Blood indeed is thicker than water. I used to think this statement is true for just our immediate family members until I experienced the birth of my youngest niece.
I was opportune to pay them a visit when she was born. The mother went into labor on the second night of my stay and I was right there at the hospital to witness everything.
When I held that baby in my arms, I knew right there we’ll have a strong relationship.
It’s a beautiful thing watching them grow from toddlers to teenagers and young adults. I see myself praying for them all the time. I guess that’s how our parents felt when we were born.
Raising a child is not child’s play; trust me.
Some people took disciplinary measures and ended up raising children with a stone heart.
Some others took the pampering measure and ended up raising children that are a nuisance to society. In all of these, parents always have good intentions in their approach.
That is why you need God more than you need your strength and intellect in raising these children. You can never get it wrong this way.
1) Short prayer for my niece
“Father God, I pray this prayer to ask You to protect my niece (niece’s name) with all Your strength.
I ask You to take good care of her, to accompany her throughout her life and to protect her from all the evil present on Earth.
May Your light illuminate the paths of my niece, so that she may always walk with You. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Because the bible said “catch them young“, it is very important we imbibe in these young ones those qualities that make for an excellent life at a very young age.
At this time, they are yet to understand the course of their life.
You can pray that her guardian angel sends her good friends that will be of value to her life and growth.
You can also pray that God will lead and guide her to her place of destiny.
2) Healing prayer for my little niece
“Saint Agnes, today I don’t pray for myself, but for someone very special, my niece (Niece’s name). She is sick, vulnerable and physically weak. Saint Agnes, my niece needs Your help, Your interception and Your miracles.
Santa Agnes, help my niece to recover, to gain strength to get up, to gain strength to continue fighting, and to gain strength to continue living.
Fill the heart, body and soul of (Niece’s name) with faith, strength and hope, so that she may heal, now and forever! May my niece recover all her strength and be well. Saint Agnes, I pray for You. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
God is the healer of every sickness and disease. From the scripture, we were assured of divine healing by the stripes of Jesus Christ. You should believe those words for your sick niece.
Yes, I know, it could be painful watching these little ones endure the pains of sickness, but it’s not something to fret over.
You should pour them at the feet of Jesus and believe he will take away those illnesses just like He promised in his word.
As it says in Exodus 23:25-26 He will take away any disease and bless those who seek Him.
“Worship the Lord your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you, and none will miscarry or be barren in your land. I will give you a full life span.“
3) Prayer of strength for my little niece
“Father God, I pray to You to ask You to help my niece who so badly needs Your help, Your help and Your light.
Father God, I pray to You to give strength to my niece (niece’s name). I pray that You fill her body with strength, her heart with light and her mind with peace.
Always accompany my niece, wherever she may go, and never let her be without Your presence. May you always be present, whether now, tomorrow or forever. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Sickness comes with the loss of strength and energy, especially for these little ones with weak immune systems.
You should ask God in prayers to strengthen them to take her medicine as prescribed by the doctor so she can be healed and strong again.
It’s beautiful watching them play with so much energy and vigor. You can tell God how much you miss all of that about them.
He wants that kind of relationship with us.
I believe you will also love these prayers for your brother.
4) Protection prayer for my niece
“Guardian Angel of (niece’s name), I pray to You today to ask you for help and protection for this child’s life, to ask You to never abandon her, that You never let her lack anything and that You always give her a lot of strength to overcome all the challenges that lie ahead.
Guardian Angel of (niece’s name) I also ask for Your healing, so that this child can recover from the disease, so that this child gains strength to fight, get up and heal.
In Jesus’s name, Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Children are exposed to all kinds of danger due to their fragile nature.
Their tendency to trust so easily could be detrimental to strangers.
In their schools, playgrounds and neighborhoods, they mingle with other children and teens from different backgrounds and origins.
You should pray that the good lord keeps protecting them from every form of danger from your nieces’ peers and the environment.
We’ve heard cases of children from good homes turning bad as a result of bad influence.
And since the parent or guardian cannot always be there, you should commit them to the hands of God, and trust him to always protect them from the snares of the evil one.
You can also say this Bible verse for your niece:
“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. ” — 1 Corinthians 10:13.
5) Short blessing prayer for a niece
“(niece’s name) may you receive the blessing of God and your Guardian Angel right now.
May the divine light of Heaven and Our Lord always be with you and may all the love I feel for you make this prayer gain strength. May your Guardian Angel help you, protect you and accompany you everywhere.
