during the holiday season "family" is especially on our mind. since advent is the season of lamenting our darkness and asking god to shine his light on us, we pray that he will cast out the shadows of sin that hinder our dearest relationships and fill our hearts and homes with the light of his holy love.
we pray three things for our children and grandchildren regularly—
#1: that they will get established in life with good healthy family relationships and meaningful vocations that provide for their needs and make the world a better place.
#2: that they will become established in their faith so that trust in God will be the true foundation for their perspectives and choices.
#3: that they will love what is good and find joy and pleasure in things that will not only bring genuine satisfaction in this life, but also eternal rewards.
how are you praying for your family these days?
today's van gogh
cluster of old houses with the new church in the hague, 1882