Dealing with divorce can be especially difficult for parents, filled with many emotional highs and lows. Here are 15 healing prayers for divorced parents.
Prayer for Parenthood
My Loving God, I’m beginning a new season of life. I am balancing the hurt of yesterday and the hope of tomorrow. Please heavenly Father, above all, open my heart as a parent. May my children see me as playful, loving, and faithful. May they see God through my loving actions. I pray that I show my children how hurt can deliver strength to the soul, and how glorious and restoring You are. Please comfort me as a parent. In Your name, Amen.
Prayer for My Children’s Future
Dear Lord, my Refuge, I believe in Your plan for my children. Please accompany them into the unknowns of the future. Please shape their pain of today into strength for tomorrow, and that this hardship will be a tool of power; so they can conquer and overcome anything. Remind them every day of the love that lives within them and around them. Breathe new life into their spirits. Please enrich their futures to be God-loving and magnificent. I pray this in Your holy name. Amen.
Prayer of Hope
Compassionate Father, please grant me hope in this troubled time. Open my eyes to Your blessings, and the children You have given to me. For through them, I find joy and brilliance in this life. Open my heart to the depth of their goodness, their love, and their purity. I pray that my children and I can build a future of loyalty, togetherness, and hope. May our future days be filled with sunshine and Your love. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
Prayer for Communities of Christ
Lord of Unfailing Love, despite my children’s faithfulness, and Your overwhelming presence, I feel alone. My devastation clouds my heart from goodness, and so I chase You passionately, Lord. Please bring my children and me to Your feet. Lead us to a community of Christ-followers who praise and grieve together. Help my children see the power of the Christian community. Through unity and under Your holy name, I have confidence we will heal. In Your precious name, Amen.
Prayer of Self-Forgiveness
Jesus, my Savior, I need Your grace. I seek You with a tired heart, one that has endured heavy hardship and regret. Hold me close, Lord, and strip me from this agony. Forgive me fully for the pain I’ve caused my children to walk through. Forgive me for placing my heart’s needs above my children’s needs. Cleanse me with Your love, and sing to my heart that I am forgiven, and I am welcomed and allowed to feel the pain as it comes. I ask this in Your graceful name. Amen.
Prayer of Despair
Jesus, my Great Healer, I weep on my knees for You. I need Your comfort, Your grace, Your presence. I need a light at the end of the tunnel. Please shine Your light on my children and bring them out of their pain and darkness. We cling to our faith, Lord. We also recognize Your miraculous ways. Guide us from despair to joy, so we can praise You with refreshed voices in the utmost glee and revival. We know Your goodness, Lord. Amen.
Prayer for God’s Timing
Heavenly Father, Your timing is magnificent. I have faith in Your plan and Your love for me. Even in times of pain, I know You are good, and Your destiny is almighty. I know You will not abandon my children or me. With every waking moment, and with every painful reminder, please set my eyes on Your surprisingly wonderful timeline. May my children see me praise Your plans and unexpected blessings. In Your almighty name, Amen.
Prayer for New Beginnings
Lord of Joy, I find myself at the cusp of a new life. This brings me fear and hesitation, but I know You will walk with my family. May You bring this new life joy and love. May You provide opportunities and laughter for my children. May You renew and strengthen our faith in You. Please carry us from old to new, dark to light. And through it all, we will sing praises to Your goodness. May this new journey be a beautiful one. In Your glorious name, we pray, Amen.
Prayer for Family Unity
Sovereign Lord, please bring my children and I together. Weave our broken hearts into one, so we can heal, grow, and praise You as a faithful family, united in Christ. Assist us in the brokenness and help us rely on each other for tomorrow. May our family grow from this hardship. May light seep into this home. We ask this in Your glorious and faithful name, Amen.
Prayer for Brokenness
God of Miracles, You see my brokenness. You see my children, and their innocent pain and confusion. Please mend the brokenness of this home and their hearts. Grant my children hope and radiance so that they see Your marvelous work in their own lives, and so their futures may be restored and beautiful. May they grow stronger through this pain, and through Your love. Please heal their hearts, my Lord. In Your name, Amen.
Prayer of Love
God of Light, Your love surrounds me. Even in the darkest moments, I feel Your devotion. Please renew my heart, so it is open to receive and give love. Help me love the way Your only Son, Jesus, did. May I love the people, blessings, and opportunities in my life. May I love my children so deeply that they feel whole. May I teach them the love of You. I ask this in Your glorious and good name, Amen.
Prayer for My Children’s Future Love
Heavenly Father, my martial love on this earth has failed. But my love for You and my love for my children is as devoted, deep and unconditional as possible. Please give my children the opportunities to love. May they love without fear and without pain from the past. May they seek love with an eager and faithful heart. May their love be strong and unwavering, and may they always seek You above all. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer of Renewal
Jesus, my Savior, I call to You in a time of despair and doubt. However, I know my feelings are temporary, for Your love is everlasting. Please renew this home. Renew our hearts to love and cleanse the ache that seeps from yesterday’s pain. Please surround this home with good health and good blessings, so we feel restored in Your glory. May my children and I breathe new life and begin our glorious future with You by our sides. Amen.
Prayer of Forgiveness
God of Goodness, I need Your counsel. My heart is full of anger, sadness, and jealousy. Please restore me of these bitter feelings and help me forgive. I want to show love, just as You do, but my heart is wary of love. Please restore these doubtful feelings and remind me of Your breathtaking and constant blessings. Through forgiveness, I may be the Christ-follower, parent, and person I need to be. Amen.
Prayer for Tomorrow
Lord of Mercy and Love, tomorrow is uncertain. My heart longs for joy, but the pain is overwhelming. Please bring bliss tomorrow, something refreshing for the soul. Please bring smiles and fun to my children. Please bring hope and dreams for our family. Please bring comfort to our tired hearts. I pray desperately that my children heal through You and that they see Your wonderful presence and hope in every new day. In Your glorious name, I pray this fervently, Amen.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.