As Mum’s we all want the best for our children. 

We work hard in the physical and emotional realm to give them the best that we can, of our love, our time and to provide for them to the best of our ability.

As Christians we have access to a spiritual realm and power to pray for and nurture the love of God in their lives.

A mother who prays for her children is both a beautiful thing and a powerful thing as you partner with God in your prayers for your children, committing them to Him, praying through Scripture and allowing God to work in their lives.

Ephesians 6:17-18 tells us that God’s Word is our sword, our weapon against the enemy and in Isaiah 55:11 God promises that His Word will accomplish and prosper in His purposes.

We can have confidence in God that He hears our prayers and answers them and that as we pray through God’s Word we are praying according to His will (1 John 5:14-15).

The following verses can be used as a starting point for praying for your children.


Thank God for the blessing of children

Psalm 127:3
Behold, children are a heritage of Yahweh. The fruit of the womb is his reward.

Psalm 127:3
Behold, children are a heritage of Yahweh.  The fruit of the womb is his reward.


Give your anxieties to Him

Philippians 4:6
In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.


Pray for their safety

Psalm 91:11
For he will put his angels in charge of you, to guard you in all your ways.

Psalm 34:7
Yahweh’s angel encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.


Pray they will be kept from temptation

Matthew 6:13
Bring us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.  For yours is the Kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.

Proverbs 22:6
Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.

1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has taken you except what is common to man. God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted above what you are able, but will with the temptation also make the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.


Pray God’s peace for them

Isaiah 54:13
All your children will be taught by Yahweh; and your children’s peace will be great.

John 14:27
Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, I give to you. Don’t let your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful.

Psalm 4:8
In peace I will both lay myself down and sleep, for you, Yahweh alone, make me live in safety.


Pray they will be strong

Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.

Ephesians 6:10
Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his might.

Isaiah 40:31
But those who wait for Yahweh will renew their strength.  They will mount up with wings like eagles.  They will run, and not be weary.  They will walk, and not faint.


Pray for the fruit of the Spirit in their lives

Galatians 5:22-23
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.


Pray for wisdom for them, and for you – to make wise decisions

James 1:5
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

Proverbs 1:5
That the wise man may hear, and increase in learning; that the man of understanding may attain to sound counsel:


Pray for God’s guidance in their lives

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in Yahweh with all your heart, and don’t lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

Psalm 32:8
I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go.  I will counsel you with my eye on you.

Proverbs 3:13
Happy is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gets understanding.

Proverbs 2:6
For Yahweh gives wisdom. Out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.


Pray for them to have courage

Deuteronomy 31:6
Be strong and courageous. Don’t be afraid or scared of them; for Yahweh your God himself is who goes with you. He will not fail you nor forsake you.

Joshua 1:9
Haven’t I commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Don’t be afraid. Don’t be dismayed, for Yahweh your God is with you wherever you go.


Pray their lives will be guided by Truth

2 Timothy 2:15
Give diligence to present yourself approved by God, a workman who doesn’t need to be ashamed, properly handling the Word of Truth.

John 17:17
Sanctify them in your truth. Your word is truth.

John 8:31-32
Jesus therefore said to those Jews who had believed him, “If you remain in my word, then you are truly my disciples. You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” 


Pray for hope in their lives

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,” says Yahweh, “thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you hope and a future.

Ephesians 1:18
Having the eyes of your hearts[a] enlightened, that you may know what is the hope of his calling, and what are the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints.


Pray they will know God’s love and forgiveness in their lives

Romans 8:38-39
For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from God’s love which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Micah 7:18
Who is a God like you, who pardons iniquity, and passes over the disobedience of the remnant of his heritage.  He doesn’t retain his anger forever, because he delights in loving kindness.

Psalm 103:8-12
Yahweh is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness.  He will not always accuse; neither will he stay angry forever.  He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor repaid us for our iniquities.  For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his loving kindness toward those who fear him.  As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.


Pray for their salvation

Luke 19:10
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save that which was lost 

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow concerning his promise, as some count slowness; but he is patient with us, not wishing that anyone should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Ephesians 2:8-9
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, that no one would boast.

Romans 10:9-10
That if you will confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart, one believes resulting in righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made resulting in salvation.

2 Corinthians 3:16
But whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.


Pray that God’s Word will fall on ‘good soil’

Mark 4:20
Those which were sown on the good ground are those who hear the word, and accept it, and bear fruit, some thirty times, some sixty times, and some one hundred times.


Remember, God loves you, He loves your children, and He wants the very best for them and for you.

Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. Mark 11:24




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