living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

prayer for my struggling son

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Gathered together on this page are several uplifting prayers you can pray to help with a son going through a difficult time. The first prayer is suitable for a mom to pray for her struggling son, and is a heart cry for God's truth and hope to break into his life. Further down there is also a prayer for a parent to pray for strength and guidance, and the famous "Serenity Prayer" for wisdom and courage. May God comfort and encourage you as you pray these prayers now.

A prayer for my son

(a prayer suitable for a mother to pray for her troubled son)

There was a time Lord when I could cradle him as he cried, and devote myself to the nurture and care of my treasured son.
There was a time Lord when I could fill his days with joyful play, new adventures and provide warmth and love for my treasured son.
There was a time Lord, when I could cuddle up, and listen to his cares, sift and solve the problems, make him feel secure and safe.

At this new time Lord, I can’t erase the sadness, I can’t provide joy, or cuddle away the worries of my treasured son.
He has grown, beyond my simple care, adrift from the joys I can bring him, apart from the sanctuary of a mother’s arms, yet he will always be my treasured son.

He needs you Father God, your spirit to comfort his mind, your strength and hope to bring joy, your truth and peace to ease his worries.

So I give him to you. I sit at the foot of the cross and ask you to move in the mind, heart and life of my treasured son.


Prayer for strength and guidance

Lord, I reach out to you for your guidance.
Please show me which way to turn.
Calm my anxious thoughts, come speak into my mind.
Strengthen me as I falter and feel weary.
May I feel strength rising up within my heart.
Bring clarity into my visions and dreams.
I trust that you are with me, no matter where I go,
Or what I decide to do.
You journey with me always.


The Serenity Prayer

The words to the Serenity Prayer

Prayer for the youth of today

(a prayer suitable for a youth pastor or teacher to say for their youth group or class.)

We pray for this new generation, the young men and women of today.
Shine your truth into their hearts. May they hear you in music, see you in art and experience you through the love and care of family, friends and teachers.
Build your hope into their lives. May they sense this hope rise in their hearts as they encounter the power of nature, the majesty of the oceans and the beauty in creation.

Come sow your wisdom into their minds. May they discover wisdom as they read their bibles, discuss deeper issues of life or encounter hardships or difficulties.
Come weave your love into their dreams. May they find vision in their interests, opportunities for their talents and aspirations for their abilities.
May this new generation of your men and women know you.


Prayer for my Son

Julie Palmer from Prayerscapes leads us in a heartfelt mother's prayer for our sons, that the Lord would gently lead and protect them:-

"He needs you Father God"