What I really need to be doing is putting my faith and emphasis on God. He's the One who will lead them to good choices if they just open themselves up to His guidance and grace. That's what my new blessing needs to be instead: Dear God, Please bless _________. Open him/her up to Your grace that will lead him/her to good choices. Amen. Short and sweet, yet powerful and profound.
I will pour out my spirit upon your offspring, my blessing upon your descendants. (Isaiah 44:3)
Copyright 2020 Claire McGarry
About the Author
Claire McGarry is the author of the Lenten devotional "With Our Savior," published by Creative Communications for the Family/Bayard, Inc. and All is Blessing: Finding God in the Tensions of Life, to be published by Our Sunday Visitor in the fall of 2021. Her freelance work has appeared in various Chicken Soup for the Soul books, Focus on the Family magazine, Catechist magazine, These Days devotional, and Keys for Kids devotional. The founder of MOSAIC of Faith, a ministry with several different programs for mothers and children, she blogs at Shifting My Perspective.