“Lord, please let her pass that math test . . . Father, please help her sleep through the night, help me sleep through the night. . . Help me keep my mouth shut . . . just make her obey . . . Help me to be patient . . . Forgive my impatience, forgive my lack of trust, my lack of grace . . . Lord, please raise up godly friends . . . Lord, guard her heart . . . Please make her want to put her pee in the potty . . . Lord, help me not pass on my bad habits to her . . . Lord, please let the test results come back okay . . . Protection Lord, keep them safe when I’m not around . . . Help her to tell the truth . . .”
But, while I think it’s important to be in constant prayer about all the things (big and small) that we are struggling with, there is another source from which we can take our cues when it comes to prayer.
Sing it with me mommas, you know the tune
“The B I B L E, yes that’s the book for me . . . “
The Bible, divinely inspired, its words are true and meant to be a light unto our path.
Here are a 6 verses perfect for taking our cue from when it comes to praying for our kids.
Jeremiah 29:11-14 (NIV) 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will callon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity.[a] I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”
Father, we pray that our children would not only seek you, but also rely upon you and you alone. Father, let them know that you and you alone answer their prayers. Lord, let them trust in the knowledge that you have a plan for their life and may you reveal to them your perfect will for it. Amen.
Proverbs 4:5 (NIV) 5 Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them.
Father, we know that your word tells us that we need only ask for wisdom and you will give it. We pray for Godly wisdom and understanding for kids. We pray that they too would ask for your wisdom. May they seek to know you and your ways. Amen.
Ephesians 6:1-3 (NIV) Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— 3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”[a]
Father, we pray that you would create an obedient spirit in our children; that they would seek to honor and obey us their parents, but also you and all those in authority over them. Lord help them to see the wisdom in choosing to obey. Amen.
John 8:44 (NIV) 44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
Father, may our children know you as their source of truth. Help them to know that the devil is a liar and that there is no truth in him. Lord, help them to be discerning of his ways. Amen.
1 Corinthians 15:33 (NIV) 33 Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”[a]
Father, I pray that our children would be wise in who they chose to spend their time with and that they would not be misled. Raise up Godly friends for them that they might hold each other accountable. Amen.
Psalm 59:1 (NIV) 1 Deliver me from my enemies, O God; be my fortress against those who are attacking me.
Father, surround our children with your hedge of protection. Save them from their enemies and those that would do them harm. Amen.
There are so many verses to choose from, would you share some of your favorites to pray? And, if you found these prayers helpful would you please share this post with others.
Remember, you are never more powerful then when you are in prayer.