15 Powerful verses to pray over your children – Printable
The bible provides us with many powerful verses to pray over our children, grandchildren, and other kids in our communities.
As I read Paul’s prayer for the Philippians, my heart stirred for the desires of parents for their children.
And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.Philippians 1:9-11
Paul’s prayer was not for material prosperity or even for their physical health, but that they might know God and live in ways that please him. Let us now look at 15 powerful verses to pray over your children.
1 Pray for their Salvation
Pray that your child will accept Christ as Lord and Savior, knowing that through this, they will have eternal life, and when the time comes, you will all be together in heaven.
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. – John 3:16-18
2 Pray that they will be committed to God first
Pray that your child will be wholly committed to God first. The distractions, pressures, and many decisions that will come their way, that in all things, they will seek Christ first.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
7 Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the Lord and shun evil.
8 This will bring health to your body
and nourishment to your bones. – Proverbs 3:5-8
3 Pray that they will live out their purpose
Pray that your child will live in God’s will and that they will be continually aware of His will. That the enemy won’t confuse them about who they are and whose they are.
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. – 1 Peter 2:9
4 Pray that they will walk in God’s truth
Grant them wisdom and understanding for His Word; that the tricks of the evil one won’t deceive them. And as they lock God’s word in their hearts, that they will walk and be obedient to the truth they have learned.
Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. – John 17:17
5 Pray that they will always be on guard
The devil is busy, and he continues to plot and scheme against God’s children. Pray that your child will build a keen sense of awareness and always be on guard. That their knees will become hardened as they learn to bow before God’s throne in prayer for all occasions and requests.
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. – Ephesians 6:10-18
6 Pray for their Protection
The Lord is our protector. He is our strength and shield in times of trouble. He will cover us under His right hand and sustain us under the blood of His banner. Pray right now for the protection of your child.
1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” 3 Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. 4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. 5 You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, 6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. 7 A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. 8 You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. 9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, 10 no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. 11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; 12 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. 13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. 14 “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. 15 He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. 16 With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”- Psalm 91
7 Pray for their Health
We all want our children to live a life free from pain and sickness. Even though we know that they may get sick, pray fervently for their health not only in body but also in mind and soul.
I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. – 3 John 1:2
8 Pray that they will have healthy relationships
Healthy relationships that are free from conflict and strife.
2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. – Ephesians 4:2-3
9 Pray they will know God’s peace that surpasses all understanding
No matter the storm that they may face, may they know God’s peace in all things; that peace that surpasses all understanding.
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you. – 2 Thessalonians 3:16
10 Pray they will honour purity and wait for a Godly Spouse
We were not created to be alone. In a world that sells sex and says it is okay to do so before marriage, give them the strength and courage to maintain their purity until marriage. That they will wait for a Godly spouse.
For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. 12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, – Titus 2:11-12
11 Pray that they will live lives of integrity
May they live the definition of integrity: “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.” (Oxford Languages)
19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. – Galatians 5:19-21
12 Pray for abundance in strength and courage
The Lord is our strength; all we need to do is ask.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. 11 “All who rage against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced; those who oppose you will be as nothing and perish. 12 Though you search for your enemies, you will not find them. Those who wage war against you will be as nothing at all. 13 For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. – Isaiah 41:10-13
13 Pray for their Future
You are provider, Jehovah Jireh. May our children have hope in you to always provide.
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, – Jeremiah 29:11-14
14 Pray for abundance in blessings
A life of continuous blessings.
24 “‘“The Lord bless you and keep you; 25 the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; 26 the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”’ – Numbers 6:24-26
15 Pray for their parents/ caregivers (You!)
Pray for discernment in decision making, discipline to God’s will and direction, and a heart to listen.
The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them. – Proverbs 20:7
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Amen and Amen