Do you catch yourself worrying over your adult children? Lying in your bed at night, concerned for their safety? Texting them first thing in the morning to allay your fears?
I’ve done it too.
Will they make sound choices?
With whom is she spending time?
Are they riding with safe drivers?
Where is he sleeping this weekend?
What are the safety conditions at her place of employment?
It runs like a looped play list in the back of my mind.
I find it hard to trust God when I did so well keeping them safe under my own roof!
But God is really the One who kept them safe that whole time.
Praying Scriptures over our adult children brings comfort and peace.
5 Comforting Scripture prayers for your adult children
1. God can do anything – and He hears your prayers
Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, or His ear dull, that it cannot hear; ~Isaiah 59:1
Prayer: Lord, I know that your hand is not too short to save, and your ear is not too dull to hear!
2. We can pray in every circumstance
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. ~Romans 12:12
Prayer: Father, help me to be joyful because I have HOPE in You! Help me be patient when trouble comes. Help me to pray about every circumstance.
3. We can praise in every circumstance
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name; bring an offering and come before Him! Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness; ~1 Chronicles 16:29
Prayer: Father, give me the grace to praise You when I feel defeated and in the dark. May I give You the glory due Your name and continue praising You even when I don’t know what the next day brings.
4. We can remember what God has done through His strength
I was pushed hard, so that I was falling, but the Lord helped me. The Lord is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation. Glad songs of salvation are in the tents of the righteous; The right hand of the Lord does valiantly. ~Psalm 118:13-15
Prayer: Lord, you’ve saved me before when I was about to fall. You’re my strength and my song. You have become my salvation. I can sing glad songs of salvation in my home because I’ve been made righteous through Christ. Your right hand has done mighty things!
5. We can trust God’s ability to do far more!
Now to Him Who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. ~Ephesians 3:20-21
Prayer: Father, thank You for the promise that You can do abundantly MORE than all we ask or imagine, according to Your power that works within us! To You be glory in the church and in Christ down through all generations!
We serve a mighty God Whose ways are not our own, Who doesn’t think like us, and Who works on His own time clock. Let’s learn to praise Him in every trial, praying always in all circumstances. God, in His mighty power, can do far more than we can imagine, as we have surely seen Him do in our past.
Let’s give our adult children to Him, pray expectantly, and watch Him work!