A dad’s prayer – Protection

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Lord Jesus,

I praise you and thank you for making me a dad. You’ve given me 3 wonderful children that I love dearly. You’ve blessed me with more than I deserve. Thank you.

Please protect my children Lord. This world has many dangers and although I can protect them in my own might, I can’t always be with them. In the times when I’m away from my children, I pray that you would put legions of angels in charge of protecting them. May they crush anything that would attempt to harm them.

Lord protect their friends as well. If my children can help someone else, I pray you would give them courage and embolden them to take the correct action regardless of consequence.

Jesus, protect the kids that will someday be married to my children. Only you know who they are and what they are going through. Bless them with your protection for a lifetime.

Father your ways are not our ways. As a dad I want to protect my children with all that’s in me. When I see a story of someone who lost a child, my heart breaks for them. I pray for understanding and peace for those who lost a child. I also pray that you would protect their parents so they will one day meet again with their kids in paradise with you.

Lord, thank you for protecting my children. You are an awesome God!

In your glorious name I pray,

Amen

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Prayer behind the walls

imageHere’s a prayer that I wrote in 2012 back when I was a corrections officer that I thought I would share.  (Way before this blog)  It was a small jail but if you can think of the crime, I saw someone arrested for it.  During 2012 the jail was the most hectic I’d ever seen.  Riots, assaults, escapes.  I can only thank God for keeping me safe.

If you have loved ones who work in law enforcement continue to pray for their safety but please pray for God to give them peace.  If you are a dad, or mom for that matter, in law enforcement ask others to pray for you.  Even though every fiber in your being says to help others instead of yourself, ask for prayer.  And if you don’t know anyone in law enforcement, pray for those who serve in your town or city.  Believe me, they need it.

 

Lord,
Help me to be a light for you. Help me to shine your light into the darkness behind the walls. May I always do your will. Keep me safe so I may keep those around me safe. Protect me so I may protect others. Give me wisdom to discern evil. Keep me vigilant in prayer so I can be a force for you. When others disrespect me, give me the grace to forgive. When others try to hurt me, give me courage and strength to endure. Help me to not judge or condemn, but pray and care for the lost. May I always walk in your path. Lord I’m sorry when I have failed you. But above all may you be praised and glorified by my actions and deeds behind the walls.

Amen

 

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