Parenting is hard. My oldest is now in her “tweens” and I am encountering a whole new range of issues to deal with. Honestly, the toddler years were simpler, but that is a topic for a whole other blog. As I go through my ups and downs of parenting, I have come to learn to fall back on what is tried and true, God’s word. It is powerful.
God’s Word + Prayer = Spiritual Breakthroughs
That is the reason, I now pray scripture over my children. I cannot say it was my idea, but something I learned from a godly woman much wiser than myself who has already been in my shoes. When you combine God’s word with prayer, you just know it has to have a powerful impact. So here are prayers inspired by scripture that I pray over my own children and hopefully they will inspire you to find verses that you can pray over your own kids.When you combine God's word with prayer, you just know it has to have a powerful impact. Click To Tweet
Here are my Five Powerful Prayers for Kids
I personalized each scripture to help you structure your prayers. Feel free to click on each scripture link for the ESV version of each Bible verse.
From I Chronicles 4:10:
“Lord, bless my children and enlarge their spiritual territory, and that your hand may be with them, and that you would keep them from harm so that it may not bring them any pain.”
From Psalm 119:133:
“Keep steady my children’s steps according to your promise and let no iniquity get dominion over them.”
From Colossians 1:9-13:
“I pray that my children might be filled with the knowledge of your will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding, that they may walk worthy of you Lord, fully pleasing you, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of you God. May they be strengthened with all might, according to your glorious power, unto all patience and long-suffering with joyfulness. May they always give thanks to you Father, who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light, who has delivered us from the power of darkness and has translated us into the kingdom of your dear son.”
From Proverbs 4:20-23:
“Father I pray that my children may be attentive to your words, and may they incline their ears to your saying. May those words never escape from their sight and may they keep them within their heart. For they are life to those who find them and healing to all their flesh. May they keep their heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.”
From Ephesians 3:14-19:
“Father I pray that you may grant my children, according to the riches of your glory, to be strengthened with might through your Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in their hearts through faith. I pray also that they, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height, to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge, that they may be filled with all the fullness of you Lord.”
If there are prayers from scripture that you pray over your children, feel free to share in the comments below so that we may all benefit from it.
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Wonderful prayers Luisa. I appreciate so much that your prayers are based on God’s Word. Scriptural prayers have power. Thanks for posting. – Daniel
Thank you Daniel! Yes, praying scripture is amazing!
i am now praying scripture over myself, my husband, our 20 year old daughter, i put our names in the scripture, psalm 18; 16-19, ezekial 36;26-27., im not sure of other scriptures yet but so far its these 2, at the end i add in Jesus name not mine we have all been saved.
Thank you for these two additions. They are great ones as well! God’s word is powerful!!