Lord God, lift our eyes from the tiny worlds we make for ourselves and focus them upon Your wonders.
(Can't tell you how many times we sang this growing up in church. Might even have been the first church song I learned how to play.) Lord God, be exalted and be blessed, for You alone are worthy of praise. You have saved us from our enemies, and are the Ever-living One.
Thank You, Lord God, for Your paths, and as we tread upon them may our feet be secure. Thank You for the privilege of calling upon You and being heard by You.
This verse is awesome. Peter preaches from it in Acts 2. The Lord did not allow Jesus to undergo decay, but raised Him up. He also will not abandon our souls to death, but raise us up!
This is all of Psalm 15, and it is meaningful for me because I memorized it with my son while we were overseas.
Lord, may we not entertain the thoughts of the foolish and may we ever be thankful that You sought us out so that we might seek You. A strange verse to teach our kids, yes. Except that Paul uses it later to show that none of us prove ourselves by seeking after God. It is …
May our children find that even when You seem far away, that their hearts remember what You have already done and that they rejoice in You. It's hard when God seems distant. Maybe because we grow up hearing He's always there. How do we teach our kids to trust He's there when it doesn't feel …
Lord, prove Your words to us. Take care of the afflicted and needy, that our generations may see...
Lord, let our children not learn to love violence, but Your peace.
Lord, let our children learn to be humble, and strengthen their little hearts.
Lord, when our children see unfairness and oppression and times of trouble, may they put their trust in You.
When in a plane, the most wonderful screen you can stare at, the most entertaining, soul-reflective screen is the one that reminds you of your true size: the window. The God of the universe cares for you.
May we be at peace, for we know that...
The Lord, the God of all the tiny details of the world, hears our prayers.
Monday mornings can be rough. But if we are in the practice of ordering our prayers to God and eagerly watching, the whole week can have new meaning!
A great verse to learn before kids start having nightmares.
Yes, this is a sock puppet I made years ago, one of a set of two with which a friend and I did a brief children's ministry stint. We named our socks Frodo and Sam. And yes, he took this sock all the way to New Zealand where the Lord of the Rings movies were …
I first learned this as a chorus in a song about missions.
This wall is part of a complex in Mexico that cares for children. My son and I spent a week there last Christmas. May all our children be like trees, firmly planted in the word of God, yielding fruit in their season.
I have tried. Maintaining a regular devotional schedule is hard enough, but to do one that your kids will want to do with you... I've bombed out. Trying to do devotions during breakfast feels rushed. Everybody wants to get ready for the rest of the day, make the bus, etc. Whatever it is, it's got …