Prayer for my Children

Bible Reading: 1 Chronicles 26:12-32; 27; 28; 29:1-22

This is my instruction and prayer for my children, patterned after David's charge to his son, Solomon (28:9, 20; 22:11-12,19; 29:17-19):

My son Casey and my daughter Cassandra,

Get to know God and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts. May the Lord be with you and give you wisdom, understanding and success as you carefully follow his teachings. Now devote your heart and soul to seeking the Lord your God. If you seek him, you will find him. Be strong and courageous, and do the work that God has chosen you to do. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.

"I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity" (29:17). Develop honesty and integrity in the hearts of my children, Lord. I receive such joy from seeing them grow and blossom in their relationship with you. Oh Lord, keep this desire to know you in their hearts forever, and keep their hearts loyal to you. Give my children a wholehearted desire to obey everything written in your word. Build within their hearts a temple of adoration and praise to you.