Praying for Your Child's Perseverance

Author and Finisher of Our Faith,
You endured such opposition from sinful men, endured the cross, scorning its shame, for the joy set before you. Jesus, you have modeled for us the perseverant life, having finished the race well and sat down at the right hand of the Father (Hebrews 12:1-2). God, you began a good work in the life of our child, and we ask now that you would carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus (Philippians 1:6). Those whom you foreknew, you predestined to be conformed to the likeness of your Son; them you called, justified, and will certainly glorify (Romans 8:29-30). We know that you are faithful, and that you will do it (1 Thessalonians 5:24); that of all those you have given to Christ, he will not lose even one, but will raise them all up at the last day (John 6:39). Instill in our child the perseverance to finish this journey, to follow you until the very end. Let him/her throw aside everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles that he/she might run the race marked out for him/her. No matter the circumstances, no matter the emotions, no matter the call, inspire our child to live everyday in complete obedience to you. Give him/her the tenacity and resolve he/she needs to say at the end of his/her life, "I... continue reading

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