August 1 Covenant Reaches Children
And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your offspring after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring after you. (Genesis 17:7 ESV)
O Lord, You have made a covenant with me, Your servant, in Christ Jesus my Lord; and now, I beseech You, let my children be included in its gracious provisions. Permit me to believe this promise as made to me as well as to Abraham. I know that my children are born in sin and shaped in iniquity, even as those of other men; therefore, I ask nothing on the ground of their birth, for well I know that "that which is born of the flesh is flesh" and nothing more. Lord, make them to be born under Your covenant of grace by Your Holy Spirit!
I pray for my descendants throughout all generations. You be their God as You are mine. My highest honor is that You have permitted me to serve You; may my offspring serve You in all years to come. O God of Abraham, be the God of his Isaac! O God of Hannah, accept her Samuel!
If, Lord, You have favored me in my family, I pray You remember other households of Your people which remain unblest. Be the God of all the families of Israel. Let not one of those who fear Your name be tried with a godless and wicked household, for Your Son Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.
Faith’s Checkbook – Devotionals by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Revised -Brent Boatwright