5 Bible Verses You Can Pray For Your Children

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Salvation.

It’s the most important thing we want for our children. The most important prayer our heart whispers every day. The most important cry of every Christian momma’s heart.

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More than a godly spouse, educational and financial success, power, position or health, we pray that our children will be saved.

But we’re not alone in this deep desire to see our kids come to know Christ. It’s God’s deepest desire too!

That’s why Jesus came… because it wasn’t His will that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance – and that includes your children, and my children, and every child on the planet.

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And as moms, we have a weapon in the war that has been waged against our children’s souls. It’s called prayer. And not just prayer from our own hearts, but prayer from the very heart of God – prayer found tucked oh-so-sweetly in the Word of God.

Here are 5 bible verses you can pray for your children:

Isaiah 49:25

“But the Lord says, ‘The captives of warriors will be released, and the plunder of tyrants will be retrieved. For I will fight those who fight you, and I will save your children.’” 

2 Peter 3:9

“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

Proverbs 22:6

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

1 Timothy 2:3-4

“This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.

1 John 5:14-15

“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that he hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.”

These are just 5 bible verses you can pray for your children… and there is glorious grace in knowing that you are praying according to His will that your children will be saved.

There are a host of other bible verses you can pray for your children as well…but hopefully, these will get you started.

Go back over those precious bible verses, sweet friend. Look at how many times it talks about the will of God. When we pray God’s Word back to Him in accordance to His will, we know He hears us – we know He is working behind the scenes of our children’s lives to bring about their salvation.

Hold on to heaven with all you’ve got and bombard the throne of God for the salvation of your children. Whether they are a newborn babes or adults, you’re still their mom and no one is going to pray for them like you are! Absolutely no one!

If your child is saved, you are surely blessed! You have the joy of watching your children walk in the truth. Pray for those who don’t have that same joy. Pray for their children. Join them in prayer as one mother praying on behalf of another!

Join hands and hearts for the salvation of the next generation and let’s see what God will do when we do our greatest work…on our knees!

Are you praying for your child? Are you praying for someone else’s child? Would you like to add some bible verses for mothers to cling to and claim as they pray for their children’s salvation? 

If you’d like to list your child’s name in the comment section, I’d be honored to pray for them.

No one will ever pray for your children like you. But no one will ever understand the prayer of a mother’s heart like another mother! Let’s pray for our children – let’s keep knocking until the door opens – let’s keep trusting God to save our children and then stand back and see the salvation of God!

These 5 Bible verses are powerful to pray for your children!


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Stephanie Shott
Stephanie Shott  is a pastor’s wife, mom of two adult sons, abuela (grandma), writer, speaker and Bible teacher who loves Jesus like crazy and loves ministering to the hearts of women. She founded The M.O.M. Initiative with a passion to help the body of Christ make mentoring missional.