Prayer For Rebellious Child

Lord, you are the giver of children. I thank you for the child you gave me and the opportunity to become a parent. Today I bring this child [Name] to you and ask for help with their rebellious behavior.

I did not always teach him/her the godly way to behave and I repent. Show me how to deal with their rebellion which you consider as the sin of witchcraft (1 Samuel 15:23).

Give my child an obedient heart and convict them of wrongdoing. Help me understand the root cause of their rebellion so I will know how to pray and deal with it.

Help my child deal with the cause of their anger and frustration without taking it out on other family members and friends.

In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Lord, thank you for the life of my child [Name]. Your word in Proverbs 20:11 says people know a child by his deeds and others know mine for rude behavior. This is causing me shame and disgrace. Show me the cause of his/her rude behavior.

Help [Name] with what they are struggling with and heal their heart. Let his/her heart overflow with good things so that good will come out of his/her mouth. Season my child's speech with grace to only speak kind words to others.

Give me the patience I need as I help him/her become a better child. Grant me an insight into the cause of bad behavior in this child so I will address the right problem. Thank you for your help.

In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for the blessing of parenthood and the joy that comes with having children. We are grateful for growth and learning that comes with Godly discipline and teachings.

Forgive us, Lord, when we are frazzled and feel like giving up from bad behavior in our children. Sometimes we reach the end of our ropes and our anger, and lack of patience rears their ugly heads in sinful ways. Father, when satan tries to rob our relationship with our children through unruly behavior or rebellion, equip us to step in immediately with a firm yet loving hand. Enable and guide us to discipline our children according to your teachings.

I pray that you would help us to look past the behavior and see the reason or cause for it. Reveal to us if there is something that we can improve or do better as their parent.

We trust in you Father to bring about a change in our child and that you would give them a tender and calm spirit. Help them to thrive despite their conduct. Please plant self-control within them that can overcome the temptation to act out.

Please place Godly influences in their lives and allow them to be a Godly influence to those around them as well.

Please bathe our child's heart, body, and mind in your soothing peace. Help them to react and act in a way that is accepting and non-irritating to others around. Forgive them when they do act up and help them to have the strength to resist the urge or desire to disobey or misbehave.

Forgive me, Father, when I give in to the bad behavior to keep things from escalating. I know this only teaches my child that the behavior is ok. Give me the power to handle the situation at the very moment it happens.

I pray for your hand of protection upon my child's heart and mind and that you will bring us closer together as a family. May we grow in our walk with you and glorify you in all that we do.

Merciful Lord, for all people in conflict situations who have lost sight of the
humanity of their enemies, we pray that your grace will work into their hearts.
Give them the desire and the courage to challenge their own ignorance, and give
us the grace also to challenge our own. Amen

Dear God, I am overwhelmed. Be near to me and bring peace into my situation. Give me the strength to endure my busyness. Give me the mindset to know when to pause and let your peace flood my circumstances.

Our Father in heaven loves to take seemingly hopeless lives, like my own once was, and show himself merciful and mighty. Give your child the gift of prayer, and trust that God will use his or her life for his good purposes growing and transforming your own life in the process.

Accepting my position of being mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds, I bring all of the work of the Lord Jesus Christ to focus directly against the powers of darkness that blind and bind _______. I pray the victory of our Lord's incarnation, crucifixion, resurrection, ascension, and glorification directly against all of Satan's power in _______'s life. I bind up all powers of darkness set to destroying _______, and I loose him/her from their blinding in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. I invite the blessed Holy Spirit to move upon _______'s heart and to convict him/her of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment to come. In my priestly ministry, I confess _______'s sins unto You and plead Your compassionate mercy toward him/her. I confess his/her yielding to all manner of fleshly sins which has given Satan such place in his/her life. I plead the blood of Christ over _______'s wickedness and wait upon the Holy Spirit to bring him/her to repentance, faith, and life in the Lord Jesus Christ. By faith I claim him/her for a life yielded to serve the true and living God in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

I bow humbly before the heavenly Father to intercede for my son/daughter, _______. I bring him/her before You in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank You that You have loved _______ with the love of Calvary. I thank You that You gave him/her to us to love and nurture in Christ. I ask You to forgive us for all of our failures to guide him/her in the way he/she ought to go. I am thankful that You are sovereign and can use even the depths of sin to which he/she is now enslaved to rebound to your glory. I praise You for this great trial that humbles my heart before You. Amen