August 14, 2012

Praying for your Children

It's hard being a parent, and sometimes trying.  So it's refreshing and comforting to know that God is for us, not against us when it comes to raising our children. We are not alone.

I recently came across this list of Biblical prayers for your children at this lovely blog... Sweet Tea and Simplicity

I hope these prayers encourage you, as they have encouraged me.  : )

Pray that your children will fear the Lord and serve Him.  Deuteronomy 6:13

Pray that your children will know Christ as Savior early in life.  Psalm 63:1

Pray that your children will hate sin.  Psalm 97:10

Pray that your children’s lives will bear the fruit of the Spirit.  Galatians 5:22-23

Pray that your children will respect those in authority over them.  Romans 13:11

Pray that your children will be kept from the wrong mate and saved for the right one.  2 Corinthians 6:14

Pray that your children and their prospective mates will be kept pure until marriage. 1 Corinthians 6:18-20
Pray that your children will learn to submit totally to God and actively resist Satan in all circumstances. James 4:7

Pray that your children will desire the right kind of friends and be protected from the wrong kind. Proverbs 1:10, 15

Pray that your children will be hedged in so they cannot find their way to wrong people or wrong places, and the wrong people cannot find their way to your children.  Hosea 2: 6-7

Pray that your children will be caught when they’re guilty.  Psalm 119:71

Pray that your children will have quick, repentant hearts.  Psalm 51:1-3

Pray that your children will honor their parents so all will go well with them.  Ephesians 6:1-2

Pray that your children will have a responsible attitude in all their interpersonal relationships. Daniel 6:3

Pray that your children will be teachable and able to take correction.  Isaiah 54:13, Proverbs 13:1

Pray that your children will live by the spirit and not gratify the flesh.  Galatians 5:16

Pray that your children will trust in the Lord for the direction of their lives, including their occupation.  Proverbs 3:5-6


  1. What a great list! Thanks for sharing this, Cathy.

  2. I love this list, it is so great to start praying for your kiddos when they are young. We were praying for our little one when she was still in the womb.

    Thank you for sharing and linking up today!

  3. Beautiful beautiful list. I am pinning this! Thank you for linking up @ Into the Word Wednesday.

  4. Those are terrific prayers to pray for our kids!! Thanks for sharing!!

  5. These are really great prayers to pray over my son Judah. Thank you for posting

  6. I love all of them! Many thanks for your this post!
    God bless you and your family!!!

  7. Praying each one of those prayers over my children this morning! Thank you for this.

  8. Definitely a list to print out & place on the fridge. Great reminder. Thank you so much! I appreciate you linking up with us at Into the Word Wednesday so I had the blessing of your words this morning!

  9. This is a keeper! Thanks for sharing, it gave me some extra things to add to my list of things I want to pray over my kids about.

  10. Good thinking. Good sharing. Thanks.

  11. Love love love this! Thanks for sharing all these verses!!

  12. Great list! I just read a post about teaching children to pray and equally important is praying for those children.


  13. This is a great list! Some of these I never considered. I'm noting and highlighting them now. Thank you:)

  14. Thank-you all for stopping by! I love this list too! :)

  15. Thanks so much for sharing this, Cathy! I'm going to print this list out.


  16. Thank you fo this! I'll be copying these down. Thank you for sharing and thank you for linking up at Leaving A Legacy!


  17. I've been looking for specific verses to guide my prayers over my children. This is so helpful! Thank you.

  18. Hey Cathy! This was SUCH a wonderful addition to the Moms Against Manic Mondays link up last week! What a great list of scripture and prayers! Thanks so much for sharing your heart, encouragement, and for joining the blog hop. :)

    With love,

    1. Thank-you for the opportunity to link up Rebecca! :)

    2. Cathy, guess what? Your post was one of the "Reader's Choices" last week and will be a "Featured Post" on the link up tomorrow! :) Please feel free to come by my site to grab the button from my side-bar that reads, "I was featured on From My Mountain View."

    3. Thanks Rebecca! I'll add that to my side bar. :)

  19. Thank you for sharing this! It's awesome!


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