“Has not the one God made you? You belong to him in body and spirit. And what does the one God seek? Godly offspring. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful to the wife of your youth.” -Malachi 2:15
A quote from motivational speaker and Christian man, Zig Ziglar, that encourages us in prayer is:
“When you put faith, hope, and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.”
Meditate on God’s voice. Only say what God has spoken to you concerning your children! What promises has God given you for your children? Speak these out as blessings and no longer speak curses against your children.
Areas of prayer:
- Friendships: A Promise: Psalm 92:13 Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. (NKJV)
Prayer: Lord, I have been faithful to teach __________ your ways and your truths. Thank you for your faithfulness to remind him/her of the lessons I have taught them for he/she will not depart from you when times are hard.
Proverbs 13:20 – He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will be destroyed.
Prayer: Father, you said in your word that he who walks with wise men will be wise. Lord, I ask that you would remove the friendships from _______________ that are not walking with you -Those who choose to do foolish things and run after darkness instead of your light. Thank you Lord for preserving my children, even when they make bad choices.
1 Corinthians 5:11 – “But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner—not even to eat with such a person.”
Prayer: Father, remove any friend that has chosen the path of sexual immorality, that seeks what others have and worships idols. Separate ___________ from anyone that satan has put in their life to tempt them away from you and the plan you designed for them since before the beginning of time. Lord, remove any friendship that seeks to drink, smoke, participate in drugs and anything else that doesn’t line up with your design for my child.
Proverbs 24:21-22 – “My son, fear the Lord and the king; Do not associate with those given to change; For their calamity will rise suddenly, And who knows the ruin those two can bring?” AND
Prayer: Father, teach ____________ to fear you. Help him/her to chose friendships that are God honoring. Protect them from calamity and any relationship that is meant to temp _________ away from you and into the world. Keep _____________ on the path you have chose for him/her directing their every step. Thank you Lord for keeping him/her from the path of evil and leading in the path of righteousness.
- Deliverance: From strongholds and generational bonds (curses) A Promise: Proverbs 11:21, KJV – “Though they join forces, the wicked will not go unpunished; But the posterity of the righteous will be delivered.”
Prayer: Heavenly Father deliver _____________ from all evil, protecting him/her from the punishment that would surely come.
Other verses to pray for your children’s/child’s deliverance:
Romans 8:13 – “If you live according to the flesh you will die. but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.” (this one was and still is hard for me so I know it is hard for my children)
Prayer: Lord, teach _____________ how to die to his/her flesh. Holy Spirit, walk with him/her every moment of the day, teaching, encouraging, and fulfilling your plan for his/her life.
Proverbs 11:6 – “The righteousness of the upright will deliver them, but the unfaithful will be caught by their lust.”
Prayer: Lord you said if ____________ walks in righteousness you will deliver them. Father remove all lust from ___________ soul and deliver him into righteousness.
- God’s Mercy: A Promise: Deuteronomy 7:9 – “Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments.”
Prayer: Father you are God! Faithful and True. We can trust you because you are the Great I Am! You said you would keep your covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love you and keep your commandments. Thank you Lord for your faithfulness to my children __________________________.
Other verses to pray for your children/child to receive God’s mercy:
Titus 3:5 – “not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, ” AND
Isaiah 55:3 -Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live; And I will make an everlasting covenant with you— The sure mercies of David.
Prayer: Lord, you have said in your word that we can come to you. That if we will listen our souls shall live. Father, draw ________________ unto you that he/she will hear your voice and their soul will live. Make an everlasting covenant with___________________ and raise him/her up as a child after your heart giving them the mercies you gave to David.
- Salvation: A Promise: Acts 16:31 – “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
Prayer: Lord, you said in your word that if we believe in your son, Jesus Christ that you would save us and our household. Father, I believe in you and thank you for saving ________________.
Other verses to pray for your children’s/child’s salvation:
John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
Prayer: Thank you Lord for giving your son’s life for me and for my sons/daughters.
- Health & Healing: Authority of Christ over all: Matthew 28:18 “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” (NIV)
Prayer: Lord Jesus, I recognize that you have ALL authority over _____________. You have been given the power to heal and it is from You that we are healed. I ask that you increase my faith and trust that You are good and Your love is great. You are the Healer and I ask that you would heal ___________ of _______________. Lord, grant _____________ in health to live the life you designed for him/her in all fullness. The curse of sin and death is broken by Jesus and His blood and I ask that You intervene in my child’s life today.
