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Prayer over a child's opportunity

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Dear Lord God and Holy Spirit, My child has an opportunity today-- one of those many milestones we parents feel are so important. And they are, for succeeding in this world's system and for maturing into an adult. I give him once again into your hands. You have his future in mind. You created him for this moment and for the million moments before and after today. You know how each part fits together. Thank you for the thousand times you protected him, the thousand times you comforted, encouraged, convicted. May he feel your presence around him and before him today. Give him courage to be honest about himself. Give him confidence to see what you're already doing in him and for him. Give him wisdom beyond his years. Give him optimism and boldness-- enough to propel him toward your will and enough to steer him through the trials that will come. You crafted him. You called him You saved him. And you gave him to me for a little while. Thank you for th

A prayer for my children's hearts

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I just read 2 Thess. 3:5 this morning on my Bible app. This is what is says, in a few different  translations: ESV--"May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ." NIV--"May the Lord direct your hearts into God's love and Christ's perseverance." NKJV--"Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and the patience of Christ." This passage sounds like a prayer to pray over my children. Dear Lord God of heaven, Your grace and providence astounds me. I thank you for my children and the rich challenge and reward that parenting them brings to my life. Use me to be an effective and authentic example of your love and grace. Somehow, let them catch a glimpse of You through me, even when I'm messing up and beings so profoundly and sinfully human. And now I pray that you will direct and guide their hearts on a course toward loving You completely and whole-heartedly. As they experience Yo