Love letter of affirmation

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Write a letter to each of your children that’s patterned after Philippians 1:3-11 or 2 Corinthians 3:1-6 and reassures each child of your love, and of God’s love for them too.

Most kids love to get a letter in the mail. In this activity, you’ll take time to write each of your children a letter, affix a stamp and post it.

Paul wrote Philippians and Corinthians as letters to two churches, assuring them of his belief that their faith in Christ would grow, and that God’s power in them would provide all they would need for the kind of righteous living that would bring honour to Him. As you write your letters to your children, you may want to pattern the letters after Paul’s example. Here are two ideas:

Dearest ________,

We thank God every time we think of you. In all our prayers for you, we always pray with joy because of your willingness to learn about God and your desire to live to honour Him. We are sure that God will continue to help you grow up into a young man / woman who loves and pleases Him. We love you and Jesus loves you!

Our prayer for you is that as you get to know God better and better each day, you will love Him even more. We also ask God to send His Holy Spirit to help you make choices that will please God so your life brings glory and praise to Him.

With love,
Mom and Dad

P.S. Our letter is based on Philippians 1:3-11.


Dearest ________,

Sometimes it’s easy to think that we are pretty good just as we are and that we don’t need God. No matter how good you think you are, please remember that all our righteousness comes from God! Our prayer is that others will look at you and the way you live your life and see that you are the way you are because you love Jesus.

There is no need to worry about whether or not others think you are perfect! What matters is that others see that you are allowing God’s Holy Spirit to change you to be more like Him each day. We pray that others would see God’s love in you and decide that they want to get to know Jesus too!

With love,
Mom and Dad

P.S. Our letter is based on 2 Corinthians 3:1-6.

Relevant Scripture

Psalm 89:2 “I will declare that Your love stands firm forever, that You established Your faithfulness in heaven itself.”

Romans 8:37-39 “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”