O God, we place our children in your hands.
not that you will shield them from difficulty,
but that you will give them the strength to face it;
not that you will protect them from making mistakes,
but that they would be able to learn from them;
not that their lives will be easy,
but that they will deal with its challenges courageously.
Be with them when they are vulnerable,
protect them from lasting harm,
and keep them always in your love.
Angela Ashwin, English author, compiler of
But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed,
knowing from whom you learned it
and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings,
which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.