Ibrahim(as) is an excellent example for those who truly believe and he earned his reputation by his firm belief in Allah, followed with decisive actions, which made him a beloved of Allah
O you who believe! fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may become pious.
He prayed to Allah for a Godly child and his prayers was answered by Allah(swt). First he was granted Ismail and later Ishaaq. The two of them produced offsprings who continue to produce generations after generations of people, among them believers and among them disbelievers.
I love this Dua, it covers the desires of the worldly life and that of the hereafter. Wisdom to live this life, a good reputation to leave after death, Mercy and dignity on the day of the standing and Paradise of Delight.
Just as he prayed for Himself, the parents, he also included the Believers. There is a similar Dua from Nuh. We believe, follow and learn from all the Prophets as ordained by Allah through the Quran.
Following our belief with the actions of worship does not come easy. It can only be made easy by the one whom we direct our belief and acts of worship to, Allah(swt), Most Gracious. Ibrahim acknowledges this fact by his dua for himself as well as his offspring.
We continue in the traditions of the Prophets by making the same Dua for ourselves and the generations to come after us. Memorise and repeat on a daily basis and through out Ramadan for the blessings of acceptance.
The parents are very precious in Islam. Infact, all humanity put the parents at the highest level of regards. They deserve every love and respect we accord them in this life because Allah(swt) brought us to this life through them. Both of our parents are the means through which we are here today. Loving, caring and respecting them is a given for their roles in our being. Part of our duty towards them is making dua for them at every opportunity. Just as we owe our parents the duty of being kind and loving towards them, so do we owe the same to fellow believers be they male or female.