Many parents assume that when they get their children raised, out of diapers, out of school, and out of the house, they won’t have to worry about them anymore. But, oh, the stress of being the parent of an adult child! Our world is filled with problems and pitfalls, and our children are at risk whatever their age; but each need can be met with prayer.

Our children can’t get away from our intercession, though the answers may come slower than we’d like. The best strategy is finding Scriptures we can convert to prayers. For example, the concluding benediction in Hebrews 13:20-21 asks the Lord to “make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ….”

When worried about a child, there’s peace and power in finding a quiet place to offer that very prayer, effectively and fervently, for your youngster. You might even keep a small notebook of Scripture prayers to persistently bring before the throne. Parenting involves a lifetime commitment to prayer; therein resides the power that avails much.