Enlightened Parents (prayer)

James 1 5

(This is a prayer for parents to pray for themselves and other parents in their child’s life.)

Lord,

I pray for myself, the other parent, and any stepparents involved in our child’s life

That we would guide them to a lifestyle that glorifies Christ.

Fill our mouths with gentle words when we should speak kindly,

And help us to stand firm when we should be assertive.

Inspire us to be a good example to our children,

And motivate us to keep our word to them

So they will trust in Your Words

As they read them and consider them.

Remind us to teach spiritual concepts

As we teach life skills.

Prevent us from holding them back

When we need to let go.

Give us spiritual insight and wisdom

To understand their problems

So we can communicate enlightened counsel.

Allow us never to forget that

Our children need parents

Long after they have left the house.

Teach us the way to be loving parents

In every stage of their lives.

Help us to let go of selfish sins

So our children do not adopt our sinful ways.

Allow us to leave a legacy to the next generation—

Let it be our upstanding, godly children

With a passion to serve You, Lord.

In Christ’s Name, Amen.

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