Conntecting the Dots

Prayer for My Children

In honor of Mother’s Day, I’m posting a prayer I wrote for my three kids several years ago. Enjoy, and feel free to share it with other moms and grandmas!


Dear Father,

If I focus on the state of the world around me…

Families broken

Integrity lost

Truth abandoned

Rights demanded

Life devalued

I could wring my hands in despair.

Instead, I will pray to You—the true and living God.

My children are growing up in this tainted, suffering world.

Their only hope is that You govern every aspect of their lives…

Choices

Friendships

Time

Entertainment

Career

Life partner.

Thank You for loving them more than I ever could.

I trust You to develop in them character qualities that honor You…

Love

Wisdom

Holiness

Truthfulness

Humility

Fear of the Lord.

Thank You for having a special purpose for my children’s lives.

Please teach them Your ways so they will…

Hunger and thirst for righteousness

Treasure Your commandments

Say no to temptation

See others through Your eyes

Serve others as Christ did

Recognize that their strength comes from You.

Thank You that Your plans are to give them a future and a hope.

As they grow up, please fulfill Your promises to…

Satisfy their spiritual hunger

Make them shine as lights in the darkness

Give them peace and add years of life

Grant them favor and a good reputation in Your sight and the sight of man

Cause their lives to prosper and bear fruit

Know the joy that comes from serving You first, others next, themselves last.

Hear this prayer for my children, dear Father.

Please give them pure hearts so they might…

Know You intimately

Obey You

Cling to You

Praise You

And love You

Because You loved them first.

In Jesus’ name, amen.

© Grace Fox 2011

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Grace Fox is an international speaker at women’s events and the author of four books including 10-Minute Time Outs for Moms, 10-Minute Time Outs for You and Your Kids, and 10-Minute Time Outs for Busy Women. Her fourth book, Moving from Fear to Freedom: A Woman’s Guide to Peace in Every Situation, now has an accompanying 7-part teaching DVD and Bible study guide complete with leaders’ notes. Ideal for small groups!

6 Responses to “Prayer for My Children”

    • Grace

      I pray that it will be a blessing to your readers! A school in California recently asked if they could publish it in the back of their yearbook. Cool, eh?

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  1. Grace

    So glad you found the prayer helpful. I wrote it when my kids were much younger. Now they’re grown and raising their own families!

    Check out another great resource for parents to use with their kids ages 3-8. Focus on the Family Canada recommends it! http://www.gracefox.com/books/tuck-me-in/

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