7 Prayers to Say for Your Children


7 Prayers to Say for Your Children

So many times I find myself praying for the same things for my children.

That they are healthy.

They they are safe.

That they are obedient.

The other day I was reading the Bible, and I came upon Philippians 1:9-11:

I pray that your love will overflow more and more,
and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding.
For I want you to understand what really matters,
so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ’s return.
May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation—
the righteous character produced in your life by Jesus Christ—
for this will bring much glory and praise to God. (NLT)

As I read it I thought: This is a perfect Scripture to pray for my kids.


I’ve broken this prayer into seven days, and I found other Scriptures to pray too. Won’t you join me?

Sunday: Pray for love that overflows

Lord, may the love of _______ increase and overflow for those in our family and for everyone else. (1 Thessalonians 3:12)

Monday: Pray for growth in knowledge

Lord, may _______ grow to love your Word. May the heart of _______ trust your commands. May _______ seek good judgment. Fill _______ with the knowledge of your will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives. (Psalm 119:66, Colossians 1:9)

Tuesday: Pray for understanding of what really matters

Lord, may _______ know your will and understand what is right because of your law. May _______ not copy the behavior and customs of this world, but be transformed into a new person through changed thoughts and through knowing your perfect and pleasing will. (Romans 2:18, Romans 12:2)

Read the rest of the prayers over at ForTheFamily.org!

More Resources from Tricia Goyer


Prayers the Changed History (pre-order today!)

Praying for Your Future Husband (for teens girls)

Whit’s End Mealtime Devotions (for families)

Balanced (for busy moms)

Download the printable and keep it near your Bible as a reminder how to pray for your kids!prayingforyourchildren

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  1. LOVE this Tricia! Thank you!

  2. it was vry interesting prayer and i am very appresiate it,

  3. One of the best prayers I have felt led to pray for our children is that God would never allow us, as their parents, to be a hindrance in their walk with Him. He has been faithful in His responses to this particular prayer. Also, in praying for their future spouse!

  4. Thanks I pray for my daughter. She is going through a difficult time.

  5. Thank you for the gift of 7 prayers to say for your children. I often mean to pray for my 10 year old son. This is sure way to keep me on track.
    Blessings to you

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  7. This is beautiful. Thank you. I will he praying these prayers for my children and grandchildren .

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  11. Thank you for the prayer it have been very helpful to me and my child. I notice that when I started reading the seven I notice that his attitude has change. I will kept read these prayer everyday..


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