I have always been attracted by the Lord’s prayer in John 17. Every time I read it, I realize the tight connection, the unique bond between God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. I am amazed by the burning desire of Jesus to let us, His followers, taste from it, at least a little bit. It is extraordinary to see the tender care and huge love of Jesus for His disciples.
Our desire as parents for our children is that they might know Him, the only true God and Jesus Christ, so that they have eternal life, fulfilled joy, be sanctified trough the truth, and that they may be one with the Father. I would like to quote a prayer and raise it with my husband for our children:
“Father, we pray for our children Victor, Vali, Ghita, Norbi, Andrea, Ghitishor, Zoli, Maria, Ionut, Dora, Catalina, Ioana, Timi, Adalia, Hanna. Stay with them and care for them, so that they will always be united with You. May they walk with You daily and desire to spend refreshing times in Your presence. Keep them safe from the evil one. May they be sensitive and obedient to the promptings of the Holy Spirit concerning any sin in their lives. Sanctify them in the truth of Your Word. We pray that their heart would hunger and thirst for the righteousness of the Scriptures and that they will be lost in the goodness and trustworthiness of Your way for them. May they never doubt Your love for them. We pray that they would continually be amazed by Your desire for intimacy and constantly stand in awe of Your glory. These things we ask in Christ’s name. Amen.”
May this prayer follow our children until all the words will be fulfilled in them.
Ionel and Anca Bodog – parents in Celebration House, Village 2, Romania