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When parents pray

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Dear Heavenly Father, You must know how I feel as a parent. You must understand my anxiety and my fear about the choices, beliefs, and actions that my children take. You understand my frustration at not being good enough as a parent and my fear that my mistakes will harm, even ruin, my kids. Take this fear away in the mighty name of Jesus. Block this anxiety in Jesus' name. I pray for power and a sound mind for myself and my kids. I ask you, God, to pour out your Spirit on them, to surround them during their daily activities, to re-interpret the messaging they receive through your perspective. Speak truth to them. Encourage, challenge, and convict them. Place mentors and friends around them who will support faith in you. Remove harmful influences. Give them compassion for others, and make them the influencers of others. Change them. Develop them into your likeness, not mine. And oh, God, give me patience to let you work in your time and in your way. Help m

A prayer for my child's safety

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Dear Lord Jesus, You hear the hammering of my heart, the ache of letting a child go out into the world, although it terrifies me. Your mother must have felt that way every day. Today I'm releasing my child a little bit more, and it hurts deeply-- not because I don't want him to go (although there's a teeny piece of that)-- but because I don't want him to be hurt. I ask You--I beg You--put a hedge of protection around my child. Send Your angels to encircle him, to fight for him, to protect him against the forces of this world that seek his harm. Protect his mind from secular thinking. Protect his heart from loving the temporary things of this world. Protect his body from physical and emotional damage, from impurity, from hate, from unforgiveness, from bodily harm. And while You protect him, breathe life into his spirit. May he feel the most free, the most happy, the most fulfilled, when he is in Your presence. Give him a longing for You and for Yo