How To Pray For Your Children

Every good parent should pray good prayers for their children. Here is a Biblical guide on how to pray for your children.
I believe that every good parent inherently knows that they should be praying for their children. Prayer is a powerful tool that parents can wisely use to forge and align their children in God's will and destiny for their lives. 

How To Pray For Your Children

A parent's prayer for their child is one the most effective prayers that a child can get. Since prayer is an invocation, words of prayer from a parent (be they negative or positive) can go a long way to influence and change the life course of a child, either in a good or bad way. 

We must admit that, there are parents who have performed greatly in their spiritual responsibilities toward their children. But there are also some who have failed woefully in the same aspect. 

While some parents consistently pray good prayers for their kids, there are some who don't pray for their children at all. And there is another group of parents who misuse their spiritual authority over their children to lay curses on them. 

I want to seize this opportunity to urge parents who have spoken negative words over their children (for whatever reason), to revert those words. A good parent doesn't wish for the downfall of their children. 

Psalm 127:3
“Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.”

Parents should understand that they didn't create their children. It is God who gives children. God owns your children; He only gave them to you to oversee on His behalf. 

God sent those kids to the world through you, because He expected you to become a good steward of them. Your utmost desire should be to see to it that, your children prosper—and if possible—become better than you in all ramifications. 

I understand that children can sometimes be very disrespectful and annoying. It is true that they can sometimes go overboard to hurt their parents in unimaginable ways. 

Nonetheless, God expects you as a parent, to forgive and wish them well; not to curse them with misfortune. Do not hold grudges against your children or pronounce woes upon them. 

If you have ever spoken negative words over your children, go ahead and take back those words now. Then you can proceed to pray good prayers for them. 

Let's also be reminded that some children are very special. They come with a divine purpose and assignments from God. On the last day, parents will give accounts to God, on how they influenced their children's success or failure, in the assignments God gave to them. 

Be that parent who does good to their child today. Don't be the parent God will reprimand for contributing to their child's failure and destruction. 

Tips On Effectively Praying For Your Children

Here are some tips that can help you pray effectively for your children:

1. Be Consistent In Your Prayer For Your Children

Children are faced with diverse daily challenges that are unknown to the parents. You cannot go with your children everywhere they go, to protect them from danger or stop them from making the wrong choices. But God is omniscient, He can do that for you if you ask Him. That's why you have to constantly pray for your children. 

Also, don't just pray for your children when they are sick or going through challenges. You have to pray for them regularly, that God protects them from the very things that could harm them and make you pray in despair for their restoration. 

Make it a habit to cover your children spiritually through prayer. Consistently intercede on their behalf.

2. Be Specific With Your Prayers

Don't just pray for general blessings and success of your children. Ask God for very specific and important things that you want Him to accomplish in the lives of your children. 

You can keep a list of things you want to see God make manifest in the lives of your children. Then pray them until they come into fruition. 

3. Be Positive. Say Good Prayers Over Your Children

Let the focus of your prayers for your children be on all the good things you hope for them. Resist the temptation to tell God to punish your children for offending you. Don't be vengeful in your mind or with your words when praying for your children.

4. Stay Optimistic And Thankful

Remember to thank God for the blessings that He has already made manifest in the lives of your children. Thank Him for the prayers concerning your children that He has already answered. Stay optimistic and trust Him to answer more of such prayers and make them manifest in the lives of your children. 

Examples Of Prayers That You Can Pray For Your Children

Here are examples of some prayers that you can pray for your children:

1. Prayer For Protection

Dear Father, I ask for Your protection over my children. Keep them safe from all harm, hide them from the eyes of the enemy. Keep their feet from the snares of the evil one, as they go about their daily life activities. I also ask that You keep them out of trouble. Help them to stay away from sin and temptation. 

Lord, I pray that You would surround my children with Your mighty Angels, and that You would watch over them in their going out and coming in. I trust that You will keep them safe in your loving care. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

2. Prayer For Wisdom

Dear Lord, I ask for Your wisdom to enable me I raise my children in a way that brings You glory. Help me to make the right decisions (according to Your will) concerning them. Give me wisdom to teach, correct and show them the right path to follow. 

Father, I also ask for divine wisdom for my children. Help them make wise choices in every aspect of their lives. Help them know the right thing to do, and to do just that, even when it's hard. Give them spiritual discernment to see through the facade of lies of the enemy, so that they can always stand for Your truth wherever they find themselves. 

Lord, I trust that You will fill my children with Your wisdom and guide them by Your Spirit. Help them grow in Your wisdom and stand out among the crowd, wherever they find themselves. 

3. Prayer For Faith 

Heavenly Father, I pray that You would strengthen the faith of my children in You. Help them to know and trust in You in all circumstances. Help them to grow in their understanding of your Word and to live according to your precepts. Give them the boldness to stand up for what they believe in, even when it's difficult. 

Lord, I pray that You would fill them with Your Holy Spirit, and that You would guide them by your Word. I pray that You will help them to grow in their faith so they can experience a better relationship with You. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

4. Prayer For Guidance

Heavenly Father, I pray for guidance over my children as they grow and change. Let Your Spirit rule over them and guide them to make the right choices, and walk the path that glorifies You. Do not let them ignorantly stray from Your will. 

I also ask that You help me to lead them in the right direction and to help them grow into adults who will do nothing outside of your guidance and instruction. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Final Thoughts On Praying For Your Children

Prayer is undeniably a powerful tool that can help you to raise and shape your children into godly adults.

While it is good to pray for your children, it is important to also teach them to pray for themselves. Teach them the importance of prayer

The Bible has made it clear that if parents train up their children in the right way, as they grow up, they will not depart from those ways (Proverbs 22:6). So, train your children to grow up into prayerful adults, who love and can't do without prayer. 

Remember to only pray good prayers for your children. Wish them well, support them for success. Do not speak word curses over them. 

I trust that by following the guide in this article, you will gain the right knowledge and insight on how to pray for your children. 

God bless you. 
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