Children and Grandchildren…

Dear God, reflections of an old man linger on the births of my children and grandchildren. I remember holding those tiny new lives with gratitude for their ten fingers and toes. I marveled then as now at these new lives I helped bring into the world.

I pray now, as I did then, starting more than 55 years ago, for their safe passage into adulthood and for their hearts to be tuned and turned to You in faith and practice.

I thank You for Your patience with them and pray earnestly for them to grow up to be faithful sons and daughters of You.

Protect them from the evil one, I pray in the strong name of Jesus. Amen