What We Want for Our Children

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From the looks of the orders on the counters in our warehouse, many mamas are thinking, planning, and preparing for their upcoming school year. It is a good time to reflect on what you really want for your children—for the fall, for their lives, and for eternity.

In Psalm 72, King Solomon prays for himself, for his son, and for the people he rules. Solomon’s requests in verses 1 and 5 are particularly fitting for mamas who are talking to God about what they really want for their children. Solomon wants his decisions about the people he leads to be the ones that God wants him to make. That’s what mamas want, too.

Give the king Your judgments, God . . . .
Psalm 72:1a

Solomon wants his son to have God’s righteousness. Again, that’s what mamas want for their children.

. . . And Your righteousness to the king’s son.
Psalm 72:1b

In verse 5, Solomon tells God how long he wants his people to follow Him.

May they fear You while the sun shines,
And as long as the moon shines, throughout all generations.
Psalm 72:5

I have the same desire for my children and for all our generations. I know you want the same for yours. As you plan for the fall, I encourage you to ask God:

  • to give you good judgment to make wise decisions,
  • to give His righteousness to your children, and
  • for your children and all your generations to fear Him while the sun shines and the moon shines.

May God bless you as you make all of your fall decisions with those prayers in your heart.

Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel,
Who alone works wonders.
And blessed be His glorious name forever;
And may the whole earth be filled with His glory.
Amen and Amen.
Psalm 72:18-19

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