living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

prayer for children's protection

woman holding an umbrella in the rain

This page features three prayers and blessings for parents to pray for their children, with a short prayer for protection and a prayer for your child's safety whilst away at school. There is also an ancient celtic blessing, and several uplifting quotes from the bible about God's care and protection. May God inspire you as you pray for your son or daughter now!

Prayer for my children's protection

I give you my children
Encircle them Lord,
Be ever beneath to break their falls.
Be ever beside them a constant friend.
Be ever behind them with wings of protection.
Be ever above them watching their way.
Be ever in front guiding each day.

Answer their prayers,
Stir up their hope,
Fill up their hearts with love.
Give them great dreams,
And the courage to try,
Hold them ever safe in your arms.

Quote on God's Protection when traveling from Psalm 139

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.


a prayer for my children

Join Julie Palmer from Prayerscapes as she leads us in an inspiring prayer for the protection and well-being of our children:-

Celtic Blessing
(an ancient prayer)

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

bible quotes about protection

A Judeo-Christian Blessing

"I pray that the Lord
will bless and protect you,
and that he will show you mercy and kindness.
May the Lord be good to you
and give you peace."

(Numbers 6:24-26, CEV)

You are my hiding place; you will save me from trouble. I sing aloud of your salvation, because you protect me.

(Psalm 32:7, GNT)

"But I will sing of your strength,
in the morning I will sing of your love;
for you are my fortress,
my refuge in times of trouble."

(Psalm 59:16, NIV)