Prayers for our children from the book of Proverbs.
Our Father who is great, mighty, and awe inspiring, I bring my children before You. May they learn to trust you solely and not substitute their abilities, thoughts, or plans for the dependence they need to have on You. Help them not delude themselves into thinking that their own voice or the voice of another is the voice God. Cause them to seek Your face and follow Your direction in all things. Lead them in Your path, along the straight and narrow way, the highway of holiness. Humble them in order that they may not think of themselves more highly than they ought. Even in the areas where they demonstrate competence may they always seek You. Although they may possess mighty strength and great knowledge, let them never serve You from their own power and skills, but acknowledge You in all things. Lead them not into temptation, but deliver them from evil. Cause them to resist temptation where they must and flee where they can. Give them the wisdom to know the difference. May the umbilical cord of life that flows from You never be severed. Be their refreshing drink, strengthening nourishment, and spiritual health.
In the strong name of Jesus our Lord and Savior. Amen.
From Proverbs 3:5-8