Prayer For Godchild
Lord our God,
We thank you that you made each one of us in your image and likeness, and that we are all your beloved children.
We pray for the children/students we teach.
We pray for children/students who
make us smile;
challenge our way of thinking;
test our patience;
we find easy to like;
we find difficult to like;
find learning tough;
get on our nerves;
are a delight;
like to laugh;
always look sad;
always look lost;
talk all the time;
never say a word;
are easily overlooked;
are impossible to ignore;
remind us of ourselves when we were younger!
We thank you for all the children/students who have an impact on our lives and for the privilege of having an impact on their lives.
Lord help us not to label those we teach or to fall in to the trap of thinking we have got them sussed. Help us to be open to new revelations and the work of the Holy Spirit in each of their lives.
Lord, use those we teach to teach us. Help us to be Christ-like at all times; seeing each one with your eyes and valuing them with your heart of love.
We ask this prayer in the name of Jesus the teacher.
Lord, protect them. Jesus prays. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them
from the evil one.
If the world hates us because we believe in Jesus and his word, wouldn't it be better if God just took us out of the world?
Well, yeah, that would be better by far! Being in heaven with Jesus would be a lot better than being in a perilous world that
hates us. It's a no brainer. Being taken out of the world to be with Jesus would be better by far for us but not for the
world. Just think. If Jesus had taken his disciples with him to heaven right away, would the gospel of Jesus Christ have
reached an Ethiopian on his way home from Jerusalem? Would it have reached and saved a Jailer driven to despair and
his family in the city of Philippi? Would it have reached across seas and across centuries to me today? Jesus didn't pray
that his disciple be taken out of the world immediately because he had a special purpose for them.
For whatever good and gracious purpose, God leaves us in this world for just as long as he has determined. Perhaps it is
for our own good and strengthening, or maybe for the good of someone else. And so Jesus prays, Protect them from
the evil one. Protect them from the evil one, that is the devil, as he is at work in this world. Protect them, Lord, from the
evil desires that come from within. Father, keep them and protect them, Jesus prays for God's children.
And how does God keep and protect his children? Jesus answers that in the final part of this prayer, Sanctify them by
the truth; your word is truth. God's will is not typically that a person be physically snatched out of the world
immediately after they are brought to faith. But when the Holy Spirit brought you to faith, he did set you apart from the
sinful world as a holy child of God. That's what the verb sanctify literally means: to set apart as holy. Through baptism,
water and the Word, God set you apart by washing away all your sins and making you his child. When he sanctified you
he severed you from your sin and it's penalty he binds you to Jesus Christ and his forgiveness. The Holy Spirit has
sanctified and kept you in the one true faith and he has done this by the truth of the gospel.
Ironically, the word of truth that causes the world to hate us is also the very Word that is our strength and shield, our food
and our drink. The word of truth is more than just a textbook to us. It's God's written promise to us that he is ours and we
are his. That word of truth is Jesus himself and his forgiveness spoken at your baptism, written in the Bible, and
proclaimed to you in the Lord's Supper. By that truth you are sanctified. You are set apart as God's child. And by that
word of truth, The Holy Spirit continues to sanctify you. He arms you with the weapon of truth to fight against the evil one.
He gives you new and holy desires that seek to please God and not the world. He works in you fruits of faith that set you
apart from the world.
I'm praying for you. It's nice to hear those words. It's nice to have people praying for us But can you imagine, kicking
back at the table with Jesus and having him pray these things just for you! The disciples that night had a pretty awesome
privilege to have Jesus praying for them. After that things would change not in a bad way. But Jesus died, he rose, and
forty days later he ascended into heaven. He was taken out of this world and up into heaven in glorious way. And what's
he doing up there? He's praying for you. Our ascended Lord intercedes before God the Father on our behalf. He's praying
for you. He's talking to God on your behalf for you. Jesus is praying for you, and not like we pray for people on the other
side of the world that we don't even know. He prays for you by name. He knows you personally as your Savior and you
brother. I don't know what exactly he saying and praying, but I know he is interceding before God for you. He's praying for
you. But I do know what he prayed that night in the upper room Keep them. Protect them. Sanctify them.
And so we pray: Sanctify us by the truth, your word is truth. Amen.
Holy Father, protect them by the power of your namethe name you gave meso that they may be one as we are one.
While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the
one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled.
I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of
my joy within them. I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more
than I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.
They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into
the world, I have sent them into the world. For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified
Dear Jesus you know everything that is in our heart.. All our worries and tensions are known to youI now place before you my sister and her husband who is jobless and is not showing any signs of searching a job for himself Lord pls bless him and help him to understand his responsibilities towards his family Help him to search for a suitable job to fulfill his children's needs Help him to behave as a good parent with his 2 daughters Pls Jesus, if it is your, will have mercy and forgive his sins Amen
O most glorious Saint
from who flows abundant Divine graces,
you have been appointed as God's instrument of recovery.
Hear my plea for this special need,
to recover access to my Godchild,
that I may fulfill my obligation before God,
to guide this soul in the Catholic faith.
O glorious Saint Anthony,
remove the obstacles that blocks my commitment
to humbly serve the Church in love and peace.
I place this special need at your feet,
making you the guardian of this child,
that all may be done according to God's Will.
I pray you TRUST with the innocence
of a baby and the wisdom of an aged sagefor He knows all things for your good
I pray that you KNOW that you
are a special person.
Precious, cherished and most of all---loved.
You are His child
O Lord Jesus Christ, You embrace children with the arms of Your mercy and make them living members of Your Church; give grace, I pray You, to my godchild (Name). Help them to stand fast in Your faith, to obey Your Word, and to abide in Your love; that being made strong by Your Holy Spirit, they may resist temptation, may rejoice in the life that now is, and dwell with You in the life to come. Through Your merits, O merciful Savior, who with the Father and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, forever and ever. Amen.