Praying for Your Child’s Protection

Almighty God,
You are our refuge and our fortress, our God in whom we trust. We know that those who take refuge in the shelter of your wings will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty (Psalm 91:1-2). We know our help comes from you, the Maker of heaven and earth (Psalm 121:2), and so we turn our eyes to you now. Keep our child from all harm; watch over his/her life. Watch over his/her coming and going both now and forevermore (Psalm 121:7-8). Give your angels charge concerning him/her, to guard him/her in all his/her ways, lest he/she should strike his/her foot against a stone (Psalm 91:11-12). Hem him/her in—behind and before—and lay your hand upon him/her (Psalm 139:5), as you did the Israelites when they fled from their Egyptian pursuers. Let no harm befall our child (Psalm 91:10). But should disaster threaten, keep us and our children in perfect peace as we stay our minds on you, because we trust in you (Isaiah 26:3), knowing that some glory we cannot yet see must lie behind the harm. What light and momentary troubles come his/her way, let him/her embrace them for the eternal glory they are winning him/her that far outweighs them all. Help him/her to look beyond what is seen and temporary to what is unseen and eternal (2 Corinthians 4:17-18). Glorify yourself in our troubles and in our... continue reading

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