A Parent’s Prayer

“Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the Lord loves rests between his shoulders.” – Deuteronomy 33:12

parent's prayer

Sometimes I sit and stress allowing anxiety to fill my soul; especially, when one of my children does something I disagree with.  Other times I take things a step further claiming, “Mom knows best!” to get my way because I truly believe it is what is best even though the anger boiling inside me is not. I love my children so much!  So much, that sometimes, my anxiety and my anger, get in the way of the One who truly knows best for my child.  Then I have to stop and take it to Him.

Gracious Lord,

You are the parent of all parents. You are not only my Lord, but also my Heavenly Father. I need help parenting. Please, help me not to get in the way of the plans you have for my children. Please, help my fears, challenges and perceptions to be eliminated so I can see your mighty hand at work. Please help me to forgive myself when I fail and help me to encourage my children when they fail to learn what they can and move on. Help me to hear you Lord, as I listen to my children, so that I may discern what actions you wish me to take and which directions you wish them to go. You know my heart, oh Lord. Sometimes my wants for my children are selfish and worldly. Please forgive me for these desires and help me instead to focus on the desires that are of your heart. Use my children for your glory, gracious Savior. Use me for your glory. Amen.

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2 thoughts on “A Parent’s Prayer

  1. As a mother of two grown adults and two teens in high school, I can relate to your concerns, love, and wanting only the best for your kids. I too have been struggling with stepping aside and allowing God to direct me as a mother. It was so different when they were younger. All I had to pray for was strength and energy and now that my discipline has turned into advice I struggle only because I know what will happen if they choose wrong. But God was sufficient for me and he will be for my children. I need them to have a strong relationship with him, more than one with me. Thank you for posting. I truly enjoyed your prayer.

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