A prayer for a child

Psalm 25

Of David.

I pray that E will lift up his soul to you, and put his trust in you.
Do not let him be put to shame, nor let the Enemy triumph over him.
No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame. Let E put his hope in you!
Bring E to a place where he will say, “Show me your ways, O LORD,
teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.”
Remember, O LORD, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old.
Remember not the sins of E’s youth and his rebellious ways;
according to your love remember him, for you are good, O LORD.
Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.
Instruct E in your ways O LORD!
He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.
LORD, bring E to a place of humility and guide him and teach him your ways.
Bring E to a place where he will declare, “All the ways of the LORD are loving and faithful
for those who keep the demands of his covenant.”
Let E be a covenant keeper!
For the sake of your name, O LORD, forgive his iniquity, though it is great.
Make E a man who fears the LORD and instruct him in the way chosen for him.
LORD, confide in him and make your covenant known to him.
Let E’s eyes be ever on you LORD, let him realize that only you can release his feet from the snare.
Let this become E’s prayer,”Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.
The troubles of my heart have multiplied;
free me from my anguish.
Look upon my affliction and my distress
and take away all my sins.”
See how E’s enemies have increased and how fiercely they hate him!
Guard his life and rescue him; let him not be put to shame, let him take refuge in you!
Let E choose to walk in integrity and uprightness, because his hope is in you.
Redeem E, O God, from all his troubles!

received from a friend who transformed it as a prayer for her daughter