When our children see us clinging to the promises of God, they will grow up trusting in His goodness. If we fail as adults to pray for and with the next generation, then they will become spiritually unsure.
When our children see us clinging to the promises of God, they will grow up trusting in His goodness.
When a generation begins to feel defeated and uncertain, its people begin to lose their spiritual balance. They may half-heartedly attend church, but inwardly, they have lost their Biblical moorings. Only God can build a home and guard a city, and that is why we need to call upon the Lord on behalf of the next generation. We need to call upon the Lord for our homes, for our cities, and for our nation.
When we call upon the Lord for the next generation, we can trust that the Lord will work in their lives to cultivate their relationship with Him, to bring them wisdom, to develop their spiritual and intellectual powers, to firm their resolve to walk with Him, to nurture their love of God, and to become powerhouses for Him.
Prayer: Father, I pray that my children would trust You as they see me cling to Your promises. I pray that You would work in their lives and that they would have a deep, growing relationship with You. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
"Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you" (Jeremiah 29:12).
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