Jesus said “… Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 19:14 cf. Mark 10:14, 18:16) Children must have been pretty important for Jesus to be quoted in three out of the four gospels. Indeed they are important and to be entrusted with children on this planet is one of the greatest honors that God gives to parents. We love them, we teach them, we discipline them and sometimes we must also witness their illness. That is when we pray the most for the children. Perhaps you need some prayers or Scriptures for a sick child. Take a look at these.
Prayers for a Sick Child
A Minor Illness
“Dear Heavenly Father, I entrust this dear child toYou as he/she suffers from what seems to be a (sickness name). Lord, I know (child’s name) is uncomfortable as he/she tries to rest. I also know that rest is so important to get beyond this minor sickness and to avoid progression to something more serious. Please give him/her the rest that they need. Lord, I lift (child’s name) up to You and know that You will perform Your perfect will for his/her recovery. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen”
A Chronic Illness
“Dear God, I pray for (child’s name) as he/she deals with this (specific illness) so often. I know You are the Master Healer and that You also provide times that are symptom free for this dear little one. Please comfort and protect this dear child during this hard time. Help them to know that they can come to You for the peace and health that only You can provide. Please be with the doctors as they continually study to find medicines and treatments that will comfort those that suffer from chronic illnesses. I leave this in Your precious hands oh God my Father. Amen”
A Severe or Death Threatening Illness
“Lord I come to You today to present (child’s name) to You. This very deadly sickness that is upon him/her is very sad to all who know and love him/her. I know that in times like this his/her Mommy and Daddy are in despair. Please keep them strong in You so that they can be a comfort to this dear little child. Please keep (child’s name) from being scared of what is happening all around him/her. I ask Your mercy so that pain would be minimal or nonexistence. I love this small and fragile little child. Bestow Your grace and peace to them and all who love them. I pray this in Jesus name, Amen.”
Healing and Encouraging Scriptures
God is Still on the Throne
Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand. Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. (Psalms 73:23-26)
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s. (Psalms 103:2-5)
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. (Isaiah 41:10)
Meditate Upon What You Know as Truth
My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. (Proverbs 4:20-22)
As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the Lord; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the Lord, from henceforth and for ever. (Isaiah 59:21)
Even in the Valley
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. (Proverbs 17:22)
Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise. (Jeremiah 17:14)
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-21)
God has a Plan
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. (Jeremiah 29:11)
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. (John 14:1-3)
Even in the darkest of days our God is an awesome God and He will continue to bless us. Our life circumstances teach us and prepare us for times to come. I am reminded of this great passage, full of hope, from Paul:
Romans 5:3-5 “… but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.”
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by Sharon (Arizona)
Please pray for this precious little girl.
Please Lord we ask that you heal Hope, that you come into her and take away illness, pain, or any fears associated with her cancer.
Lord we beg you to spare this child any suffering. Please Lord guide this family let them feel your amazing power and grace, bestow upon them the love, faith and guidance they will need to conquer these trials, we praise you Lord.
In Jesus name Amen
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Join us as we explore 31 Prayers for Children, via Praying for Children Bible Verses (i.e. Bible Verses to pray over your children daily for one month). Praying for your children daily is one of the most important things you can do for your children. Find below 31 Days of Prayer Bible Verses, Scriptures, Daily Scripture Quotes & Prayers for Children – can be used again and again every month – one day at a time, by God’s grace!
Find Inspirational & Encouraging Bible Verses about & for Praying for Children, your Children, our Children, or a Child – Bible Verses & Scriptures to confess over your children daily. Includes Favorite Scripture about Praying for your Children plus many other powerful Scriptures, Passages & Praying for Children Quotes. There is power in prayer, & we can’t ignore the power of words we speak. As parents, we must choose to speak life over our children by speaking, praying, and confessing the word of God over them. We must not speak carelessly over our children – our words are more powerful than we often realize! Please use one of these 31 Scriptures to pray over your children daily, paraphrasing each scripture to say your child’s name.
May our children be blessed as they go out and as they come in. May they continually bring joy and peace to everyone around them. May they grow to become men and women who will glorify God and please God all they do. Amen! ***If you have any additional Scriptural Confessions or Prayers for Children, please be encouraged to share them.
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As you go through each Bible Verse about Praying for Children, Personalize it with your child’s name. Each scripture is a wonderful prayer for everyone – children and adults alike. I will by God’s grace be praying these prayers over my children, my husband and myself as well. Amen to our prayers!
Praying for your Children – 31 Days Bible Verses & Daily Scripture Quotes
List of Bible Verses about Praying for your Children below.
