One of the most important jobs as parents is to keep our children’s lives covered in prayer. It doesn’t matter whether they are not yet born or they are all grown and having children of their own. Children do need and greatly benefit from our prayers. There is great power in prayer far beyond what most people imagine. In fact, don’t ever under-estimate the power of a praying parent. Most of us are alive because of that. So it is only fair to return the favour.
When you pray, identify every concern, fear, worry, or possible scenario that might befall your children and release them into God’s hands and release them from your concern. Here are short prayers to fit your specific need.
Pray for them to know God and to have a personal relationship with Him. Pray that they may live according to His plan for their life.
Let them always know that Jesus is the ultimate savior, provider and protector. May He create in them a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within them. (Psalm 51:10; Rom 10:9-10)
Pray that they may be able to learn to listen to God whenever He speaks to them so that they may always be guided to fulfil their purpose on earth. May they be deaf to other voices and find their strength in you. (Jer 29:11; John 10:5) Pray for them to prosper in every area of their lives, mind, body and soul.
Pray the blessing of Abraham upon their lives. (3John 1:2, Gal 3:14, Num 23:14) Pray that your children may be surrounded by friends and people who have faith and live right. Pray that they don’t stray into unrighteous relationships and not be enticed by the world. (2Corin 6:14; Dan 1:1-9)
Ask the father to help your children find and marry the person well suited for them. Pray that His mercy protects their precious hearts from pain and suffering. Let their hearts be filled with the love of the Lord. May they see the glory of God revealed in their relationships? (Prov 31, Eph 5:25)
Praying for your children is one of the most powerful things you can do for them.