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Table of Duties—To Parents

For our summer catechesis, we are studying the Table of Duties from the Small Catechism. This week we consider our station and vocation as parents. I recommend you listen here: 2013-08-11 Catechesis – To Parents

The Catechism: Table of Duties—To Parents: Ephesians 6:4; To Children: Ephesians 6:1-3

To Parents: Fathers, do not exasperate your children, instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:4) 3rd+
To Children: 1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 1st+
2 “Honor your father and mother” – which is the first commandment with a promise – 3 “that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” (Ephesians 6:1-3) 2nd+

Prayer for Parents

Heavenly Father, You have given us the gift of children who are to be brought up in the training and instruction of the Gospel of Your Son. Give to all Christian fathers and mothers the strength and will to teach the Word of God to their children, and to see this responsibility as their most important duty. Deliver them from the temptation to abandon this sacred trust. Grant them faithfulness in their calling as parents, that they might love and care for their children even as You love and care for them in Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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