Do you desire that your child would come to know Jesus and accept God’s gift of salvation? As parents, we all have good desires for our children. You want them to excel in their academics, sports and abilities. You want them to be kind and compassionate humans. You also want them to thrive and flourish as they journey through life. However, desiring that your child will get to accept Jesus as his/her Lord and Savior is a desire that must never leave your heart. This is why you should say a prayer for your child’s salvation.
One of the greatest legacies you can ever give your child is a legacy of faith in God and walking with God. Also, praying that your child will be saved and grow to have a deep relationship with God is a gift worth giving to your child. Imagine a world filled with saved godly children living out their true identity in God.
The devil is fully aware of what can happen; so he is working tirelessly day and night planting false ideas, concepts and agendas to lure children away from the path God has already ordained for them to walk. A saved child is a big threat to the kingdom of darkness. God must never become a distant image in your child’s head and life.
But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children. And he placed his hands on their heads and blessed them before he left.’ Matthew 19:13-15 NLT
Jesus himself said – Let the children come to me. Children matter to God and will always have a significant role to play in his plan for humanity. God knows that children have an important role to play in the building of legacies. They are the ones who will carry God’s message of hope and redemption from one generation to the next.
This is why you have a role to play in the unveiling of your child’s salvation story. You cannot save your child as a parent, only God can. But, you can go to God and pray intentionally for your child’s salvation. The bible says this – “God desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” -1 Timothy 2:4. God desires that your child is saved and has a relationship with him.
15 Scriptures to Pray for Your Unsaved Child
I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. Then they will follow My decrees and be careful to keep My laws. They will be My people, and I will be their God. – Ezekiel 11:19-20
Lord, take away my child’s heart of stone and give him a heart of flesh. Give him a heart that is submissive to you and put a new spirit in him.
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with Me. – Revelation 3:20
Knock at the door of my child’s heart. Open my child’s ears to hear you knocking and respond to your voice.
You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart. – Jeremiah 29:13
Open my child’s heart to seek you with all his heart. May he find you as he seeks to know you and your word.
I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me. – John 10:28
Father, give my child eternal life. Let nothing snatch him away from your hands and purpose.
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved. – Acts 4:12
Lord, open my child’s heart to embrace the truth that you are the only way to salvation. Jesus is the only way that will lead to his salvation.
And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified. – Romans 8:30
Heavenly father, call my child to you today. Justify, sanctify and glorify him before you this day.
Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. – Matthew 10:32
Lord, I ask that you cause my child to acknowledge Jesus shamelessly before men.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. – Galatians 2:20
Help my child Lord live a life of faith in you. May he be fully surrendered to you where he dies to self and lives for you.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
Forgive my child’s sins and cleanse him from all unrighteousness.
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 8:38-39
Nothing will separate you my child from knowing and embracing the love God has for you. May this conviction of God’s love for you lead you to accept God’s gift of salvation.
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.- John 10:27
You will hear Jesus’s voice calling out your name and you will follow him as he leads you on the road that leads to life.
No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day. – John 6:44
Father, draw my child to you. Put him in places and environment that will draw him nearer to you and not away from you.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! – 2 Corinthians 5:17
Open my child’s heart to embrace this new life in you. Show him that the old life is gone and help him to walk in this newness of life.
His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master. – Matthew 25:23
Lord, I pray that my child will be a good and faithful servant, honoring you and remaining faithful to you all the days of his life.
Nothing evil will be allowed to enter, nor anyone who practices shameful idolatry and dishonesty—but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. – Revelation 21:27
Lord, write ____________ name in the Lamb’s book of life. My child will not miss eternity.
A Simple Prayer for Your Child’s Salvation
Today, I pray that my child will come to God and accept his gift of salvation. I break the power of the devil over my child’s mind and claim his full salvation in Christ Jesus.
Lord, I ask that you impress your name and presence upon my child’s heart daily. Put him in places where he will hear and know more about you. Surround him with people who will always point him to God. May he never be lured into the world’s way of thinking and doing things.
I ask that you fill my child’s heart with a deep desire to know Jesus. Help him to know and experience the height, width and depth of God’s love for him. Open his heart to seek and find you early in life. Lead him to you Lord and help him to renounce and confess his sins before you. I declare that with his mouth, he will accept Jesus into his heart and make him Lord over his life. I rejoice at my child’s salvation and say boldly that you __________believe in and belong to God. Amen!
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name. – John 1:12 NKJV
A Prayer for your Child’s Identity in God
Yes, yes, yes! Great post, friend! I’m going to print this out and use it to pray over my friends and family members who don’t know the Lord too! Thank you for this!!!!1
Thanks a lot Stacey for being here and all the love and support you show. You are appreciated.
amen!!! loved the scriptures you shared to further support the prayer for our children’s salvation!
Thanks Sacha for reading.
What an excellent article and prayers for our children’s salvation that will be helpful to so many.
Amen! Thanks for your support. I appreciate your presence here.
So encouraging Ufuoma, thank you indeed. I have been praying for my adult children’s salvation for a very long time.
Thanks Donna. Wow. Good to know that you have been praying. God hears us. He does and will show up.