Prayers for my Children: When They are Sick

munch: the sick child

O Lord, how my heart aches when my children are sick.  I long to comfort and hold them, to reassure them- to remind them of how precious they are- how much they are loved. To take their sickness into my own body.

I cling to the calming reassurance that I serve a God who loves my children even more than I.  You see their need and bring comfort and peace- abundant and sure in ways that I cannot match.

I can’t always be with her, and in moments like these I take so much strength from knowing that you never leave her side– you stay awake each moment with her- holding her in your arms and keeping her through the long night.

Shower her with peace. 

Help her rest. 

Give her calm assurance when she doesn’t understand what is happening to her body.

I am overwhelmed by the comfort you give to me in times when problems are beyond my control.  I can’t make her well, but I can trust in You- and in your love for her.

All thanks and praise and glory be Yours, my Comforter and Strength in times of need.  In Jesus Precious Name I pray, Amen.

(2 Corinthians 1:3-5)

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4 Responses to Prayers for my Children: When They are Sick

  1. Kacey says:

    It always pains me to see my kids not feeling well. I want to help them but I’m so thankful that they have an even bigger helper than me. Great reminder to pray for our kids when they’re sick. Stopping by from Faithfully Parenting Friday.

    • Rachel says:

      Glad you stopped by Kacey. She is feeling much better today, I was blessed with an opportunity to listen to her pray last night, thanking God for helping her to feel better and healing her body. The prayers of children are so pure and precious. :)

  2. This is a gorgeous prayer….I know what you mean…I’ve struggled on a day where my son was quite ill to stay awake, hold him in my arms, so scared to fall asleep as I needed to watch his breath…and God blessed me with the calmness that he and I both needed…prayers for a healthy recovery. :) Blessings :)

    • Rachel says:

      Thank you Michy. She is feeling much better. It is amazing how they bounce back from being sick. :) Thanks for the opportunity to link up. God bless you.

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