1 Chronicles 29:19 NLT Give my son Solomon the wholehearted desire to obey all your commands, laws, and decrees, and to do everything necessary to build this Temple, for which I have made these preparations.”

This should be the desire for every born-again believer with a child. We should want our children to have a desire to obey God. We should want our children to walk in love, trust God wholeheartedly, forgive others, and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ.

We’re not under the law, where we’ll be punished if we don’t obey God’s laws, but there are still important instructions given to us by God that will benefit our lives. Following His ways makes our lives a lot easier and positions us to receive all of God’s promises. Who wouldn’t want that for their child?

To update this scripture for new covenant believers, we can pray or declare “Give my son/daughter (state their name) the wholehearted desire to obey God’s word and the Holy Spirit, in Jesus name. Amen”