Loving Lord, we thank You for the heritage and gift of children and recognize that among today’s young people we have those who will become future leaders, teachers and pioneers – and who may one day become influential in forging the future direction of our society and take up the responsibilities for leading families, nations and the church into the future.
Lord we pray that they may be endowed with wisdom and grow up in the fear and nurture of the Lord... Direct and govern their steps we pray, and may they find favor with God and man - being grounded in integrity and honesty, wisdom and grace.
We pray that they may walk in righteousness and truth.. humility and grace and seek to live in peace with all men - without compromise and without prejudice. May they keep the Word of God as their protective shield and be guarded against the lies, deceit and envy of fallen man.
Guard and guide those that will become societies future leaders, teachers and pioneers and may they hold fast to that which is good, live in peace with one another - admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone - never repaying evil for evil, but always seeking after that which is good for one another -and to Your praise and glory, this we ask in Jesus name,