Thursday, June 21, 2007

A Prayer for Our Youth

Father God, thank you for our kids. They are your richest blessings. Our most treasured possessions. Our greatest responsibilities.

Help us, father, to give them the care needed to keep them healthy, well-grounded, obedient and respectful, secure, serious and self-aware, eager to learn and grow, productive, connected with family, loyal and good to friends, and, most especially, in love with and faithful to you.

Mold and shape us as parents, Inspire us. Strengthen us.

Father, your goodness is beyond measure. In the faces of our children, in their laughter, in their innocence and boundless energy, we see your love. We praise you!

In the name of Jesus, your Son, we offer this prayer.