One of the special things Holly and I have done for each of our children is to select a Bible verse as a life verse for them.
It is a Bible verse we wanted to pray over them for their entire lives. Maddox has memorized his verse. Addison is in the process of learning hers. And Brooklyn has heard her verse a few times.
I'm not sure where we got the idea to do this, but we would encourage you to consider this practice for your kids.
We don't know how these verses will impact their lives, but our prayer is that God will use these Bible verses to shape them in unexpected ways.
Here are the verses we selected for each child.
Maddox Austin Packer
"He proclaimed the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ - with all boldness and without hindrance!" -Acts 28:31
Addison Grace Packer
"But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and forevermore! Amen." -2 Peter 3:18
Brooklyn Kate Packer
"And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." -Micah 6:8