I actually combined prayers for the kids because as I began with the one dedicated for today, I realized there was another I needed to address :
"Saturday: Pray for the spouse each child will marry someday. Ask that they will come from godly homes and have an appetite to live the spiritual truth they've learned. Pray also that their goals and purpose will be the same as your own children and their future homes would be godly (Deuteronomy 5:29)
I pray abundant peace for my children in their adulthood in choosing their spouses and even their acquaintances. I desire for them to hold steadfast to the godly values they have been learning throughout their lives, that they may be people of their words and worthy of honor and respect from their spouses and children.
It is no secret that despite my efforts I have not been able to offer them the optimum model of how a committed marriage, as G-d intended looks. But our home will remain Christ centered I have experienced losses as a result of broken vows and numerous circumstances that were definitely not what He calls us for. This is what led me to the second portion of the daily prayer ; "Pray that your children will be caught if they wander into cheating, lies or mischief (Hebrews13:18-19) I have been given many blessings in the my children and they are more than anything a huge responsibility. Their thoughts and actions are a reflection of their hearts , their morals and a reflection on me in all of the same regards. I don't want them to grow up to be disobedient to G-d and cause pain and disappointment to those around them. I am praying for their light. And I am praying that they are accountable for their wrongdoings , unlike so many, that they may not develop poor life habits that bleed into their relationships.
There was a time when I viewed Christianity as very legalistic and limiting, but in my growth I soon came to realize that God places boundaries for our "safety". I often reflect upon one of my favorite devotionals about God being the "cleft of the rock" . Protecting us as our heavenly Father just as most earthly fathers would wish to protect their children from harm. His design protects our minds , our hearts , and our thoughts from danger inflicted upon us by those around us and even ourselves. I love visuals, so I searched for an image of a cleft of a rock. I love the gorgeous illustrations I found! G-d hid Moses (Exodus 33:22) and hides our souls in the cleft of the rock, the area between the rocks where the elements of traffic, weather; winds, rains and anything that can cause damage are absent and have no access. As you can see , there things "blossom" in the most unexpected places while under that hedge of protection.
In all of this, I came upon anger that arises from injustice from people who have taken positions that contributed to negative circumstances and the feelings the children and I have and those that condone and encourage the breaking of promises to us all. It is painful to see the spectrum of emotions for each impacted child especially. I know this was not G-d's promise for them and I have to deal with that God's way. That is to call upon divine judgement and protection. I call upon His names Shophet, for His judgement, Jehovah-Nissi , protection and blessings ,and upon his promises through the prophet Isaiah for those who are faithful and pursued by those that oppose Him. I know the G-d who hears , and El Roi, the G-d who sees , is the same God to whom David cried out to with imprecatory prayer, and He answers our calls.
Isaiah 54 offers me blessings for faithfulness and solace from those that have hurt me and subsequently my children:
Isaiah 54: 4-10 , 16-17