All-knowing, holy God, keep me on the path my parents taught me to walk: the stepping stones of hard work, integrity and honor. When I walk, let them lead me. When I lie down, let them watch over me. When I awake, let me hear them speak to my heart. Turn me away from sin with your teaching to uphold their desires for me. For, how can I carry the fires of sin and not be burned? Can I walk on the coals of transgression and not scorch my feet? Let your word light my way. Let your love guard and guide me in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“My son, keep your father’s commandment, and forsake not your mother’s teaching. Bind them on your heart always; tie them around your neck.” (Proverbs 6:20-21 ESV)