Prayers, Purity and Promises Made

Lisa Cole spoke to our Moms of Teens group this week. She is a Wife, a Mom of 4 adult children, a Mother-in-law to 2 women that she has prayed for since her boys were young, (one of them, Amber, is pictured with her above and is a founder of our Hope Moms groups) and a “Honey” to her 2 Grandkids.

MOT Lisa ColeIn the fall, Naomi, who is new to Memphis and our group this year, asked me if we could have a mentor mom talk to us. I immediately thought of my friend, Lisa.  She is a Mom, just like us, … imperfect! 🙂 But can mentor us because she has walked with God through our current stage and is a few steps further along the parenting path.

Lisa shared wisdom with us through her own struggles, experiments and lessons learned.

I love that she could be a Titus 2 woman to us:

Titus 2:3-5  (ESV)

3  Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, 4  and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, 5  to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

I will update the blog with her notes and the book references soon.

Bible verses for seniors

For today, here is the handout. This is a list is from notes Lisa took years ago and held on to as she prayed specifically for her teens. It is an awesome resource!

(I included the pic because I love that Lisa has held onto this! Thanks, Jane, for typing it up for us}

Prayer for a spirit of…  
Reverence the fear of the Lord Proverbs 9:10
Humility willingness to submit James 4:10
Purity a desire to be clean Matt 5:8
Purpose wisdom to set goals Proverbs 4:25
Simplicity a life-style uncluttered Romans 12:8
Commitment dedication to the “cause” Joshua 24:15
Diligence willingness to work hard 2 Peter 1:5
Servanthood the ministry of “helps” Galatians 6:9-10
Consistency the quality of faithfulness James 1:8
Assurance a depth of faith Hebrews 10:22
Availability a willingness to let go Isaiah 6:8
Loyalty a zeal of fidelity Ruth 1:6
Sensitivity openness of heart Luke 10:30-37
Compassion love in action Mark 8:1-2
Tenderness a willingness to weep 2 Kings 22:19
Maturity a capacity to grow Hebrews 5:12-14
Holiness Christ-like behavior 1 Peter 1:16
Reliability depth of dependability 1 Corinthians 4:2
Revelation learning to listen Ephesians 1:15, 18
Denial a sacrifice to surrender Luke 9:23
Confidence a baptism to boldness Philippians 4:13
Integrity quality of truthfulness Romans 12:17
Repentance willingness to change Luke 9:23
Trust a fearless reliance Psalm 125:1
Submission choosing to yield Ephesians 5:21
Teachability quality of meekness Titus 3:2
Prayer a longing to wait Isaiah 40:31
Unity a respect of others I Corinthians 1:10
Restoration a ministry of healing Isaiah 61:1-2
Authority a capacity to command Matthew 16:19
Generosity the desire to give Matthew 10:8
When you think about the future:
Jeremiah 31:17 James 4:14-15
1 Corinthians 2:9 1 John 3:2


Here are the books Lisa recommended:

(I planned to crop the photo, but I liked the tulips and laughed when I noticed my feet standing on a chair wearing jammies … keeping it real)

Not pictured is: When God Writes Your Love Story by Eric and Leslie Ludy

Click on the links below to read Lisa Cole’s teaching notes:

Moms of Teens Talk pg. 1

Moms of Teens Talk pg. 2 Purity

Moms of Teens pg 3 Purity

Moms of Teens pg 4 Promise Made

Final Challenge from When God Writes Your Love Story by Eric and Leslie Ludy:final challenge When God writes your love story


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