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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Parents/teachers, may this be a valuable resource to you in developing prayers for children, as well as teaching them how to pray…
Mark 10:13-14 says, “People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”
Jesus clearly made it understood to His disciples that no one was to hinder children in seeking Him, or being brought to Him! He values our little ones! He loves our little ones. He desires to communicate with children, and in my opinion, truly enjoys their simplistic faith! No deep theology to boggle the mind, they just accept that He is there and that He is God! Oh, that we as adults would sometimes do the same.
Consider these tips for teaching children how to pray:
- Prayer is just like talking to your mom and dad, except you’re talking to God, our Heavenly Father.
- God hears your every prayer, and even though you can’t physically see Him, He’s in Heaven listening!
- Pray for others, like “Uncle Jack who is sick.”
- God likes to hear from you a lot. We can pray at other times during the day as well as at bedtime.
- Thank God for what He has given you — your home, your family, your “stuff.”
- Tell God about the things that make you scared or worried.
- Tell God when you are angry! He’ll help you know what to do.
- Ask God how He wants you to treat others. . .like the bully at school.
- Ask God to forgive you of doing wrong to other people or their things. He’s a God of “second chances”!
- Ask God how you can show His love to other kids or adults.
Not all of these methods need to be taught in one prayer session! That would be too overwhelming at any age. Instead, simply use the right opportunity to present one of these tips.
For example, if you have a child who is particularly concerned about a parent leaving on a business trip, use tip number 6. If your child has a friend who is sad because his parents are getting a divorce, use tip number 3. Ample opportunities will arise to teach your children about prayer. My first and foremost tip would be to teach them by example. Let them see you pray, and hear you pray. That itself will teach them volumes!
Prayers for children need to be simple and to the point. Below are some examples you can adapt to your own specific situations:
“Dear God, thank you for my family, my home, and my pets. Some kids don’t’ have these things. Help me know how I can share with someone. And help me know how to show them you love them. Amen.”
“God, thank you for listening to me right now. I’m scared for my friend Joey. He’s moving, and he’s scared and doesn’t want to go. Help him find new friends and be happy again. Let him know you are there. Amen.
“God, I’m really, really mad at my sister right now! She just broke my favorite CD! Show me what to do. Amen.
“God, today I made a mistake. I did something I shouldn’t have. Please forgive me and help me not to do that again. Amen.
For very young children, consider using poem prayers like these:
Help me love, help me care, help me smile, help me share.
Help me give, help me grow, help me laugh, help me know. ©L.Cain7/06
Dear God above, you show me love, food you give, helps me live.
Sun so bright, my daily light, afternoon fun, in the sun.
To church we go, hearts will grow, friends to play, wonderful day.
Nice warm bed, to rest my head, time for rest, God is best. ©L.Cain 7/06
Help me Jesus
Know Your ways
Through the night
Through the days
Give me love
To show a friend
You’re always there
You never end. ©L.Cain 7/06
Thank you for mommy
Thank you for dad
Thank you for Jesus
Who makes me glad
Thank you for rain
And for sunshine above
But I thank you most
For your wonderful love. ©L.Cain 7/06
The hurting and hungry children of the world need our prayers and support. If you are investigating charities for children, we recommend the sponsorship programs at Compassion International.
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Prayers for Children
Would you like your child to pray about his/her own thoughts and feelings, instead of memorizing a prayer
written by an adult who doesn’t even know your child?
41 Exciting Prayer-Times for Children ages 3-12 are in the two Prayers From the Heart books.
These 3 minute prayer-times get your child in touch with their hearts and minds before being asked to
share their uniquely personal ideas with God.
Here Are the Five Kinds of Prayers in Prayers For The Heart. Click on a type of prayer to see these
meaningful children’s prayer times described.
Every prayer time includes four bible verses. When your child is ready, a bible verse
can be discussed with him or her before praying.
Prayers From The Heart includes many resources for parents and children to pray meaningful prayers.
We live in perilous times. As parents, we wonder how we can protect our kids from something tragic happening every single day. With all the chaos going on in the world, sometimes we wonder if it’s even safe to send our children out the front door. It’s important that we cover our children in prayer. Praying for them is one of our greatest and most fulfilling ministries. When your child is at school, with another parent or even living on their own, we have the opportunity to pray that blessings, wisdom and protection surround them. These prayers bring to life the concerns, hopes and dreams every parent has for their son or daughter. While we cannot hide our children away from the world, we can be proactive in guarding them. Sometimes the only thing you can do for your child is pray, and that is enough. Here are six prayers for concerned parents.