My 5 Favorite Ways to Pray for My Kids
It’s one of the best and most impactful things that we can do for our children.
No matter their age, their stage of life, or what is going on in their lives–we can pray for them.
We can lift them and their needs up to our heavenly Father.
But, where do we start?
What are the best and most effective ways we can pray for our kids?
Here are My 5 Favorite Ways to Pray For My Kids:
(And be sure to print the FREE printable at the end of this post!)
1} Pray that your kids will grow up and mature in wisdom, in stature, and in favor with God and man.
“And Jesus increased in wisdom (in broad and full understanding) and in stature and years, and in favor with God and man.” (Luke 2:52, AMPC)
Prayer – “Father, allow _______ to be like Jesus and to grow and to increase in wisdom. Give _______ broad and full understanding and great insights. Allow _______ to grow and increase in stature, in maturity, and in strength. And, give _______ great favor with both with God and with men. Grant _______ favor with his/her teachers, coaches, instructors, friends, teammates, and with family members.”
2} Pray for Them to Have Godly Friends.
“Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble.” (Proverbs 13:20, NLT)
“Help _____ to walk with the wise and become wise; protect ____ from associating with fools and with getting in trouble.”
3} Pray for them to Walk in Wisdom.
“So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days.” (Ephesians 5:15-16, NLT)
“So let ____________ be careful how he/she lives. Don’t live them live like fools, but let _________ live like those who are wise. Teach ____________ to make the most of every opportunity in these evil days.”
4} Pray for them to Seek God.
” In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.” (Jeremiah 29:12-13, NLT)
“Thank You for listening when we pray. Encourage _________ to pray. And, put in ____________ ‘s heart a desire to look for You wholeheartedly. Thank You that ____________ will find You if they seek after You with their whole heart.”
5} Pray for your children’s protection and safety.
“The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety. He is my refuge, my savior, the one who saves me from violence. I called on the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and he saved me from my enemies.” (2 Samuel 4:22-24, NLT)
Prayer – “Father, would You be _______’s rock, fortress, and Savior? Would you become the rock, in whom _______ finds protection? Lead ______ to trust You to be his/her shield and the power that saves him/her. Lead _______ to find safety and refuge in You. Be the One who saves _______ from violence. I call on the Lord. You are worthy of my praise. Thank You for saving _______ and me from our enemies.”
And, be sure to print out this FREE printable to hang on your frig, hang on your war room wall, or put in your prayer notebook.
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Melanie Redd’s Bio:
Blogger, author, speaker, encourager and teacher, Melanie’s passion is to offer HOPE! Married to Randy for 25 years; the couple enjoys travel, eating out, and hanging out with their two college-aged kids. You can read more from Melanie on her blog at www.melanieredd.com.
Thank you, Sarah Ann, for inviting me to join you for the Strong Families Project!
What a great series this has been!
It’s my prayer that many parents and grandparents will be encouraged to pray more regularly and specifically for their kids and grandkids!
Hope you have a blessed day~
Thank you so much for these fabulous prayers, Melanie! It truly is a blessing to have a guide to pray as a busy mom. Your wisdom as a mother is so inspiring! Thank you for taking part in The Strong Family Project!
We’re in the midst of making a lot of decisions about my son going to college and in trying to get clarity, God led me to Prov 23:19 “My son, listen and be wise. Keep your heart on the right path.” a very simple verse that reminds me that when all the details of a decision seem to crowd the landscape, back up and remember that the main thing is to make those choices with focus on “keeping your heart on the right path.” This is a prayer that I think fits any situation and age too.
What a beautiful verse to claim in all situations. It’s amazing how God provides key verses for our lives when we need them most!
I love these prayers with fill-in-the-blanks. I think there are times our overwhelm is big and having these kinds of prayers gives us the words we are searching for. They also help us align and learn how to pray scripture.
Thank you also for sharing the powerful hope we have through prayer. My own prayer for my link-up was that God would bring powerful messages of hope each Monday where His Name, His glory, His power, and His hope are shared! Your heart and words are an answer to that prayer each week!
I couldn’t agree more, Lori! These prayers are fabulous and I know that many will be blessed by them. Thanks, Melanie, for these great words!