Lord, I submit myself to You.
I realize that parenting a child in the way You would have me to is beyond my human abilities.
I know I need You to help me.
I want to partner with You and partake of Your gifts of
I also need Your strength and patience, along with a generous portion of Your love flowing through me.
Teach me how to love the way You love.
Where I need to be healed, delivered, changed, matured, or made whole, I invite You to do that in me.
Help me to walk in righteousness and integrity before You.
Teach me your ways, enable me to obey Your commandments and do only what is pleasing in Your sight.
May the beauty of Your Spirit be so evident in me that I will be a godly role model.
Give me the communication, teaching, and nurturing skills that I must have.
Make me the parent You want me to be and teach me how to pray and truly intercede for the life of this child.
Lord, You said in Your Word, “Whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive” (Matthew 21:22).
In Jesus’ name I ask that You will increase my faith to believe for all the things You’ve put on my heart to pray for concerning this child.
I struggle with prayer lately. I know I should pray. I want to pray. I need to pray. I am even part of a prayer team, but I don’t pray, not really. I know that nowhere on earth do my words have the power to bring about what I hope, to fix what is broken, to right what is wrong, except in prayer. But still, I don’t pray. The words just don’t come. Tears come, but not words. So I am borrowing words from others until mine flow as easily as my tears.
* copied from turnbacktogod.com