
Lord God in heaven, I pray Psalms 91 over TM. I ask that through this situation, all the seed of the Word of God that has been planted in heart would come to fruition. May Your Word not return void, but accomplish what You have sent it to accomplish! May she know that she can call on the Name of the Lord and be delivered!
May You give her the understanding to realize she needs to escape. May You give her the knowledge to know how to escape, and may You give her Your guiding hand. Direct her every footstep.
I ask these things in the Name of Jesus Christ and through the power of His blood.

I ask you, beg you, plead with you to pray for TM as you would want people praying for your child.
And in case you are wondering, TMs mother has taught her daughter all of the dangers of internet chat and messaging and how to avoid situations like this..... You know, how God told Adam and Eve NOT to eat of the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden.... Sometimes, even the children of the best parents make decisions that grieve their parents.

Thank you! Thank you!

Teen Hitch Hikers on the Internet Highway

Today's society is so vastly different from days gone by. Our culture has changed so quickly and vastly with the rush of the communication/techno age, that our heads spin.
Our life is more comfortable because of our communication devices. What would we do with out these little gadgets?
I put cell phones in the hands of each of my children so they may call me if they need me. I take comfort in that.
I give them access to computers so they can gain knowledge and succeed in life. I feel good about that.

But, I cannot be with them at all times and monitor every thing they do. This internet highway that runs right through my living room is there. My husband and I do everything within our power to make sure there are no "rest stops" for passers by on this highway. But I am reminded today, that "things" happen.

So therefore, as a parent, I will not give in to the fear of the enemy, but I will continue to wage war against the enemy of my soul and the enemy of the souls of my children. I will ever be on guard, just as my friend has been. I am reminded that we must be vigilant. We must be tough and ever watching. I am reminded that I am only a human, and that my trust MUST be in my Almighty, Omnipotent, Omniscient Creator and Lord! I place my children in His hands. If they happen to get on the Internet Highway, I pray they remember to put on their seat belts and lock the doors and follow the road map that their father and I have given them. I pray they don't get in the "car" with out our permission. And I pray they never, ever decide to hitch hike.

Thanks for praying for TM. Hugs your children today and sit down and talk with them one more time about internet safety.

Love you all!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a dark shock! I joined you in your prayer, believing and expecting to hear of her soon and safe return.

I ended up checking out your blog after you commented on mine. Thank you! We are so dependant on the prayers of God's people.

BTW, you are blessed with a beautiful family.