Praying for Your Child's Freedom from Worry

Lord Our Provider,
The cares of this world and the wiles of the enemy so often strip us of the joy and peace we should know as your children. You have loved us perfectly, and perfect love should drive out all fear in us (1 John 4:18). In the light of your supreme goodness and relentless grace, we should be able to rejoice always, knowing you are near. Let not our child grow anxious about anything, but rather come to you in prayer and thanksgiving (tremendous weapons in the battle against worry!); and when he/she does, may your peace, which surpasses all understanding, guard his/her heart and mind in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:4-6). Teach __________ to esteem the needs of this world rightly, for life is more important than food, and the body more important than clothes (Matthew 6:25). Would that he/she have the faith of the birds and lilies, who know their Creator will provide all that is needed. For they are ephemeral, but we are eternal: how much more will you care for us (Matthew 6:26-30)? Fix our child's thoughts on you instead, seeking first your kingdom and righteousness, and trusting that all these things will be added in good time (Matthew 6:33). For you will meet all our needs according to your glorious riches in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). You, who did not spare your own Son, but gave... continue reading

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