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A prayer for Max and Caroline…

on February 29, 2012

“My son {and daughter}, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to a whole man’s body. Above all else, guard your heart for it is the wellspring of life. Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you. Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm. Do not swerve to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.” Proverbs 4:20-27

I pray this prayer for my children. I ask the Lord to guard their hearts, minds, Spirits. I ask that He shields their eyes and ears from things that will leave lasting, unforgettable impressions…things that perhaps I witnessed as a child…things that drew me away from God. I want for my children a life that is life-giving. I want them to experience the world with a Biblical view. I want them to set their sights on things that are good and pleasing. When tested (because they will be), I want them to cling to the Lord and His perfect strength. I want for them a deeply rooted love of God. I want them to turn to Him long before they turn to me or their dad. I want them to know that they always have a Father in heaven who is sovereign and mighty. I want these things and I believe the Lord wants them too. I trust that when I pray and ask in HIS will He is right there in the mix of my requests. I also want for my children to be bolder than I am in sharing the message of Salvation. I pray that on their journey they encounter ears and hearts that are open and yearning for the Good News of Christ. I pray that they would serve as heralds of God’s grace. I pray these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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