Prayer for My Son
God, I’m grateful for my son. I’m so thankful for the opportunity
To be one of the primary influencers in his life.
I don’t take that lightly. As he’s stepping into manhood, I pray,
Father, that you would guide his steps and shape him
Into the man that You’ve created him to be.
As he steps into dating and pursuing a woman, help his heart to
Seek significance over superficial. Give him the courage to pursue
A godly woman as a person to love not just an object to be conquered.
Let self-control guide him, with your help, and as you grow him in
Responsibility, prepare him to lead his wife and, later, his family,
Father, when you bring that woman to him, I pray that you would
Make it clear to him and put it in his heart to fight for her. Help
Him to understand what it means to give himself up for her in a
Way that only you can.
Jesus, you’re so good to us, and we ask all of this in you name.
A Prayer for My Son
Dear Lord, Your gifts are many.
I’m grateful for every one.
One of the greatest gifts You’ve given
Is the gift of my dear son.
Thank you for his life dear Lord.
Watch over him each day.
May he be safe and free from harm,
As he goes about each day.
Bless him through life’s trials.
Help him choose right from wrong.
An example be, for all to see,
Standing tall, and proud and strong.
By Ron Tranmer
A Prayer For My Son
Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid; one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.
Build me a son whose wishes will not take the place of deeds; a son who will know Thee — and that to know himself is the foundation stone of knowledge.
Lead him, I pray, not in the path of ease and comfort, but under the stress and spur of difficulties and challenge. Here let him learn to stand up in the storm; here let him learn compassion for those who fail.
Build me a son whose heart will be clear, whose goals will be high; a son who will master himself before he seeks to master other men; one who will reach into the future, yet never forget the past.
And after all these things are his, give him, I pray, enough of a sense of humor, so that he may always be serious, yet never take himself too seriously. Give him humility, so that he may always remember the simplicity of true greatness, the open mind of true wisdom, and the meekness of true strength.
Then I, his father, will dare to whisper, “I have not lived in vain.”