A prayer for parents of kids on the spectrum

a prayer for parents

Father, thank You for blessing me with the gift of my child on the spectrum [Genesis 33:5], child’s name, who brings me great joy [Psalm 113:9]. I pray for Your help for each step of this difficult yet marvelous journey, each season of his/her life.

You have knit my child together magnificently, and there has never been anyone like him/her before nor will there ever be [Psalm 139:13-14]. Lord, help me to see my child the way You see him/her, as individual and apart from me with an entire purpose that comes from You [Jeremiah 29:11] and help me parent him/her accordingly.

Father, give me the ability to humble myself to them when I am wrong and guide him/her in a way that will point them to You and prepare them for the future You want for them without crushing his/her precious spirit [Ephesians 6:4].

I need You God. Every moment of the day, I need You. I need the right words and best actions in every circumstance and situation with my child.

Apart from You I can do nothing [John 15:5].

I can’t parent for one millisecond without You. Thank You for always hearing me whenever I speak and for the gift of prayer which makes a vast difference [James 5:16] in shaping his/her future as well as mine, and it’s in Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

“I cried out to Him with my mouth;
    His praise was on my tongue.
If I had cherished sin in my heart,
    the Lord would not have listened;
but God has surely listened
    and has heard my prayer.
Praise be to God,
    who has not rejected my prayer
    or withheld His love from me!”

(Psalm 66:17-20)

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10 thoughts on “A prayer for parents of kids on the spectrum

    1. Hello Laina, I am so honored that it blessed you. That is the prayer of a desperate mother who needs God’s help with the honor of parenting my son the best way possible. My son and I have seen and been through great anguish, and I have made many mistakes with him in the past, but not intentionally. But because my son knows he is loved and that I go out of my way to show him he is loved and accepted (quirks and all), we get through it all (with God’s help), and my son knows I would never do anything to hurt him intentionally (that we are both learning and working it all out each day). God truly helps me with my son all the time. In small and big ways – small and big miracles. I love my son so much and thank God for blessing me and entrusting me with him. It can be very, very hard (seeing my son suffer and my energy depleted from it all), but it all makes me look to Jesus continually and He helps us. Always. ❤ Thanks again and God bless you. I hope to get more prayers up soon and hope to share things to help families with kids on the spectrum.

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      1. Aww thank you for your loving reply! 🙂 I think you are on the right track! Acceptance, encouragement, and seeking to understand people on the autism spectrum is so crucial, and it goes a long way toward relieving the stress that often comes with interaction, for all “sides” of the situation ❤ I commend you for your appreciation, your open-mindedness and your unconditional love for your child, and I find that very special! I've written a few posts on my blog in an effort to reach out to parents of autistic children and build a communicative bridge between the two different neurotypes (autistic and non-autistic); I think you might enjoy them! 🙂 I admire your efforts and your willingness to share your journey with us, and I look forward to reading more! ❤

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