“Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.” Psalm 127:3-5
Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for the children you have granted us. Each one presents their unique challenges while they grow up and each one brings unique blessings too. I see the wisdom in your words about the blessing that comes from a full quiver of children. They have made us wealthy in ways that can’t be measured by dollars or degrees. They encourage our faith, help us solve problems and give us strength to face the world. For all those parents who still have children at home and feel the burden of rearing them on the right path, give them the faith to see the blessing that comes in time. Help them to speak to their kids in ways that reflect how much they cherish them as a gift from you. Help them discipline with love and guide with patience. Give them your divine wisdom to know when to back off and when to stick their nose in it. And most of all, help parents give your Son to their children for eternal life. Amen.
Our children are a divine opportunity to leave a much bigger footprint than our own lives can create by themselves.