Prayers for a child



Lord, as You did for Hannah, please take ________. 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 [he/she] will come to know you, 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 in the past and move 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 1:1)


Father, I thank You that Jesus took our infirmities and carried our sorrows. 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]. I thank You for Your promise to sustain _________ [him/her] through sickness and to restore _________ [him/her] after being poorly. (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, pleasing 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 all the people [he/she] meets in life. Give _________ a listening ear to parental instructions. Help [him/her] to pay attention so 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)