There’s a point in every parent’s life where you realise you can’t control everything. Because soon enough, children grow into adults making their own decisions in life. But you don’t have to throw your hands up in defeat – instead get on your knees, seek wisdom and help from God. After all, He created your child and can give them a greater love and purpose in their lives.
When praying, it’s important to be specific. Here are 10 ways to pray for your child from the time that their babies till they’re all grown-up.
Lord, May my child love You with all their heart, mind and soul and that they would love their neighbours as themselves. Help them to seek your Word and trust in You.
Lord, pour out Your spirit of strength and guidance upon my child that he/she may bear the spiritual fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.
Lord, Surround my child with others who have a heart for You. Help them develop and maintain Godly, healthy friendships and lead them to love and support one another.
Lord, guide my children and help keep their thoughts pure in thought and deed. Keep them humble and obedient to You and those around him/her.
Lord, protect my child from harm or disaster. Give him/her refuge during the storms of life and remind them of Your love and guidance.
Lord, shine Your light down on my child fill his/her heart with pure joy. May you give my child rest and peace as they go about their day.
Lord, may my child have discernment to identify and resist temptation. Give him/her the courage to stand up for his/her faith.
Lord, grant my child a servant’s heart – one that is compassionate to whoever he/she meets. Motivated to work hard to build Your kingdom.
Lord, may you give my child a hope and a plan for the future. One that is good and according to Your purpose.
Lord, grant me Your guidance in all my family decisions and plans. May my child grow in Your loving grace and become who he/she is meant to be.