It’s a boy. I was excited. I was scared. As a mother I know you know those words well.
The moment the doctor confirms you are in fact bringing another life into this world whether it be a boy or girl. Fear creeps in. You wonder what your child will be like, what kind of parent you will be, what kind of life your child will have.
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It’s a Boy
When I heard the sex of my child I was gripped with fear. Heartbroken that my black son could potentially become a hashtag, photo on a sweatshirt, or memorial on the side of the road.
I had already been struggling with the thought of managing a second child. But for it to be a son, mortified me.
I’m ashamed to admit that, but it’s the truth. I don’t know anything about being a man. Or, raising a son. However, I do know, life for a black man in the United States is dangerous.
No matter what I teach him, or how well educated he is, or even how well behaved he is. One improper action during an encounter with the police and my child could be in the morgue.
Innocence or guilt doesn’t matter.
Never Said This Before
I have never said these words aloud to myself or anyone else. I have never even written them down before today, and my son is now 1 years old.
Having a black son terrified me. So intensely, that I knew I would have to cling to God with everything that I have.
I needed to do things differently now. Above all, I would need to pray in way that I had not before. Continually I pray to speak in tongues and allow the holy ghost to intercede on my behalf.
Because through my communion with God, I knew a hedge of protection was forming. One that would put a ring of hell fire and an entire cast of angels around my children day and night… especially my black son.
I want to help fearful moms like you by providing you a lifetime prayer that you can use to cover your child.
Prayers for Children Bible Verse Cards
You may find yourself weak, tired, or distracted. Here are prayers for your children cards to help you ignite your prayers and stand on the promises of God.
A Lifetime prayer for your child
Dear Heavenly Father, I pray that you keep my child close to you. Comfort them in your loving arms. Help them to know that you are their refuge and shield. As they grow, I pray that you fortify them. Help them to see themselves through your eyes (1 Corinthians 11:7).
Help them to know you. To be filled with your Holy Spirit and seek its guidance throughout all the days of their life. Help them to understand the promises of your word and to the children of your kingdom. Keep them in good health. Grant them not only hope but the endurance to carry on and serve your Kingdom with their gifts.
Enable them to experience the joys of their heart desires. Provide them with godly friendships (Proverbs 27:17). Give them a spirit of courage and not of fear (2 Timothy 1:7). Ensure that they know that they are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). May they know excellence is not about perfection but trying their very best.
Fill their heart with contentment and your perfect peace (Romans 14:19). Grant them humility, gentleness, and the ability to love others just as Christ loves us (Ephesians 4:1-2). Enlarge their faith so that they may seek your word (Matthew 17:20). Most of all protect them from the plans of the enemy (Psalm 17:5). In Jesus name we pray Amen.