With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith. ~2 Thessalonians 1:11
today was the funeral of an 11 year old boy. the thought of losing one of my sons makes me sick to my stomach. sick. and fearful. i pray constantly for my children to grow old so i don't have to know the pain of losing a child. i pray occasionally for my children to be good men; good husbands; faithful, honest and just.
i think i have it backwards. i should pray constantly for my children to be worthy of God's blessing, to grant them greatness for the Lord's army, and only occasionally for their health, safety and longevity. whoo-boy, hard for my mommy heart to do.
heavenly father, i pray for my sons, football and artist, to know you in their hearts and live you in their lives. i pray for them to submit to your authority and resist satan. i pray for them to fear you and gain wisdom. i pray for them to act obediently as your hands and feet in this world. i pray for them to be salt and light. i pray for them to make decisions based upon your word. i pray for them to show love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control to everyone they encounter to glorify your holy name. blanket them with your grace and mercy, and call them blessed. amen.
more prayers at http://www.titus2atthewell.com/project-3-prayers-for-our-children/, http://natasha-devoted.blogspot.com/2010/11/prayer-for-heart.html and http://godmadehomegrown.blogspot.com/2011/01/praying-for-little-ones.html