O heavenly Father, what joy my beautiful daughter has become to me and I love her so very much. Lord, I thank You that You placed her in our family and for the joy that she has brought to me and to so many other people too - for which I praise and thank You.
Father God, You knew her before she was conceived and loved her before she was born and how praise and thank You that she is developing a simple, child-like trust in You – but how I long that she comes to deep and steadfast faith in Christ, which I know is even more important to You than it is to me, for I know that You love her, with an everlasting tenderness – a love that even surpasses my own deep affection for her.
I pray that she may develop into a virtuous young woman with an unshakable trust in You, and a pure and tender heart. May she grow in grace and develop integrity; truth, faithfulness and gentleness.. with a heart of compassion for others - that is so attractive in a young woman of God.
I pray for her protection from those that would seek to blemish her loveliness in this increasingly fallen world and praise and thank You for the love and joy that my beautiful daughter has brought into our lives, in Jesus name I pray,
Heavenly Father, how the time has flown past and the little girl that have given us so much joy and pain over the years has grown into a lovely young woman and is now preparing to go to college. Father I place her into Your hands and ask Your grace and guidance and protection over her heart and mind, as she takes this next big step in her journey through life.
Father I pray that You would oversee her digs and her room-mates – her tutors, the other students that are in her classes and those with whom she develops friendships. I pray that You would direct her steps and may she make wise choices in each area of her new life – while she is away from home and away from our care and advice.
Lord we pray that she will embrace her academic studies wisely and use this as a wonderful opportunity to advance her education and not to waste time on too many social aspects – which although important in all of our lives, can sometimes have a negative influence on our choices and responsibilities, unless guarded.
I pray You would bring lovey Christian friends into her life and that she would increasingly rely on You in the inevitable stresses and strains that come from the confinements of communal living. And I specially pray that You would guard her mind from being influenced by the mind-set of the world and keep Jesus as the central focus of her day – this I ask in Jesus name,
Dear Lord, I bring my precious daughter before You now. Lord she has completely lose her way in life and has started to get into some quite serious trouble, and I fear for her future and ask You to intervene in a miraculous way. She has become involved with a wrong crowd of people who are influencing her attitude as well as her actions, and I am afraid that before too long she may even get into serious trouble –possibly even with the police.
Lord I don’t even know what she is doing.. but I fear that she could be getting involved with drugs or even worse and she seems to have lost all the values that we sought to teach her as a child. Dear Lord in Your loving-kindness and grace, look down on our daughter and I ask that You would halt the dangerous direction she is taking and return her onto the right track.
Lord You were the One that created her and formed her while she was still in the womb and scheduled every day of her life.. and she seems to have strayed so far from the path that You planned – but in your pity and love bring her to a point in life where she recognises the foolish choices she is making and admits her need of You.
Help her to see that the path she has chosen will only result in pain and heartache for all concerned and bring her back into a right relationship with Yourself - and Lord I pray that she wake up to the dangers of her chosen life-style and plant her feet back on the path of righteousness – this I ask in Jesus name
Loving Lord, how we bless You for the heritage and gift of children and we do thank You Father for having given us our beautiful daughter to love and cherish and care for. I thank You with all my heart for our precious girl, whom I love so dearly.
I pray Lord that as she grows-up she will grow closer to You with each passing year and that You would give her wisdom and discernment.. to know what is right and to reject that which is not of You. I pray that by Your Holy Spirit she would cultivate in her the spiritual graces of a godly woman and I pray that You would bring into her life the man of Your choice, to be her future husband.
I pray Lord that he would be a true man of God – a man after God’s own heart, who will be a spiritual leader to his wife and family - a man who is established in the Word of God.
I pray that he would be a man of integrity and patience, with wisdom and understanding – and man who is trustworthy and loyalty – a man with strength of character and godly humility. I ask that You would keep them both pure for each other and bring the right man into her life at the right time – Thank You for hearing my prayer, in Jesus name
Heavenly Father, what a joy it is to see our lovely daughter grow up and become such a radiant bride and beautiful wife. We pray that as she sets out on their journey through married life that You would lead and direct her and her husband in their lives together, and that that together they would give You Your rightful place in their home and married life together.
Thank You for the joy she has been over the years and thank You that I have been enabled by Your grace to release her from our parental protection and encourage her fly with her own wings. May she learn to find her primary support from in her own dear husband rather then her seeking refuge back home with us or with her friends!
May You be given Your rightful place in their home and may it be a place of peace and trust. May she and her husband grow closer together with each passing year, and may they find that in each other they have all that they need in a secure marriage partnership, anchored on the Jesus Christ – the Rock of our Salvation, in Whose name we pray,
Heavenly Father I come to You with a heavy heart – You know only too well the direction that my lovely daughter has chosen to take, and how she has laid aside the things of God and all that she was taught as a child- and has started to become rude and rebellious… and Lord it breaks my heart.
Forgive me for not noticing earlier and perhaps for even helping to furl her rebellious attitude, by not recognising the warning signals – or perhaps by even ignoring them. Lord I believe You gave us our daughter, and I pray that the truths she was taught as a young girl will be brought to her remembrance, and that Your Holy Spirit would convict her of her sinful attitude and her need to turn back to the faith that she once embraced and to come to personal repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus as her Saviour.
