Prayer Of Gratitude For Parents

Dear heavenly Father, how I thank and praise You for my parents who have been so faithful in loving and caring for me with such selflessness. I am so grateful that I was their child and that You saw fit for me to become part of their family.
 
I know that so often I have taken them for granted and have not been as helpful as I should, but their constant love and support throughout my life has become such a wonderful example of parenthood and I am so grateful for them both.
 
Draw close to them I pray and surround them with Your loving arms. Bless them with both health and contentment and be to them a tower of strength, as the both are getting a little older. I ask this in Jesus name,
 
Amen

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.”
(Ephesians 6:1)
“But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.”
(1 Timothy 5:4)
“Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.”
(Exodus 20:12)
“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.”
(3 John 1:4)
“Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.”
(Proverbs 17:6)
“Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.”
(Proverbs 31:28)
“Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.”
(Colossians 3:20)
“For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.”
(Matthew 15:4)