Dear Heavenly Father,
From Father to Father… I thank you for these treasured children of mine. Although you have entrusted them to me, I know they belong to you. Like Hannah offered Samuel, I dedicate my children to you, Lord. I recognize that they are always in your care.
Help me as a parent, Lord, with my weaknesses and imperfections. Give me strength and godly wisdom to raise these children after your Holy Word. Please supply what I lack. Keep my children walking on the path that leads to eternal life through Jesus Christ. Help them to overcome the temptations in this world and the sin that would so easily entangle them and lead them astray.
Dear God, send your Holy Spirit daily to lead and guide them as good disciples for you. Ever assist them to grow in wisdom and stature, in grace and knowledge, in kindness, compassion and love. May they serve you faithfully with their whole heart devoted to you. May they discover the joy of your presence through daily relationship with your Son, Jesus.
Help me never to hold on too tightly to these children, nor neglect my responsibilities before you as a parent. Lord, let my commitment to raise these children for the glory of your name cause their life to forever testify of your faithfulness.
In Jesus’ name I pray.