‘Children are a heritage from the Lord.’ Psalm 127:3 NKJV
When someone loves you enough to leave you an inheritance, you should treasure it and treat it in a way that honours them. The Bible says that your children are a ‘heritage’ or ‘gift’ from the Lord.
So here’s a prayer for them: ‘Lord, I cannot begin to tell You how blessed and grateful I am for my children. I recognise each of them as a beautiful gift from You. You have given them to me to love and care for, to enjoy and celebrate, to delight in and raise so that they may come to know You as the greatest heritage of all. Thank You that no one, not even me, can ever be as good to them as You are. Because You have given me the privilege and responsibility of bringing them to You, teach me the importance of lifting them up before You each day in prayer. Keep them in the centre of Your love and designed purpose. Bless them with the knowledge of who You are. Help them to put their trust in You and stay on the path of life You have for them. Enable them to recognise the gifts and the calling that You have put in them, and to follow Your leading as You develop them and use them for Your glory. Make Your face shine upon them, Your grace be with them, and Your love abound in them. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.’
Are your children serving the Lord? If not, stand on this Bible promise: ‘“There is hope in your future,” says the Lord, “that your children shall come back to their own border [the principles they were taught].”’ (Jeremiah 31:17 NKJV)
SoulFood: 2 Ki 7–9, Mark 12:13–27, Ps 132:1–10, Pro 13:4–6
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