Two of my four amazing kids! Many times I am overwhelmed that God would allow me to be a part of their lives - that He brought about the events that brought Linda & I together to begin with. Then I am sobered by the awesome responsibility that I have as a Dad - that the way I live my life will largely determine the way my children will veiw life and God.
To say they are a gift from God is putting it mildly!
Lord, help me to show love, support and encouragement to them in order that they may become the man/woman of God that you have planned for them to be. You say that You knew us before the beginning of time - that You have a plan for our life. Your plan is to prosper us and not to harm us, to give us a bright hope and future. I look forward with anticipation to what you have in mind for our children. Oh, that they may know You and form a relationship with You early on. May they look to You for their strength and wisdom for life. May they early have a heart for the hurting & lost, longing to be used by You, The Giver of Life.