Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.
Founding Father Quote
“The only means of establishing and perpetuating our republican forms of government is the universal education of our youth in the principles of Christianity by means of the Bible.”
O Lord, we have failed our children miserably. We have not trained them up in the way they should go, in the paths of righteousness that seek You first in all things. Instead, we have let them follow the desires of their heart, leading to a path of ultimate destruction. Father, forgive us for forsaking these precious treasures You have placed in our care. We come boldly before the throne, Heavenly Father, to ask You to intervene on our behalf. We place our young children in Your hands, that they might come to know You early and worship You all the days of their lives. For our children who are older, please help us to model habits that are pleasing unto You, that our children might know the path that leads to righteousness. Help us not to become discouraged when we fail, but rather to diligently seek Your instruction and follow Your plan for our lives and the lives of our children. Please cover them with Your protection in their going out and their coming in. May Your guiding hand be upon them, and may all that they do honor You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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