Prayer of Parents for their Children
Almighty God, make me a better parent.
Help me to understand my children, to listen patiently to what they have to say, and answer all their questions wisely and kindly.
Please help them to learn from their strengths and weaknesses.
Keep me from making all decisions so that they can develop responsibility.
Yet, help me to have the courage to refuse to give in to what will harm them.
Help me to appreciate my children as they are, not as I would have them to be.
When I grow discouraged, remind me that my child is Your child also.
Send Your holy angels to protect my children.
Keep them out of all harm and danger.
Please sheltering us in Your care, surrounding us with Your goodness, and enfolding us in Your love.
May their lives produce every kind of good fruit and always be filled with gratitude towards you.
In Jesus name. Amen.