Remember, your children were not the ones
who saw and experienced the Lord your God:
His majesty, His greatness, His awesome power.
It was not your children who saw
what he did for you in your desert wilderness
and how He brought you to this place.
No, you saw these things with your own eyes.
We’ll tell the next generation
the Lord’s marvelous deeds, His power,
and the wonders He has done,
so the next generation can know, too—
even children not yet born—
and so they in turn will tell their children.
Our purpose, our hope,
is that they’ll put their trust in God
and remember all He has done
and will keep His commands
so that all will go well with them.…
Psalm 78:4b, 6-7; Deuteronomy 12:28
Pray that [God will] fill your good ideas
and acts of faith
with his own energy
it all amounts to something.
2 Thessalonians 1:11, The Message