I dedicate my children to God
NOTE: This was written by Terry approximately 1989 or 1990.
You are the controller of the children you have allowed my to bear.
In your love you have allowed me the privilege of giving life. Lives you have ordered in every detail for a specific purpose.
You have allowed me to cooperate with you to shape and mold the lives entrusted to my care. This gift comes with considerable responsibility beyond their physical care and well being.
Every detail of Chris’ total personality was determined by you before he was born.
Every detail of Lesley’s total personality was determined by you before she was born.
Please help me to be sensitive as a parent to meet Lesley’s needs emotionally. To see, understand, perceive, and observe her special potential.
Please help me to be sensitive as a parent to meet Chris’ needs emotionally. To see, understand, perceive, and observe his special potential.
Please forgive me if I have been ungrateful to you for this responsibility you have entrusted to me, as a mother.
(1 JN 1:9) Please forgive me for my selfishness of putting my needs and rights first. Please forgive my attitude of resentment and frustration.
*** I receive your forgiveness and your love. Thank you Lord for your power through Jesus Christ to be reconciled with my children and my husband. (2 Cor 5:18)
(PS 51:10) Create in me a new clean heart, O Lord, and renew a right spirit within me.
(EPH 4:23) Help me to be constantly renewed in the attitude of my mind and help me to put on a new self, created to be like you in true righteousness and holiness.
Help me to develop in this home by my actions, an atmosphere of godliness, by example, by my lifestyle and by who I am in Christ, constantly teaching my children about you.
Help me give Chris praise and show him that he is loved and important by listening, being available as a sounding board, and giving, in patience and in love, by good example, your wisdom and guidance.
Help me give Lesley praise and show her that she is loved and important by listening, being available as a sounding board, and giving, in patience and in love, by good example, your wisdom and guidance.
I dedicate my children to your care.
(PROV 31:26) When I speak make my words wise and make kindness the rule of everything I say.
Help me to watch carefully all that goes on in my house and help me not to be idle. Help me to retain my sense of humor for even this is a gift from you.
I praise your holy name!
Thank you for your peace!