Dec. 15: A Prayer for Parents

Today we’d like to share with you a Christopher prayer for parents:

“Heavenly Father, You have given to men and women the awesome opportunity to participate in the creation of life. You’ve given them the opportunity to nurture their children, and to teach them the values and skills they will need as responsible creative adults.

“Bless fathers and mothers as they take on the joys and sorrows of parenthood.  Enlighten them to communicate an awareness of those things that truly count.

“Strengthen them when they falter.  Deepen their love for one another no less than for their children.  Their love must know how to sacrifice—how to absorb friction and conflict.  Their love is something special because it speaks of Yours.  Amen.”

He will turn the hearts of parents to their children, and the hearts of children to their parents.  (Malachi 4:6)

Teach us to embody Your love for us, Heavenly Father, and direct it toward our children.

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