I am trying to find some stories of tzadikim praying for the success and righteousness of their children. Are there any?

I remember only one of the Chatam Sofer saying that his hat was full of tears for the success of his son, the Katav Sofer.

  • Tefillas Hashl”a. I’m sure he said it himself…..
    – Chatzkel
    Commented Sep 21, 2022 at 16:47
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    The Brisker Rov.
    – pcoz
    Commented Sep 21, 2022 at 18:38

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וַיֹּ֥אמֶר אַבְרָהָ֖ם אֶל־הָֽאֱלֹהִ֑ים ל֥וּ יִשְׁמָעֵ֖אל יִחְיֶ֥ה לְפָנֶֽיךָ׃

And Avraham said to G-d: "May Yishmael live in Your service."

Bereishis 17:18

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