Oh Lord, I pray that You will continue to be with me and my family all our days. That each one of us will come to know You personally as our Lord and Savior. You are my God, Jesus, and I pray that every person in my immediate and extended family will one day see this. You have already started something amazing with me, my wife, and my two daughters. My youngest loves to pray over the food and my whole family goes to church with me each Sunday. Praise God that You are leading them to want to do these things and not just do Your will because I force them. It would be terrible if my family only did things that You care for because they felt pressured into doing it. But since I cannot read their minds, I pray that my wife and my kids will each be drawn to You in their own way. May the generations that come from my seed be fruitful in not just children and grandchildren, but in their knowledge of You. That is fruitful indeed. You have said that if I train up my children in the way that they should go, they will never depart from it. I need that blessing to come true. I may not be the best husband or father, but I strive daily to teach my family about You, Jesus. I love You, Lord. Amen.
Genesis 36:1-5 (KJV)
1 Now these are the generations of Esau, who is Edom.
2 Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan; Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite;
3 And Bashemath Ishmael’s daughter, sister of Nebajoth.
4 And Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz; and Bashemath bare Reuel;
5 And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah: these are the sons of Esau, which were born unto him in the land of Canaan.
We can build something great for our next generation based on our riches, but this means nothing if we die without knowing God.