Prayers For Children is written by my sweet sister in Christ, Debbie Takewell. Debbie has been a part of On Fire Ministries since before On Fire Ministries ever began. She was an encourager who continually prodded me towards God’s call in my life! Thank you Debbie for being such an investor into people’s lives!
Prayers For Children comes on the heels of our Prayer Matters Bible study. If you did not participate in the local study, you can still sign up for my e-newsletter and blog on my web-site and receive a free copy of the Prayer Matters Bible study. In our Prayer Matters Bible study, we learned that prayer really does matter. Therefore prayers for children matter too! I hope you will print out these prayers for children and use them to pray over your own!
Much Love and Blessings,
Prayers For Children
Read Ephesians 6:1-4
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them,
for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”
Growing up, I always wanted children. Being a mommy was high on my list of things I hoped to accomplish in my adult life. Like most young married couples, within a few years of marriage, I began to pursue that dream. It quickly became evident that I wasn’t going to conceive as soon as I had hoped. Before long I had to face the reality that God had other plans. After ten years, we adopted a beautiful, precious baby boy.
In addition to raising my own adopted child, over the years I also became a second mom to many of his friends and the children of my friends. Today I am also the grandmother to a precious 14 month old granddaughter.
Raising children is no easy task and at every stage of development I read parenting books and attended Christian parenting classes. One of the most important books you can read to gain wisdom about raising children is the Bible.
Children are important to God! He refers to children in the literal sense, in the same way that we would define children. He also refers to us as His children. God loves His children! Here are two verses that show us just how much He loves us.
Jesus literally scooped up the little children and
placed His arm over their heads and spoke a blessing over them.
He gave us the right to become His adopted children.
My prayers for children began because I learned that children are very important to God. This inspired me to pray specific prayers for children who were a part of my life and my own child. A fellow mom gave me this list which is taped inside the front cover of my bible. I have used this list as scriptural prayers for children who I been involved with over the years, including my little granddaughter.
This list of prayers for children will be beneficial to use in your prayer time.
Insert the child’s name whom you are praying for in each blank below.
- Help (___________) listen her/his father’s instruction, and not forsake her/his mother’s teaching (Prov. 1:8).
- Show (___________) your ways, O Lord, teach him/her your paths; guide him/her in your truth….and may his/her hope be in you all day long (Ps. 25:4-5).
- Hide (__________) in the shelter of your presence from the intrigues of men; keep (_________) safe from accusing tongues (Ps. 31:20).
- Help (_________) to love righteousness and hate wickedness (Ps. 45:7).
- May (_________) love the Lord with all his/her heart and with all his/her soul and with all his/her mind (Matt. 22:37).
- Guide (_________)’s feet into the path of peace (Luke 1:79).
- 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 Thess. 5:16).
- May (_________) have a pure heart, good conscience and sincere faith (1 Tim. 1:5).
Heavenly Father, thank You for allowing us and calling us to lift up prayers for children You have entrusted to us, who belong to us, and those You placed in our lives. Help us Lord to be faithful stewards of these relationships. Help us to pray scripturally for them. May we be Godly examples and may we always remember how important these children are to you. Amen.
Written by Debbie Takewell