48 Powerful verses you need to pray over your children
We live in dangerous times. Now more than ever, we need to pray the promises of God over our children.
According to the Washington Post, suicide has become the second-most common cause of death in teens and young adults.
Some of the things affecting our children today are suicidal thoughts, drugs, peer pressure, bullying, pornography, mental health, and a multitude of addictions.
It’s difficult to raise children in an ungodly world, but God has given us the tools we need to do the job He has called us to do as parents.
Praying according to the Word of God for our children is one of those tools.
The Word of God is powerful, and it does what God sent it to do. (Isaiah 55:10).
Here are 48 verses that will help you as a guide to pray for every area of your children’s lives.
Praying the Promises of God Over Your Children
Psalm 103:2-3 Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases.
Isaiah 53:5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds, we are healed.
Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Hebrews 12:10 For our earthly fathers disciplined us for a few years, doing the best they knew how. But God’s discipline is always good for us so that we might share in his holiness. No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening—it’s painful! But afterward, there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way.
Psalm 32:10 Many sorrows come to the wicked, but unfailing love surrounds those who trust the LORD.
1 Corinthians 15:23 Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”
Proverbs 12: 26 The righteous choose their friends carefully.
1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
Praying for your kid’s future
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
1 Peter 4:8 Above all, love each other deeply because love covers a multitude of sins.
Proverbs 3:3-4 Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.
Psalm 143:8 Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.
Ephesians 4:32 Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.
John 1:12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.
Numbers 6:24-26 May the LORD bless you and keep you; may the LORD cause His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. May the LORD show you his favor and give you his peace.
Deuteronomy 31:8 The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
Jeremiah 17:7 But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who gives me strength.
Isaiah 42:6 I am the LORD, I have called you in righteousness, I will also hold you by the hand and watch over you, And I will appoint you as a covenant to the people, as a light to the nations, to open the eyes of the blind, to bring prisoners out of the dungeon, and those sitting in darkness out from the prison house.
2 Corinthians 10:5 Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.
Praying for your kid’s Protection
Psalm 62:6 He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be shaken.
Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against you will prosper, and every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn.
|He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.|
I will say to the LORD, “You are my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
Surely He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler, and from the deadly plague.
He will cover you with His feathers; under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and rampart.
You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the calamity that destroys at noon.
Though a thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand, no harm will come near you.
You will only see it with your eyes and witness the punishment of the wicked.
Because you have made the LORD your dwelling my refuge, the Most High.
No evil will befall you, no plague will approach your tent.
For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.
They will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
You will tread on the lion and cobra; you will trample the young lion and serpent.
Because he loves Me, I will deliver him; because he knows My name, I will protect him.
When he calls out to Me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble. I will deliver and honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him and show him My salvation.”
Luke 19:9-10 Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house because he also is a son of Abraham; for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”
Psalm 25:12 Who is the man who fears the LORD? He will instruct him in the way he should choose.
Romans 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God this is your true and proper worship.
2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity but of power, love, and self-discipline.
1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
Ecclesiastes 2:26 For to a person who is good in His sight He has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, while to the sinner He has given the task of gathering and collecting so that he may give to one who is good in God’s sight.
James 1:5 If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.
1 Peter 4:10 God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.
Trust in God
Isaiah 26:4 Trust ye in the LORD forever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength.
Psalm 30:11 You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy.
Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Your hands made me and formed me; give me the understanding to learn your commands.
Praying for your children’s success
Joshua 1:7 Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do.
Psalm 20:4 May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.
Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go
Psalm 97:11 Light shines on the godly, and joy on those whose hearts are right.
Ephesians 6:1 Children obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER (which is the first commandment with a promise) that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.
Psalm 138:8 The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.
Nahum 1:7 The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.
1 Timothy 4:12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.
Deuteronomy 30:9 The LORD your God will make you successful in everything you do.
Guarding their hearts
Proverbs 4:23-25 Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. Avoid all perverse talk; stay away from corrupt speech. Look straight ahead and fix your eyes on what lies before you.
Pray these Bible verses over your children and confess the promises of God over their life. You can pray a verse a day, a few or all of them.
Remember the Bible is effective, praying for your children according to the word of God is the best way to pray for them.
Keep believing God that you will see his promises fulfilled in your children’s lives. Keep praying and keep speaking life over them every single day and keep teaching them the Word of God.
Being a parent is not an easy job, but with God’s help, we can do all things! Don’t forget to share this post with a friend!
This is a wonderful collection of scriptures. Thank you for putting it together.
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Absolutely love this list! I read a book a few years ago on praying the Scriptures for your children and it was definitely an eye opener. Thank you for sharing!
I’m glad you enjoyed this post! There is power when we pray for our children according to The Word of God.