Prayers for Children

O heavenly Father, who long ago didst watch thy Son on earth grow in stature and in wisdom and in perfect love of thee: By his wondrous story and the teaching of his Church, so lead the children whom thou watchest now, that they may grow into his likeness, loving thee, obedient to thy will, and happy in thy house; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Almighty and everlasting God, we make our humble supplications unto thee for our children. Let thy fatherly hand, we beseech thee, ever be over them. Let thy Holy Spirit ever be with them, and so lead them in the knowledge and obedience of thy Word, that they may have life abundantly; through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

from The Book of Worship for Church and Home of The Methodist Church

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