Parent Prayer Guide

Father in heaven, you have entrusted me with ________________ and _____________ as my children.  I pray that __________ and ____________ will be rooted and established in love, that they will be have power to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses all understanding.  Father draw _____________ and ____________ to you in Jesus.  Amen  (Ephesians 3:18-19)

Lord, you are faithful and I trust you to guard and protect ___________________ today as he/she goes through life.  He/she will be in situations beyond my control and reach, he/she will be around people that I may not know, and he/she will be in places I will not be. By your grace and power keep them safe from the evil one.  In the name of Jesus the Good Shepherd. Amen.

Father, you are a God of great compassion and love.  By your Spirit make _____________ kind and compassionate, willing to forgive and to see the needs of people around them.  In the name of Jesus.  Amen 

Father, give _____________ a sense of purpose in her life.  Help her to see the special way in which you have created her, the special gifts and talents that you have given her, and the way you have made her to be your child.  Help me to nurture your image in her that she might know your great love.  In Jesus' name.  Amen.

Father I pray that you would bless______________ in school.  Help ________________ to learn to love learning, to strive to do their best and to grow in their knowledge of You and of many things.  Help me to direct and guide ____________ so that they will do well in school.  In the name of Jesus.  Amen.

Father, guide me as a parent.  Help me to model what it looks like to follow Jesus.  Send your Holy Spirit that I might be effective in teaching _______________ about the great love of Jesus.  Cover my mistakes with grace and teach me to be a more effective parent each day.  Thank you for the gift of my children may I serve them well.  In Jesus' name.  Amen.

Father, though my son/daughter may be very young, please prepare for them a Christian spouse.  Work in his/her life as you teach them what it means to love and be loved.  Send a wife/husband who will love Jesus and will enable ____________ to be all that you have created him/her to be.  Send the person you have set apart for _____________ to be her/his husband/wife.  In the name of the Bridegroom Jesus.  Amen.

Father bless our children with healthy relationships with their brothers and sisters.  May they always be there for each other; may their fighting not cause damage; and may they grow to love each other as they become adults.  Bring peace and joy to our family.  In the name of our Brother Jesus.  Amen.

Heavenly Father, I pray for _________________'s teachers and coaches.  May they love and protect my son/daughter when I can not be there.  Bless their families.  Give them a sense of joy and fulfillment in their work and make them effective in teaching and shaping my children.  Thank you for their commitment to ________________.
In the name of Jesus.  Amen.

Father, please send ______________ Christian friends.  Allow him/her to find people who will help to keep them focused on the great love of Jesus.  Surround _______________ with friends who will assist them to make good choices, to live with integrity and to live in grace.  Thank you for the gift of friends and help my child to be a good friend to others.  In Jesus' name.  Amen.

Father, please grant ____________ good health.  Keep her/him from sickness and disease.  Help _____________
to live a healthy lifestyle, being active and eating right.  And help me to model that life of health.  In school and at play keep them safe.  In the name of Jesus.  Amen.

Father, please help me to teach ___________________ how to deal well with success and failure.  When they do well, help them to do so with grace.  When they fail, help them to rest in your grace as well.  Help me to develop their identity in Jesus; fail or succeed they belong to You.  Help me to model success and failure in my life so that they see Jesus.  In His name I pray.  Amen.

Father, I know that you love ___________________ even more than I do.  Send Your Holy Spirit into our family so that the love of Jesus is evident.  Open my eyes to opportunities to talk with __________________ about Jesus often and enable me to be crystal clear about who Jesus is and how much He loves ___________________.  Grow a deep faith in ____________________.  In the powerful name of Jesus.  Amen.

Father, by Your Holy Spirit make _____________________ to be salt and light to his/her friends.  Use them to show others the truth and grace of Jesus.  Use our family that there would be more people in heaven on the last day because of Jesus in our lives.  Thank you for the life we have in You.  In Jesus' name.  Amen