As a loincloth clings to a man’s waist, so I created Judah and Israel to cling to me, says the LORD. They were to be my people, my pride, my glory–an honor to my name. But they would not listen to me. NLT
I pray that my children would
cling to you,
hold on to you,
stick to you,
stand and abide by you,
remain true to you
and have faith in you and only you.
I pray that in their lifetime, they would bring you praise, glory and honor.
I pray that they not only hear your words, but walk in obedience to your voice, serving no other Gods but you.
I pray that they would not depart from you Oh Lord, but cleave to you.
I pray that my children will choose what is right and what brings honor to your Name
I pray Lord that they will not harbour sin in their hearts but will be quick to confess and repent, turning away from sin and walking righteously before you.
I pray Lord that when they do sin, they will be caught.
Just a follow up note on this prayer:
My older friend and mentor P keeps emphasizing that we need to pray that when our kids sin, they be caught. Why? so that you can correct them and train them in the way they should go. If they are doing something wrong, e.g lying, and are not caught, then it becomes a habit and eventually a lifestyle.