Father, mother and child walking down a path in the woods.

Thank You, Lord, for blessing us to raise children who ultimately belong to You.

With awe, You uniquely crafted them in the womb, planning out all of their days before they lived even one of them.

Thank You that every one of your plans for them are good. Plans to prosper and not to harm them, plans to give them a hope and a future.

And we marvel at how you’ve equipped them with power and purpose.

You ordained strength in our children, even the infants, to restrain the enemy and all who oppose You.

What a blessing to partner with You in aiming them in the way they should go, confident in your promise that when they get old, they will not depart from it.

And because You said the kingdom of God belongs to those with faith like children, it displeases You when people despise them.

So, help us love our children well, and value them as You do.

Forgive us for allowing ourselves or others to sacrifice them for selfish gain.

And we ask that as they come and go, You watch over them, placing your hand of blessing on them.

Because of You, our children are mighty in the land—a generation blessed.

We declare they will have no fear of bad news, their hearts steadfast, trusting in You, Lord.

And because their hearts are secure, they will look in triumph on their foes.

It’s in your mighty name, Jesus, we pray. Amen!

Inspired by Mark 10:16

Here at Vine Life Faith, we pray God’s Word to experience God’s will because His words are the only ones He’s obligated to keep. While we pray inspired by a particular verse, the prayer references multiple verses as the Lord leads. You’re welcome to share this prayer and if it blesses you or someone you know—say so in the comments below. God bless you!

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