Praying the Scriptures: 15 More Prayers for Your Child

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Fifteen powerful prayers for your child's faith and spiritual maturity taken straight from God's own Word. (Psalm 119:97)

I recently wrote a post offering 10 prayers for your unsaved child and other unsaved loved ones.

It has been one of my most popular posts to date.

And it makes my heart happy to consider that so many want to lift their children in prayer, praying the Scriptures on their behalf…

speaking God’s own words back to Him…

imploring Him to fulfill His promises and beckoning Him to make good on His Word.

And so here are more prayers for your child, taken straight from the pages of Scripture. These are petitions asking God to strengthen their faith and increase their spiritual maturity.

So here they are…

Because ten prayers for your child just aren’t enough.

1.)Ask the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, to give them a Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. Pray that the eyes of their hearts would be enlightened, that they may know what is the hope to which He has called them, what are the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His great might that He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead (Ephesians 1:17-20)

2.)Pray that God would fill them with the knowledge of His will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding, in order that they may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please Him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that they may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified them to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. (Colossians 1:9-12)

3.)Ask that out of God’s glorious riches He may strengthen them with power through His Spirit in their inner being, so that Christ may dwell in their hearts through faith. Pray that they, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-that they may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. (Ephesians 3:14-21)

4.)Implore the Lord to lead them in walking in the ways of His laws and in waiting for Him. Ask that His name and His renown would be the desire of their hearts. (Isaiah 26:8)

5.)Pray that God would show them what is good, and what He requires of them: to act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with their God. (Micah 6:8)

6.)Praise the Lord for His living Word, and ask that your children would love it and meditate on it all day long. (Psalm 119:97)

7.)Pray that they would be as wise as serpents, and as innocent as doves. (Matthew 10:16)

8.)Ask God to lead them toward the faith that leads to justification and peace with God through Jesus Christ. Rejoice that through Him access to His grace is available by faith and hope of the glory of God. Pray that God would enable them to rejoice in their sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope will not put them to shame, because God’s love has been poured into their hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to them. (Romans 5:1-5)

9.)Petition the Lord to grant them a spirit of humility, not boasting in their wisdom or might or riches, but in understanding and knowing God — the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. (Jeremiah 9:23-24)

10.)Beg God to help them flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. (2 Timothy 2:22)

11.)Pray that they would take up the whole armor of God, that they may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. (Ephesians 6:13-14)

12.)Ask God to enable them to be strong, to be bold, that they wouldn’t fear any earthly enemy, but would always know that ADONAI their God is going with them. Remind God of His promise to never fail them nor abandon them. (Deuteronomy 31:6)

13.)Implore God to keep them from falling away, presenting them into His presence with great joy and without a single fault. (Jude 24-25)

14.)Entreat God to establish them so they are rooted in Him, strengthened in the faith as they’ve been taught, and overflowing with thankfulness (Colossians 2:7).

15.)Pray that they would stand firm in their faith to the end. (Matthew 24:13)

May our own faith in God grow ever stronger as we lift our children to Him, believing that He hears, that He cares, and that He will act on their behalf.

Fifteen powerful prayers for your child's faith and spiritual maturity taken straight from God's own Word. (Psalm 119:97)


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12 Replies to “Praying the Scriptures: 15 More Prayers for Your Child”

  1. Rebekah

    So many of the posts I’m reading this week are focused on prayer. I appreciate God gently reminding me to step it up. I love this list and pray that it reaches far and wide, to encourage many to focus on prayer – especially for our kids. I look around and see these little ones (and not so little ones – my oldest is taller than me 😉 ) as the next generation – our leaders, pastors, dreamers, vision-casters, missionaries, civic leaders, business leaders. I’ll tell you what – that reminder drives me to prayer. I want leaders, in whatever arena they enter, who love and honor God first and foremost. Thank you for sharing with us at Grace & Truth!

    • Jennifer Clarke Post author

      Wise words, Becky! It’s sobering to remember that we’re not raising children; we’re raising the Church! The weight of such responsibility would be too great to bear without the promise of our God’s strength, help, and power on their behalf and ours. I praise Him for the privilege and the power of prayer!

  2. Kristi Miller

    I am saving this list! I really enjoyed these prayers. The one on humility is something I’ve been thinking about a lot. Our daughter is still a toddler, and we want her to be confident but humble and definitely need God’s grace and guidance on that one. It is nice to meet you! I’m visiting from the Grace & Truth link-up. 🙂

    • Jennifer Clarke Post author

      Hi, Kristi! Confidence is so important, isn’t it? Not in our own abilities or identity, but in who we are IN Christ and TO Christ. That’s where confidence has met humility in my own life; you’re wise to know that God’s grace and guidance are the keys to seeing character and strong faith in your children. Thanks so much for linking up with Grace & Truth, and for stopping by to say hello! 🙂


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