Father I pray that whatever it takes, that You would bring this prodigal back to her senses and to You – Lord whatever it takes, I pray. Give me courage to face what You choose to do in her life, knowing that You take all things and work them together for good, to those that love You - and Lord I love and trust You to do what is best in my daughters life – bring her home to Yourself I pray, in Jesus name,
Gracious heavenly Father how I thank You for our precious little girl whom You have been pleased to send into our little family circle. Lord we pray that she may come to know the Lord Jesus as her own personal Saviour – and that she may grow in grace and become a truly spiritual woman, who puts the Lord Jesus first, in every area of her life.
Lord give us wisdom as we teach her and train her in spiritual matters, and Lord I pray that we may be careful to diligently bring her up in the ways of the Lord – for You have promised that if we bring up our children in the fear and nurture of God, when they are old they will not depart from it.. and so Lord I claim that promise for my daughter and pray that you would give us the ability and wisdom to secure her in the knowledge of the scripture – with a clear understanding of WHO the Lord Jesus is and what He has done for us all.
Bring into her life friends who have a deep love for Jesus and a place for us we pray, in a church family that teaches the grace of God and the truth of Your Scriptures - and we pray that You would supply the materials and opportunities to saturate her in Your Word and may she also develop a deep desire to know more of You as she grows older. Into Your hands Lord I place my daughter – giving her into Your hands for Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray,
Thank You Father for the heritage and gift of children and I bring the precious daughter that You have placed in our family to YOU, and give her into Your safe-keeping from this day forward...
Father I thank You that she has come to a child-like understanding of Who Jesus is and has accepted Him as her Saviour – coming to and realise that He died to pay the price for her sins, and rose again, so that she could live, and be with Him forever.
Thank You Lord for her simple, child-like trust in You and I pray that she may grow in grace and in a knowledge of the Lord Jesus. May she mature in the faith and keep her I pray from all the wiles of the evil one who would seek to undermine her trust in You.
Develop in my little daughter the fruit of the Spirit and may she learn to walk in spirit and truth as she grows and develops in her Christian faith. Help me to teach her the beautiful virtues of honesty and integrity, gentleness and humility. May she come to love Your Word and hunger and thirst for righteousness sake – and keep her I pray unto her life’s end with an ever increasing trust in Jesus as Saviour and Lord, in Whose name I pray,
Loving Lord and heavenly Father, I thank You with all my heart for this precious daughter of ours and I pray that Your grace and mercy would be poured out on her in such abundance.. and that she would grow in grace and in a knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ..
May she be surrounded by Your peace, protected by You strength and find her hope and joy in You alone. Give her ears that are responsive to Your voice, eyes that look to Jesus as Her Saviour and a heart that responds to Your grace so that she learns to abide in You and rests in Your love.
Bless our mother-daughter relationship and give me wisdom and to teach and train her aright and yet help me to be prepared to step back when it is time for her to spread her wings and not stifle her creativity.
Give her a heart of compassion and generosity towards others.. a heart that is willing to help with cheerfulness and grace and may she learn to give encouragement to others, when she sees a need. Bestow on her godly wisdom and discernment and may she develop a teachable spirit and a heart of thanksgiving and praise to You.
May the time that we spend together be truly blessed of You and I do praise You dear Father for giving me this precious daughter of mine for this season of our lives – thank You Father in Jesus name I pray,
Loving Lord, You have given me the most wonderful son whom I love dearly, and I know that the day is fast approaching when he will find his own dear wife with whom to be united, to love and cherish - to cleave to for the rest of his life.
Go before him I pray, and bring into his life the wife that You have chosen for him. I pray for this woman who will become our precious daughter-in-law.. and ask that she may be one who loves the Lord Jesus with all her heart and will become a true ‘help-meet’ for our son.
Prepare the hearts of them both Lord as they journey towards that day when they will finally meet each other and I pray that You will bless their union and life together.
In the meantime I pray that both will be circumspect in their relationships with others of the opposite sex, and maintain integrity in body and soul. Keep them both pure in heart and mind.. word and deed.. and may You guide their continuing steps until that day when You bring them together in love… Lord I trust my precious son and future daughter-in-law into Your hands, knowing that You know is best for all our loves.. and I thank You for what You have and what You will do in each of their lives – in Jesus name,
Dear heavenly Father, it is with great sadness that I have witnessed the increasing rebelliousness of youth in my own precious daughter and the aching pain in my heart is so intense that at times I feel numb with helplessness and sadness.
Lord, You know only too well how easily and insidiously the world and the flesh influences young people and captures the heart and minds of today’s youth.. and my anguish is only surpassed my by inability to help the daughter that You gave us - whom I love so dearly.. but who has for too long been sliding into defiant disobedience.
Forgive me that I did not recognise and address this issue much sooner and forgive me Lord, that I did not train up my daughter in the best possible way, and I ask that even now… You would help her to develop a Biblical mind-set and a mature, godly character… nevertheless I know that You are a God who cares for each of Your children and I lay the life of my daughter before You now, and ask You to help me to correct my own lack in parenting and to help us mend our fractured relationship. Heal our hurting hearts I pray, and draw us together in the bond of peace and love.
Father I pray that whatever it takes You would change me into the parent that You would want me to be so that in Your strength I may be enabled to restore our relationship. And Lord I also pray that whatever it takes You would address my daughters rebellion against authority and her disinterest in spiritual matters. Into Your hands I commit my own life and the future of my daughter – and trust You to do a good work in us both, to Your praise and glory – this I ask in Jesus name,