Jesus’ 10 New Testament Principles for Parenting: Principle No. 2 – Release Our Children To God (Part 2)

Jesus praying

Jesus praying

Jesus constantly released his followers (His spiritual children) into His Father’s hands through prayer.

I have told these men about you.  They were in the world, but then you gave them to me.  Actually, they were always yours, and you gave them to me; and they have kept your word.”  (John 17:6)

As part of Principle no. 1, Jesus’ prayer in John 17 is an amazing example of how a parent can pray for and release their children to God.  Here Jesus prays to His Father specifically that His children would know and respond to God.

Jesus was the very revelation of God the Father on earth.  He not only displayed what God is like in the flesh, but He spent time telling His children all about the Father.  He wanted them to know how good and gracious and awesome was His Father and their Father.

The Jesus prayed that His children would respond and experience God.  Not just as a concept or a thought or someone faraway, but always with them and always on their side.

We too can pray for our children and instruct them so that they realize that no matter where they are or what is happening to them, they can trust that God is there with them, guiding them, loving them and leading them on a good path.

Let’s prayerfully daily release our children into God’s hands.

If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website.  It is great for parents because it provides the Big Story of God’s wonderful plan for His children in all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.  


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About Liz Hagler

Liz Hagler is the illustrator and co-author of Hooked On The Book. Liz loves to draw silly drawings, write crazy poems, walk her dog down the block, talk to her kids on Skype, and eat taco salad.
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