Praying For Our Children was founded in 2003 by Dr. Deborah Harris. Dr. Harris’ initial mission was to establish a day of intercessory prayer for our children. Prayer groups were amassed around the world and 30 minutes on the first Tuesday of every month is spent in unified, focused prayer for children. The results have been moving and have compelled Praying for Our Children to expand their mission to offer programs designed to encourage healthy families, and restore families hurting from conflict and disappointment. In addition, we serve schools and orphanages in deprived communities.
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When we say action, we mean it. We invite you to learn more about our organization and how we actively work to change the world in which we live. Our programs, including mission trips, local charity work in under served communities, parenting support and F.R.E.E., all work to bring the prayers that we share into tangible, positive change in the lives of our children and all those around them.
Table of contents
- 1 Join Us For Our Upcoming Monthly Prayer Call!!
- 2 12 Powerful Verses to Pray and Over Your Children
- 3 Download the free printable here: 12 Powerful Verses to Pray for Our Children
- 4 Prayer for Protection and Care Over Our Children
- 5 Prayer for Your Child’s Salvation
- 6 Prayer for Child’s Health and Healing
- 7 Prayer for Your Child’s Wisdom and Learning
- 8 Prayer for Your Child’s Obedience to the Lord’s Will
- 9 Verses:
Join Us For Our Upcoming Monthly Prayer Call!!
Every First Tuesday we connect on a prayer line and honor all the prayer requests that we have received! Join with others to pray for our children from 7-7:30pm EST.
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I would never have guessed what parenting would do for my prayer life.
My pre-conceived notion was that parenting was about making peanut butter sandwiches and tucking kids into bed at night. About kissing boo-boos and reminding them to close the front door. And mostly about being kind to others and learning to love God.
About loving, correcting, supporting, cheering, and then loving them some more.
But I can see now that parenting is also a whole lot about prayer.
And for a while there I thought it was just me. You know, like I wasn’t doing enough right or I wasn’t quite enough or…..something.
That I found myself so often throwing myself down on my knees. Calling out to God.
With a heart-cry to keep our kids safe – and hopefully thriving- in this world we find ourselves living in.
But I was recently talking with a dear friend of mine who also happens to be a seasoned parent—and a really good parent too.
She mentioned to me that she relies more on prayer now than ever before.
And I confess that I was glad to hear it.
So whether you’re a “seasoned” parent or a brand-new fresh one, let me encourage you that your prayers will have a powerful impact on your children – both now and for the rest of their lives.
You’ll find that some of your best parenting happens when you’re humbly bent down on your knees.
12 Powerful Verses to Pray and Over Your Children
Pray that God gives them the strength to do what they need to do each day.
I can do all things through him who strengthens me. ~ Philippians 4:13
Pray that they will be brave as they face the challenges that are before them.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. ~ Joshua 1:9
Ask that their hearts will be calm and peaceful as they go through their day and in their sleep at night.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. ~ Philippians 4:6
Ask God to provide for all that they need – for stamina, spirit, and finances – for each day.
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:19
Pray that the Lord will lead them as they begin to make more and more decisions as they get older.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
Ask that God keeps them safe in this increasingly unsafe world. That He will protect them from harm and wickedness.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust. Psalm 91:1-2
Pray that God fills them with the kind of joy that can only come from Him.
You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. ~ Psalm 16:11
Pray that they will show compassion on those in need and who have less than they do.
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. ~ Ephesians 4:32
Ask God to give them a sense of justice – to stand up for what is right and to defend the weak.
Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause. ~ Isaiah 1:17
Pray that they will grow in wisdom and understanding. That they’ll be more than “smart” and embrace what is good and right.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. ~ James 1:5
Ask God to give them the hope that comes from above – the kind that far exceeds what we have in the here and now.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. ~ Romans 15:13
Pray that our children are filled with the love of God. That they will know how deeply they are loved, and that love will overflow onto others.
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. ~ 2 Corinthians 13
Want to hear one more unexpected blessing of praying these things for our children? We can pray the same requests for ourselves.
So, as I go over these verses, I remind myself that they are true for me too.
Download the free printable here: 12 Powerful Verses to Pray for Our Children
In His grace,
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Our children are the most precious things ever entrusted to us to raise, care for, and love unconditionally. Children are our future, and as parents, it is our duty to provide them with support and aspirations to succeed in life. And more importantly, to teach our children about the gift of Jesus Christ, how He is the King of Kings, and our Lord of Lords in all things, and at all times.
Our children often face challenges along the road to success with all the pressures of society; from academic related studies, to the pressures of fitting in with new social groups and peers at school. Through the power of prayer, your child will have the protection and guidance they need for a successful start to their aspirations, and day-to-day life. Because of prayer, you can have faith in the knowledge that you are giving your children everything they deserve, need and long for as beautiful human beings, but also as a child of God.
If the need for prayer and protection for your children is what you are seeking most, whether in your own life, or in the life of someone you love, let us pray for you at the holiest place on earth, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. We have faith that sending your prayer to the place where our Lord Jesus Christ gave his life for us will help your request be granted! It is our honor and privilege to be a prayer warrior for you, and to ask the Lord to watch over you, protect you, and keep you, always. Please submit your prayer request today.
“Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.” Psalm 127:3
Prayer for Protection and Care Over Our Children
Heavenly Father, we praise you for Your love and faithfulness in all things. We thank You for your protection and care over our families. Thanks be to You for giving us wisdom and righteousness for raising our children. We confess that some days, parenting is very tough. Many days we can feel anxious, stressed or overwhelmed. We ask that You would make us more like You, more aware of your constant Presence in our lives. Help us to release our children to You, so that You are free to fully accomplish all that You desire within the hearts of our child(ren). Please fill our day to day life with Your truth, and cover us with Your favor in all things. Amen.
Prayer for Your Child’s Salvation
Father, I pray that my children will learn and understand Your holy scriptures, which are able to make them wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. I pray that Your word will fill their minds and their hearts. May they come to know that You are the way, the truth, and the light.
Prayer for Child’s Health and Healing
Lord, according to Your Word, Jesus took stripes on His body so that we could be healed. He carried our infirmities, our downfalls, and bore our sicknesses to save us, and give us life. Therefore, I ask for You to heal my child. I believe that they can and will be healed because of your miraculous power. Please comfort them, watch over them, and give me the strength to do what is best for them in their time of need. Amen.
Prayer for Your Child’s Wisdom and Learning
I come to you Father, and pray that my children are knowledgeable and skillful in all wisdom, discernment, and understanding that I know is a gift from You. I pray that they are competent to learn whatever they need to know, and that Your spirit fills them fully in all things. Lord, I know You can and You will give them the aptitude for understanding and wisdom when they are young, and when they are grown. Their foundation starts with You, and I am grateful. In Your name I pray these things, Amen.
Prayer for Your Child’s Obedience to the Lord’s Will
My gracious Lord, I pray that my children conform to Your will in every purpose, thought and action at all times. When they are faced with decisions, that they will raise their eyes to You for guidance. Life is full of uncertainty, but if they look to You in all things, I have deep faith in knowing You will lead them. I pray that they will follow Your plan for them, and always practice what is pleasing to You. May Your everlasting love fill their hearts and minds before speaking, planning or moving forward when it comes to decision making. May they always be obedient to You in their youth, and as they grow.
“He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.” Matthew 18:2-6
“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6
“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” Exodus 20:12