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“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

– Proverbs 22:6 {ESV}

This verse is often used as a “promise” or guarantee verse among well-intentioned people.  Many parents over the years have dealt with the guilt of a wayward child because they believed they did not train up the child in the right way.  The Proverbs though, are wisdom sayings, not guarantees.  A popular example from our day might be, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”  No one really believes if you eat an apple every day you’ll never go to the doctor – but it’s still a wise saying worthy of application.

While we have responsibility for training our children, let’s not forget that in life there are no guarantees.  We can only fully trust in God, and in His providence and passion for His children.  Today, pray that God empower you to train well, and that He also release you to fully trust Him when it comes to your children’s lives.


 ~ Resource of the Day ~

Grace Based Parenting


This is Day 10 of our 31 Days of Prayer for Your Children Challenge.

Please be sure to follow along this month as we encourage parents to be intentional about praying for their children. Read all of our 31 Days of Prayer for Your Children posts by clicking here.

We’ve also created a calendar (two color options) that you can download and print to keep at your desk, on your fridge or wherever you’ll see it and be reminded to pray.


Click here to download 31 Days of Prayer for Your Children {Option 1}

Click here to download 31 Days of Prayer for Your Children {Option 2}

Steve Rose

Steve recently authored his first book \”Shouting at God\”, about his father\’s battle with cancer and their family\’s struggle with his illness and death. You can find out more about Steve, his book, and read his personal blog at



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