My Most Gracious Heavenly Father,

I come to You in Jesus’ Name and give my children to You.  I am convinced that You
alone know what is best for them.  You alone know what they need.  I release them
to You to care for and protect, and I commit myself to pray for everything
concerning them and anything You put upon my heart.

Thank You for the precious gifts of my children.  Because Your Word says that
every good gift comes from You, I know that You have given them to me.  Help me
to do everything I should for them and show me places where I continue to hold on
to them.  Enable me to release them to You for protection, guidance and council.

Help me not to live in fear of possible dangers, but in the joy and peace of knowing
that You are in control.  I lift them up to You and ask that You put a hedge of
protection around them.  I rely on You for everything, and this day I trust my
children to You and release them into Your Hands.  Hide them from any kind of evil
influences that would come against them.  Keep them safe from any hidden dangers
and let no weapon formed against them be able to prosper.  Thank You for Your
many Promises of Protection.

As I bring them before You, I ask that You help them grow into a deep
understanding of who You are.  Open their hearts and bring them to a full
knowledge of the Truth about You.  You have said in Your Word, “If you confess
with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from
the dead, you will be saved.”  I pray for that kind of faith for my children this day.

May they call Jesus their Saviour, acknowledge You in every area of their lives, and
choose always to follow You and Your Ways.  Help them to fully believe that Jesus
laid down His Life for them so that they might have life eternally and abundantly
now.  Help them to comprehend the fullness of Your Forgiveness so that they will
not live in guilt and condemnation.

You have said in Your Word that You will pour out Your Spirit on my offspring.  I
pray that You would pour out Your Spirit on them this day.  Give them a heart that
desires to obey You.  Put into them a longing to spend time with You, in Your Word
and in prayer, listening for Your Voice.  Turn their hearts towards You and make
them uncomfortable with sin.  Fill their hearts with Your Love and give them an
abundance of compassion, forgiveness and reconciliation.

Lord, I lift them up to You and ask that You would bring godly friends and role
models into their lives.  Give them the wisdom they need to choose friends who are
godly and help them to never compromise their walk with You in order to gain
acceptance.  I pray that You would take anyone who is not a godly influence out of
their lives, or else transform that person into Your Likeness.

Thank You for promising us a sound mind.  I lay claim to that promise for my
children.  Give them the ability to make clear decisions, to understand all they need
to know, and be able to focus on what they need to do.  May they be renewed in the
spirit of their minds and have the mind of Christ.  Help them understand that what
goes into their minds becomes a part of them, so they will weigh carefully what
they see and hear.

I pray that You would deliver my children from any plan of the devil to rob them of
life, or to destroy the person You created them to be.  May they not be a follower
of anyone but You, and may they be a leader of people into Your Kingdom.  Help
them to grow into a complete understanding of their authority in Jesus, while
having a submissive and humble spirit.  May the Fruit of the Spirit and self-control
grow in them daily.

May they find their identity in You, view themselves as Your Instrument, and know
that they are complete in You.  Give them a vision for their lives and help them to
set goals for their future.  Help them to see themselves as You do, from their
future, and not from their past.  Teach them to look to You as their hope for the

I pray that You will fill them with Your Spirit of Truth.  Give them a heart that
loves truth and follows after it, rejecting all lies as a manifestation of the enemy.  
Flush out everything in them that would entertain a lying spirit and cleanse them
from any death that has crept in as a result of lies they may have spoken or thought.

Help them to understand that every lie gives the devil a piece of their heart, and
into the hole that’s left, comes confusion, death and separation from Your
Presence.  Deliver them from any lying spirit.  I pray that they not be blinded or
deceived, but always be able to clearly understand Your Truth.

Your Word says, “I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all
my fears.”  I seek You this day, believing that You hear me, and I pray that You will
deliver my children from any fear that threatens to overtake them.  You said You
“have not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and of a sound mind.”  

