“I have a child who has anxiety. I want to pray for the child but I don’t know where to begin. Please help me!” If this is your concern, you have come to the right place. I understand that making prayers for a child with anxiety can be challenging especially if you have never made such a prayer before.
If making normal prayers is challenging, how much more making prayers for a child with anxiety? In this case, a lot of emotions are involved and whenever emotions run high, composure goes down.
However, don’t worry because I’ll help you know where to begin praying for your child who has anxiety. The prayer that I’ll teach you to make will not only give you peace but it is meant to get healing for your child as well. The God we serve is powerful and able to heal your child of every anxiety.
Does God answer prayers for children with anxiety?
It may be obvious to some that God answers every prayer and that is true. But then I understand that if you have a child with anxiety, you may find it difficult to believe that God actually answers prayers made for children with anxiety.
For that reason, I have decided to start with answering the most basic question you can ask when it comes to praying for a child with anxiety.
The simple answer is yes! But then I understand that you need more motivation. Unless you firmly believe that God will answer your prayer for your child who has anxiety, it will be difficult to pray.
God is our Father and He loves us. God also loves all children because they are His and He takes no pleasure when a child is suffering from anxiety. When God created your child, He had a purpose and desired to see your child flourish and enjoy life on earth. God has good intentions for your child.
For that reason, God is willing to heal your child of every anxiety so that your child may have a fulfilling life that God intended for him. As a parent, when you make a prayer for your child who has anxiety, God will listen to you and answer you.
God is waiting for you to make that prayer so that He can heal your child and glorify His name. Anxiety is of the devil and God does not want any child to suffer from it.
Therefore, take heart and approach God with confidence knowing that He desires to heal your child of all anxiety just as much as you want to see your child healed of anxiety.
How do I start praying for a child who has anxiety?
This is the toughest question anyone seeking to pray for a child with anxiety can ask. Well, to pray for a child with anxiety, you need to start by appealing to the love that God has for the child. Since you are not praying for yourself and your child cannot pray for himself, you have to evoke the love you have for the child as well as the love God has for the child.
Tell God that you love the child so much and it hurts you to see the child suffer from anxiety. Plead with God to heal the child from anxiety so that you may have peace. As a parent, God gave you natural love for your child and any pain your child goes through automatically becomes your pain as well. That pain is meant to push you to seek help from God on behalf of your child. In this case, the pain of your child suffering from anxiety should be enough to prompt you to pray to God.
On the other hand, remember that God also loves the child and that means that the pain of anxiety that the child is suffering also affects God. This is why I said appeal to the love that God has for the child.
In this situation, tell God to have compassion on the child and ease the pain of the child out of the great love He has for the child. Tell God that you know He didn’t create your child to suffer from anxiety and ask Him to heal the child because you know He has the power.
What should you expect when you pray for a child with anxiety?
When you pray for a child with anxiety, God will listen to your prayer. The answer God gives will either be direct healing for your child or He will reveal to you something you need to do for the child to get healed from anxiety.
In the first case, if God heals your child right away, praise and glorify His Holy Name. Of course this is the answer that you hope for when you are praying for your child.
If God doesn’t heal your child right away, He will show you what is causing anxiety for your child. If God shows you the cause of anxiety for your child, it is your duty to find a way to sort out whatever is causing anxiety for your child. This is mostly going to be the environment you are raising your child in.
There are many things that cause anxiety in children and God understands that as well. As a parent, God has given you the responsibility to raise your child in the best possible way. But because you are human, sometimes you may not notice when you are doing something that affects your child negatively. In such a case, when you pray to God, He will reveal to you the thing that you are doing that is making your child anxious.
And God is so good because He will also tell you how to solve the issue. In that case, the healing of your child will come down to your cooperation with God. If you need to change your environment, pray that God may open a door for you to move to a better environment and even ask God to show you the best place to shift to.
What should you do after praying for a child with anxiety?
After making a prayer for your child, there is nothing more for you to do other than to wait for a response from God. I’ve already briefed you on the type of response you should expect when you pray for your child.
If you feel no response is coming forth after you have prayed, do some more praying. God usually responds when we prove to Him that we really care about what we are praying for; in this case, your child who is suffering from anxiety.
The effort and persistence you put in prayer will tell God how much care you have for your child who is suffering from anxiety. And God will use that as a scale to determine how soon He should respond to your prayer. Therefore, don’t stop praying until you get a response from God.
Also, when you persist in prayer, it shows that you believe the solution for your child’s anxiety is with God and that is a great sign of faith. That faith that you show will please God and prompt Him to heal your child.
Sample prayer for a child who has anxiety
Heavenly Father, I pray for my child who has anxiety that you may heal him. I love this child that you gave me and it pains me to see him suffering from anxiety. Have mercy on me and heal the child that I may find peace. I also know that you did not create this child to suffer with anxiety. I ask you Lord to heal him that he may have the perfect life that you intended for him. If there is anything I am doing wrong as a parent that is causing my child to have anxiety, reveal it to me and give me the grace to fix it. I trust you my Lord and I know you have the power to heal. Blessed be your Holy Name. Amen!