Prayer for Children

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Father,

I pray for the safety and security of our children. In peace may they lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make them dwell in safety (Psalm 4:8). May your name be a strong tower for them, and as your righteous ones may they run into you (your arms) and feel safe (Proverbs 18:10).

May our children pay close attention to your instruction, as it comes through mature parenting, and the soundness of your Word. Give them ears to listen, eyes to see, and a mind that comprehends the value of keeping godly precepts. May the authority of your Word, and the obedience to their parents instruction, give life and health to their whole body (Proverbs 4:22).

Help them to set a good example for others to follow. May no one look down on their youthfulness, but rather be positively influenced by their their speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity, as they follow Jesus (1 Timothy 4:12). May their light shine in such a way that others may see their good works, and glorify their Father in heaven (Matthew 5:16).

We present our children to your safe-keeping and to your tender-care.

Amen!

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