Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14)
I pray for any children who are sick. I ask that you would comfort them with your love. Answer their prayers quickly by helping them to feel better. Give them your peace to guard their heart and their mind. Bring the quietness of your rest, and the gentleness of your presence, to soothe every part of their body, soul, and spirit.
Guide and direct their parents. Give them your wisdom to know what to do, and to know how to do it. Help them to manage their time well, eat properly, and to get enough sleep. Let your perfect love cast out any fear and calm any anxiety. Center them in you, for you are their strong tower, and the anchor that cannot be moved.
Thank you for each child who is responding to this prayer. They are truly a blessing, and you have called them by name. May you draw each one close to yourself, and speak your words of life to them. Let them be enriched by your presence, and encouraged by your care. To you be the glory, Lord Jesus. Amen.