Every morning and every evening I pray for my children.
I pray the words God has placed over my children and over me. Because God’s Word interprets the world, these words are how God wants me to see my children.
In baptism, God has given my children his name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Because they have God’s family name, they belong to God—they are his beloved children. God has given me his name in baptism too, and I pray my children would see my wife and me as God’s beloved children too. We are the lost who have been found; we are sinners who have been forgiven.
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And God has placed his commandment over my wife and me: “Honor your father and mother.” I pray that my children would honor us, because of this word from God and that we would not provoke our children to anger but catechize them in the Lord (Eph 6:4).
This is my own habit. You might…