31 Prayers for Your Kids

1. Salvation. “Lord, let salvation spring up within my children, that they may
obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory“ (Isaiah 45:8,  2 Timothy 2:10).

 

2. Growth in grace. “I pray that my children may grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18).

 

3. Love.Lord, help my children learn to live a life of love, through the Spirit who dwells in them” (Galatians 5:25, Ephesians 5:2).

 

4. Honesty and integrity. “May integrity and honesty be their virtue and their protection” (Psalm 25:21).

 

5. Self-control. “Father, help my children not to be like many others around them, but let them be alert and self-controlled in all they do” (1 Thessalonians 5:6).

 

6. Love for God’s Word. “May my children grow to find Your Word more precious than pure gold and sweeter than honey from the comb” (Psalm 19:10).

 

7. Justice. “God, help my children love justice as You do and act justly in all they do” (Psalm 11:7, Micah 6:8).

 

8. Mercy. “May my children always be merciful, just as their Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36).

 

9. Respect (for self, others, authority). “Father, help my children show proper respect to everyone, as Your Word commands” (1 Peter 2:17).

 

10. Biblical self-esteem. “Help my children develop a strong self-esteem rooted in the realization that they are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:10).

 

11. Faithfulness. “Let love and faithfulness never leave my children, but bind these twin virtues around their necks and write them on the tablet of their hearts” (Proverbs 3:3).

 

12. Courage. “May my children always be strong and courageous in their character and in their actions” (Deuteronomy 31:6).

 

13. Purity. “Create in them a pure heart, O God, and let that purity of heart be shown in their actions” (Psalm 51:10).

 

14. Kindness. “Lord, may my children always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else” (1 Thessalonians 5:15).

 

15. Generosity. “Help my children be generous and willing to share, and so lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age”
(1 Timothy 6:18, 19).  

 

16. Peace-loving. “Father, let my children make every effort to do what leads to peace” (Romans 14:19).

 

17. Joy. “May my children be filled with the joy given by the Holy Spirit” (1 Thessalonians 1:6).

 

18. Perseverance. “Lord, teach my children perseverance in all they do, and help them run with perseverance the race marked out for them”
(Hebrews 12:1).

 

19. Humility. “God, please cultivate in my children the ability to show true humility toward all” (Titus 3:2).

 

20. Compassion.  “Lord, please clothe my children with the virtue of compassion” (Colossians 3:12).

 

21. Responsibility. “Grant my children the ability to learn responsibility, for each one should carry his own load” (Galatians 6:5).

 

22. Contentment. “Father, teach my children the secret of being content in any and every situation, through Him who gives them strength” (Philippians 4:12, 13).

 

23. Faith.  “I pray that faith will find root and grow in my children’s hearts, that by faith they may gain what has been promised to them” (Luke 17:5, 6; Hebrews 11:1-40).

 

24. A servant’s heart. “God, please help my children develop servants’ hearts, that they may serve wholeheartedly, as if they were serving the Lord, not men” (Ephesians 6:7).

 

25. Hope. “May the God of hope grant my children an overflow of hope and hopefulness by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13).

 

26. Willingness and ability to work. “Teach my children, Lord, to value work and to work at it with all their heart, as working for the Lord, not for men” (Colossians 3:23).

 

27. Passion for God. “Lord, please instill in my children a soul that follows hard after You” (Psalm 63:8).

 

28. Self-discipline. “Father, I pray that my children may acquire a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair” (Proverbs 1:3).

 

29. Prayerfulness. “Grant, Lord, that my children’s lives may be marked by prayerfulness, that they may learn to pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests” (Ephesians 6:18).

 

30. Gratitude. “Help my children live lives that are always overflowing with thankfulness and always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 5:20; Colossians 2:7).

 

31. A heart for missions. “Lord, please help my children develop a desire to see Your glory declared among the nations, Your marvelous deeds among all peoples” (Psalm 96:3).

 



Copyright Bob Hostetler.  Used with permission of the author.

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