Parenting Adults 

In You, O Lord, do I seek refuge; may I never be ashamed; deliver me speedily; be my strong rock, a strong fortress to save me. For You are my rock and my fortress; for Your name’s sake lead me and guide me. Lead me out of the net that they have hidden for me, for You are my strength. Into Your hand I commit my spirit; You have redeemed me, O Lord, God of truth. [Psalm 31:1-5]

Holy Spirit I praise You for slowly helping me learn Your wisdom especially in the area of adult children. I know that can no longer make or tell my children what they must do for they are now functioning adults. I can share wisdom when they seek it, I can pray over them, which I do daily. I can live as an example of what a follower of You should do. I can also pray for the right people to be brought into their lives. 

Holy Spirit help me to navigate the world of my children being adults and that I have now a very different role than I had before. I also now have grandchildren who watch, listen and mimic what I do. They are very sensitive in how I inter act with my wife, their grandma, their mom and dad, and their uncle. They watch how I talk and act around people they don’t know. They are learning to understand how to navigate this world by what they see, hear and understand within the world they feel safe in. Help me to continue to pray over them and provide safety and room to grow. 

Grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord. His divine power has given to me all things that pertain to life and godliness through the knowledge of God who has called me to His own glory and excellence, by which He has given to me exceedingly great and precious promises, so that through these things I might become a partaker of the divine nature and escape the corruption that is in the world through lust. For this reason, help me to make every effort to add virtue to my faith; and to my virtue, knowledge, and to my knowledge, self-control; and to my self-control, patient endurance; and to my patient endurance, godliness; and to my godliness, brotherly kindness; and to my brotherly kindness love. For if all of these reside in me and abound, they will ensure that I will neither be useless nor unfruitful in the knowledge of Jesus Christ my Lord. Help me to diligently make my calling and election sure so that when I add all of these areas into my life I will not stumble and will be able to enter into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ which will be abundantly provided for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen. 2 Peter 1:3-11 MEV version