Praying for Your Child to Follow God's Will

Benevolent Master,
You work out all things in conformity with the purpose of your will, including our lives (Ephesians 1:11). We yield ourselves to you as the clay yields itself to the potter's hands (Isaiah 64:8). Shape our lives as you deem best; use us for what purpose suits you. As __________ grows to understand your supreme authority, your hidden purposes, your guidance in his/her life, may he/she likewise submit his/her life to your purposes. May he/she relinquish control of his/her life to you, trusting that you are the Way, and that you will guide him/her in the way everlasting (Psalm 139:24). May he/she commit his/her plans to you, and may you give him/her success in what he/she does in your name and for your sake (Proverbs 16:3). Though he/she plans his/her course in his/her heart, determine his/her steps, and give him/her confidence in knowing that you are guiding him/her in all that he/she does (Proverbs 16:9). When facing decisions, may __________ prayerfully seek your will and then have the courage to follow it with joyful abandon.

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