One mom’s powerful prayer for her children

Good news: We are not left alone to parent our children. God has gifted us with prayer – a way to communicate directly to the Most High God!

I hope you’ll be encouraged by the mom’s powerful prayer here. I’ve taken Bible verses and turned them into prayers for our kids. As you read God’s Word, you can do this too! Declare these verses out loud for your child today:

Dear Lord, I come before you about _________ (insert your child’s name). May ______ choose life so they he/she may live and love the Lord, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him (Deuteronomy 30:20).

Your word says in Psalm 1:1, “Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers.”  May __________ have the power to walk away from the wicked and not to hang out with kids who will corrupt good character.

Have mercy on _________ O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion, blot out his/her transgressions (Psalm 51:1-2).

Lord may _______ speak gracious words to family and friends because gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones (Proverbs 16:24).

May ________ not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present his/her requests to God. And may the peace of God which transcends all understanding, guard ________’s heart and mind in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7).

Give ______ boldness as You Lord are his/her light and salvation. You are the stronghold of his/her life, of whom shall he/she be afraid? (Psalm 27:1).

Thank you, Lord for hearing my prayer. Children are a heritage from you.

In Jesus’ Name,


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Arlene Pellicane is a speaker and author of several books including Calm, Cool, and Connected: 5 Digital Habits for a More Balanced Lifeand Parents Rising: 8 Strategies for Raising Kids Who Love God, Respect Authority, and Value What’s Right.  Learn more at


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