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Prayers for My Child’s Inheritance

Prayers for My Child’s Inheritance

Many of us don’t give much thought to what our children will inherit from us or from others. I hadn’t really thought about it until I caught sight of my son’s school picture next to one taken at a similar time in his daddy’s life. Except for the difference in clothing, they could have been twins.

That evening I watched my son and his father interacting and realized he had inherited more than just his father’s facial features. He also had the same mannerisms.

This made me think long and hard about what else our sons were inheriting from us. That in turn led to this prayer, asking God to make sure I was leaving a godly legacy in our children.

Dear Lord,
What an awesome—scary—responsibility You’ve given me with these children. They are so precious to me. I want nothing but the best for each of them. Help me to pass on an inheritance of faith.

Give me opportunities to live my faith out in front of them. Don’t let me shy away from the difficult parts of life. Instead give me the ability to show my own weakness so Your strength shines through.

Use my trials to teach them about Your faithfulness.

Most of all, give me opportunities to pass on the legacy you’ve given me. Help me show them what they inherit from their Heavenly Father. Amen

By: Edie Melson—author, blogger, speaker—has written numerous books, including While My Child Away: Prayers for When We’re Apart. Married to her high school sweetheart, Kirk, they live in the upstate of South Carolina and have raised 3 sons. Connect with her on through Twitter and Facebook.

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  1. Amen Mrs. Melson. How wonderful to recognize that everything we say and do is learned by our children (in my case grandchildren). Thank you so very much for sharing such an important lesson on the importance being God’s representative in everything we do. You Represent very well ma’am. God’s blessings…

  2. Thank you, Edie, for this reminder and prayer to pass on good my children as we do life together, especially in the area of walking with Christ. Your words have encouraged me today!

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