A special note: This week our community lost an extraordinary young man tragically. Creed Zandamela was in our son Benjamin’s Junior class and his quiet kindness, intelligence, and thoughtfulness will be deeply missed. When attending the funeral this weekend his father said one phrase to me: Remember my son. I commit to do so. I hope that through this loss, even if you did not know Creed, we will all choose to remember our children–through prayer, blessing, and love.
Today you take another step away from childish things and another leap towards maturity.
I pray that you’ll hold onto your childlike faith as your love for Jesus and others deepens.
Today you face a world of uncertainty.
I pray you’ll be confident in your faith and walk in the assurance that you are loved.
Today you’ll make choices that will determine the course of your future.
I pray that you will choose good company, good character and good investments.
Today you will see injustice and prejudice.
I pray you will seek kindness, peace, respect and equality.
Today you will be tempted to value things more than people.
I pray you will connect to God, to good friends and to your family.
Today the world will celebrate outward beauty.
I pray that you will cultivate gentleness, courage, love and humility.
Today you may face difficulty beyond your strength, but God’s power is more than enough.
Remember the beauty of sunlight streaming through the forest when you feel lost.
God is with you.
Remember that you can trust Jesus, even when you’re scared.
God is your strength.
Remember that you are never alone.
God is faithful.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:9-11 (NIV)
How can I pray for your children today? Comment below and let’s agree together for transformation.