In this age of instant information, dominated by social media it is easy to get distracted. It is easy to take for grant our greatest privilege as a parent . . . the privilege to pray over our children. During the Thanksgiving season, I want to offer you the five below prayers that you can be praying over your child.
Here are 5 prayers of thanksgiving that you can pray over your child:
Lord Jesus, thank you for giving my child all the wisdom that they need to live a life of purpose. I pray they will always ask you for wisdom in faith, without doubting. I pray that they seek your wisdom daily for all the decisions they have to make. Please continue to give them wisdom generously like you promise, and help them to know it is from you. Amen. James 1:5-6
Lord Jesus, I thank you for calling my child according to your purpose, I pray that they will continue to love you. Please help them find peace in this promise that you work all things together for good, let them believe that things are happening for them, not to them and that you will never leave nor forsake them. Romans 8:28
Lord Jesus, I thank you for the plans you have for my child, I pray that they will truly believe that you have great plans for them – plans that will prosper them and give them a hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
Lord Jesus, thank you for taking the anxiety of my child upon yourself, I pray that they will not be anxious about anything, but instead they will let their requests be known to you through prayer, supplication, and thanksgiving. Please, Lord, give them the peace that surpasses all understanding. Not just in times of great trial, but in the everyday, too. And please guard their hearts and minds. Philippians 4:6-7
Lord Jesus, I thank you for supplying every need of my child according to your riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
As an added bonus, these prayer can be used to ourselves as well. Please continue to pray, continue to thank God for your children (and yourself) and for all his promises to them because a grateful heart is a magnet for miracles and your family deserves to be witnessing that everyday.
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Corine Williams, Ph.D. is Clinical Psychologist. However, her passion is to write books that educate, uplift, and help provide parents with a tool to talk about difficult subjects. Her newest book is titled I Will Be Praying For You. I Will Be Praying For You helps parents communicate to their children how they have, are and will be praying for them, it includes a journal section in the back that allows the parent to write lovely handwritten prayers. You can find out more about her at www.booksbycorine.com or by visiting her amazon profile here.
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