Praying to Yield Your Child to God

Sovereign Creator,
You formed __________; you created his/her inmost being. How fearfully and wonderfully is he/she made! When he/she was made in the secret place, when he/she was woven together in the depths, your eyes saw his/her unformed body. All the days ordained for our precious son/daughter were written in your book before one of them came to be. Before a word is on his/her tongue, you know it completely. You know when he/she sits and when he/she rises; you perceive his/her thoughts from afar. How precious to us are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! (Psalm 139). Who is like you in understanding? Who surpasses you in wisdom or power? You alone are God; there is no other. What can we then do except yield __________ completely to you? Your thoughts are above our thoughts; your ways, above our ways (Isaiah 55:8-9). We would be foolish to think we know better what he/she needs or what path would be best for him/her. We trust you completely with __________ ’s life. A bruised reed you will not break; a smoldering wick you will not snuff out (Isaiah 42:3). With tender care and unfathomable love will you protect, guide, and nurture him/her, so we entrust him/her to you, knowing that you have proved faithful and true. As humans, we would seek to control his/her destiny, to manipulate... continue reading

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