Everyday Prayers For Parents
Today I’m sharing a prayer titled “A Prayer About Gospel Parenting” from Scotty Smith’s book, Everyday Prayers: 365 Days to a Gospel-Centered Faith. I’ve occasionally posted parts of prayers from this book on Facebook. Today, I decided to share this entire prayer.
I can’t imagine parenting without praying. And I love his emphasis on gospel parenting. What if this was a goal, emphasis, and priority this year?
This line caused me to audibly gasp: “Teach us – teach me – how to care for them as humble stewards, not as anxious owners.” I wonder what parts of the prayer will most minister to you. Let me know.
“Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.
It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest,
eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.”
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