Sunday morning, I read Isaiah 44 in my Quiet Time. This passage jumped out at me:
"But now listen, O Jacob, my servant,
Israel, whom I have chosen.
This is what the Lord says -
he who made you, who formed you in the womb,
and who will help you:
Do not be afraid, O Jacob, my servant,
Jeshurun, whom I have chosen.
For I will pour water on the thirsty land,
and streams on the dry ground;
I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring,
and my blessing on your descendants.
They will spring up like grass in a meadow,
like poplar trees by flowing streams.
One will say, 'I belong to the Lord';
another will call himself by the name of Jacob;
still another will write on his hand, 'The Lord's,'
and will take the name Israel."
Now, turn verses 3-5 into a prayer for your children:
Lord, please pour out Your Spirit on my offspring - Emily, Rachel and Samuel. Pour out Your blessing on my descendants.
Let them spring up like grass in a meadow, like poplar trees by flowing streams. As they grow, let them say, "I belong to the Lord." Let them take Your Name and write it on their hearts.
Thank You, Lord.