Parents Prayer For A Rebellious Teenager

Heavenly Father, I come to You to offer my prayers and supplications for my teenager, knowing that in so many ways they have chosen to rebel against You and turn their back on all that they have been taught in their childhood years. Father, I ask that You would give me wisdom to know how to deal with this great sadness in my life which gives me such a pain in my heart.

Lord, I feel so helpless and realise that the one and only course for me is to cast all my pain on You and to lay all my burdens down at your feet and ask Lord, that You would help me to know what to say and when to say it, and prompt me when to remain silent.

Lord, keep me from actions that would antagonise the situation more and more but also I pray that You would enable me to say and do those things that will speak truth into this sad situation. Lord, I pray that whatever it takes, that You would minister Your healing touch into each of our lives and I pray that You would help to restore my own precious prodigal.

At the moment Lord, it seems an impossible prayer, but I know that nothing is impossible with You, and so I ask Lord to bring my teenage child back into a right relationship with Yourself and with the rest of the family. Thank You Lord for hearing my prayer and I pray that the answer will come speedily, but Lord, give me the patience and wisdom to wait Your time, and may the sorrow that this has brought be turned into joy, to Your praise and glory. In Jesus' name I pray,