Prayers for Children
On this page you’ll find a collection of prayers for children. Read these prayer out loud or in silence.
How to pray for our children?
Prayers for children can be a powerful way for parents, caregivers, and loved ones to express their love, care, and concern for the little ones in their lives. Whether you are praying for a specific need or simply asking for God’s presence and guidance in their lives, these prayers can be a source of comfort and hope for both you and your child. Whether you are praying alone or with others, these prayers can be a way to connect with your child and offer your support and encouragement as they navigate the ups and downs of growing up. Whether you are looking for words to express your own feelings or seeking inspiration for what to pray for your child, these prayers can provide comfort, strength, and guidance as you journey together through life.
We will print and place your prayer request on the Stone of Anointing; the place where Christ’ body was laid down after being removed from the crucifix and prepared for burial.
Prayers for Children
- “Dear God, please watch over this precious child and keep them safe. May they grow in wisdom and strength, and may they always know your love and guidance. Please give them the courage and resilience to face the challenges of life, and may they find joy and purpose in all that they do. Amen.”
- “Heavenly Father, please bless this child with good health, happiness, and love. May they grow into a kind and compassionate person, and may they always know your love and care. Please give them the strength and support they need to navigate the ups and downs of life, and may they find peace and joy in your presence. Amen.”
Short Prayers for Kids
- “Dear God, please watch over and protect this child. May they grow in wisdom and strength, and may they always know your love and guidance. Amen.”
- “Heavenly Father, please give this child good health, happiness, and love. May they grow into a kind and compassionate person, and may they always know your presence and care. Amen.”
- “Dear Lord, please bless this child with your grace and mercy. May they always know your love and care, and may they grow into a person of kindness and compassion. Amen.”
- “Dear God, please be with this child and give them the strength and support they need. May they know your love and guidance always, and may they find peace, hope, and joy in your presence. Amen.”
- “Heavenly Father, please watch over this child and protect them from all harm. May they grow in wisdom and strength, and may they always feel your presence in their life. Amen.”
Prayer for Protection and Care Over Our Children
Heavenly Father, we praise you for Your love and faithfulness in all things. We thank You for your protection and care over our families. Thanks be to You for giving us wisdom and righteousness for raising our children. We confess that some days, parenting is very tough. Many days we can feel anxious, stressed or overwhelmed. We ask that You would make us more like You, more aware of your constant Presence in our lives. Help us to release our children to You, so that You are free to fully accomplish all that You desire within the hearts of our child(ren). Please fill our day to day life with Your truth, and cover us with Your favor in all things. Amen.
Prayer for Your Child’s Salvation
Father, I pray that my children will learn and understand Your holy scriptures, which are able to make them wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. I pray that Your word will fill their minds and their hearts. May they come to know that You are the way, the truth, and the light.
Prayer for Child’s Health and Healing
Lord, according to Your Word, Jesus took stripes on His body so that we could be healed. He carried our infirmities, our downfalls, and bore our sicknesses to save us, and give us life. Therefore, I ask for You to heal my child. I believe that they can and will be healed because of your miraculous power. Please comfort them, watch over them, and give me the strength to do what is best for them in their time of need. Amen.
Prayer for Your Child’s Wisdom and Learning
I come to you Father, and pray that my children are knowledgeable and skillful in all wisdom, discernment, and understanding that I know is a gift from You. I pray that they are competent to learn whatever they need to know, and that Your spirit fills them fully in all things. Lord, I know You can and You will give them the aptitude for understanding and wisdom when they are young, and when they are grown. Their foundation starts with You, and I am grateful. In Your name I pray these things, Amen.
Prayer for Your Child’s Obedience to the Lord’s Will
My gracious Lord, I pray that my children conform to Your will in every purpose, thought and action at all times. When they are faced with decisions, that they will raise their eyes to You for guidance. Life is full of uncertainty, but if they look to You in all things, I have deep faith in knowing You will lead them. I pray that they will follow Your plan for them, and always practice what is pleasing to You. May Your everlasting love fill their hearts and minds before speaking, planning or moving forward when it comes to decision making.
May they always be obedient to You in their youth, and as they grow.
Quotes that speak to the importance of protecting children around the world:
- “It is our moral obligation to give every child the very best start in life. Protecting children’s health and well-being must be at the heart of all we do.” – Ban Ki-moon, former United Nations Secretary-General
- “We must protect our children from the negative influences of violence in society and provide them with the tools they need to resolve conflicts peacefully.” – Jimmy Carter, former President of the United States
- “Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.” – John W. Whitehead, author and founder of The Rutherford Institute
- “The most important task of a society is to protect its children. It is the one thing that should transcend all other considerations.” – Joycelyn Elders, former Surgeon General of the United States
- “It is our duty to protect and defend the rights of every child, no matter who they are or where they come from.” – Kofi Annan, former United Nations Secretary-General
Bible verses that you can use as prayers for protecting children:
- Psalm 121:3 – “He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber.”
- Psalm 91:11 – “For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.”
- Isaiah 49:25 – “But thus says the Lord: ‘Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken, and the prey of the tyrant be rescued, for I will contend with those who contend with you, and I will save your children.'”
- Psalm 127:3 – “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.”
- Psalm 34:7 – “The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.”