Other verses to pray for health and healing:
1 Corinthians 10:31 – “ So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” (NIV) AND
Isaiah 58:8 – “Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.” (NIV)
Prayer: Lord, I pray for ______________ that they may eat well and realize that they are doing it for your glory. Keep __________ from putting anything harmful in their body and release the grip of any type of addiction to food, drink or drug. Break through and bring total healing and health to them. God, may ____________ realize that even things that go into the body are designed to bring glory to You. Help them to walk in the truth of Your Word concerning his/her body. Help me as their parent to guide them and encourage them in this area. Let Your light break forth like the dawn and bring healing!
- Anger: James 1:19–20 – “My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.
Prayer: Lord, please help ____________ to be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become anger. Help ___________ to know that anger holds no place in righteousness that God desires from them. Remind them to always be on guard against anger.
Other verses to prayer for your children/child in the area of anger:
Proverbs 15:1 – “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” (NIV) AND
Proverbs 29:11 – “A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.” (NIV)
Prayer: Lord, I thank you that you give ______________ a remedy to anger. Remind _________ that to control anger _________ must give himself/herself to Your control. Self-control is a fruit of Your Spirit. Help __________ to always be mindful that a gentle answer turns away wrath. In Jesus’ name I pray.
- Obedience to God: A Promise: Luke 11:28 – “He (Jesus) replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.””
Prayer: Lord, I thank You that ____________ is blessed because he/she hears Your Word and obeys it!
- Right relationship within families: Matthew 22:37-39 -37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
Prayer: Lord, I thank you that ___________ loves you with all of his/her heart and will all of his/her soul and mind. I thank you that __________loves his/her neighbor, especially their family, as
- For Forgiveness: Matthew 6:14-15 For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
Prayer: Lord, I say by faith that _______________forgives those who sin against him/her and __________ is forgiven by You, in Jesus’ Name.
- Protection: Psalm 91
1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. If you make the Most High your dwelling— even the Lord, who is my refuge— then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread upon the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation.”
Prayer: Dear God, may _____________ dwell in the shadow of The Almighty, where you will protect him/her and give him/her rest. Lord, may you protect ___________ from the snare of the evil one and from anything that is out to kill and destroy him/her. Even though the battle rages around _________ I trust in Your protection for him/her. May ______ love you and may they find their rescue in You and Your name. I know that when ___________ calls upon You, that You will answer them. Stay with them in trouble and deliver them and bring honor to ___________. In Jesus’ name.
- Verses and Prayers for you (and your spouse) as parents:
Ephesians 6:1-4 -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 “that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. AND
Prayer: Daddy, I say by faith that _______________ obeys his/her parents in the Lord because this is right. I say that ________________obeys us in everything and is pleasing to you. _______________honors us as his/her father and mother and it goes well with him/her and he/she enjoys long life on the earth. I say that neither of us exasperate, embitter or discourage our children, but instead we bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
- Praying through your childs Room:
I invite your Holy Spirit to dwell in my childs room. I know that you are Lord over Heaven and on earth and I proclaim that You are Lord in this room. Fill this room with your light and love. Be Lord over ______________ dreams. Remove any darkness that is in this room and crowd out the enemy and the plans he has set against my child. Remove ever spirit of fear, anxiety, depression, lying tongue, anger, doubt, rebelliousness, unforgiveness, or hatred towards me, my husband or anyone else that you are using to speak into their life. Lord, place your protection over this room so evil can no longer enter here. Make this Your dwelling place, day and night. If there is anything in this room that does not line up with your plan for my child reveal it to me so I can take it out of this room. Father, fill this room with the fruit of the Spirit – love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Teach ________ your Word as he/she sleeps and awaken them with a renewed heart and spirit. Thank you Lord that you have made this room a Holy place, set apart for your Glory! In Jesus Name. [Scripture references: Isaiah 1:16, 2 Corinthians 7:1, Proverbs 3:33, Galatians 5:22-23]
These verses and prayers are meant to be a place to begin and are not exhaustive of the richness that we have as parents in Christ. We have hope and help in His Word!
♥Cherie, Rebecca & Kim