Prayer During Child Custody Battle

Prayer During Child Custody Battle

prayerNote from Tina: I do not know who the author is but wanted to share this one again:

Prayer During Child Custody Issues

Dear heavenly Father, I thank you that you are a Father and that you understand all of my feelings and love and great desires for the well being of the children you have given me to love, nurture and care for.

I thank you that when Jesus was baptized, you felt great pride and said, “You are my Son whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” (Mark 1:11) I thank you for giving these children to me. They are such a precious gift from you. Here are some of the things I love most about being in their lives….(list your own items).

I thank you that you gave custody of your own son Jesus to earthly parents to raise knowing that there would be times when they failed to understand Him and times they couldn’t be there for Him. I offer up to Jesus the times that I felt I might have failed to be the parent I wanted to be and the times I couldn’t be there for my children …

Today Father, I am very concerned about the future of my children. My heart is aching and breaking. I offer up to you the specific circumstances that we are facing …(list your circumstances).

Show me how to express love to my children in ways that they will understand. Give me wisdom well beyond my own on what to tell them and what not to tell them about the custody issue…

Keep the lines of communication open between me and my children. I pray your power against all physical and psychological interferences that would block me from my children. Protect against all false and misleading statements made to my children including…(list your own items here).

I pray that the truth will come to light in all areas, particularly in…(personalize).

I pray that you will show me a way to vent my frustration, anger and sense of injustice in healthy ways without having it boil over and cause problems. Here are the things that I am angry about. Thank you that you are listening…

I pray that you will give discernment to all judges, lawyers, social workers, mediators and child advocates so that they might make sound, wise decisions concerning my children. Give them hearts of love; make them good judges of character. I also pray that Jesus will be my advocate as it says in the Bible. (Romans 8:34; I John 2:1) I pray that Jesus will be my advocate in…(list areas).

I pray for protection for my children when I am not able to be there with them. Father, when I am not with my children, here are the unhealthy influences that I pray you protect them against…(list specifics).

I pray for the person(s) who are causing the difficulties that you will place limits and boundaries on their realm of influence. Help them to see beyond their own personal agendas, motives, controlling behavior and personality problems. Stir up in their hearts love for these children. Help them desire more than all else to provide the children with a stable, loving, protective, healthy home atmosphere. Help the relationship between the person involved and myself to be rational, cooperative, sensible and focused on the well being of the children and not on any past issues between us such as…(list specifics).

And finally, I pray for wisdom and guidance as to what specific steps I need to take in this situation. I now listen for your guidance, knowing that when I take the first step, you’ll guide me to the next…

Thank you, loving Father.


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4 Responses »

  1. Dear Tina,

    Thank you so much for the information. I happened upon your book when I was purchasing something on I read your bio and thought to myself… “Wow, this is me…..” I have been divorced since 2003 and I have been in and out of court with my son’s father for one reason or another since that time. I can’t remember a time when there was no disruption or turbulence in my life or the life of our son. The most recent situation (March 5-12, 2013) had our son who is 14 (I have sole custodial guardianship and live in another state) placed in foster care for 5 days. I had to literally “plead for his life”. I witnessed my son manipulated by his father and lying about me three days in a row. My heart was literally broken because this was not the child that I had single handedly raised. The system, to include Family Court and Child Protective Services is truly broken and the public does not have a clue. I am in jeopardy of losing my job because of his accusations and having to prove my innocence over and over again. I would love to share my story on your blog. If my experiences can help someone else and prevent them from the hurt and pain that I have had, I would be more than happy to share. My son has dealt with this situation since he was 2 years old. I am dealing with his emotions and trust issues daily. I have always believed that a child deserves both parents. However, the emotional and mental distress that my son has had to live with from his father may be Irreparable. Once again, thank you for this information. I did purchase your book and should receive it today. I look forward to reading it and hearing your message. I am a warrior and I will do anything to get my life and the life of my child back!!

  2. I recently began praying to the Archangel Michael as he is supposed to protect and fight evil and it has been cathartic and amazing. I have cried during the prayer visualizing the cords between my evil ex-N being cut and my daughter and I safe in the arms of the Archangel.

    I have just discovered your blog and am very thankful for it.

  3. I’ve been in a custody and child support battle with my ex since our divorce nearly 5 years ago. Recently I slipped up and have given the enemy (my ex) a justifiable reason to file a restraining order and temporarily take the children from me. Please keep my family in your prayers. I broke the law but I wasn’t trying to hurt my child. I’m going to court soon for the final protection order, please us in prayers. I’m a good mom. I’ve been raising those kids on my own with no help from their dad. He just want to have the children so he does not have to pay child support. He loves those kids but he’s not capable or prepared to care for them. His reason for doing this is to get back at me and not because he wants to become a single father. Please pray the social workers, judges, and anyone involved finds favor in me and grant those children back in my care. Pray that my ex vindictiveness is blocked once again. I hate having our children in the middle of bitterness, I wish things were different but it’s not. I just feel bad that our children is caught in the middle. Hopefully God gives the judges and everyone the discernment to see through him and not persecute me for making a bad decision that I regret to my core. Thank you all. God bless.

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