In his biography of Charles H. Spurgeon W.Y. Fullerton wrote of Spurgeon's mother,
"Every Sunday evening Mrs. Spurgeon was accustomed to gather the children around the table, and as they read the Scripture, she would explain it to them verse by verse. Then she prayed, and her son declares that some of the words of her prayers her children never forgot.
Once she said, "Now, Lord, if my children go on in their sins, it will not be from ignorance they perish, and my soul must bear swift witness against them at the day of judgement if they lay not hold of Christ."
That was not at all in the modern vein, but it was the arrow that reached the boy's soul. "The thought of a mother bearing swift witness against me pierced my conscience and stirred my heart." "
I seriously doubt Mother Spurgeon's prayer would be anymore popular today then it was in her time. To me her prayer reveals an intense holy jealousy for her God and a love for Him that supersedes her love for her children. What are your thoughts about this prayer by the mother whose son became one of the most famous preachers who ever lived? How many Christian mothers do you think would pray this way today?