Father God, thank you for the teaching of my childhood. Thank you for parents who took me to Sunday School, no matter how intermittently. Thank you for the teachers who helped me memorize enough verses to earn my first Bible. Thank you for bringing me to a saving knowledge of who you are and who Jesus is, along with what that means for my eternity. Thank you for your sacred writings in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” (2 Timothy 3: 14-15 ESV)