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10 Great Prayers for Children Every Parent Needs to Pray

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Great prayers for children that are realistic and transparent prayers for parenting. This father shares from his heart to help all of us understand parenting and shape our children to love Jesus.

Dear Lord,

Help me not to overwhelm my children with unrealistic expectations.

Remind me that discipline is for their good—and to always administer it in love—not in anger or pure emotion.

Keep me from dumping my adult problems on them, while helping me be transparent enough for them to learn from my mistakes.

Help me to remember my children’s current age—and respond to them accordingly.

Grant me teachable moments and prompt me to use them to impart uncompromising truth into their lives.

Allow me to see my children as the individuals you created them to be, and help me encourage them to thrive in your purpose for their life.

Let them see our home as a safe, fun, welcoming environment.

Continually remind me time paces quickly and to embrace and enjoy each season.

Keep building my character so my children have a model to follow.

Above all—let my children know and experience unconditional love.

In Jesus name,


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Ron Edmondson is a pastor and church leader passionate about planting churches, helping established churches thrive, and assisting pastors and those in ministry think through leadership, strategy and life. Ron has over 20 years business experience, mostly as a self-employed business owner, and he's been helping churches grow vocationally for over 10 years.