Parenting comes with an instinct to protect your child danger. But while you can only do your best to keep your child safe in the physical world, there is so much God can do in your absence and during everyday life. Therefore, you must always cover your child often by saying a prayer for your child’s protection.
Why You Should Pray God’s Protection Over Your Child
As a parent, it is true that you will want to do everything in your power to protect your children and keep them safe. Especially in a world that is filled with all shades of evil, crime, inhumanity, wickedness and darkness.
Do you know that you cannot be with your child every single day? But you can entrust him/her into the hands of a heavenly father whose eyes will constantly watch over him/her. One of the most powerful tools you have as a parent is prayer. And praying for your child’s protection can bring you a sense of peace and comfort knowing that God will keep your child safe.
When praying for your child’s protection, you can choose to focus on specific areas or situations where you feel your child needs protection from God. Here are some examples of praying God’s protection over your child.
Praying God’s Protection Over Your Child
1. Protection from Evil
1 John 5:18 -We know that God’s children do not make a practice of sinning, for God’s Son holds them securely, and the evil one cannot touch them.
2 Thessalonians 3:3 – But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one.
2. Protection During Life’s Storms.
Psalm 43:2 – When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
Psalm 23:4 – Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
3. Protection from Perverts and Abusers
Psalm 17:8-10 – Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings from the wicked who are out to destroy me, from my mortal enemies who surround me. They close up their callous hearts, and their mouths speak with arrogance.
Psalm 82:3 – Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.
Psalm 140:4 – Guard me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from violent men, who have planned to trip up my feet.
4. Protection from the Enemy and Schemes of the Wicked
Deuteronomy 23:14 – For the LORD your God moves about in your camp to protect you and to deliver your enemies to you. Your camp must be holy, so that he will not see among you anything indecent and turn away from you.
Psalm 91:3 – He will rescue you from every hidden trap of the enemy, and he will protect you from false accusation and any deadly curse.
Psalm 140:7 – O God the Lord, the strength of my salvation, You have covered my head in the day of battle.
5. Protection of their Minds.
Isaiah 26:3 – You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
6. Protection from Accidents, Mishaps and Danger
Psalm 121:7-8 – The LORD keeps you from all harm and watches over your life. The LORD keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.
Psalm 32:7 – You are my hiding place. You protect me from trouble; You surround me with songs of deliverance.
7. Protection Amid Life’s Troubles.
Psalm 20:1 – In times of trouble, may the LORD answer your cry. May the name of the God of Jacob keep you safe from all harm.
Psalm 138:7 – Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me.
8. Protection During Travels.
Joshua 24:17 – It was the LORD our God himself who brought us and our parents up out of Egypt, from that land of slavery, and performed those great signs before our eyes. He protected us on our entire journey and among all the nations through which we traveled.
Genesis 28:15 – What’s more, I am with you, and I will protect you wherever you go. One day I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have finished giving you everything I have promised you.
9. Angelic Protection
Psalm 34:7 – The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.
Psalm 91:11 – For He will give His angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways.
Luke 4:10 – For it is written: “’He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully;
7 Powerful Psalms for Protection
1. Psalm 91
2. Psalm 31:1-5
3. Psalm 27
5. Psalm 140
6. Psalm 23
7. Psalm 46
A Prayer of Protection for Your Child
Heavenly father, I thank you for your divine protection over my child. Thank you for watching over my child every single day. I cannot thank you enough for how you have kept him/her safe and shielded him/her from danger and attack. Lord, I thank you for how you have covered the head of my child in the day of evil. I release my child again today into your loving arms and under the security of your wings.
I ask Lord that you protect my child throughout their life’s journey. Shield him/her from every plot of the wicked and attack of the enemy. Surround him/her with your presence as he/she goes out and comes in every single day. I declare that my child is protected from trouble and rescued from every hidden trap of the enemy.
Lord, I ask that you protect my child’s mind from every mental attack from the enemy. May my child’s mind be shielded from suicidal thoughts, impure and destructive thoughts. I declare that my child’s mind is protected from anything that threatens their mental health and sanity. Lord, fill his/her mind with your perfect peace.
Father, I ask also that you protect my child’s body. Keep him/her safe from accidents that can mar their bodies. I pray that my child will be sensitive enough to perceive danger ahead to stay clear. I ask that you protect his/her body from diseases known and unknown.
Today, I make these declarations of faith over you my child. God is a shield roundabout you. He is your shelter, refuge and fortress. He is and will be with you wherever you go. God is your hiding place and will always protect you in times of trouble.
You are hidden in the shadow of God’s wings and from the eyes of the wicked. The Lord himself is always watching over you. Hs angels are on guard watching over your life. They surround you every single day and keep you in all your ways. My heavenly father will protect you from perverts, abusers, men/women with callous hearts and violent men who seek to destroy you mentally, physically and emotionally. You are daily kept safe under God’s wings and protected from the evil one. I declare that even during trouble, God will stretch out his arm to save and deliver you. The angel of his presence will be with you all the days of your life. Amen!