Thank You for the children and the youth in this neighborhood, they are a gift from You and they are precious to You. I pray that they will come to know You, by Christ Jesus, early in their years so they may have eternal life and experience all of the goodness You have prepared for them. Give them a safe and enjoyable childhood full of wholesome fun and place them in the right relationships and friendships. Shield them from the fiery arrows of the enemy. Protect them from bullies, abusers, drug dealers, and any other person or activity that wants to kill, steal, or destroy them. Thank You that no weapon formed against them will ever prosper! Thank You for keeping them safe at home, outside, in school, on the way to school, on the playground, and every other place they go. I pray that there will be no shootings, bombings, or any other kind of terrorist activity in their schools. I pray that they will honor their parents and authority. Guard them when they make poor decisions but also give them wisdom beyond their chronological years so they will make wise choices. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Isaiah 54:17; Exodus 20:12; Proverbs 1:4