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Pray Effectively

Some scripture Intercessions to pray for children.                                                                    


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)


Prayer for my daughter’s future partner

Lord, may he love the Lord with all his heart, soul, mind and strength and Jesus as his personal Saviour. (Mark 12:29-30; Romans 10:9)

May he love his wife with a faithful, undying love for as long as they both shall live. (Matthew 19:5-6) May he recognise his body as the temple of the Holy Spirit and treat it wisely. (1 Corinthians 16:19-20) May he be healthy, able to work and support his family (1 Timothy 6:8)

May he have an admirable goal in life (Matthew 6:33) May he use his talents wisely and release his wife to use her God-given talents also. May their talents complement one another. May they also enjoy doing things together. (Matthew 25:14-30)

May he establish their home in accordance with God’s prescribed order as outlined in Ephesians 5:20-28. May he be strong in mind. May the two of them be compatible intellectually (2 Corinthians 13:11; 1 Timothy 1:7) May he be a good money manager. (1 Timothy 5:8; 6:10)

Lord, bring this partner into my daughter’s life in Your perfect timing. May she be so in love with him and he with her and both of them in love with You. Oh God, that there may be no doubt that You created them for each other as long as they both shall live. In Jesus’ name.


Prayer for my son’s future partner.

Lord, that they may be equally yoked (2 Corinthians 6:14). May she love the Lord with all her heart, soul, mind and strength. May she embrace Jesus as her personal Saviour and Lord. (Mark 12:29-30; Romans 10:9)

May she love my son with an undying love as long as they both shall live and be a helper suitable for him. (Genesis 2:18) May she be rich in good deeds, generous and hospitable (1 Timothy 6:18; Hebrews 3:2)

May she encourage my son daily (Hebrews 3:13). May she use her God-given talents at home and in Your Kingdom’s work (Matthew 25:14-30). If housework ever seems to be a monstrous chore to her help her to realise that whatever she does in word or deed, she should do it with all her heart as working for You. (Colossians 3:17, 23)

When they have a family help her to be a good mother May her children arise and call her blessed. (Titus 2:4-5; Proverbs 31:28)

Show her how to prepare nutritious meals for her family. If she needs to learn something about homemaking, don’t let her be shy about asking more mature Christian women to help her (Titus 2:3-5)

Help me to be a good mother-in-law to this precious one in Jesus’ name.