Scriptures to Pray over Your Children

Rebekah - posted on 04/17/2009 ( 24 moms have responded )

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S C R I P T U R E S
To Confess Over Your Children

Proverbs 18:21 says, The tongue has the power of life and death. As parents, you have the power to speak life or death to your children and over your children. When you choose to speak the Word of God over your children, you are choosing to speak life over them. Jesus said in John 6:63, The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. The following are scriptural confessions that you can speak over your children – and as Isaiah 55:11 says – these words will not return to your empty, but will accomplish and achieve the purpose for which they are sent.

Exodus 20:12 I thank You Father, that my children honor and obey me, therefore, they please the Lord and will live a long life.
(Also found in Colossians 3:20 and Ephesians 6:2.)

Psalm 112:2 My children are blessed and will be mighty in the land.

Psalm 127:3 My children are a reward and gift from the Lord, and I will enjoy them.

Psalm 138:8 My children will fulfill God’s will and purpose for their lives.

Daniel 1:4 My children are children in whom there is no blemish, but they are well favored. They are skillful in wisdom, cunning in knowledge, and understand science. They have the ability to stand in the King’s palace and teach others.

Romans 12:2 My children are not being conformed to this world’s system, but they are constantly being transformed by the renewing of their mind, that they might know what is the good, acceptable, and perfect will of God for their lives.

I Corithians 6:18-19 My children will flee from all sexual immorality and impurity in thought, word or deed, and they will realize that their body is the temple of the Holy Spirit.

I Timothy 4:12 My children are examples to others in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.


1. Salvation
Lord, let salvation spring up within my children, that they may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.
(Isaiah 45:8; II Timothy 2:10)

2. Growth in Grace
I pray that they may “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ”.
(2 Peter 3:18)

3. Love
Grant, Lord, that my children may learn to live a life of love through the Spirit who dwells in them.
(Ephesians 5:2, Galatians 5:22)

4. Honesty and Integrity
May integrity and honesty be their virtue and their protection.
(Psalm 25:21)

5. Self-Control
Father, help my children not to be like many others around them, but let them be “alert and self-controlled” in all they do.
(1 Thessalonians 5:6)

6. A Love for God’s Word
Father, help my children grow to find Your Word “more precious than gold, than much pure gold; and sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb”.
(Psalm 19:10)

7. Justice
God, help my children to love justice as You do and to “act justly” in all they do.
(Psalm 11:7, Micah 6:8)

8. Mercy
May my children always “be merciful, as their Father is merciful”.
(Luke 6:36)


9. Respect (for self, others, authority)
Father, grant that my children may “show proper respect to everyone,” as Your Word commands.
(1 Peter 2:17)

10. Strong, Biblical Self-Esteem
Help my children develop a strong self-esteem that is rooted in the realization that they are “God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus”.
(Ephesians 2:10)

11. Faithfulness
“Let love and faithfulness never leave my children,” but bind these twin virtues around their necks and write them on the tablet of their hearts.
(Proverbs 3:3)

12. A Passion for God
Lord, please instill in my children a soul with a craving for You, a heart that clings passionately to You.
(Psalm 63:8)

13. Responsibility
Grant that my children may learn responsibility, “for each one should carry his own load”.
(Galatians 6:5)

14. Kindness
Lord, may my children “always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else”.
(1 Thessalonians 5:15)

15. Generosity
Grant that my children may “be generous and willing to share and so lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age”.
(1 Timothy 6:18-19)

16. Peace, Peaceability
Father, let my children “make every effort to do what leads to peace”. (Romans 14:19)
17. Hope
May the God of hope grant that my children may overflow with hope and hopefulness by the power of the Holy Spirit.
(Romans 15:13)

18. Perseverance
Lord, teach my children perseverance in all they do, and help them especially to “run with perseverance the race marked out for them”.
(Hebrews 12:1)

19. Humility
Lord, please cultivate in my children the ability to show true humility toward all.
(Titus 3:2)

20. Compassion
Lord, please clothe my children with the virtue of compassion.
(Colossians 3:12)

21. Prayerfulness
Grant, Lord, that my children’s lives may be marked by prayerfulness, that they may learn to “pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests”.
(Ephesians 6:18)

