Two Prayers we prayed for our kids:
I want to recommend a prayer Susan and I prayed while raising our kids. We asked God to do this for our kids: "Maximize the effect of the things we do right - and minimize the effect of the things we do wrong." Of course we usually thought of praying that right after we’d messed up. God answered that prayer for us. And He’ll answer that prayer in your family, too.
Susan and I had another prayer that I want to recommend. And this is one where we told our kids we were praying it. We asked God, "When our children do something wrong, please let them get caught immediately." Our girls didn’t like that prayer much, but they did notice that God answered it!
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