Admittedly, most of my prayers were from a place of desperation and fear. I had seen and experienced a lot of things growing up that I did not want to have put on my children. I would pray for my own parenting skills, and even cried out to God, that if I was going to repeat history I did not want Him to allow me to have children.
Yes, I was a very intense child and teenager...I believe that is partly why God has given me (as an adult), such joy in simplicity, and a desire to see through the eyes of a child.
Over time, I seemed to get some understanding of the goodness of God, and stopped praying not to have children, instead, nightly I prayed blessing on all of my children. I was very specific, I prayed about their health, I prayed for their wisdom, and knowledge. I prayed that they would grow in favor with God and man. I prayed that they would love God with all of their hearts. I prayed for their teachers, their bosses, their spouses. I have spent a great deal of time in prayer over each of my children's spouses, their protection, their families...their heart for God, and all of their parenting skills.