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O God! Pour out Your Spirit upon our children, Your blessing upon our offspring. As they advance in years, may they grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. Like Samuel of old may they hear the voice of God, and devote themselves to his obedience; like Timothy, may they from their childhood know the Holy Scriptures which are able to make them wise unto salvation. Preserve them from the snares of sin, and the perils of youth. May their lives be prolonged and their health be precious in Your sight. May their minds be improved and stored with useful knowledge; their manners accomplished and adorned with charity toward all mankind. May they be a blessing and comfort to their parents and friends; a blessing to their country; and finally inherit everlasting life through our Lord Jesus Christ, in whose name may they ever pray. Amen (Let it be so)

The Bible Prayer Book for Family Worship and for Other Private and Public Occasions
Author: W. W. Everts
Publisher: New York: Ivison & Phinney 1855
Revised and Adapted by: Karrol Sneed 2013