Yesterday I posted that we have been saying a blessing over each of our children each night at bed. You can read why here. The concept is simple. The intention is for an intimate laying of a hand on them and speaking your desires for them aloud, not keeping them hidden in your own heart.
Daniel/Mercy/Gracie, may you be obedient, may you not give into the desire to do things only your way, like you used to, before you knew how important it is to listen and obey, not only Mom and Dad, but God's Word."
Based on I Peter 1:14