10 Powerful Prayers for My Teenage Son

Our children are the most important people placed under our care and guidance. Each one of our children require daily prayer. This collection of powerful prayers for my teenage son serve as just a few examples to the types of prayers you can recite for your own children.

Prayer #1

Dear Lord, I pray that you please cleanse my teenage son’s mind and soul and help him to think clear again, and to feel life again. Please help him to feel happy again and not have an empty soul. Please remove distorted delusions. Please let him know how much you love him and please keep him away from evil spirits.

Please give him the strength and will to live and know his worth. Please guide him to complete the mission that you have for him here on earth. Please let him know that he is loved and that he can trust in you always. Amen.

Prayer #2

Father in heaven,

Help me to be a good parent. As I dwell in your love, may I give my own son an ocean of love to abide in. As I receive your forgiveness, may I always be ready to forgive my own dear son and offer him a new day. As I hope in you, and look forward to the future knowing your guidance. May I gently protect and lead my own beloved son into a place of hope and vision for his future. Lord, help me to be a good parent.

Prayer #3

Our Father, who is in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. I thank you for your divine blessings in my life. I thank You Father for my teenage son. Your Word says, that before You formed my son in the womb, you knew him. Father, help my teenage son to understand the authority that you have place inside of him. Help him to not accept negative talk, negative actions, negative deeds over His life, but help him to recognize the ‘Christ-like identity’ that You have placed inside him.

Father, will you release my son from the strongholds that may plaque his life right now? Will you release him from emotional, physical and spiritual hurts, and grant Your emotional, physical and spiritual protection over my son? Please keep evil far away from him and help him to trust in Your Word, because you are his refuge and strength; a very present help in times of trouble. Guard his mind and every thought that is not of You. Help my son(s) to find rest in You, this I ask. Amen.

Prayer #4

Dear Lord,

Help me to love, without expecting anything in return. Help me to engage, even when I don’t fully understand him. Help me to provide, quietly and gently to give good gifts. Help me to speak, not to sow criticism but encouragement. Help me to say sorry, to own up when I mess up. Help me to forgive, even when I feel hurt or ignored. Help me to hope, to breathe out joy and vision for the future. Help me to carry my son, through the patchwork of hopes, dreams, hurts, worries, anger and the joy of teenage years. Help me to remain open and soft To understand and not to judge My brilliant son.

Prayer #5

Dear Lord,

It was only yesterday I held a new life in my arms. I thank you for my wonderful son, He is so precious to me. And each year that passes I grow more amazed at who he is becoming. On this his birthday I give thanks for him, And ask that you continue to protect him and keep him On each day in the year ahead.

Prayer #6

Dear God,
I can not always be with my precious son, Yet I trust in you and know you are beside him each day. Walk close to him at school, Lord. Help him to laugh, play, learn, have fun and make friends. I trust in you.

Prayer #7

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 #8

Father, as my children walk through their days, I pray You would give them clear direction in doing Your will, so they may remain within Your protection. Give them wisdom to know when to shy away from potential harm, both physically and spiritually. Then help them courageously walk away from it. May the blood of Jesus ash over each of my children, covering them as they walk through this day and every day of their lives. In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.

Prayer #9

My son, Lord, once loved you and identified himself as your child. I know that he still loves you, but he is hiding his face in shame right now…fearing your wrath and numbing his pain in alcohol. Please forgive him when he, trembling, comes to you and silently confesses his sin. Please reach out with your strong arms and take him into a hug that a mere earthly mother could never duplicate.

Please break his strong will, Lord, in the way only You can, protecting him and preserving him for your use someday…when he is well enough to help others…

My son is an alcoholic, college student, fraternity brother, a good boy who has lost his way and is no longer walking the narrow path that You have chosen for him…he is far from home, and all alone…only YOU can save him and guide him back to Your path for him…help him, Lord, save him, Lord, love him, Lord, as only You can…

I pray this in the strong name of Jesus, who loves and saves the lost…


Prayer #10

Lord, what else can I do! I have guarded my son; I have cared for him with all of my devotion. I have done everything in my power to protect him. Now I place him in your hands, and I believe in your protection. In this river of life protect him, and free him from all evil. Deliver him from the bloodthirsty man, from the stray bullet, and from the attacker. Do not allow anything bad to happen to him.

In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Keep the bar high for your children. This video from Pastor Rick Warren will encourage you to be the best parent you need to be for your children.

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