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Prayer for My Children's Protection

This page features four short prayers you can use to pray for your children’s safety and care. The first is a prayer for God’s daily protection and care of your son or daughter, and the second is an ancient Celtic prayer of covering for your home. Following this a general prayer for family protection, and finally there is a prayer for children who are in trouble or difficulty, asking for God’s shelter and provision:-

A prayer for the protection of children

(a prayer suitable for parent or carer to pray for their children)

Almighty father in heaven,

I ask for your strong arms of protection
To be around our children.
That they may be held safely
Within your love.
Fill their days and nights with hope and joy
Fill their hearts and minds
With you truth and light.
We trust in you.


(a short prayer of protection from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

Celtic Prayer of Protection

An ancient prayer of protection for the home
house blessing prayer

read prayers for children to say at night time including a prayer for when a child is troubled or sad.

Prayer for my family

Lord be besides us, 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 contemporary prayer poem by Julie Palmer copyright © 2019 www.lords-prayer-words.com)

A prayer for children in trouble

(a prayer request to God for protection, provision and shelter for children in hardship or difficulty)

O Lord,
Be warmth
Be light
Be food
Be sleep
Be encouragement
Be protection
Be peace
Be father
To the children who are
cold, hungry, in darkness, tired,
hopeless, frightened, sad or worried across the world.
We believe you can shelter these little ones.
Hear their prayers.

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

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All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired.

(Martin Luther, 1483-1546)

follow this link for more prayers of protection and bible verses on God's care and shelter.