Whenever there is real danger or good reason to fear, I pray that You will give
them wisdom, protect them, and draw them close to You.  Help them not to deny
their fears, but take them to You in prayer.  I pray that as they draw close to You,
Your love will penetrate their life and crowd out all fear.  Let Faith take root in
their mind and soul as they grow in Your Word. Thank You for freedom of fear on
behalf of my children this day.

Give them discernment and strength to be able to say “no” to things that bring
destruction and “yes” to the things of God that bring Life.  May they clearly see
the Truth whenever tempted and be delivered from the evil one whenever trapped.
Enable them to choose Life in whatever they do and may their only addiction be to
the things of God.

In Jesus Name I pray that You would enable my children to live in ongoing
forgiveness.  Teach them the depth of Your Forgiveness towards them so they can
be freely forgiving toward others.  Help them to make the decision to forgive
based on what You have asked us to do.

I pray in the Name of Jesus that You will work deliverance in their lives wherever
it is needed.  I know that although “we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to
the flesh.  For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but mighty in God
for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that
exalts itself against the knowledge of God.”

Give me wisdom and revelation regarding my children.  I know there are areas of
enemy operation which I cannot see, so I depend on You to reveal these to me as I
need to know them.  Speak to my heart, show me how to pray when there is
something deep in my spirit that is unsettled, disturbed, or troubled about them.  
Show me anything that I am not seeing, and let all that is hidden come to light.  If
there is any action I need to take, I depend on You to show me.  Thank You that
You help me to parent them.

Lord, I put them in Your Hands this day.  Guide, protect and convict them when sin
is trying to take root.  Strengthen them in battle when Satan is trying to gain a
foothold in their hearts.  Make them sensitive to enemy encroachment, and may
they run to You to be their stronghold and refuge in times of trouble.  

According to Your Word, I believe that You will deliver them from every evil work
and preserve them for Your Heavenly Kingdom.  Help them to discern good from
evil and be sensitive to the Voice of your Holy Spirit.  Send your Holy Spirit to
comfort and guide them this day, I pray.

Your Word says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the
knowledge of the Holy One is Understanding.”  May they turn to You for all
decisions so that they don’t make poor choices.  Help them to see that all the
treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in You and that You give of
them freely when we ask for them.

You have said in Your Word that You have “dealt to each one a measure of faith.”
I pray that You would take the faith You have planted in my children and multiply
it.  I know that trusting You is a choice we make.  Enable them to make that choice.
I pray that they will look to You for everything, knowing that they are never
without hope.

May they have a relationship with You, Lord, that is truly their own.  I want the
comfort of knowing that when I am no longer on this earth, their faith will be
strong enough to keep them “steadfast, immovable, and always abounding in the
work of the Lord”.

May they have a heart that is willing to give of self and possessions according to
Your Leading.  May they see that giving out of love is actually giving back to You in
faith and that they will never lose anything by doing so.

Teach my children to live by faith and be led by Your Holy Spirit.  I pray that they
will develop a hunger for the things of God, and when they are depleted in any way,
they will immediately run to You to be renewed and refreshed.

Help them to understand the consequences of their actions and know that a life
controlled by the flesh will only reap destruction.  May they be not blind in their
own eyes, but rather “fear the Lord and depart from evil”.  I pray that they will be
reliable, dependable and responsible.  Deliver them from any pride, laziness and
selfishness.  I pray they will have a desire to honor You!

Where they have strayed from the path of holiness, Dear Lord, bring them to
repentance and work Your Cleansing Power in their hearts and lives.  Give them the
understanding they need in order to know that to live in purity brings wholeness
and blessings, and that the Greatest Reward we will receive for it, is seeing YOU!

I pray all these things in the Mighty Name of Jesus ... and Father God, if there
is anything I forgot, I trust that You will take care of that too!  Thank You for
answering my prayers, Lord!  I love You!  Amen and Amen!
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