Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one! You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. Deut. 6:4-9
Dear Lord and Heavenly Father,
Today I pray for the believers raising children in this crooked and perverse generation. Lord, strengthen the parents and draw them to You and to Your word. I ask that You be their guide and that they would look to You during times of challenge. And Lord, I pray that they would be thankful for the awesome privelege You have given them, and that they would take the responsibility seriously.
Lord, I pray that these parents will be deep into Your word daily, so that they may guide and direct their children in Your ways. I pray that they would do as You command: speaking about You and Your word when they sit in the house, walk by the way, lie down and rise up. Lord, I pray that You would be a central figure in their homes and in their lives.
Lord, I ask that You would move in the hearts of the children. That at an early age, because of their parent's example and Your spirit, they would profess faith in You. Lord, raise up this next generation to love and serve and bring You glory.
In Jesus' name, and for His sake I ask it,