Handout: Faith for Our Adult Sons and Daughters
by John and Therese Boucher
When we ask God for what our grown children need, (especially the gift of faith), we join ourselves to Jesus, who intercedes at the right hand of the Father. But at the same time, we also stand on the threshold of a spiritual contradiction. On the one hand, Jesus encourages us to go to the Father with all of our needs. On the other hand, he exhorts us to have faith and stop worrying. Perhaps the answer to this puzzle lies in praying through our worries, no matter how long it takes to experience relief. Perhaps the answer lies in finding a way to get “unstuck” in prayer, a way to see things from God’s point of view.