Focus on the Family Teams Up with Dove Award–Winning Songwriter Tony Wood, on 365-Day Prayer Book for Parents

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (October 16, 2023) – Focus on the Family, in partnership with Tyndale House Publishers, announces the November 7, 2023, release of Lord, Help Me Pray for My Kids: 365 Heartfelt Prayers for Parents by Tony Wood.
Tony, who has written lyrics for such artists as Joseph Habedank, Jason Crabb, Triumphant Quartet, Booth Brothers, Gaither Vocal Band, Karen Peck & New River, the Martins, Jim & Melissa Brady, the Nelons, Gold City, Brian Free & Assurance, and many others, crafted prayers for each day of the year for parents and loved ones to pray over their children. Each day has a theme, and topics include friendships, siblings, anger, forgiveness, missions, and more.
“As parents, when we talk to God about our children, we are so often caught up with their immediate needs and whatever stress-inducing event is right before us. We have long term virtues and characteristics we wish to see in them but don’t often get past the tyranny of the urgent to actually pray for these qualities. The prayers in this book are designed to jump-start a mom or dad each day, lifting up their child to God,” said songwriter Tony Wood.
“Tony Wood is a true wordsmith, and his parental prayers in this book will help moms and dads everywhere give heart-touching voice to their hopes and dreams for their children,” said Larry Weeden, editor in chief, book publishing and content development at Focus on the Family.
In addition to the book, Tony has released a series of songs that highlight themes from the book. You can find these on all streaming platforms under “Songs Inspired by Lord, Help Me Pray For My Kids.” Music videos for these are available @TonyWoodSongs on More information about this release can be found at

Focus on the Family, which reaches about 38 million people in 120 countries, is a global faith-based ministry that helps families thrive. Tyndale House Publishers is pleased to partner with Focus on the Family to help provide trusted resources for strengthening believers in their faith and sharing the gospel; building resilient marriages that reflect God’s design; equipping parents to raise their children with a thriving faith; advocating for the preborn, orphaned, and life at every stage; and engaging the culture through a biblical worldview. Visit Focus at or on Facebook and Twitter.

Since its founding in 1962, Tyndale House Publishers has been a voice to trust for generations of readers. Today, Tyndale is one of the largest independent Christian publishers in the world. Tyndale’s mission is to make the Bible accessible to as many people as possible in language that they can relate and respond to. Tyndale publishes the Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT) and offers nonfiction books that equip readers with Christ-centered insight, counsel, and life-improving stories. In addition, Tyndale publishes fiction from fresh new voices and celebrated authors alike, capturing the imagination of millions of readers. With a deep understanding of the importance of nurturing future generations, Tyndale also publishes children’s products that make God’s Word and wisdom come alive. Tyndale’s independent status allows it to follow its founding model, giving a substantial portion of annual revenue—millions of dollars per year—through corporate donations and the work of Tyndale House Foundation. With every book purchased, Tyndale readers help meet the physical and spiritual needs of people around the world.

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