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Prayer for my son

Gathered together on this page are several inspiring prayers for praying for your son. The first prayer takes the form of a petition, asking God that we might be good parents as we raise our child. The second prayer is for those who have a teenage son, and the challenges and joys that this brings! There is also a short pray with a younger child at school in mind, a prayer for a sons birthday, and a prayer asking God for protection over your family.

A prayer for my son

Father in heaven,
Help me to be a good parent.
As I dwell in your love, may I give my own son an ocean of love to abide in.
As I receive your forgiveness, may I always be ready to forgive my own dear son and offer him a new day.
As I hope in you, and look forward to the future knowing your guidance.
May I gently protect and lead my own beloved son into a place of hope and vision for his future.
Lord, help me to be a good parent.


(a short prayer for a son from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

Prayer for Teenage Son

a parent's prayer

Dear Lord,

Help me to love, without expecting anything in return.
Help me to engage, even when I don't fully understand him.
Help me to provide, quietly and gently to give good gifts.
Help me to speak, not to sow criticism but encouragement.
Help me to say sorry, to own up when I mess up.
Help me to forgive, even when I feel hurt or ignored.
Help me to hope, to breathe out joy and vision for the future.
Help me to carry my son, through the patchwork of hopes, dreams, hurts, worries, anger and the joy of teenage years.
Help me to remain open and soft
To understand and not to judge
My brilliant son.


(a Christian prayer for a teenage son from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

Prayer for my sons protection

Julie Palmer from Prayerscapes leads us in a beautiful prayer for your sons wellbeing and future:-

A birthday prayer for my son

(a prayer of thanks and protection)

Dear Lord,

It was only yesterday I held a new life in my arms.
I thank you for my wonderful son,
He is so precious to me.
And each year that passes
I grow more amazed at who he is becoming.
On this his birthday I give thanks for him,
And ask that you continue to protect him and keep him
On each day in the year ahead.


(a parent's prayer from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

visit this page for more birthday blessings and prayer messages.

Prayer for my son in school

Dear God,
I can not always be with my precious son,
Yet I trust in you and know you are beside him each day.
Walk close to him at school, Lord.
Help him to laugh, play, learn, have fun and make friends.
I trust in you.


(a parent's prayer for their son at school from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

family blessing prayer

Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.

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Prayer for family protection

Lord be besides us, all every day
Guiding and leading us gently always.
Lord be above us, help us to see
The hope of the future, of all we could be.
Lord be beneath us, carry us when
We’re too shattered or tired to really have strength.
Lord be ahead of us, smoothing our paths
Protecting and blessing the places we pass.
Lord be behind us, healing our wounds,
Forgiving our mistakes and making us new.
Jesus, be within us, this family is yours
Now and forever, you are our Lord.

(a family prayer from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

read another parent's prayer for the protection of their child here.