A Prayer For Parents

A Prayer For Parents

A “Family By The Book” blog

Father, don’t let them parent for the moment …

but for the future.

Don’t let them parent for the ‘cuteness’ now …

but for the character later.

Don’t allow them to parent conveniently …

but to parent consistently.

Don’t allow them to parent out of the playbook of this culture …

but out of the eternal template of God’s heart.

Don’t let them punish for past transgressions …

as much as discipline with an eye on the future.

Don’t ever allow them to take the easy road …

but to always take the high road, that leads to success and satisfaction later.

Don’t ever let them have to fight to get their kids back from the enemy …

but to work hard to keep them under God’s blessing and with His arms.


Give these parents the stamina and self-discipline it takes to produce sons and daughters who are:

  • submitted to the leadership of both their parents and God
  • conscious of God’s approval and plan for them
  • loved and nurtured like few others have ever been
  • and ready to move into their own places of ministry in God’s great kingdom

We ask these things in the name of Him who loves us more than anyone else … in Jesus name.  Amen


Paul Walterman – Fresh Heart Ministries

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