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From fear to faith: 8 scriptures to pray over your children

Does motherhood ever stress you out?

We want our children to be okay, to make wise decisions, to be healthy, to choose the right friends, and to follow after God with their whole heart.

But if you are anything like me, sometimes I end up parenting from my position of fear of the unknown instead of parenting from the faith in my Almighty Father who knows all.

That’s why PRAYER is vital to how we parent our children.
Prayer is our way of stepping away from fear so we can walk in faith. We rely less on our understanding and more on our omnipotent God to lead, guide and intervene on behalf of our children.

Prayer is one of the most important parental responsibilities we have in the lives of our children.

Although I have always prayed for our fellas, I found myself drawn to focus on using scripture to pray directly over them. I invested in reading the Word to guide me.

These scriptures aid me when stress starts to take over my heart and become springboards for more intimate prayer led by the Holy Spirit.

When I pray scripture over my children, I insert their names into the prayer. I want the scriptures to be personal.

Now there are numerous scriptures to pray for our children, but I thought I would share with you a few I like to pray.


Wisdom

Lord, “I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give _________ the Spirit of Wisdom and revelation so that you may know Him better.” Ephesians 1:17 NIV

Protection

Lord, I pray, “No weapon forged against _________ will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me” declares the Lord. Isaiah 54: 17 NIV

Anger

Lord, I pray _______ “would be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry.” James 1: 10

Led by love

Lord, I pray _______ would “walk in the way of love, just as Christ loves us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Ephesians 5: 2

Direction

Lord, I pray ________ would “trust in the Lord with all of _______’s heart and learn not on own _________’s understanding.” Proverbs 3: 5 NIV

Walk by the Spirit

Lord, I pray ________ would “walk by the Spirit, and will not gratify the desires of the flesh.” Galatians 5: 16

Gratitude

Lord, I pray __________ would “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5: 18 NIV

Helping others

Lord, I pray _________ will “share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practicing hospitality.” Romans 12:13


What scriptures do you pray over your children?

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21 comments on “From fear to faith: 8 scriptures to pray over your children

  1. Larrissa C

    This is one of my favorite posts so far! I love the examples you gave us. I am a witness that praying and speaking the Word can truly move you from fear to faith. It truly builds you up! This blog is wonderful – keep going!

    • Mamie L. Pack

      Thank you so much for the encouraging words. Using the Word in our daily lives is a world changer.

  2. What a beautiful post. Thank you for writing such a practical article. The power of a praying mommy is amazing. We should pray for our babies everyday and in all situations

    • Mamie L. Pack

      Absolutely Sandra! Sometimes we don’t feel equipped but we can find everything we need in the Bible.

  3. I love this! Especially, the one for gratitude!

    • Mamie L. Pack

      In this world, they need the help to have a grateful heart.

  4. These are great. I am going to mark them in my Bible. Thank you!

  5. momracheal

    Pinning this!. I love post that share great bible verses, prayers and tips. Thanks for sharing!😙

  6. These are beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. This is such a wonderful post, Mamie. I’m going to share it on my Singing A New Song page for my readers. Thank you for being such an inspiration!

  8. karinalivingbylove

    Love this. I definitely want to print these scriptures out so I can pray them over my kids every day. Thanks for sharing!

  9. These are such powerful scriptures, and a very personal way to pray over ones children and loved ones. We as mothers know the fear and worry that never seems to go away no matter how old the children get. As a mom of young adults these prayerful scriptures spoke to me.

    • Mamie L. Pack

      Yes Jane. I have sons ranging 22-10. No matter how old they are I continue to cover them in prayer.

  10. Mamie, this is great. I’ve never actually used scripture in my prayers like that. Thank you for sharing. I’ve got better understanding on how it’s done now.

  11. Beautifully written! Thank you for this!

  12. christyk3

    Thank you for sharing these verses! I would like to pray scripture over my children, and your examples will help get me started 😊

  13. Prayer over our children is so important. I pinned this as well. Thank you so much for sharing.

  14. This is a great post! Thanks for sharing these verses. I need to be more intentional about this.

    • Mamie L. Pack

      Oh, yes! Praying for our kiddos is so important.

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