living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

daily prayer for my children

children fishing by lake

Gathered together on this page are several uplifting prayers for parents to pray, with a short daily prayer for your children, a beautiful prayer for their future, and petition for their protection and wellbeing at school. There are also three inspiring verses from the bible about bringing up children. May you be encouraged as you pray for your son or daughter now!

A prayer for my children
(a parent’s morning prayer for their child, for their safety and success)

O Lord

Come wrap my dear child up
Within your care today.
Fill their hearts with fun and joy
As they work and play.
Come real close and whisper in your love
Into their hearts I pray.
Be their ever-faithful friend
I trust you to keep them safe.


Prayer for our children's future

You are the hope ahead of my child
You are the peace beneath.
You are the love light at his/her side
Always aware of the things they need.
You are the shield behind them
You are the shelter above.
You are the joy bright in his/her heart
In you I put my trust.

Family Prayer

A beautiful prayer asking for God's rich blessings on family life:-

Celtic Blessing
(an ancient prayer)

My Fortress
The Sacred Three
My fortress be
Encircling me
Come and be round
My hearth and my home.

Daily prayer for my children

Julie Palmer from Prayerscapes leads us in an uplifting prayer for the safety and protection of children:-

Short prayer for the protection of my child at school

Lord be with my wonderful child at school. Watch over them as they play, bring encouragement to their heart when they feel worried, and support them if they struggle. Please bless their friendships, nurture their talents and help them to learn. Most of all, may they always know my love for them and your love for them.


bible quotes about children

"Teach children how they should live,
and they will remember it all their life."

(Proverbs 22:6, GNT)

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up."

(Deuteronomy 6:5-7, NIV)

"Once when some mothers were bringing their children to Jesus to bless them, the disciples shooed them away, telling them not to bother him. But when Jesus saw what was happening he was very much displeased with his disciples and said to them, “Let the children come to me, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as they. Don’t send them away! I tell you as seriously as I know how that anyone who refuses to come to God as a little child will never be allowed into his Kingdom.” Then he took the children into his arms and placed his hands on their heads and he blessed them."

(Mark 10:13-16, TLB)