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Children's Blessing 12-20-18

By: Claude

What is one of the greatest gifts you can give your kids? Praying a blessing over your children is definitely one gift but the greatest gift is to teach them that God keeps his word. In his book The Dawning of Indestructible Joy, John Piper writes: "Say to the next generation again and again: God is truthful; God keeps his word; God does not lie; God can be trusted!" So Father, we pray this blessing over this little one that doesn't understand why promises made at Christmas are not always kept. We, as humans, sometimes stretch the truth or tell each other what we think we need to hear but you never do. Allow this little to know that you never speak untruth and that you are always there with them. Thank you God for keeping you promises. In Jesus name, Amen.