“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Proverbs 22:6

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Direct your children onto the right path,
and when they are older, they will not leave it.

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– Proverbs 22:6 (NLT)

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SOMETHING TO REFLECT UPON…

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Direct your children onto the right path.

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If both father and mother attend church regularly,

33% of their children will end up as regular churchgoers

and 41% will end up attending, although irregularly.

26% of their children will end up not practicing at all.

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If the father attends church, but irregularly, and the mother regularly,

only 3% of the children will subsequently become regulars themselves

with 59% becoming irregulars.

38% will be lost.

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If the father is non-practicing and the mother regular,

only 2% of children will become regular worshippers

and 37 percent will attend irregularly

61% will lose their way.

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Where neither parent practices,

to nobody’s very great surprise, only 4% of children will attend church regularly

and a further 15% will be irregulars.

80% will be lost to the faith.

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From the above one cannot fail to note

the importance of both parents directing their children in unison,

and also the amazing significance of the father’s example in matters of faith.

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Direct your children onto the right path

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The above information appears in the publication

“The Demographic Characteristics of National Minorities in Certain European States”

published by the Council of Europe Directorate General III, Social Cohesion, Strasbourg, January 2000.

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Lord God, help me to be a good, loving and unselfish parent.

Help me learn to look to You, each moment of my life,

for guidance in this great task You have given me.

Amen.

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