Second Commandment: You shall not make for yourself a carved image… you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me.
Anything that stands between you and God is an idol. We pray blessings and not curses upon our children, blessings to the fourth generation. We also pray blessings on our nation, our leaders, and our communities. We trust God for the best possible He has for them. Lord, help us to notice when something seems to be more important than You; when something comes between us and Your love and plan for us.