A Prayer For Honoring Parents

“Father, Your perfect design for creating a family started with Adam and Eve.  You gave them tremendous responsibility as parents to raise their children to be responsible individuals who would in turn raise their children in the same way. And so your order continues to our own generation.  At the heart of our family relations the fifth commandment indicates that we’re to honor our father and mother which includes a promise that we’ll live long full lives. When we honor our parents, Lord, we also honor You and show appreciation for Your marvelous workmanship in our lives.  We acknowledge that You ordained the family of our origin and we give thanks to You for our mother and father, brothers and sisters.  Make us a blessing to them as the fruit of the spirit continues to grow in our lives and is played out in our relations to them.  We pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.”