The older my kids get, it seems like the more I pray for them.
Maybe it’s the realization that my ability to protect them and control their choices is diminishing. They are teenagers, after all. I’m negotiating tricky territory. I am still their parent and authority. And yet I know that at times and in certain areas, I have to back off and allow them to make their own mistakes and accept the consequences.
Because that is how they learn — how we all learn.
The wisdom to know when and how to do this is something I pray for daily.
For years, I have taken solace in praying this passage over my children — as well as my husband and myself.
This passage seems to cover everything I could possibly want for my children. I know I am praying according to God’s will. He wants all these things for them, too.
And I’m confident that if they’re equipped with these things they will find peace and hope in God — even when life doesn’t always turn out the way they planned.
It inspired me to make this printable called A Prayer For My Children (above) for you all, so you can have a visual reminder of this prayer for your children, too.
You can frame it and hang it in the playroom, your children’s room(s), or your family room. Using a glue stick, you could also attach it to the front of a spiral notebook that you use as a prayer journal for your family.
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