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Prayers for a child


Lord, as You did for Hannah, take this child of mine ________. I give him/her to You. For his/her whole life, he/she will be given over to You. (1 Samuel 1:28)


Father, You are not willing that _________ should be lost, but that this child come to repentance. Lord Jesus, I thank You that You came to save the lost, including _________ and me. I thank You in advance that _________ will become a believer in You. (Matthew 18:14; 2 Peter 3:9)


Father, I thank You that You will deliver _________ from the evil one and guide him/her in paths of righteousness for Your name’s sake. (Matthew 6:13; Psalm 23:3)


Thank You Father that the blood of Jesus purifies us from all sin. Thank You that _________ has asked for Your forgiveness and cleansing. Now help _________ forget what is behind and strain forward to what is ahead, pressing on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called him/her heavenward in Christ Jesus. (1 John 1:7,9; Philippians 3:13-14)


I thank You, Lord that You know the plans You have for _________, to prosper and not to harm him/her, to give _________ hope and a future. I pray that _________will not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners, or sit in the seat of mockers. But I pray that _________’s delight will be in the law of the Lord and that he/she will meditate on it day and night. (Jeremiah 29:11; Psalm 1)


Father, I thank You that Jesus took our infirmities and carried our sorrows. And thank You that by His wounds we are healed. I pray that in all respects _________ may enjoy good health and that all may go well with him/her even as his/her soul is getting along well. I thank You for Your promise to sustain _________ on his/her sickbed and restore _________ from his/her bed of illness. (Isaiah 53:4-5; 3 John 2; Psalm 41:3)

Life’s work

Lord, fill _________ with the knowledge of Your will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding so that he/she lives a life worthy of You, to please You in every way. (Colossians 1:9.10)


Dear Father, may _________ , like Your Son, Jesus grow in wisdom, stature and in favour with You and with the people his/her life touches. Give _________ a listening ear to parental instructions. Help him/her to pay attention that he/she may gain understanding. (Luke 2:52; Proverbs 4:1)


Thank You, dear Father that You will supply all of _________’s needs according to Your glorious riches in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19)


Thank You, dear God, that You will command Your angels concerning _________ to guard him/her in all his/her ways. (Psalm 91:11)


Lord, with thanksgiving I present my requests to You today on behalf of my child/children _________ (name the requests). I speak them with my mouth, believe them with my heart and thank You in advance for hearing me. I pray in Jesus’ name. (Philippians 4:6; Mark 11:23)