Posted 07 October 2011 - 04:00 PM
Amen. Father God, please fulfill these Your words in the lives of these young people for which we pray:
11:9 Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.
11:10 Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: for childhood and youth are vanity.
12:1 Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;
12:2 While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain:
12:3 In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened,
12:4 And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of music shall be brought low;
12:5 Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:
12:6 Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.
12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
Father GOD, may these children live each day for You, as if it was their last. May they look to You for guidance: may they be a light for You upon the earth while there is yet time. Protect them. May they follow the example of Jesus, who said:
I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
Thank You for Your light and Your peace for these children, Lord. Give them a desire to follow Your words.
37:37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.
Lead them to do this, Lord. Give them good examples and good families.
In Jesus' name amen.