“Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for the gift of children. It is obvious that there is a creative and loving God whenever I look at how marvelous and individual each child is. I praise you that although being a parent is not an easy task, it is an honorable one steeped with rewards that are richer than gold.
Lord, I come to you with my children. I want to give my best gift BACK to you. I know in your hands they will be safe, and I choose to love you more than them, and to love my children more than myself. In this, I am allowing the power of God’s love to increase my love and my parenting skills.
Lord, being a parent means I will make many mistakes. I will make choices that I will regret. Although my intentions may be good, my wisdom (at the time) may be off. Please cover my mistakes so that my children will not be damaged in any way (spiritually, emotionally, physically) by my bad choices.
In the name of Jesus, I repent my own sins of rebellion, anger, un-forgiveness and wanting to do things my way. I receive your forgiveness, and I ask that you release my children and family from the curses that I have laid by the choices from the past that I have made. I know you have forgiven me and forgotten them, help me to forgive myself and to forget them as well.
In these mistakes, help me to learn from them. Give me the wisdom I need to guide my children away from the things that I have previously allowed to keep me from you, Lord. I know that you were always with me. But, in my sin, I hid from you and this kept me from living victoriously.
I want my children to live the life that Jesus died to give them, so today, I am dedicating my house and home to serving the Lord. We make you ruler of the home, and we will resolve all issues with love, peace and patience. This sounds easy, but in reality, we will need the supernatural power of God working through us to do this. We ask for that wisdom now.
I promise to rear my children according to the wisdom of your word. I will abide in your word, and lead my children to do the same. I know that this will be a blessing that will be carried down from generation to generation. Your word will not return unto you void.
I will discipline my children according to your word, not because it is easy to do—because it is not. But, because it is what you said to do, and I know if you instruct me to do it, it is the wisest thing for me and my family. Help me to discipline consistently; as it is important for my children to know that my words are not empty. When I hear the cries of my child, console my breaking heart, that I am doing the right thing. Help me to have the control to never discipline my child in anger, but in love. Give me the wisdom to hold back until I can.
Lord, the enemy is seeking to kill, steal and destroy my home. I know this.
I am guarding my home with diligence. Help me to have the eyes and ears of you. Show me the negative influences that will try and trap my children into a life that will not be good for them. Help me to find healthy replacements for the (music, TV shows, activities)that I will have to clean out of their lives for them. Give me the grace to do this, Lord. I have let things go too far, and I know that this will not be an easy task. Help me to think of my family’s future whenever I get tempted to give into the easy way.
Lord, thank you again for my family. Bless them, and bless me to be a blessing to them. In Jesus’ precious name, may my children get all the blessings that Jesus paid a heavy price for them to have, Amen.”
Author: Julia Shalom Jordan