Although my children are all grown, this prayer still struck a chord with me this morning.
I modified it slightly as I prayed this morning:
I pray for my childrens’ hearts, that You would guard them. Keep them protected, covered, shielded, and sheltered from all harm that seeks to touch them. Make their hearts soft when they should show compassion, firm when “tough love” is required, and always holy. Fill their hearts with Your love.