Prayer for Your Son

My children find strong confidence in the fear of the Lord, and in it they find refuge.  Behold, I and the children whom the Lord has given me are for signs and wonders in the land from the Lord of hosts.  My children are known among the nations, and my descendants in the midst of the peoples; all who see them acknowledge them, that they are an offspring the Lord has blessed.

My son is a strong, righteous leader.  He does nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regards others as more important than himself.  He treats others the same way he wants others to treat him. My son shepherds others according to the integrity of his own heart and guides them with his skillful hands.

My son is an able man who fears God; a man of truth who hates dishonest gain.  He shall be placed as a leader over thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens.  He does not grow weary in well doing for he knows in due time he will reap if he see things through to the end.  He obeys his leaders and submits to them, for we keep watch over his soul and will give account.  He gives us joy and not grief, and it profits them.

Create in him a clean heart, Oh God, and renew a steadfast spirit within him.  No one despises him for his youth; he sets the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.  My son is quick to confess his sins, and God is faithful and just to forgive him his sins and to cleanse him from all unrighteousness.  He follows the will of God, His sanctification, and abstains from sexual immorality.  He controls his own body in holiness and honor.  He puts on the Lord Jesus Christ and makes no provision for the flesh.  He thinks about whatever is true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, and commendable.  If there is any excellence, anything worthy of praise, he thinks on these things.

His gifts make room for him, and bring him before great men.  In due time he finds his wife – a virtuous, beautiful woman of God who compliments him well – and receives even more favor from the Lord.  He forgets the errors and seeming triumphs of the past and presses towards the mark for the prize of the high calling in Christ Jesus.  Blessed is he for he hungers and thirsts for righteousness and he is filled.