Prayers for My Children from the Scriptures

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  • That my children would be saved and display the fruit of their salvation through a godly life, and show true repentance and sorrow over their sin.
    (Matt. 10: 32-33; Rom. 10:9; Psalm 32:5, Gal. 5:22-23; Jam. 2:17-20)
  • That they would learn to personally trust God and depend on Him at all times.
    (Ps. 56:9-11, Joshua 1:9, Ps. 13:5)
  • That they would love and respect their parents and be submissive and obedient to them. (Eph 6:1-3; Heb. 13:17; Col. 3:20)
  • That they would be obedient to the Word, a blessing and a pleasure to be around, so that others will see their good behavior and glorify God. (Matt. 5:16; Ps. 127:3-5)
  • That they would have a grateful spirit to God for all He has done. (1 Thessalonians 5:18; Col. 3:17; Psalm 100:4)
  • That they would have a teachable spirit – a humble heart and mind that is open to correction. (Prov. 12:15; 11:2)
  • That they would display leadership qualities such as integrity, wisdom, discernment, and courage. (Ps. 15; Micah 6:8; 1 Tim 4:8)
  • That they would have the courage to stand against peer pressure and temptation; that they would not be controlled by the fear of man. (Is. 51:12-13; Ps. 118:6; James 1:12)
  • That they would remain morally and physically pure; that they would be convicted of the need for modest dress and behavior. (1 Cor. 6:18-20, 1 Cor. 7:1-4; 1 Pet. 3:1-6)
  • That they would someday be a godly wife or husband (Prov. 22:6;24-25; Tit. 2:1-8) and that their future spouses would be genuinely converted, live a godly life, and be obedient to the Word. (Deut. 7:3-4; 1 Cor. 7:39; 2 Cor. 6:14)
  • That they would be protected from physical harm. (Ps. 41:2-3; Eph. 6:3)
  • That they would make wise decisions. (Prov 24:14; 2 Tim 4:7-8)
  • That they would be rich in good deeds and generosity. (1 Tim 6:18-19)
  • That they would be kind, gentle, peaceable, and forgiving; treating others as more important than themselves. (Col. 3:13; Eph. 4:25-27, 31-32; Phil. 2:3)
  • That God would sanctify them, helping them to conquer their personal areas of weakness/sin –bring specific examples before the Lord. (Phil. 2:12-13; John 17:17)
  • That they would have a strong desire to glorify God. (1 Cor 10:31, 1 Cor. 6:20)
  • That they would have a strong desire for Bible study and scripture memorization.
    (Ps 19:10; 1 Pet. 3:15; Ps. 119:9)
  • That they would be honest and speak truth. (Prov. 11:3; Mathew 5:8)
  • That they would seek joy in the Lord, not happiness in their circumstances. (1 Thess. 6:18; 1 Peter 1:8-9; Hab. 3: 17-18; Isaiah 61:10; Psalm 16:11
  • That they would be responsible, self-disciplined, learn how to work, and bear their own load. (1 Thess 1:6; 1 Corinthians 3:8, Col. 3: 23; Romans 13:14)
  • That they would be devoted to prayer and seek God. (1 Chron. 16:11; Eph. 6:18)