Parenting my children has been one of my life's most exciting and challenging roles. Amidst the fears for our kid's school influences, peer pressures, snares of social media, and constant need for protection, we are not alone. God's GPS, the bible, provides the roadmap we need for effective parenting. Let's walk shoulder to shoulder as we endeavor to parent and see our kids be all God wants them to be. Here are 10 prayers to help you express your desires for their growth.
A Prayer For GENERAL FEAR
Heavenly Father, may my child not fear, for you are with them. As I place my children in your mighty, loving hands, give me peace, knowing that you are right by their side. Please replace their fears with the strength and courage to face whatever the day brings. Give my children a real sense that Jesus is with them. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
A Prayer For KIDS STRUGGLING IN SCHOOL
Heavenly Father, I pray that my child will know that you are with him. May he rest in your promise that you will take hold of his hand and say to him, “Do not fear; I will help you.” May the security of your words reassure him as he struggles with his studies. When he calls on you, give him clarity of mind. Call to his mind all that he has studied. Protect him from discouragement. Grant him your peace. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
A Prayer For CONFORMITY TO PEER PRESSURE
Heavenly Father, protect my children from the negative pressures placed upon them by their peers. When they are tempted to compromise who they are to be liked, please give them the strength to not give in. Help my child remember they are not called to conform to the world and its patterns. Stir within them a desire to become transformed by Your Word. Please give them the courage to say no when they need to positively influence those around them. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
A Prayer To PROTECT FROM HARM
Heavenly Father, I ask that you place your angels around my children. Protect them wherever they go. Please help them make the right choices about things they should and shouldn’t do. May they find comfort in knowing that your angels are with them to guide and protect them. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
A Prayer For BULLYING
Heaven Father, I pray for you to protect my children from bullies. I pray you will guard them against these attacks, both online and offline. When a bully does come their way, please give them the wisdom to know the right thing to do and provide them with the strength to follow you.
A Prayer For GENEROSITY
Heavenly Father, help me teach my children to be good stewards of the resources they have been given. Help them see the importance and value of placing others needs before their own. Give them a caring heart for those who are less fortunate. May they learn the value of storing up treasures in Heaven and holding material possessions loosely. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
A Prayer For HUMILITY
Heavenly Father, purify my children’s hearts and minds, so their actions never come from pride, anger, or bitterness. Help them bring to the cross their desire to do things out of selfish ambitions. I pray that they would desire to imitate you, Lord. Help them walk in a spirit of humility, regarding others as more important than them. Help them see the needs of those around them. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
A Prayer For FRIENDS
Heavenly Father, I pray my child finds friends who delight in your law and that they also delight in living according to your ways. Please give them the wisdom and strength to not follow this world’s influences that would draw them away from you. Guide my children to relationships that draw them closer to you. Lead my children to seek you with a pure heart so they will prosper. In Jesus’ name, Amen.