This prayer poem expresses the ongoing prayer of a father’s desire for reconciliation and a second chance after his wife has left him.  At the heart of this prayer is the profoundly universal advice given by his eight year old son, “Dad, don’t give up let’s pray.  Do a little and let God do the…

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Receiving an unfavorable child custody ruling can be devastating.  As parents, we want the very best for our children and we want to protect our children from what we perceive as harmful or less than ideal situations.  When we receive an unfavorable child custody ruling, prayer can be a helpful resource in telling God about…

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This prayer poem helps us express our wonder at the deep feelings of love and connection God creates in our hearts with our children, a love that we really never comprehended until becoming a parent.  This was written by Tracy Groover when her son Joey was less than a year old as she meditated on…

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In this prayer Tracy Groover helps us express the fiercely protective love and undying support we feel for our children especially during the times when we are completely helpless and powerless to fix our children’s problems. The story behind this prayer Tracy Groover composed this prayer when her son Joey was two and a half…

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Everyone deserves a healthy relationship.  When relationship problems come up where one person continually takes advantage of the other persons, it’s time to set boundaries.  Saying prayers to God will help you when you  need to apply “tough love” to set boundaries in difficult relationships.  Here is a prayer for you. How to Do This…

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Here are some tips and ideas on how to pray for teens. 1.  Don’t  try to be God.  Instead be a praying parent. No parenting course will teach you how to save your child’s soul.  No set of rules will keep a teenager from disobeying.  And when things fall apart, all the counseling in the…

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As a pastor and pastoral counselor I have used this marriage re-dedication prayer form in both pre- marriage counseling and in marriage counseling. Sometimes couples who have no “problems’ have come to me requesting a way to regain the “ spiritual spark” of their marriage.  Other times, marriage partners have experienced times of deep hurt, especially…

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Here’s a short, simple daily prayer I say on my morning prayer walk about my relationship with my husband: Lord, help me to love, honor and respect him and help us to communicate well with each other.  Amen.  

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