Prayer for the Safety and Protection of my Children
Prayer for the Protection of my Children
Dear Lord, thank you for the gift of my children, (name each child). *
Each one is a gift from You to me.
I know that they are Your children whom You have entrusted into my care.
Please help me to teach them well, set a good example, and watch out for them as best as I humanly can.
I ask You to guide them, protect them, watch over them, and walk beside them in their lives.
May You keep them safe from harm-both physical and spiritual.
May they grow in faith and love for You and know Your strength inside of themselves.
May they turn back to You when they have strayed from You and have an even stronger faith, hope, and trust in You.
Thank You for guiding and helping them plan their futures, ones filled with hope and love for You.
Thank You for being with them in their struggles, helping, loving, and guiding them.
May You help them to keep their belief in You strong and renew a strong belief in You when they turn back to You after times of doubt.
May they grow to know, love, serve, and believe more and more in You throughout their lives.
Thank You, Lord, for the gift of my children. May we all be together in Heaven when our earthly lives are complete.
The Prayer for the Protection of my Children is an original prayer by Blessed Catholic Mom. It may not be copied without the permission of the author.
* You can also include your grandchildren in this prayer.
Prayer for the Protection of my Children acknowledges that our children are not our children, but God’s children. He entrusted them to us to love, care for, and teach. As parents, we want the best for our children. As Catholic parents, we want our children to spend eternity with God in Heaven, to love Him on earth, and to live good lives. Sometimes our children choose other paths in life contrary to a life of faith. May we continue to be a good example and pray for our children to follow God and turn back to Him when they have turned away. God is faithful; He hears our prayers. As the Good Shepherd, He wants our children to be in His flock and He leaves the ninety-nine to search for the one who is lost.
You may like the article Praying For Our Adult Sons And Daughters: Placing them in the heart of God by John J. Boucher on Catholic Digest’s website.
The Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus: How to Practice the Sacred Heart Devotion by Rev. John Croiset shares the message Jesus gave to St. Margaret Mary about His Sacred Heart. Fr. Croiset was the spiritual director for St. Margaret Mary for 43 years. The book also contains St. Margaret Mary’s prayers to the Sacred Heart and the Sacred Heart Promises.