There are many ways parents can bless their children, and praying for their safety is one of them.
Prayer has far reaching consequences. Its effect does not reside simply in the immediate physical locale of the one who is praying. Its effect is felt by anyone the prayer’s blessings rest upon.
There is no space or distance in Mind.
What is true in one locale of Mind is true in every locale of Mind. So, when a parent prays to know their children are safe in divine Love’s presence, protected and cared for by the intelligent and wise Mind of God, that truth will be felt by their children, even if only unconsciously. And it will have a good effect on their experience.
Mary Baker Eddy wrote,
“Good thoughts are an impervious armor; clad therewith you are completely shielded from the attacks of error of every sort. And not only yourselves are safe, but all whom your thoughts rest upon are thereby benefited” Miscellany p. 210.
We can pray for the safety of our children in school, on the playground, in the shopping mall, at their friend’s house, walking down the street, out on a trip, traveling afar, or in places unknown.
God is everywhere. God’s truth and love are everywhere, and its presence encompasses our youngsters.
The purpose of prayer is to be aware of God’s reality and know its truthfulness. To the degree we understand and know its truthfulness, we demonstrate it.
So, keep up those prayers for your children, no matter what their age! They abide in Love. They are protected in Truth. Christ is with them. God is watching over them. Life is strengthening them. Principle is supporting them. They are in a very safe place with God, this moment, and in every moment. These truths rested upon them, do benefit them.