Children need to learn how to give and receive love. They should experience and participate in the family’s expressions of love every day. When our expressions of love are repeated every day, love rituals are formed. What daily rituals of love have developed between you and your child? Is it a wink, a ruffling of the hair, a good-night kiss, a Jesus song or prayer? Whatever love rituals have grown between you and your child, remember that they can nurture your child’s faith, hope, and love of God.
Lord, help us to recover hope for our child’s sake.
Help us to trust You for our child’s sake.
Keep us strong for our child’s sake.
Help us to protect our child.
Help us to love always, as
You have loved us, for
our child’s sake.
“Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” 1 Cor. 13:7.