There's nothing more encouraging than agreeing with God and trusting Him with guiding and protecting your family.
"But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."
Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior's hands. How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them! He will not be put to shame when he confronts his accusers at the city gates.
I put you first in my life and in my family. As I child of yours, I am amazed that you would trust me with the privilege of raising these little ones. Help me to be a faithful and loving example to my children. Let each one follow and love you, and after any season of struggle and doubt return to you quickly. I pray that our family will be full of forgiveness for others and for one another and rich in thankfulness.
In Jesus' Name,