Kneeling beside the bed I share with my husband, I began my prayer. I believe that parents are to do their best to give their children a clear place to stand. Don't ask your child to stand in the polluted waters of any of the groups to which you belong. Pray for the Holy Spirit to open up a spring of pure water to nourish the body and soul of your daughter or son. So, that is how I prayed.
It is easy to take delight in your child's accomplishments. I am uncomfortable doing that. Instead of taking delight, as if our son or daughter is a commodity performing well at the moment, let us pray that our children will become whole, secure, naturally growing into the blessed creatures God wills them to be.