(This is part of a series of prayers for my daughters that I have created to encourage me to pray for them on a more consistent basis. I hope that you will find these prayers helpful as well.)
Just like any other parent, I worry about my daughters. I worry about their protection. I want them to be safe and secure. Here is a prayer that I have developed to pray for their protection.
“Lord, I pray for protection for my daughter. Let her find security and safety in You. Help her to find her hope in You. Allow her to rest in safety, knowing that she is under your protection. Shelter her under your wings, and hide her from the eyes of those who would seek to do evil. Guard her all around with your angels, and let Your protection be like a shield around her.
Let her run to you as her stronghold and fortress when she is troubled, and let her heart trust in You always. Help her to walk in safety. Keep her as the apple of Your eye. Let her be surrounded by your love and peace. Keep her feet from stumbling, and make her paths straight. Let her see clearly the way that she should walk, and I pray that she would always follow after You. Let goodness and mercy follow her all the days of her life, and allow her to dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
“A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.”
“The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him.”
Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings
You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety.
Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble.