Lord of all creation, You are the Father of us all. You have witnessed the raising of every child into adulthood, seen every repercussion of poor parenting and of quality parenting. You know how deep runs the impact of a parent on a child. Lord, in places like Iraq, parents are often not allowed to raise their children in the fear of You, not able to share their faith with their children because they are to small to understand the need for secrecy. Father I pray that you would reach into the lives of these Iraqi Christians and show them how to nurture their children wisely as they themselves grow in faith and understanding of You. I pray that You would soften the hearts and sharpen the minds of their children so that they would not rebel against the faith of their parents, but would rejoice in the truth that You are. I pray that You would open them all to receive Your love and to share it and to wait patiently in the hope of Your return. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
VOM Prayer Calendar: May 21, 2013