"The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life" (Prov. 10:11).
Immediately after the birth of our son and daughter, I took those little ones into my hands and said, "Lord, I thank You for this child.
Because I know the Bible, I realize it is my responsibility to train up this child in the way it should go, and when it is old, it will not depart from it. I realize Your Word says to bring our children up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, and I'm going to do that.
"I know that children are taught in two ways: By precept and by example. So I'm going to live right in front of this child. I will set the right example.
Then, too, I know that you can have what you say, so I say over this child that it will grow up strong physically, without sickness and without disease; it will be alert mentally; and stalwart spiritually."
Our children grew up without sickness and disease. I never prayed a prayer that they would be saved. I never prayed a prayer that they would be filled with the Holy Spirit. But both were saved and filled with the Holy Spirit at an early age.
Children are a product of words!
Confession: According to the New Testament, in Christ I am righteous. Therefore, my mouth is a well of life. I speak words of life concerning others as well as myself!
(Taken by permission from RHEMA Bible Church , aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries , Tulsa , OK , USA. www.rhema.org )