PRAYER OF A MOTHER FOR HER CHILDREN
A LETTER TO MOTHERS
The inspiration behind this prayer comes as a result of the recognition of the power of a praying mother. As a mother, your power over your children cannot be underestimated. Your cry for your children has a special effect in the heart of God.
We live in a world where our children are open to different kinds of influence. At times, as they follow their peers, they do not know the time they walk into danger. Out of ignorance, some pick up habits that do not rhyme with their life call. Hence, it is necessary that they are given spiritual back up and adequate moral support. All is not about scolding them or giving them mere instructions. They need people who can stand in the gap for them in prayer. No other person can do this better than you, their mother, who have known the pain of childbirth.
Remember, when you pray, you are not praying into thin air. You are praying to God who is worthy of our worship. Our access to him comes through his Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. If you have chosen to pray to God and have chosen to pray in the name of Jesus, you must have surrendered your life to him, accepting him as your Lord and Saviour. You must denounce any other source of power that does not give glory to God. To get access to God this way would also mean you will mirror your life after the life of Jesus. You must be a Godly mother.
Paul, in his letter to Timothy said,
“I yearn to see you again, recalling your tears, so that I may be filled with joy, as I recall your sincere faith that first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and that I am confident lives also in you.” [Timothy 1:4-5].
He spoke further in chapter 3: 14-17, “But you, remain faithful to what you have learned and believed, because you know from whom you learned it, and that from infancy you have known(the ) sacred scriptures, which are capable of giving you wisdom for salvation faith in Christ Jesus.”
The grace of God upon Timothy was consequent of the roles his mothers played in his upbringing.
You cannot water what you did not plant. You cannot update what you did not install. As a mother, you must give attention to teaching your children the ways of the Lord. Do not be afraid to tell them what they need to know. Don’t wait till when they will come to teach you what is in vogue at the moment. Instil in them the values that will help them to maintain Godly integrity in the midst of the world changing realities.
St Monica, the mother of St Augustine, stood in gap for Augustine, his wayward child, for over thirty years. Finally, God turned his life around and he became a giant in the history of the church. Instead of giving up on any of your children, it is better to give them up to God, who knows how to fix their life.
More so, do not curse anybody, let alone your children. Praying lips are not lips of curses. You cannot give what you do not have. Check within you to remember if for any reason you have cursed any of your children. This is the right to time to revoke your curses. You cannot be praying for your children and be cursing them at the same time. Don’t allow your children’s attitude to push to do the unthinkable. Their life is in your hands. You can save them. You can equally ruin them.
Moreover, before you embark on this prayer, you are expected to make an offering on behalf of your children and practice regular act of charity especially to children as the days go by.
As you make the welfare of your children a matter of priority, I pray for you that the good Lord will give you all it takes to take care of them. May he give you the wisdom needed to lead your children aright.
Psalm 118, Psalm 51, Psalm 91.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
O God, my mighty help. All creation bear your trace. You are the giver of all good gifts. By your mighty power, you protect and sustain all that you have made. Thank you dear Lord for the gift of my children.
In your infinite love you gave these children (this child) who today I look up to for a better future. They (he/she) belong to you. I’m simply a helper. You are the sole key to their (his/her) success and I have no power over their (his/her) safety. They are your vines, planted by your own right hands.
All glory be unto your Holy Name. I give you all honour and adoration. Be exalted in the mighty name of Jesus our Lord.
PRAYER OF DEDICATION AND DELIVERANCE
O Lord, my mighty help, I pray you, in your infinite mercy, to visit these vine(s) which your right hand has planted. I dedicate………….. [Name them] to you. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in your light and your truth. [3 John 1:4.] Protect them (him/her) with your mighty shield. Never permit them (him/her) to leave your presence. Separate them (him/her) from any evil family foundation that may give the devil any legal right over them (him/her). Raise them (him/her) over and above any evil altar that may seek to speak against their (his/her) existence. Grant them (him/her) the wisdom that sits on your throne. Endow them (him/her) with your divine knowledge. Raise their (his/her) feet upon a higher ground that they (he /she) may soar higher above any kind of adverse power. Protect them (him/her) from any kind of evil initiation. In your infinite love, kindly deliver them (him/her) from any form of evil influence which may be operating in their (his/her) life.
…………………. [Call the name(s) of your child (children) I carried you in my womb for nine months. Though I have known the pain of childbirth, I have equally known the joy of safe delivery. And I know that the Lord, who spared your life to this present moment, has all it takes to keep you safe in all your ways. He has plans to achieve in your life, and he has mapped out how he would achieve his designs in you.
I stand today on my authority as your mother. As a child of God and as a beneficiary of the salvation bought with the blood of Jesus Christ my Lord, I speak life upon you. I decree and declare that no power of evil will overshadow you. You will excel among your peers. You will reap the fruits of your labours. I firmly believe that I will be a witness to your success.
You are like a tree planted by streams of water, you will yield fruits in your season, your leaves will not wither and you will prosper according to the will of God.
You shall not bring me shame because you are for signs and wonders on earth. You are a city built on hilltop; therefore your light will not be hidden.
The Glory of God upon your life will shield you forever.
The Spirit of God will inspire, teach and strengthen your forever.
The Grace of God will sustain you forever.
You shall be mighty in the sight of God and men.
You shall continually find favour in the sight of God and men.
You shall lead people of all nations to the Way, the Truth and the Life.
By the power of God, you shall continually walk in victory, dominion and power.
You are complete in Christ
Today, I leave you in God’s hands. And I know that you are safe there. He will surely take care of you. I cover you with the precious blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. I surround you with the fire of the Holy Ghost. I dedicate you to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. May he take you to your desired height in life and may you never depart from his ways. You shall be successful and victorious in your life in Jesus name. Amen.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be…..
PRAYER OF A MOTHER FOR HER CHILDREN OVER THE CHOICE OF A LIFE PARTNER.
O God of all creation, giver of all good gifts. You bless me with children, with the pangs of their birth, I accept them with thankfulness as gifts from your bounty. You know them right from my womb. Even before I conceived them you know them. You journeyed with me throughout my months. You have been sustaining them because you will surely nurture what you have made.
I humbly plead on behalf of…………………………………………..as he/she makes a choice of a life partner. You know what is best for him/her. Help him/her in this supreme decision of his/her life. Find for him/her as a helpmate in life, the person whose character may reflect some of the traits of Jesus and Mary. May she/he be upright, loyal, pure, sincere and noble, so that with united efforts, chaste and unselfish love, they may strive together to perfect each other in soul and body, as well as the children it may please you to entrust to their care.
St Raphael, angel of chaste courtship, bless their friendship and their love that sin may have no part in it. May their mutual love bind them so closely that their future home may ever be like the holy family of Nazareth. Direct him/her to the person with whom he/se can best cooperate in doing your holy will, with whom he/she can live in peace, love and harmony in this life, and attain eternal joy in the next. Amen.
Holy Mary, our dearest mother, you know both the joy and sorrow of motherhood. I entrust my children unto you, especially………………………………………….Intercede for them and cover them with your virginal mantle. Amen.
Three Our Father, Three Hail Mary, Three Glory Be…..