A Prayer for Parents in 2023

“Our goal in parenting is not ultimately for our kids to get a great education or be great athletes or to find a great husband or get a great career. Our goal is for them to love a great God.”

What incredible wisdom from Pastor David Platt. Parents, it’s okay to encourage your kids to pursue dreams and God-ordained open doors. But what is the ultimate?

Begin 2023 with the end in mind. Jesus will not ask what your kid made on their 3rd grade spelling test or what your kid’s batting average was in the 10th grade. He will ask this: Who do you say that I am?

“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.” —‭‭Mark‬ ‭8‬:‭29‬ (NIV)

How you answer the “who do you say I am” question, and how we lead our kids to understand the importance of how they answer this question, means everything in this life and the one to come.