Every godly and loving parent(s) should be able to raise their child or children in a godly manner by praying daily and consistently for their child or children:
- To obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory (2 Timothy 2:10).
- To grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (see 2 Peter 3:18).
- To learn to live a life of love through the spirit of God who dwells in them (see Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:2).
- To have integrity and honesty as their virtue and their protection (Psalm 25:21).
- To be self-controlled in all they say and do while living in this immoral world (see Psalm 141:3; Proverbs 10:19; 13:3; Romans 13:14; Ephesians 4:29; 2 Peter 1:6).
- To grow to find God’s Word more precious than much pure gold and sweeter than honey from the comb (Psalm 19:10; 119:103, 127).
- To love justice as God do and act justly in all they do (see Psalm 11:7; Micah 6:8).
- To always be merciful, just as their Father in heaven is merciful (Luke 6:36).
- To show proper respect to everyone as the Word of God commands (1 Peter 2:17).
- To develop a strong self-esteem that is rooted in the realization that they are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:10).
- To let love and faithfulness abide in them, and be bound around their necks, and written on the tablet of their hearts (Proverbs 3:3; cf. 2 Corinthians 3:3).
- To always be strong and courageous in their character and in their actions (see Deuteronomy 1:29; 31:6-8; cf. also Joshua 10:25; Hebrews 13:5).
- To let God create in them a pure heart, and that the purity of their heart be shown in their actions (Psalm 51:10).
- To always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else (1 Thessalonians 5:15).
- To be generous and willing to share God-given blessings to them with others, and so lay down treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age (1 Timothy 6:18-19).
- To make every effort to do what leads to peace (Romans 14:19).
- To be filled with the joy given by the Holy Spirit (1 Thessalonians 1:6).
- To learn to persevere in all they do and to run with determination the race marked out for them (Hebrews 12:1).
- To have the ability to show true humility toward all mankind (Titus 3:2).
- To be clothed with the virtue of compassion, gentleness, and patience (Colossians 3:12).
- To learn responsibility, for each one will carry his own load (Galatians 6:5).
- To learn the secret of being content in any and every situation through Jesus Christ who gives them strength (Philippians 4:12-13; cf. 1 Timothy 6:6-10).
- To have faith strongly rooted and grown in their hearts, and that by faith they may gain what has been promised to them (Luke 17:5-6; Hebrews 11:1-40).
- To develop servants’ hearts and serve wholeheartedly, as if they were serving the Lord, not men (Ephesians 6:7).
- To overflow with hope and hopefulness by the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 15:13).
- To always please God by abstaining from sexual immorality or fornication—for this is the will of God for their life (1 Thessalonians 4:3).
- To be taught how to value work and to work with all their heart, as working for the Lord and not for men (Colossians 3:23).
- To be instilled with souls that follow hard after God, one that clings passionately to Jesus Christ (Psalm 63:8).
- To learn to forgive one another as the Lord has forgiven them (see Matthew 6:14-15; Mark 11:25-26; cf. Colossians 3:13, 14).
- To acquire a disciplined and prudent life, always doing what is right and just and fair (see Proverbs 1:3).
- To learn to pray in the spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests that their lives may be marked by prayerfulness (Ephesians 6:18; cf. 1 Thessalonians 5:17).
- To honor their parents (Exodus 20:12) by obeying them (see Luke 2:51).
- To be tolerant with one another—especially with their peers (Colossians 3:13).
- To develop a desire to see God’s glory be declared among the nations of the earth and His marvelous deeds among all peoples (Psalm 96:3).
- To be like salt and light to the whole human race (Matthew 5:13-16), and
- To live life that is always overflowing with thankfulness and always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 5:20; Colossians 2:7).
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