A Prayer for your Child's Identity

A Prayer for Your Child’s Identity in Christ

The question ‘Who am I?’ remains a fundamental question that everyone must answer in life. And discovering who you are begins with knowing God who gave you life.

Your children are not left out of this journey of finding their identity in the world today. Young children are daily faced with a constant struggle of embracing who God calls them and the false identity the world has placed before them. Some of these children are looking for their identity in relationship status, grades, physical appearance, and talents. But the truth is that none of these things are constant.

For instance, your physical body may not always look the same as you grow older. What then happens to a young girl who defines her identity by her physical appearance and attributes.

God wants your child to see herself through his eyes. It is his utmost desire that your children embrace this truth – that they are made in the image and likeness of God. When your children can discover for themselves who they are in Christ, therein lies the foundation of a healthy self-image and confidence to face the world.

A Prayer for your child's Identity

What is our Identity as Children of God?

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Genesis 1:26-28

But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:  who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1:12-13

I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty. (2 Corinthians 6:18)

 God created us in his image and likeness. Your identity and worth are connected to God himself. And even though that image was tarnished when Adam sinned, Christ came and died to redeem you back to God.

 Now, when you accept Christ into your life and confess him as your Lord and savior, you immediately receive the right to be called a child of God.

The bible lets us know that we are now born of God and not of a man. God himself became your father when you accepted this invitation. And even when our earthly fathers fail, God is a true father that will never leave or abandon you.

How liberating it can be for your child to live in the reality and knowledge of who he is in Christ. For it is in God that you find out who you are and what you are living for. May we as parents not just teach our children about God, but also remember to show them what God says about them.

10 Negative Ways Your Child May be Seeing Himself/Herself

Where is your Identity?

Today, many children are looking for their identity in all the wrong places. Some children have become critical of themselves and now view themselves through the lens of their weaknesses, failures, giftings and inadequacies.

And the devil is on a mission to steal, kill and destroy destinies. Sadly, many children, tweens and teens today have become easy prey to the devil’s tricks and strategies. He always starts by luring them to embrace a false identity – one that is short of who God has created them to be.

Here are 10 negative ways your child maybe seeing himself or herself.

  1. Undeserving
  2. Ugly
  3. Overweight
  4. Worthless
  5. Rejected
  6. Unlovable
  7. Dull
  8. Unintelligent
  9. Damaged
  10. Timid

How God Sees You.

Do you know that God sees you in a different light? When God looks at you, he sees his creation, one whom he made exactly in his image. You are not what the world thinks or the labels that have been put on you. You are a child of God and belong to him. Knowing this will help your child break free from every shame, pain, addiction, stronghold and lie that has been holding him/her captive.

12 Bible Verses About Your Identity In Christ

1. You are fearfully and wonderfully made

I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. Psalm 139:14

2. You are made in the image and likeness of God.

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Genesis 1:26-28

3. You are loved

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know Him. 1 John 3:1

4. You are light

You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Matthew 5:14

You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. 1 Thessalonians 5:5

5. You are royalty

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9

6. You are a friend of God

I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. John 15:15

7. You are righteous and holy

And that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness. Ephesians 4:24

8. You are forgiven

Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Colossians 3:13

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace. Ephesians 1:7

9. You are blessed

For You make him most blessed forever; You make him joyful with gladness in Your presence. Deuteronomy 21:6

Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out. Deuteronomy 28:6

10. You are a victor

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Romans 8:37

11. You have a heavenly calling

Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest. Hebrews 3:1

12. You are the salt of the earth

You are the salt of the earth. Matthew 5:13

13. You are created for good works

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10

14. You are chosen by God

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. John 15:16

15. You are a co-heir with Christ

Now if we are children, then we are heirs- heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ. If indeed we share in His sufferings in order that we may also share with His glory. Romans 8:17

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16. You are a masterpiece

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10

17. You are a carrier of God’s presence

Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are. 1 Corinthians 3:16-17

And He said, “My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14

18. You are saved by grace

God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Ephesians 2:8

19. You are a new creation in Christ.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17

20. You are a citizen of heaven.

You are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household. Ephesians 2:19

But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 3:20

21. You belong to God

Know that the LORD is God—he made us; we belong to him. We are his people, the sheep of his own pasture. Psalm 100:3

Affirmations for Kids

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A Prayer for your Child’s Identity in Christ

Heavenly father, I thank you for my child and for making him/her in your image and likeness. _____________ you are fearfully and wonderfully made. God calls you his own and you forever belong to him.

Lord, I ask that you help ___________ know that his/her identity is in you. He/she will not be lured to embrace a false identity. May my child always see himself/herself the way God sees him/her. May who you have declared my child be the mirror through which he/she sees (himself/herself).

Thank you for shaping my child’s worldview from the truth of your word. Help ____________ to embrace the reality of being a son/daughter of the most High God. Help my child know that he/she have been delivered, justified, called, chosen and approved by God himself. May my child walk wholly in this newness life that God has called him/her into.

Father, I ask that my child not look to accomplishments, accolades, grades, achievements, relationships and their physical appearance as the source of their identity. Help ____________ not to define (himself/herself) by his/her failures, disappointments, insecurities, popularity and social media. May he/she be liberated from the pressures that come with belonging and living in today’s world.

Lord, help my child know that he/she is loved and accepted by you. Open his/her eyes to see how worthy he/she is before you. He/she will not be held bound by past mistakes. May _________ know that his/her sins are forgiven because of what Jesus did. And may he/she always walk in the freedom that comes from embracing this truth.

Lord, show __________ how valued and precious he/she in your sight. Help _________ to truly experience the joy, peace and security that comes with being a child of God. May he/she daily feel the deep love you have for him/her. I declare that my child will live fully knowing that his/her identity rests in the unchanging truth of who you say he/she is,

Heavenly father, I thank you for opening __________ eyes to see how beautiful, intelligent and wise he/she is. Thank you for saving, delivering and setting my child free from a false identity. Thank you for helping my child see the masterpiece that he/she is. Thank you for helping my child know that he/she is God’s special possession.

I pray that my child will always recognize that he/she is the temple of God and a carrier of God’s presence in the world today. And may __________ choose to live daily as a daughter/son of light in a very dark world. I declare that my child belongs to you and will forever live in the knowledge of this truth. Amen!

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  1. Stacey Pardoe says:

    This is a life-changing post! I’m saving it to share with my kids during our morning devo time tomorrow! Thank you for ministering to our young ones, friend!

    1. Ufuoma Fijabi says:

      Thanks so much. I am so glad it ministered to you. Thanks for reading.

  2. Hi. Thank you for the post. It is great to see posts that encourage parents to raise godly children and to show children who they are in Christ. I wish I had someone tell me these things when I was a child. What a blessing!

    1. Ufuoma Fijabi says:


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