Prayer Book – “Pray for Children”

LutheranCatechism.com has produced a book of prayers titled, Pray for Children. Following are the preface and listing of prayer topics covered. The book itself can be downloaded here.

Preface

Jesus said:

“Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven. For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.” Matthew 18:10-11.

So we should pray for our children, our grandchildren, and the children of our congregations; and the Father loves to hear our prayers for them.

Therefore LutheranCatechism.com has gathered these prayers. They help you put words to your concerns for children, and speak your concerns to our Heavenly Father.

Many of these prayers are old. They use old-fashioned language. No attempt has been made in this edition of Pray for Children to update language. You can use them as they are, or you can modernize the language when using them. That won’t be hard to do.

Should a qualified person or group of people want to modernize these prayers, LutheranCatechism.com would be happy to help that happen, and would be happy to publish a revised edition.

This is a first effort, and LutheranCatechism.com would appreciate you sending us more prayers for children that you might have or come across.

It is grievous that we have no prayers in three areas: (1) for conception, (2) for adoption, and (3) for cases of miscarriage. Children are gifts from God, by which He blesses us and by which He grows his kingdom. Miscarriage, difficulties with conception, and difficulties with adoption are troubling experiences and ones where we should have help in resorting to God in prayer. Please, if you find prayers in these areas, we especially would appreciate those.

Contents

  1. Conception
  2. Adoption
  3. Pregnancy
  4. Miscarriage
  5. Stillbirth
  6. Birth
  7. Baptism
  8. Sponsors
  9. Catechumens
  10. Confirmation
  11. Home and Family
  12. Absence
  13. Sickness
  14. Leaving Home
  15. Children of the Congregation
  16. Erring, Wayward, Crisis
  17. Praying Scriptures

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