Parent's Prayer for a Fearful Child

Gracious God, the world can be a scary place with many things that unsettle my child.  Every day there is news of violence and crime, mean-spiritedness and injury.  It's no wonder that at times my child is anxious and afraid. When fear invades, leaving little room for hope and joy, let your calming grace descend.  Cradle my child in your care until the time of trouble passes; strengthen their soul with the unshakable knowledge that your love and presence are with them always. I ask this for the sake of your love.