Praying from Matthew 15:5. Themes: Sacrifice, Honor, Obedience.
Dear Lord, help me to honor my parents and care for them as they age. May I never use the excuse of giving to you as a way to neglect my responsibilities to them. Give me a heart of generosity and compassion towards my family, and may I always seek to serve them with love and kindness. Amen.
Verse: But you say, ‘ Whoever may tell his father or his mother, “Whatever help you might otherwise have gotten from me is a gift devoted to God,”
This is a Command.
The verse commands the reader to dedicate any help they would have given to their parents to God instead.