Lord, bless my family and children. Give them hearts that follow after you. Give my family the strength to not be afraid. Give them the courage to stand up to what is right. Produce within them an attitude of integrity, giving their lives to giving you glory. Protect each family member under the shadow of your wings. Lord, help us to find our strength in you.
Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
Your offspring shall be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south, and in you and your offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed. (I absolutely love this one for a family reunion!)
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls.
Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.
Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.
She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.
She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.
She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.
Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her,
Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them.
For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh
May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.
Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.
The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them.
However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.