The older I get the more I find myself going into immediate worry mode especially if it pertains to my children. I don’t want to be known as a worrier mom but rather as a prayer warrior mom. I am sure you don’t either so let’s invite God into our lives and our child’s heart.
These 8 verses are designed for you to pray a verse a day. I find it easier to remember to pray when I make it a habit so you can pray the same verse each day or change it up each day and then start over again after the 8th day.
When we go to God on behalf of our children not only is it an act of surrender but also of strength. We stand boldly on the throne of grace pleading to our Heavenly Father who loves our children more than we do.
8 Powerful Prayers to Pray for Your Children
Pray for their hearts. Lord, I lift up to you my child, ___. I ask that he/she would hide your Word in their hearts so they may not sin against you. I pray that __ would guard his/her heart because from it flows life. (Psalms 119:11, Prov. 4:23) May ___ not be anxious about anything but in everything by prayer and thanksgiving may he/she make their request known to you. So your peace, which surpasses all understanding, will guard ___ ‘s heart and mind. Amen (Phil 4:6-7)
Pray for protection. Lord, You have not given us a spirit of fear but of power, and love and sound mind. I pray that __ would not walk in fear as he remembers that he is more than a conqueror through Him who loved us. (Romans 8:37) When his/her mind is overwhelmed with fear may __ remember that you have given him/her a spirit of power, love and sound mind. May ___ remember that he/she can be strong and courageous because you are with him/her. I pray that you would protect __ wherever he/she may go. Amen (2 Tim. 1:7, Joshua 1:9)
Pray for their friendships. Jesus, I come before you on behalf of my child. You know the people that cross __ path every day. You know the kinds of friends he/she has and will make. You also know how much our friends influence our choices so I ask that ___ would walk with the wise so he/she may be wise, and not be a companion of fools so ___ will not suffer harm. (Prov. 13:20) Amen
Pray for their words. Heavenly Father, I pray that ___ would be the kind of person who finds ways to encourage others towards love and good deeds. Hebrews 10:24
Pray for their salvation. Lord, Your Word says, “That it is by grace that we have been saved, through faith. It is not from ourselves, but a gift from you. Not by works so no one can boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9) So, I ask that if ____ hasn’t professed to know you as his/her Savior that you would open the eyes of his/her heart so __ would realize his/her sinfulness and their need for you. If he does know you as his/her Savior I ask that this relationship would grow beyond mere knowledge so he/she may be on guard, stand firm in faith, be a man/woman of courage and strong. Amen (1Cor. 16:13)
Pray for wisdom. Father, May __ trust in you with all his/her heart and never rely on his own understanding but in all his/her ways may ___ acknowledge you so you can direct his/her paths. Amen (Proverbs 3:5)
Pray they may be a light. Heavenly Father, I ask that __ would realize your Light is in him. You’ve called him/her to be a light in this dark world. May ___ shine Your light so that others would see You in him/her. Amen (Matthew 5:16)
Pray for their future. Lord, I praise you because you are all knowing and you hold all things together. I know that you love my child more than I do but sometimes it’s hard to imagine someone can love him/her more than me but You do. I pray and I trust the good work you began in ___ that you will finish it to the end. When things are heard may He remember that you are good and hold on to the truth in your word that the testing of his/her faith produces perseverance so that he/she may be mature and complete not lacking in anything. (Philippians 1:6, James 1:2-4)