12 Powerful Scriptures to Pray Over Your Children

Motherhood has taught me so much about sacrifice and unconditional love. If I am honest, however, it has also revealed to me so many places where fear and anxiety also have a grip on me. Learning about scriptures to pray over your children has been a huge source of relief for me as a mother.

Raising Godly children is tough, especially in todays society that is always trying to pull our kids into the temptations of this world and out of the protection of our Father in heaven. The following verses can help create powerful war room prayers for your little ones and ease your mama heart!

scriptures to pray over your children

Scriptures to pray over your children

Praying scriptures is a powerful prayer strategy! It allows you to use the power of the word of God to present your requests before him. The following verses can be prayed over your children daily in your prayer journal or write them out on stationary to place where you can read them often.

These scriptures can also be used to help develop the prayer life of your child. You can teach your child to pray these scriptures over their own life by helping them first putting the scriptures into their own words and then using that as a prayer to God. Not only will this help you influence your child’s spiritual life but it will also be an opportunity for you to create a memory with them.

Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6

Who is the man that fears the LORD? He himself shall dwell in prosperity and his descendants shall inherit the earth. Psalm 25:12-13

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26

As for you, if you walk before me faithfully, with integrity of heart and uprightness, doing according to all that he has commanded him… 1 Kings 9:4

“When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.” Proverbs 3:24

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16

Jesus said: ‘Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Luke 10:19

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:2

Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place. Ephesians 6:14

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6

Be an example to believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12

Looking for more prayer resources?

Check out our post on Praying the Scriptures for more lists of scriptures to pray. You can also check out our prayer journal vault which includes our printable Scriptures to Pray Daily Guide.

This free prayer resource will help you to incorporate more intentional daily prayer into your daily spiritual growth routine. It includes lists of scriptures to pray daily as well as example prayers for several important aspects of your life from marriage to direction. It also includes printable prayer journal templates.

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