Faith, Prayers

7 Powerful Scriptures to Pray Over Your Children

The word is near thee, even in thine mouth. – Romans 10:8

I remember someone once said this. “In the period that Jochabed hid her new born child Moses, what do you think she was doing in that season?”

Was she held captive in fear of what the future held for her son? Or was she covering her child in prayer and speaking forth God’s word over his life and future? I believe she did the latter.

The bible declares that death and life are in the power of the tongue and they that love it shall eat the fruits thereof. What scriptures are you speaking over your child today?

3 Good Reasons Why You Should Pray Scriptures

1. God’s Word is Powerful.

For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.
Hebrews 4:12 NLT

God’s word is alive and not dead. It is full of life and miracle working power. Within the pages of the bible are stories of faith, hope and miracles that can inspire faith in our hearts.

Praying the word is releasing faith-filled words into the atmosphere and before God’s throne. It is laying hold of the sword of the spirit with which we cast down thoughts, concepts and everything that stands against the counsel of God in our lives.

God’s word in your mouth is your gateway to freedom . And as you speak forth his word in faith, power is released to heal, save, deliver and restore.

2. God’s Word is Truth

John 17: 17
Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

Psalm 119:169
The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.

God’s word is trustworthy. You can stand on the truth of the word irrespective of what may be going on in and around you.

John 17:17 declares boldly the words of Jesus as he prayed for his disciples. He prayed to the Father to sanctify them in his truth because his word is truth.

Praying the word of God is praying truth over your circumstances and problems. It is declaring the truth of God’s word in faith over every lie and counsel of the enemy.

3. God’s Word is full of his Blessings and Promises.

The bible is full of promises from God that cover every aspect of life. Also, there are so many blessings in the word of God that we can speak over our own lives and that of our children.

These bible blessings can be turned to quick powerful prayers that you can speak over your children and family. They often come in handy in those moments when you feel like you do not have the right words to pray.

You can start to build your own collection of biblical blessings and promises that you can speak over your life, children and family today.

7 Powerful Scriptures to Pray Over Your Children

The word of God is so rich and full of faith-filled verses that can be spoken over your children.

Have you ever tried writing out scriptures in a journal? You will be amazed at how alive and powerful these verses are as you read them, write and begin to declare them. There are so many scriptures to start with as the list is inexhaustible. However, I chose to pick out 7 of these Powerful Scriptures to Pray for Your Children.

The bible says – so mightily grew the word and prevailed. As you become more intentional in praying scriptures over your child, the word will prevail over every limitation, affliction and setback in your child’s life.

1. Luke 2: 52

And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.

I heard Mark Batterson say that he has prayed this particular scripture over his children since they were little. God’s wisdom is one important thing that every child needs to navigate life.

Prayer: May my child grow daily in God’s wisdom. May he grow mentally, emotionally and spiritually. May he increase in wisdom and maturity in his growing years. May he daily find favour with God and before men all the days of his life. Amen!

2. Numbers 6:24-26

The LORD bless you and protect you; The LORD make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; The LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

The scripture above is a powerful blessing and declaration to speak over your child. Nothing can beat the blessings and prayers a parent will speak over his child. A parent’s words and prayers always carries weight in the realm of the spirit. Remember that his child was given to you by God – choose to speak life into his life today.

Prayer: (Insert child’s name), the Lord himself will bless and keep you all the days of your life. He will protect, sustain and guard you every single day. May God smile upon you.

May God shine his goodness, love and kindness upon you. May God always turn his face towards you in love and give you peace in every season and phase of your life. Amen!

3. Isaiah 54:13

All your children will be taught by the LORD, and great will be their peace.

In a world that is currently crowded with all kinds of misinformation and ideologies. It feels liberating to know that your child can be taught by the Lord.

Prayer: Lord, I thank you because all of my children shall be taught by the Lord. God is a teacher and trusted mentor to all of my children. I declare that their hearts will always be open to receive your wisdom and counsel. And as you teach them Lord, they will know how to discern between good and evil and great shall be their peace. Amen!

4. Matthew 5:14-16

You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

No matter how dark a room is, a single ray of light will brighten up the room. Satan is on a mission to keep more children in darkness. And God calls your children light. But until they know who they are in God, they will keep walking and living ignorantly.

Prayer: (Insert child’s name), you are the light of the world. You will shine brightly and give light to everyone around you. You will always be bold to shine the light of Christ within you.

God has set you on a hill and your gifts, skills and abilities cannot be hidden. I declare that your light will always shine bright before others and they will see your good deeds and glorify God who is at work in you.

A Prayer Guide and Journal

{30 Prophetic Prayers and Declarations to Speak Over your Child}


5. Romans 12:2

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Today in the world, many things are competing for your attention. Many are giving in to the ways and systems of the world. It will only take a deep conviction in God and a renewed mind to stand for the truth. How can our children stand for God and not be conformists to the culture in the world?

Prayer: Lord, I ask that you help my child to stand for your truth at all times. He will not give in to the temptation, greed and lust that is in the world. He will not conform to the pattern and culture of the world.

Thank you for renewing his mind and mindset and aligning it to your truth and wisdom. God’s word will transform him from inside out. Amen!

6. Psalm 32:8

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.

The scripture above reveals God as a guide who is always by our side to lead us into his desired plan and purpose. One translation of that verse says that he will stay close to you, instructing and guiding you along the pathway for your life.

Many destinies have been derailed because God was out of the picture. Many parents in ignorance sought guidance and protection for their children from ungodly sources. The outcome in the child’s life is a pain they daily carry in their lives.

Prayer: (Insert child’s name), God will always stay close to you to instruct and guide you as you walk your pathway in life. He will daily be by your side to advise and give you good counsel. His eyes will always be upon you as he leads you into your God ordained destiny. Amen!

7. Psalm 87:3

Glorious things are said of you, city of God!

Prayer: (Insert child’s name), glorious, wonderful, excellent and beautiful things will be spoken of you in your lifetime. Your name will only be known for excellence, diligence, integrity and godliness. Amen!

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