Etched in the Memory

“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:1414Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. (Psalm 19:14)
Since our dad had to leave early for work, Mom would read a few verses from the Bible with us each morning before we left for school. Then we’d all kneel while she committed us to the Lord for His care and keeping that day. We ended by saying aloud together the above verse, before saying “Amen.” That verse is burned into my memory — and it is no less needed in my life today than it was those many years ago.
You may have a different verse you would like to say together as a prayer. Repetition will etch it deeply in your children’s minds and, by God’s grace, in their hearts as well. “Every word of God is pure: He is a shield unto them that put their trust in Him” (Prov. 30:55Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. (Proverbs 30:5)).