The Story of George McCluskey

Aug 28, 2020

‘...Pour out your heart…for…your…children...’Lamentations 2:19 NKJV

When George McCluskey started a family, he decided to invest one hour every day in prayer because he wanted his children to follow Christ. Then he expanded his prayers to include his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Every day between 11am and noon he prayed for the next three generations. As the years went by his two daughters committed their lives to Christ and married men who went into the ministry. These two couples produced four girls and one boy. Each of the girls married a minister and the boy became a pastor. The first two children born to this generation were both boys. After leaving secondary school, the two cousins chose the same college and became roommates. During their second year one boy decided to go into the ministry. The other didn’t. He felt lots of pressure to continue the family legacy, but he chose instead to go his own way and pursue his interest in psychology. He earned his doctorate and eventually wrote books for parents that became bestsellers. Eventually he started a radio programme that is heard around the world each day. The man’s name? James Dobson (founder of Focus on the Family). So that’s the story of George McCluskey, just an ordinary man, but his prayers had an extraordinary effect on much of the world. If you are a parent or a grandparent, the word for you today is, ‘Arise, cry out in the night… pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord. Lift your hands toward Him for the life of your… children.’

SoulFood: Lam 1:1–3:39, Luke 18:18–30, Ps 119:169–176, Pro 19:9–10
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