Prayer is powerful and the fact that you want to pray for your children is an awesome thing. No matter the age, ability, and personality of your children, they need our prayers. It is a privilege as a Christian parent to advocate for our children before the throne of God with His own precious and powerful words.
-God gave us His Word and He wants us to pray. When you combine the two spiritual disciplines of reading the Word and prayer (by praying Scripture), it will help you apply God’s Word to your life while growing deeper in your prayer life.
-Praying Scripture honors God by using His own words to praise Him and pray to Him.
-We tend to pray for things WE want, but praying Scripture will help align your desires with what HE wants. And when our desires are aligned, that’s when we’re most likely to see God move powerfully in our prayers.
-If you don’t know how to pray about something, you can find a Scripture that will help you say it, refreshing and deepening your prayer language.
As you pray these Scripture-based prayers, put your child's name in each verse in the blanks of each Scripture prayer. Make it applicable to your child and their situations and struggles and what you would like to see God do in each of these areas.
These Scripture-prayers I've compiled are by no means all that you can be praying for your child. This list is in no particular order. Simply use it as a springboard to help you pray for your child. You could pray one of these verses a day, or you could pray through the list whenever and however you desire. Make this list your own.
Treasure your time praying for your children using God's own precious and powerful words, and get ready to see God do mighty things in their lives. 🙂
SURRENDER Thank You God that You are the Good Shepherd and You hold ___ (Insert your child(ren)'s name in the blanks) close to Your heart. Thank You that You love and care for my children in ways that I cannot. Thank You that You also love and guide me as I parent the child(ren) You gave me. (Isaiah 40:11)
SALVATION May ___ hear Your Word and believe You sent Your son, Jesus. May ___ have eternal life. (John 5:24)
LOVE May ___ love You Lord with all their heart and soul and mind and strength. And may ___ grow in their love for others as well. (Mark 12:30-31)
WISDOM Help ___ grow in wisdom and understanding and in their knowledge and skills. (Daniel 1:17).
FAITH Lord, I pray that ___ may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is Your love and the love of Christ. I pray that they would know this love that surpasses knowledge--that ___ may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of You. (Ephesians 3:17-19)
GROWTH Like Jesus, may ___ grow in wisdom and stature and in favor with You and with man. (Luke 2:52)
WITNESS May ___ be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks to give the reason for the hope that he/she has. May ___ share this hope with gentleness and respect. (1 Peter 3:15)
COMPASSION May ___ encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone. May ___ strive not to pay back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for others. (1 Thessalonians 5:14-15)
SELF-CONTROL May Your grace help ___ to say "no" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives. (Titus 2:11-12)
GENEROSITY May ___ be rich in good deeds, and be generous and willing to share with others. (1 Timothy 6:18)
FRIENDS There are "friends" who destroy each other, but may ___ have real friends who stick closer than a brother. (Proverbs 18:24)
PURPOSE May ___ know that he/she is Your masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which You prepared in advance for him/her to do. (Ephesians 2:10)
PERSEVERANCE May ___ never tire of doing what is good. (2 Thessalonians 3:13)
HOPE May You, the God of hope, fill ___ with joy and peace as he/she trusts in you. (Romans 15:13)
HEALTH I pray that ___ may enjoy good health and that all may go well with him/her physically and spiritually as well. (3 John 1:2)
PEACE Pour Your peace on ___ . Thank You that You do not give as the world gives. May ___ 's heart not be troubled and may he/she not be afraid. (John 14:27)
THANKFUL I pray that ___ would give thanks to You, God our Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 5:20)
VICTORIOUS Thank You Lord, that with Your help ___ can advance against a troop, with Your help ___ can scale walls in their way. (Psalm 18:29)
COURAGE Lord, help ___ be strong and courageous. May ___ not be afraid, or discouraged. May ___ know that You will be with them wherever they go. (Joshua 1:9)
WORDS May ___ speak words that are fitly spoken, which are like apples of gold in settings of silver. (Proverbs 25:11)
FUTURE Thank You Lord that you have a plan to prosper ___ and not to harm him/her, plans to give them a hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)
TEACHABLE May ___ be wise and listen to advice. (Proverbs 12:15)
HUMBLE May ___ do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than him/herself. (Philippians 2:3)
MIND May ___ think about things that are true, noble, right, admirable, excellent, and praiseworthy. (Philippians 4:8)
PROTECTION Thank You that You cover ___ with Your feathers, and under Your wings ___ can find refuge. Your faithfulness will be ___ 's shield and rampart. (Psalm 91:4)
BLESSING May You help ___ to flourish and may You bless them and keep them. May Your face shine upon ___ and be gracious to him/her. May You give ___ peace. (Psalm 115:14-15, Numbers 6:24-25)
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