Are you praying for your children every day?
Our children and grandchildren are so precious to us and there is no greater gift we can give them than prayer. The heavenly Father loves to commune with us (His children). That is, if we have accepted His son Jesus Christ we are His children and He knows how we feel about our own. Precious are ALL the little children in His site and He will surely bless them. God expects us as parents to do our part, which is to pray for them and to raise them in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Our children today have so much pressure and ungodliness to deal with in the world today and as parents, we are responsible to guide and protect. We cannot do this alone without the help of our loving and righteous God.
Here are 7 powerful prayers to pray over your children:
Lord, I pray that you bless and keep them throughout the day.
“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace” (Numbers 6:24-26).
This was the prayer of Moses over the children of Israel and it’s still as necessary to pray over our children in these last and evil days. The blessings of the Lord are much greater than financial wealth; rather the blessings of joy, peace, and love along with the knowledge of God has tremendous pay offs for their future.
Lord, I pray that your light will shine through them.
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).
The light of Christ within our children can’t be put under a bushel and hidden away. We want our children to stand unashamed of the Lord in the darkness. Their words and actions will reveal the light within them, draw others to Christ, and establish them in the community of believers.
Lord, I pray that you would give them a spirit of power, love, and sound mind.
“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline” (2 Timothy 1:7).
In times of fear, our children have to be ready to stand in power, love, and a sound mind under the influence of the Holy Spirit. Their faith in God will be strengthened when they overcome the spirit of fear. No matter their age, they will find themselves growing into strong warriors for Christ.
Praying for our children with Bible verses can strengthen our faith …
Lord, I pray that they will not be anxious about anything.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” (Philippians 4:6).
There are tremendous number of children who are filled with worries—from their family problems to the issues of crime and unrest in the world. We must pray that they will grow in their trust in God to keep them and prepare them for the future. Teaching our children to pray to God regularly with their requests—both small and great—helps them build a stronger faith in God.
Lord, I pray that they will know that You are with them.
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you” (Deuteronomy 31:6).
Every believer at one time or another will feel like God has abandoned them. Yet we learn to overcome that feeling as we grow in our trust in His faithfulness and promise to never leave us. We must train our children to look to the Lord even before they look to us. In this way, they will grow their confidence in God’s presence whether they sense Him or not.
Heavenly Father, I plead the blood of Jesus over them.
Revelation 12:11 says, “And they overcame him [Satan] by the blood of the Lamb …” Lord we know that Satin fears the blood of the Lamb, your Son’s precious blood shed for us. I pray Father that you cover them, keep and protect them. I pray for a hedge of protection surround them by your angels.
Father, I pray that you give them a new heart.
Ezekiel 36:26 (ESV)”And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.”
We are all born with the sin nature in us and we need God to wash us and give us a new heart through His Son Jesus. I have had my teenage children go astray and prayed this prayer over them.
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