Jesus loved and respected children. He knew their value and expressed his love for them. Love your children and tell them that you are well pleased with them. It’s so important that you give them a godly self-esteem. Parents, do not provoke or irritate or fret your children [do not be hard on them or harass them], lest they become discouraged and sullen and morose and feel inferior and frustrated. [Do not break their spirit.] God’s mercy and grace is always available. He will help you fulfill this special opportunity and privilege. (Colossians 3:22 AMP)
Father, Your Word declares that children are an inheritance from you, and promises peace when they are taught in your ways. I dedicate my child/children to you today, that each one might be raised, as you would desire. In the name of Jesus, I bind their feet to paths you have chosen. I believe that as your word goes forth, it will enter the heart of my child/children, and your Word will accomplish what it says it will in the name of Jesus. Amen.