Raising our boys to be a man after God's own heart can be very challenging these days. With all the lies that this world tells us about boys and men such as, "boys will be boys". We use these phrases as excuses only to enable our boys and men to fall short. Which sadly only sets them up for failure. Sometimes as parents we can get off focus and feel that it is important to teach our son/s about other things such as sports, academics or talents. Why is the importance of teaching our children about God put on the back burner? I know, I get caught up in that trap too with our daughter. It's only natural, yet thank the Lord, He is here to remind us through this post how important it is to teach our children about Him. Society does not focus on raising men of character, integrity and righteousness. That is why it is so critical to pray for your son/s and impart upon them a special blessing. As parents, we have the God-given authority to see that our son/s grow up to be men who love the Lord with all of their heart, mind, soul and strength. So rise up Men of God! Here is a blessing excerpt taken from John D Garrr's book entitled, The Book of Blessings, Ancient Biblical Blessings for Every Occasion. You can also find these and many other blessings in this book entitled, Bless You by John D. Garr.
The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord cause his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. May your mouth speak with wisdom. May your heart meditate with reverence. May your hands do the work that God has given you. May your feet hasten to follow the path that God has laid out for your life. May the Lord's full will for you be accomplished. May the Spirit of the Lord, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and power, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord be upon you. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be upon you both now and forever, Amen