by Cherry Grace G. Alday (Pasay City, Philippines)
Heavenly Father, my child is your greatest gift,
and my biggest challenge!
I know my child is truly distressed,
and yet I am at my wit’s end to find a peaceful resolution.
I feel helpless and frustrated.
I ask myself, What would my Heavenly Father
do in His infinite wisdom and beneficence?
Lord, come into my heart and mind,
and share Your loving wisdom with me!
Help my child to heal his pain, and help me
to become as loving and wise a parent, as You are for us
Your children. Thank You Lord, for
hearing me and coming to my aid! Bring your loving Peace to me and my child today.
Prayer can be very comforting, especially when a mother is concerned for her children. There is no doubt that being a mother can be frightening and frustrating, but is undoubtedly also a rewarding job. A mother’s prayer can be a blessing for her child or a plea for rescue; in any case, prayer can be a soothing way to ease the burden sometimes inherent in raising a child.
A Prayer for a Sick Child
St. Gerard, who, like the Savior, loved children so tenderly and by your prayers freed many disease and even death, listen to me who is pleading for a sick child. I thank God for the great gift of my child and ask Him to restore my child to health if such be His holy will. This favor I beg of you through your love for all children and mothers. Amen
Prayer for a Troubled Child
Dear Lord, you have witnessed the rebelliousness of youth since the very beginnings of time. You understand a mother’s anguish and helplessness over the actions of her child. Please help me to transform my anger and frustration into loving care for my child who has gone astray. Help me begin to mend broken fences and heal broken hearts. Bless my child and also help him to mend the error of his ways. Help and bless us all to do right in Your name and restore us to peace and tranquility.
Blessing for a Child
My daughter, I bless you in the name of Jesus, proclaiming the blessings of God, my Redeemer, upon you. May He give you wisdom, a reverential fear of God, and a heart of love. May He create in you the desire to attend to His words; a willing and obedient heart that you may consent and submit to His ways. May your eyes look straight ahead with purpose for the future. May your tongue be as the pen of a ready writer, writing mercy and kindness upon the tablets of your heart. May you speak the truth in love. May your hands do the works of the Father, may your feet walk the paths which He has foreordained for you.
Prayer for an Angry or Depressed Child
Heavenly Father, my child is your greatest gift, and my biggest challenge. I know my child is truly distressed and yet I am at my wit’s end to find a peaceful resolution. I feel helpless and frustrated.
I ask myself, What would my Heavenly Father do in His infinite wisdom and beneficence?
Lord, come into my heart and mind, and share Your loving wisdom with me! Help my child to heal his pain, and help me to become as loving and wise a parent, as You are for me Your child. Thank You Lord, for hearing me and coming to my aid. Bring your loving Peace to me and my child today.
I’m sure that none of you ever get angry.
And neither do I. ha.
So why write a prayer for when I feel angry?
Because if we’re honest, all of us experience feelings of anger. Some of us use words intended only for the dictionary. Some of us throw things. I’ve been known to say nothing. Until I’ve cooled off, which can sometimes be, well, anything from a few hours to a few days. Just being honest. There have been times!
Maybe you let it all out and then it’s over. Maybe you have a right to be angry about a situation. I’ve often pondered Ephesians 4:6:
Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,
Because I’ve never heard anyone read the verse after it at the same time. And I think that verse really explains why we can’t get angry and hold grudges.
and give no opportunity to the devil. Ephesians 4:7
Regardless of how the feeling is processed, I’ve found that prayer is THE BEST way to combat anger.
Whether the situation simply must be given over to the Lord or a person needs to be lifted up to the Lord, prayer is critical to combating feelings of anger.
My prayer for this prayer is that those who read it will feel the love of God surround them and the anger will dissipate.
A Prayer for When I Feel Angry
When I look up to you in this moment,
I feel like I can only see stars.
My angry heart is frustrated
And I can’t understand the situation.
In a world where things are messy and hurtful,
Today’s circumstance just makes me angry
And I find myself asking “Why?”
Help me, Lord. I need you.
I need the reminder that I am not the one in control,
And although others may seem out of control,
You are always in control.
I need the reminder
That while my heart is fighting a battle,
Though others may intend to do evil,
You make everything good.
May your glorious grace flood my heart
To wash away the madness.
May your redeeming love replace my anger,
Flowing through me as a light on a hill,
Shining brightly for you.Again.
Whimsical Wednesday Blogger Linkup
Hey there Bloggers! So glad to have you linking up to our weekly blogger linkup, Whimsical Wednesday. This week will our last Whimsical Wednesday blogger linkup for the year as I focus to meet my next book writing deadline of January 8th. Just wanted to give you that heads up! Thanks so much for joining the weekly party promoting Christian encouragement!
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