Day 1 of 31 Prayers for your Children: Salvation & Peace
Dear Lord, please let my children obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus. May my children be taught of the Lord. May my children have great peace.Praying for Children Bible VersesIsaiah 54:13, ESV All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.
2 Timothy 2:10, ESV…that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus
Day 2 of 31 Prayers for your Children: May the Spirit of the Lord rest upon my children. May they excel in wisdom, understanding, counsel and might. May they excel in the knowledge and fear of the Lord.
Praying for Children Bible VersesIsaiah 44:3b, NLT I will pour out my Spirit on your descendants, and my blessing on your children.
Isaiah 11:2, ESV “And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him,
the Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the Spirit of counsel and might,
the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.”
See also: The Spirit of The Lord Will Rest on You; Wisdom comes from God alone!
Day 3 of 31 Prayers for your Children: May my children live a life of love, imitating God in all they do.
Praying for Children Bible Verses: Ephesians 5:1-2, NIV
Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Day 4 of 31 Prayers for your Children: May my children be favored. May they learn, gain wisdom, understanding & skill. May they be competent and excel.
Daniel 1:4, ESV Youths without blemish, of good appearance and skillful in all wisdom, endowed with knowledge, understanding learning, and competent to stand in the king’s palace. (See Also: 1 Kings 4:29)
Day 5 of 31 Prayers for your Children: May my children grow in grace and wisdom (physically and spiritually). May my children find favor with God and Man.
Luke 2:52, ESV And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.
Psalm 90:17, ESV Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!
Day 6 of 31 Prayers for your Children: May my children be continually positively transformed. May they grow in the grace and knowledge of our Savior, bearing fruit and pleasing God in all they do.
Colossians 1:10, ESV So as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. Bible Verses about Being Fruitful
2 Peter 3:18, ESV But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. More On: Learning & Growing
Day 7 of 31 Prayers for your Children: May my children fulfill God’s will and purpose for their lives.
Psalm 138:8, ESV The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.
Romans 12:2, ESV Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Day 8 of 31 Prayers for your Children: May my children be honest. May they be men and women of honesty and integrity.
Psalm 25:21, ESV May integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for you.
Day 9 of 31 Prayers for your Children: May my children have a healthy fear of the Lord and walk in all His ways. May my children be blessed. May they prosper.
Psalm 128:1-2, ESV Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in his ways. You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours. Related: Draw near to God; God’s Provision
Day 10 of 31 Prayers for your Children: May my children be protected and guarded in all their ways.
Psalm 91:11, ESV For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.
Bible Verses about God’s Protection
Day 11 of 31 Prayers for your Children: May my children be examples to others in speech, conduct, life, love, faith and purity.
1 Timothy 4:12, ESV Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Bible Verses about Christian Behavior
Day 12 of 31 Prayers for your Children: May my children be responsible men and women, Always willing and able to work. They will be not be lazy but be diligent in their work, and they will excel in in all they do.
Colossians 3:23, ESV Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.
Proverbs 22:29, NASB Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before obscure men.
Day 13 of 31 Prayers for your Children: May my children not be influenced by evil, evil people, or the evil one. May you strengthen and protect them from the evil one.
2 Thessalonians 3:2-3, ESV and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith. But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.
Day 14 of 31 Prayers for your Children: May my children be blessed as they go out and as they come in. May they be blessed and content as you lead, guide and strengthen them.
Deuteronomy 28:6, ESV Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.
Philippians 4:12-13, ESV In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Day 15 of 31 Prayers for your Children: May my children have a passion for you Lord! May they follow hard after you, and always cling to you!
Psalm 63:8, ESV My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.
Psalm 63:8, KJV My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.
Day 16 of 31 Prayers for your Children: May my children love God’s word. May they meditate on it day and night.
Psalm 1:1-2, ESV Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.
Day 17 of 31 Prayers for your Children: May my children be filled with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.
1 Thessalonians 1:6, ESV And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word… with the joy of the Holy Spirit.
Day 18 of 31 Prayers for your Children: May my children have hearts of compassion, mercy, patience and kindness to all. May they always seek to do good, by God’s grace!
Colossians 3:12, ESV Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,
1 Thessalonians 5:15, ESV See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.
Luke 6:36, ESV Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.
Day 19 of 31 Prayers for your Children: May my children show respect to others
1 Peter 2:17, ESV Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.
Day 20 of 31 Prayers for your Children: May my children be peaceful and May they love peace. May they excel at encouraging others.
Romans 14:19, ESV Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. Living in peace with others
1 Thessalonians 5:11, ESV Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
Day 21 of 31 Prayers for your Children: May my children be humble and act justly in all they do. May they show kindness, justice, humility, and courtesy towards others.
