Saturday, June 04, 2011

A mother's prayers for teenagers

As the mother of two teenagers, I do a lot of praying. They're good kids. Those teenage years are so decisive in forming who these young people are going to be as adults, and I want to have prayed through all of it.

As we get into my busy season at work, I intend for one of my posts each week to be various prayers that I hope people may find helpful if they want to pray for their own children or grandchildren. Sometimes I have really struggled to know what to pray, and I hope that these prayers may help others too.

Since this post is mainly introducing the subject, I'll include a prayer here that is particularly short:
Lord, thank you for (name of child). May he grow in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man. May he love you and and follow you throughout his life.


Martin LaBar said...

There's no reason not to pray this prayer for a baby, or a fetus, I think.

Weekend Fisher said...

That's true. Though it's been awhile since mine were that age. ;)

Take care & God bless
Anne / WF