Here we are, already into March! At the beginning of the year, I intended to share the “top” 14 Bible verses we are praying over our kids in 2015, along with unveiling some beautiful printable Bible verse notecards that can be printed to remind us of these verses as we go about the day.
However, time got away from me, and not only did I fail with the New Year’s resolution of being organized and getting these cards done, but I also haven’t been praying these Scriptures over my kids as consistently as I wanted to.
All that aside, it’s never too late to begin intentionally praying for our children! Praying Scripture over them is especially powerful! And while these 14 Bible verses most certainly aren’t the ONLY verses that are worthy of praying over our children, they are definitely special Scriptures that speak life over the precious young ones that God has given to us.
UPDATED 2021! I added another verse to my original 14 ;)
15 Bible Verses to Pray for Your Children
Psalm 139:14 – “I will give thanks to you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well.”
Philippians 1:6 – “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in your will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.”
Psalm 127:3-5 – “Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; They will not be ashamed when they speak with their enemies in the gate.”
3 John 4 – “I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.”
Isaiah 54:13 – “All thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of Thy children.”
Psalm 90:17 – “Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; and confirm for us the work of our hands; yes, confirm the work of our hands.”
2 Peter 3:18 – “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.”
Psalm 138:8 – “The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever; do not forsake the works of Your hands.”
2 Thessalonians 3:3 – “But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.”
Colossians 2:2 – “That their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God’s mystery, that is, Christ Himself.”
Titus 3:5-6 – “He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior.”
Psalm 37:23 – “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way.”
Psalm 145:4 – “One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts.”
1 Samuel 1:27 – “For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of Him.”
NEW! I have come to the conviction that we need to pray for our children to be set apart from the world and so this verse is a great one to pray for your children, even before they are born! Romans 12:2 – “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
Each day, I hope you will refer to these Bible verses, especially during times that you are not sure exactly how to pray for your kids. Hang these cards up on your fridge, over your sink, or in your bathroom. Keep them in your Bible or purse so that they’re right there when you need them.
Would you like to have these Bible verses close at hand as a reminder of what to pray over your children?
My friend Katherine from Proverbs and Pacifiers has designed amazing printable note cards with these 14 verses on them! They are available exclusively to my email subscribers, and I guarantee you will love them!
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