Praying for Your Child's Faith

Faithful Lord,
In our lives you have proven consistently faithful, and you have promised to remain faithful to us to the very end (Matthew 28:20). And yet, so often we are faithless—wavering and stumbling, straying like sheep from your paths of righteousness (Ezekiel 34:6). Overcome in __________ all unbelief, teaching him/her to believe without doubting, not tossed about by every passing fad and circumstance (James 1:6). Create in him/her the sure and certain knowledge of what we hope for but do not yet see (Hebrews 11:1). Give him/her the faith of Noah, who labored for 120 years to build the ark, without ever having seen rain (Hebrews 11:7); give him/her the faith of Abraham, who believed in your promises though he faced infertility and landlessness for decades after they were given (Hebrews 11:8); give him/her the faith of Moses, who stood up to Pharaoh for the sake of his people, leading them through the Red Sea on dry land and toward the land you had promised them (Hebrews 11:24-29). With so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding __________, let him/her fix his/her eyes on Jesus—the Pioneer and Perfecter of his/her faith—and run with faithful endurance the race marked out for him/her (Hebrews 12:1-2).
Amen.

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