Praying Scripturally For Your Children


Donna Otto, from Homemaker's By Choice in the USA says:

'Part of building your home on holy ground is praying for your children. It is both a responsibility and a privilege.'  

I am reading a book at the moment that is challenging me to pray scripturally for my marriage, so now I want to apply this principal to praying for my children too.

In case you want to take up the challenge also, I have written out some guides below  that you could use in your prayer time by putting your child's name in the blank.  Perhaps as you spend time in God’s Word, you could write down passages that you could use later as prayer prompts specifically for your child.

Help _______________ listen to her father's instruction, and not forsake her mother's teaching. (Proverbs 1:8)

Show ______________ your ways, O Lord, teach him your paths, guide him in your truth...and may his hope be in you all day long. (Psalm 25:4-5)

Hide _______________ in the shelter of your presence from the intrigues of men; keep _____________ safe from accusing tongues. (Psalm 31:20)

Help _____________ to love righteousness and hate wickedness. (Psalm 45:7)

Guide ____________'s feet into the path of peace. (Luke 1:79)


May _____________ love the Lord with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his mind. (Matthew 22:37)


Protect ___________ from the evil one. (John 17:15)


Give ____________ strength to obey God rather than men. (Acts 5:29)


May _____________ be joyful always, pray continually, and give thanks in all circumstances.
(1 Thessalonians 5:16)


May ___________ have a pure heart, good conscience and sincere faith. (I Timothy 1:5)

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