11 hours ago
Dear Jesus, help our children know, that we are all born as sinners and separated from God because of our wicked hearts. However, help them grasp the life-transforming concept that they do not have to live as sinners, under that condemnation.
Teach our children that they have the opportunity to accept a new, beautiful identity that is called “good,” not because of what they have done or what they look like, but because they are secure in who YOU say they are: treasured, delightful, known and protected. Let them not place their self-worth in accomplishments they may or may not achieve, but let them discover these deeper truths about who You believe they are and build every decision they make on that sure foundation. Lord, I pray Your emotional, physical, and spiritual protection over Our children. Keep evil far from them, and help them to trust You as their refuge and strength. I pray You will guard their mind from harmful instruction, and grant them discernment to recognize truth. I pray You will make them strong and courageous in the presence of danger, recognizing that You have overcome and will set right all injustice and wrong, one day. Help them to find rest in Your shadow, as they live in the spiritual shelter You provide for them. Let them know that the only safe place is in Jesus, and that their home on earth is only temporary. That our home will be in eternity with you in heaven. In Jesus name, amen.