Micah 6:8, ESV He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
Titus 3:2, ESV to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people. Related: Showing Courtesy to Others
Day 22 of 31 Prayers for your Children: May my children develop self discipline. May they live disciplined and successful lives, always doing what is right, just and fair.
Proverbs 1:3, NLT Their purpose is to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives, to help them do what is right, just, and fair.
Day 23 of 31 Prayers for your Children: May my children develop strong biblical self esteem. May they know who they are in Christ and act accordingly.
Ephesians 2:10, ESV For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
See also: Bible Verses about Knowing Your Worth; Let the beauty of Jesus be seen in me.
Day 24 of 31 Prayers for your Children: May my children always be ambassadors for God.
2 Corinthians 5:20, NKJV We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. See also: We are representatives of Jesus
Day 25 of 31 Prayers for your Children: May my children have hearts that are willing to serve generously, and give generously. May they desire to see your glory declared among the nations.
1 Timothy 6:18-19, ESV They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.
Ephesians 6:7, ESV rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man,
Psalm 96:3, ESV Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!
Day 26 of 31 Prayers for your Children: May my children be strong and courageous in all their character and conduct.
Deuteronomy 31:6, ESV Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.
Day 27 of 31 Prayers for your Children: May my children be joyful, prayerful and thankful.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, KJV Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. More On: Prayer; Being Joyful; Being Thankful
Day 28 of 31 Prayers for your Children: May my children persevere. May they always be alert, clear headed and on their guard.
1 Thessalonians 5:6, NLT So be on your guard, not asleep like the others. Stay alert and be clearheaded.
Hebrews 12:1, ESV Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, Related: 10 Bible Verses about Perseverance; 7 Bible Verses about Finishing Strong
Day 29 of 31 Prayers for your Children: May my children always put their trust and hope in God. May their paths be straight, and may they continually abound in hope and thanksgiving. (We have a reason to hope!)
Proverbs 3:5-6, ESV 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.
Romans 15:13, ESV 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.
Colossians 2:7, ESV rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.
Day 30 of 31 Prayers for your Children: May my children be surrounded by your goodness and mercy all the days of their lives.
Psalm 23:6, ESV Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Day 31 of 31 Prayers for your Children: My children are blessed. They are a gift from God. I will enjoy them, by God’s grace!
Psalm 127:3, ESV Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord…
Psalm 112:2, NLT Their children will be successful everywhere; an entire generation of godly people will be blessed. (Amen!)
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Is your heart heavy over a sick friend or family member? Do you wish you could do something to help? You can lift your friend or family member to the Lord in prayer. Here is a Bible verse and a prayer to help you ask God for healing.
“And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.”
James 5:15-16 (NIV)
“And their prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make them well. And anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven. Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and wonderful results.”
James 5:15-16 (NLT)
Prayer for a Sick FriendDear Lord,
You know my friend/family member so much better than I do. You know his/her sickness and the burden he carries. You also know his heart. Lord, I ask you to be with my friend now as you work in his life. Lord, let your will be done in my friend’s life. If there is a sin that needs to be confessed and forgiven, please help him to see his need and confess.
Lord, I pray for my friend just as your Word tells me to pray, for healing. I believe you hear this earnest prayer from my heart and that it is powerful because of your promise. I have faith in you, Lord, to heal my friend, but I also trust in the plan you have for his life.
Lord, I don’t always understand your ways. I don’t know why my friend has to suffer, but I trust you. I ask that you look with mercy and grace toward my friend. Nourish his spirit and soul in this time of suffering and comfort him with your presence.
Let my friend know you are there with him through this difficulty. Give him strength. And may you, through this difficulty, be glorified in his life and also in mine.
Healing PrayerJesus said many healing prayers, miraculously curing the sick when he walked this earth. Today he continues to pour out his healing balm. Is there someone in your life in need of God’s touch? You can lift them up with this healing prayer. Turn to the Great Physician, the Lord Jesus Christ.
The LORD sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness. (NIV)
Dear Lord of Mercy and Father of Comfort,
You are the One I turn to for help in moments of weakness and times of need. I ask you to be with your servant in this illness. Psalm 107:20 says that you send out your Word and heal. So then, please send your healing Word to your servant. In the name of Jesus, drive out all infirmity and sickness from his body.
Dear Lord, I ask you to turn this weakness into strength, suffering into compassion, sorrow into joy, and pain into comfort for others. May your servant trust in your goodness and hope in your faithfulness, even in the middle of this suffering. Let him be filled with patience and joy in your presence as he waits for your healing touch.
Please restore your servant to full health, dear Father. Remove all fear and doubt from his heart by the power of your Holy Spirit, and may you, Lord, be glorified through his life.
As you heal and renew your servant, Lord, may he bless and praise you.
All of this I pray in the name of Jesus Christ.