22. Contentment
Father, teach my children “the secret of being content in any and every situation…through Him who gives them strength”.
(Philippians 4:12-13)

23. Faith
I pray that faith will find root and grow in my children’s hearts, that by faith they may gain what has been promised to them.
(Luke 17:5-6, Hebrews 11:1-40)

24. A Servant Heart
Lord, please help my children develop servant hearts, that they may “serve wholeheartedly as if they were serving the Lord, not men”.
(Ephesians 6:7)

25. Purity
“Create in them a pure heart, O God,” and let their purity of heart be shown in their actions.
(Psalm 51:10)

26. Willingness & Ability to Work Hard
Teach my children, Lord, to value work and to work hard at everything they do, “as working for the Lord, not for men”.
(Colossians 3:23)

27. Self-Discipline
Father, I pray that my children may develop self-discipline, that they may acquire “a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair”.
(Proverbs 1:3)

28. A Heart for Missions
Lord, please help my children to develop a heart for missions, a desire to see Your glory declared among the nations, Your marvelous deeds among all peoples.
(Psalm 96:3)

29. Joy
May my children be filled “with the joy given by the Holy Spirit”.
(1 Thessalonians 1:6)

30. Courage
May my children always “be strong and courageous” in their character and in their actions.
(Deuteronomy 31:6)

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Thank you so much for these scriptures! I am a new and expecting mother and I will try to pray these scriptures over my child daily.

LaToya - posted on 02/15/2012

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Simply beautiful. Thank you for taking the time out to share these scriptures. Blessings to you and yours.

Jo Anne - posted on 02/14/2012

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Thank you so much for taking time to write all these amazing things down for us! God bless you....I am printing the list out and putting it up on my dresser!

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Monet - posted on 11/10/2011

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Thank you so much....will be reading a few o these over and with my baby girl.

Christina - posted on 04/30/2009

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Thanks so much! I recently began to bless my children every night with scripture before they go to sleep after prayers but these are great! Very helpful for my busy life!God Bless!

Carmen Millie - posted on 04/29/2009

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Thank you so much for taking the time to post these verses. What a blessing. I am also using the book, Praying The Scriptures For Your Children by Jodie Berndt.

Heather - posted on 04/28/2009

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Quoting Annette:



Quoting Heather:

Thank you for sharing Rebekah! I have printed off a copy and hung it in their room where we say our evening prayers.






Is there a way to print things off of Circle Of Moms?





I highlight it, copy, and paste it into microsoft word.

Annette - posted on 04/28/2009

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Quoting Heather:

Thank you for sharing Rebekah! I have printed off a copy and hung it in their room where we say our evening prayers.



Is there a way to print things off of Circle Of Moms?

Angela - posted on 04/27/2009

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Excellent Post, Rebekah! There is a book that I use that is awesome for praying over your children, "The Power of a Praying Parent" by Stormie Omartian. It is truly wonderful. 31 prayers & verses for 31 different areas of their lives. (There are several books in this series... I also use the one: "Power of a Praying Wife" and pray over my hubbie!! When I am faithful, I really notice that God increases my love for him! What a blessing!!)

Tamara - posted on 04/26/2009

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Wonderful collection! I also use Stormie Omartian's Power of a Praying Parent. God is using your work mightily! Well done, good and faithful servant (get used to hearing that!) ;-)

Anne - posted on 04/22/2009

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Thank you for posting these verses. Our daughters are 20 and 25 but they are still our Children. I know from experience that Praying Scripture over a child and there rooms or car they drive if they are older is very POWERFUL.

Heather - posted on 04/21/2009

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Thank you for sharing Rebekah! I have printed off a copy and hung it in their room where we say our evening prayers.

Zimmersgirl - posted on 04/17/2009

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Awesome collection! Thanks so much for putting it together.

Like that scripture book idea...may copy it. Would be great to make a "pre-made" scrapbook for new moms with limited time. She could simply add photos as she takes them. Thanks for sharing the idea.

Julie - posted on 04/17/2009

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Thank you for sharing these. My sister in law sent me a little book that she made. Each page has a prayer for my son with the scripture on the back. I think a lot of the prayers and Scriptures match the ones you have given. It is a wonderful gift.

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Thank you so much for these scriptures! I am a new and expecting mother and I will try to pray these scriptures over my child daily.

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