God bless you, now and forever. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
God has a special love for children. That’s why He likened them to heaven and also encouraged us adults to emulate their sincere hearts.
You can remind God how much he loves children and is willing to shower His blessings on them.
Pray that she grows in the wisdom and knowledge of God. In her academic pursuit, pray that she will continue to excel.
Appreciate God for the gift of them to mankind.
6) Catholic prayer for a niece
“I am praying this prayer with all the strength that I have inside of me, with all the will that I have inside of me and with all the faith that I have inside of my heart.
I don’t pray for myself, for my wants and needs. I pray for my niece (niece’s name) whom I love so much, that I want to protect so much and that I so want to see good.
I am praying to all the saints who can hear me to help me protect my niece (niece’s name) from everything that could harm her, from all visible and invisible evils, from all bad people, from all bad luck and all the adversities of life.
I am praying that my niece will have a life full of happiness, full of opportunities, good people and full of happy moments.
May God Our Lord and all the saints who are listening to this prayer protect my niece, accompany her and make her a happy child/woman/girl. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
The catholic church believes the blessedness of the holy family contributed immensely to the good upbringing of baby Jesus.
If Mary and Joseph were not good parents, it would have been reflected in the character of Jesus.
Pray that your niece will experience a good upbringing from her earthly parents and that God will always keep her family together like the holy family.
As it says in Deuteronomy 31:6 we don’t need to be scared of anything because God is always protecting us.
“Be strong and courageous. 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.”
You can say this Bible verse after the prayer.
7) Prayer for my nieces and nephews
“I resort to this prayer with my heart full of faith to ask for help and protection for all my nephews that I love so much and that I so want to see happy: (name your nephews here).
I pray that God will always be present in their lives, that God will protect them, that God will accompany them and that God will never let anything bad happen to them.
I pray that God will guide my nephews on the right path, to show them the path of light and help them to free themselves from the ways of evil, darkness and the Devil.
May God Our Lord fill the hearts of my nephews with strength, hope, faith and lots of light. May my nephews always be protected by the strength of Our Lord and may they never hesitate to follow him, regardless of what happens in their lives.
May God Our Lord help me to keep my nephews always on the path of light, always protected and always in the presence of Our Lord.
So be it, now and forevermore, Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
The joy that comes with having a child is irreplaceable. It is far greater when the child lives an exemplary life.
We can trust God to help us raise these children in his ways.
We should pray that God will always be there to lead and order her steps to his will, lead exemplary lives and become great women in the future, because that’s the dream of every parent.
Ask God to provide for her parents so that they can in turn provide and care for them.
Pray that she experiences ease in her journey of life and may she never forget the efforts of her parents and loved ones to give her the best life.
Can anyone pray these prayers?
Yes, anyone can pray these prayers.
If you have a niece, then you can engage in this kind of prayer for them.
Trust me, they need these prayers more at this young age, because, when they get it right young, then they have truly gotten it right.
I encourage you to pray for all children in the process because we are all one in Christ.
Can I say the prayers before bed?
Yes, you can say these prayers before bed.
In fact, you can say them anytime your heart compels you to, or you feel there’s a need to.
The essence of Prayer can never be over-emphasized, especially for these young ones.
Remember what happened with our lord Jesus.
It was as a baby that king Herod tried to murder the child Jesus because the king was told he was going to be the king.
The devil already knows the destiny of these little ones, so he tries to dim their light even before they understand the meaning of life.
When you pray before retiring for the day, Thank God for the gift of your nephews and niece and ask that he always guide and protect them and their destinies.
Should I pray only one prayer?
No, you don’t have to pray only one prayer.
You can say as many as you can.
Prayer can never be too much. The scripture has made us understand how God desires to bless us.
You don’t have to limit yourself by saying only one prayer for them. Our God is so generous that He enjoys blessing us.
This is why you should not just say a single prayer. You can go for one, two, three, or four prayers.
Prayer for the young can never be over-emphasized. Parents are even encouraged to start praying for them while they are still in the womb because the days are evil and the devil will stop at nothing to see the purpose of their creation being destroyed.
They are too young to understand a lot of things so they need not just our guardian, but also a divine guardian as well, and that can only be achieved in the place of prayer.
Your little niece, beyond gifts and good treats, needs your prayers.
Before you leave, read these prayers for your grandson.