Children are an extremely important part of our lives. Preparing the little ones’ lives for the future becomes a focal point of parenting.
Teaching them God’s Word is crucial for them to know how to live the right way. With the knowledge of His word, their paths will be directed to live according to His desire.
Jesus said: “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14). Central to preparing them for the future are the prayers we offer up for them.
We ought to ask God for anything, but when we have children, we should bring them to the Lord physically and in prayer.
1) Protection Prayer for My Kids
“Father in Heaven,
I come into Your presence with thanksgiving in my heart. I pray that Your blood covers and protects my kids against all spiritual attacks.
Thank You for blessing me with such wonderful kids. Please protect them with Your holy angels as they go about their day.
Please send Your Holy Spirit to surround my kids. Protect them in the Holy Name of Jesus. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Thank the Lord every day for giving you charge over your kids. Ask Him to help you take care of them and for His hand in protecting them. He will do so because children are close to His heart.
Place all your worries about them in His hands, and He will care for them.
He also indicated that the adults are responsible for showing them the way. Proverbs 22:6 says: “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
Read these healing prayers for a son on drugs.
2) Blessing Prayer for My Kids
May Your grace and mercy dwell with me as I ask You to bless my kids with peace, joy, and love. Fill them to overflowing.
I ask that You come in mercy and bless (name/names of kids) in all they do today and all their days after.
Thank You that I can come to You and ask that You pour out Your blessings over my kids for them to prosper.
In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
We need to always ask God for blessings for our children. They need to experience His blessings in order for their faith to grow, too.
We want them to be blessed with the fruits of His Spirit and we can ask God for these fruits to manifest in them.
We want them to be a blessing to others. As Galatians 5:22-23 says: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.“
3) Prayers for My Kids to Follow the Right Path
“My Lord and my God,
I bring (name/names of kids) before You and ask that You help them acknowledge You and follow Your Ways. Help them stay on the right path as well.
Please help (name/names of kids) know Your ways and follow Your directions in everything they do.
I cry unto You to show my children the way in which they should go and that they will stay on course. Fill them with Your knowledge and truth. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
The Bible is clear that we ought to direct our children in the direction they should go, which is the Lord’s way.
Deuteronomy 11:19: “Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”
It is very important, though, to pray for them continually and ask God to keep them on the straight and narrow path.
Pray that God will fill them with His knowledge so that they can know the way to go.
4) Prayer to Pray Over Your Child
I pray that You stretch out Your hands over (name/names of kids). Please keep them healthy and safe. Place Your arms around my children and allow them to know and experience Your Holy presence.
I pray that You pour Your Spirit into (name/names of kids) so that they are always guided to make the right choices.
In the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ, I pray this prayer. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
All those who have children of their own, and even adopted ones, will know and understand that prayer is always needed when taking care of them.
Every day brings new challenges and prayer is often the only way to see you through.
We should always pray for our children, no matter how old they are. All of us need prayer, but children, especially little ones, are vulnerable and need God’s protection.
5) Prayer to Help Your Kids in Hard Times
I know how hard things can get for us as adults, and I can imagine how hard it must be for our kids. Please help them cope during this difficult time.
Place Your loving arms around my kids during this time of hardship. Please allow them to feel comforted and assure them that You are with them.
I ask for Your mercy to prevail over my kids during this trying time. They do need Your guiding hand and love. In only You I trust, Lord. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
When times are hard, we have to realize that our children suffer as well. We see in God’s Word that when trouble comes, children are not excluded.
For example, Genesis 34:29 states: “They carried off all their wealth and all their women and children, taking as plunder everything in the houses.”
It is, therefore, important to always keep our children in prayer during hard and difficult times.
6) Bedtime Prayer for Me to My Kids
As we go to bed tonight, I pray that You take care of (name/names of kids) during this dark night. Keep them warm and give them a good night’s rest.
Thank You that I can call on You to guide me as I present my children, who are my whole world to me, to You as they rest on their beds. Help them have a peaceful sleep.
Thank You for this day that has passed. Thank you for taking care of my children and for standing watch over them tonight. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Nighttime can be scary for some children. Praying for them will help a great deal. Ask God to watch over them just as the shepherds watched over their flocks at night (Luke 2:8).
As you pray for them, you can also ask God to send angels to watch over them.
7) Morning Prayer for My Kids
“God, our Father,
In this early morning hour, I pray that You reach out to (name/names of kids) and help them have a good day. Thank You for giving me another day with my kids. Please bless our day together as a family.
I pray this morning that You will guide my children to honor You and do the right things in Your sight.
May they feel Your divine protection in every step they take and May You be with them throughout the whole day as they face new challenges and adventures in life. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Morning prayers are a necessity for directing our paths. Especially because you’re making sure your kids start their day with God by their side.
As the Psalmist says in Psalm 5:3:
“In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.”
Starting the day with the Lord will certainly point your day in the right direction.
Before you leave, also save these prayers for a sick baby.
Are These Prayers Really Powerful?
Prayers from deep within are always powerful. When speaking to God, we should always be honest and open. God sees our hearts and knows what our needs are even before we ask. Trust in Him, and He will provide all the answers to your prayers.
Your prayers for your children can be powerful enough for them to have a closer walk with God.
Pray relentlessly for them. God said in His Word that we should pray without ceasing.
Should I Say the Prayers Before Bed?
You can definitely say the prayers before bed. However, you can also say them at any time of the day. As long as you say these prayers from the heart, as we have already said.
We are privileged to stop and pray, no matter where we find ourselves.
Bedtime prayers can also be our time to summarize the day and ask forgiveness for all our mistakes and sins committed toward our children.
Can I Light a Candle When I Pray?
Candles are a wonderful accompaniment to our prayers.
It is a wonderful way in which you can represent each of your kids. Even if it is not by name but by the number of children you have.
After morning prayer, you could leave it burning all day long. It will continue to remind you to pray for them. As you go about your day, thinking about each candle you lit can serve as motivation to stop and pray for them.
Trust in God! He will protect your children!
As a parent, it is important to know how important children are to the Lord. Jesus was clear about this. We’ve stated how He instructed us not to stand in their way of coming to Him.
In addition to teaching them, we should also pray for them. We should pray for them as diligently as we teach them.