Joel Beeke speaking on praying for our children, The salvation of our children is priceless; their spiritual needs far outweigh their physical needs. They need our prayers—our earnest prayers with hearts aflame, both for their initial repentance and coming to Christ by faith, and for their life of ongoing growth in faith. Matthew Henry rightly declared that "it is of far more value for parents who die to leave behind a treasury of prayers for their children than it is to leave behind a treasury of silver and gold."
“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” 3 John 1:14
No matter how successful I am in life, if my children do not walk with God, I will feel as though I failed in the most important role I’ve ever been given…the role of a Father.
I understand our children are ultimately responsible to God for the choices they make (Jeremiah 31:30) but I also realize that our job as godly parents is to raise them in the nurture and admonition of the Lord; that we are to live out loud for Jesus in front of them and that we are to equip them in the Word. (Proverbs 22:6, Ephesians 6:4) raise them up that they may be beacons unto the next generation.
May the Lord be gracious to us.
From my heart to yours....