However chaotic my children’s morning—grabbing lunches and backpacks, riding in the car, walking along a sidewalk, or scrambling to catch the bus—I prayed this prayer with them before they went to school:
We pray for eyes to see as Jesus does,
Ears to hear as Jesus does,
And lips to speak the kind, loving words of Jesus.
In His name we pray. Amen.
What a privilege it is to pray with our children. In the craziness of our busy mornings, may God help us lift up our hearts and attitudes in prayer. As role models for our children, we join with them to pray for God’s help to be more like Jesus.
Tim S. (former associate youth pastor at North Valley Christian Fellowship in San Jose, CA) shared this prayer with me, explaining how his mother prayed for her children everyday before school. May this prayer bless your family as it has ours for 15+ years. Thanks Tim and Tim’s mom!