Parents Prayers for Their Children: 7 Requests to God

by Derek Hill on March 19, 2013 · Print Print · Email Email

In the Bible we read “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.” (Psalm 127:3)  Children are one of the biggest ministries you will ever have.  Our precious little ones are a gift from God and we should be in prayer for them daily.  Here are 7 prayers that you can pray for your kids.

Salvation

Heavenly Father,

You are the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.  I pray that You watch over my children and use me as a vessel to showcase the love of Christ to them.  I pray for their salvation, Lord.  I pray that You will draw them to You so that they can understand how deep Your love is for them.  Give me time every day with them, Father.  Give me time where I can read the Bible with them and pray with them.  Lord, I want them to know You like I know You.  It breaks my heart to know that some kids I see will reject you as they grow older, Lord.  Please let it not be so with mine!  I pray that they will continue to walk with You as they grow older.  I love You, Father!  Amen

Health

Gracious Father,

I pray for my child today.  He/she is struggling with the medications the doctors gave us.  Lord, the side effects are almost as bad as the sickness.  It hurts to see him/her in agony.  Father, You have the power to heal anything by just thinking it.  If it is Your will, please heal my son/daughter.  I want nothing more than my child to be happy and running around with their friends in the back yard again.  Please, Father, hear my prayer and petition now.  I love you, Lord!  May Your will be done this day.  Amen

School

Dear Lord,

Thank you for another day of life with my kids.  I pray that You will watch over them as they are in school today.  Give them a safe journey to and from school on the bus.  I pray that You will keep me safe everywhere I go, as well.  Bring me home safe to my children.  I pray that You will empower my kids to stand boldly for You as they encounter sin and depravity in school.  I pray that the joy they have for Jesus will shine bright today!  Thank you for my children, Father!  I love them and I love You!  Amen

Choices

"Lord, I pray that they fight against peer-pressure and stay away from drugs."

“Lord, I pray that they fight against peer-pressure and stay away from drugs.”

Holy Father,

My teenagers are in one of the most difficult times in their lives.  I pray that they will stand up for what they believe in, Lord.  I pray that the Holy Spirit will convict them on every decision they make, so that they make good choices.  Lord, I pray that they fight against peer-pressure and stay away from drugs.  Lord, I pray that you watch over them and guide them safely today.  I pray my kids can learn the value suffering for the sake of Christ.  I pray that they make decisions today based on their faith in You.  Thank you for my kids, Lord!  Amen

Purity

Merciful Lord,

I pray for the purity of my children.  Lord, all of the hormonal changes are good because they are from You.  I pray that my kids will stay strong and wait until marriage before enjoying the blessings of the bedroom.  I pray that they abstain from all sexual situations so they stay healthy too.  So many diseases are being spread because of bad decisions today.  Lord, only You know what they will choose and I pray that they will choose wisely.  I praise You for my kids, Father!  Amen

Their Calling

Amazing Lord,

I pray that my children will heed the calling You have set for them.  I pray that they will follow where You lead, Father, whether it is in missions, music or the post office.  I pray that they will do everything whole-heartedly for You, so that You can be glorified.  I pray that they will find their strength in You daily as they spread the Good News of Jesus Christ to whoever they come in contact with.  Let Your will be done in their future calling, Father.  Amen

Future Families

Wonderful Father,

I pray for the future spouses of my kids.  I pray that You will provide my son with a Proverbs 31 woman and I pray that You provide my daughter with a man who is completely devoted to You that will love her and cherish her all of her days.  I pray for Your sovereignty in this, Lord, that my kids can start families of their own someday.  I pray for a love for them, Lord, as in the Song of Solomon.  I pray that my kids will cleave to their future spouses and look to You for guidance as they journey through marriage together.  You are so good to us all, Father, and I pray for Your blessings on my children.  Amen

Conclusion

There are many things to pray about when it comes to our kids.  Salvation is the most important thing that we can pray about for them.  I encourage you to pray that your kids will love Jesus all of their days.  Heaven is way too wonderful to miss out on.  To be in the presence of God for eternity will be amazing!  God bless you as you live a life worthy of the calling!

Need some tips on how to pray? Take a look at this article:

10 Prayer Tips

Resource – The Holy Bible, English Standard Version “Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.” YouTube “The Prayer” by Charlotte Church with Josh Groban



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james massozi March 19, 2013 at 6:32 am

pray me everyday

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Derek Hill March 19, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Amen James!

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Godlove March 19, 2013 at 11:34 am

Great collection my friend
Praying for our children and puting their life and destiny in the hands of the creator is the most beautiful thing we can give to them.
And the devil is always after them to get to us, so when we pray for them, we are also saving ourselves from pain and grieve.

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Derek Hill March 19, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Thank you for your comment Godlove. There is wisdom in your words and I have learned a valuable lesson from you. Thank you and God bless you!

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Jack Wellman March 19, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Superb collection and knowing the fact that you are a father, I can believe that you already probably do these Derek. Your children must surely be blessed. Outstanding ideas indeed brother.

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Derek Hill March 19, 2013 at 4:16 pm

Thank you Jack. I do pray for my kids every day. I love being a dad. God has blessed me so much with my kids. I want to do everything I can while I am alive here to showcase Christ to them because I want to see them in heaven with me. God bless you brother!

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Victor Mensah April 2, 2013 at 1:38 pm

I really do appreciate the good work you are doing.I believe that children are so dear to the Lord and as parents we have the responsibility to pray for at all times,study the Bible with them and to make sure we instill the fear of God in them so that when they grow they will not depart from it.I also think that if all christian parents would make it and ensuring that our children have a closer walk with the Lord,the world would have a better place for us to live in.Thank you.

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Derek Hill April 2, 2013 at 5:39 pm

I completely agree with you Victor. We need to pray for our kids everyday and talk about the Bible with them any chance we can. The Word of God brings life into us. The world would be a better place if we all did this. Thank you for those thoughts! God bless you!

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Japheth August 6, 2013 at 11:42 pm

Lovely article brother. Am a newly wed and with much desire to read such articles that will showcase Gods devine will. Kids are at the core of every family and am loving what am reading!

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Derek Hill August 7, 2013 at 10:40 am

Thank you for your kind words Japheth. Congrats on your marriage! Kids are awesome! I love being a father! You are right, kids are part of the core of the family. God bless you!

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