Nurturing Faith: 5 Bible Verses to Pray Over Your Children

In the journey of parenting, our deepest desire is to see our children grow in faith, wisdom, and strength. One powerful way to support them is through prayer. Here are five Bible verses along with heartfelt prayers that you can use to lift up your children in faith and entrust them to God’s loving care.

1. Proverbs 22:6 (NIV) “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I come before you with my child, seeking your guidance and wisdom. Help me lead them on the path of righteousness and faith. May the foundation we lay today remain strong throughout their life, drawing them closer to you with each passing day.

2. Psalm 91:11 (NIV) “For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.”

Prayer: Lord, I pray for your divine protection over my child. Send your angels to watch over them, guarding their steps and keeping them safe from harm. May they walk confidently, knowing that you are with them every step of the way.

3. Psalm 139:14 (NIV) “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

Prayer: Gracious Creator, I thank you for the incredible masterpiece that is my child. I pray that they always recognize their worth and value in your eyes. Let them embrace their uniqueness and find strength in the knowledge that they are fearfully and wonderfully made by you.

4. Numbers 6:24-26 (NIV) “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”

Prayer: Lord, I pray for your abundant blessings to overflow in my child’s life. Keep them in your loving care, and let the light of your presence always shine upon them. Shower them with your grace and grant them the gift of true peace, even in the midst of life’s challenges.

5. Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV) “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Prayer: Almighty God, I pray that my child will grow in strength and courage, knowing that you are always with them. May they face each day with confidence, free from fear or doubt, because they walk in the assurance of your unwavering presence. Help them to trust that you will never abandon them, no matter the circumstances.

Using these prayers every day can help grow your child’s faith and remind them of God’s love and care. When you pray for them, believe that God is always listening and watching over them. May your children be filled with blessings as they learn more about God’s love.