10 Biblical Prayers to Pray for Your Children

His heart was pounding as he ran towards the mountain of evil before him. The mountain was huge, evil and dark, but there was no fear in the heart of the young man. Only resounding courage and trust in the God of his fathers. When the giant fell, all the doubters gathered around David and cheered in joy while courage sprouted in their hearts and they rose to fight on to victory.

She shuddered as the servants relayed the way her husband had treated the men that had spent the winter protecting their flocks. She knew the anger of their Shepherd Warrior leader would be kindled, and with good cause. There was no one to stand in the gap, so she ordered her men to saddle her donkey and she rode out toward the impending doom, alone. Later, David thanked the Lord for sending Abigail to speak peace to his heart and prevent him from shedding blood.


These are just a couple of the legendary stories and people we read about in the Bible. We all want to be like David and Abigail.

Peter, Mary, Paul, Rahab – they are all role models many of us have looked up to since our childhood. We all want to be like them: followers of God with fire in our hearts and bold courage shining through our actions. We dream of being Kingdom shakers and mountain movers.

And we long to see the same traits in our children.

So many times I have planned out ways to make my children be like these mighty people. But that is my pride speaking. I can no more make my children warriors of faith than I can create a thunderstorm during a drought.

I have come to learn that, while I can be an example to my kids, the most effective thing I can do is pray. I cannot put my children through my school and have them come out like David and Abigail. Each man and woman that did wonderful things for God went through HIS school and learned to follow Him on His terms.

Most of the heroes of faith did not come from wonderful background or particularly great families. Yet God used them in gigantic ways, beyond their imagination!

So how do we inspire our children towards these great traits? We pray!

Father, I pray my son will be a mighty warrior in Your Kingdom as David was. I pray he will become a man after your heart and that he will have a humble & contrite heart towards You when he has done wrong.” {1 Samuel 17, Acts 13:22, Psalm 51}

Father I pray that my daughter will be full of wisdom and seek peace as Abigail did. Give her the spirit of a peacemaker and the bravery to make her voice heard when there is a need.” {1 Samuel 25:14-35}

There is so much value in praying these biblical character traits into children – even before they are born! Speak words of life into and over your children!

If you’re like me, then it can be a little hard to know where to start. That is why I created some printable prayer cards with powerful prayers based on the life of 10 different people in the Bible who did great things for the Kingdom of God! And I created them just for you!

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I want to just share a few Bible verses with you yet:

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. {1 John 5:14}

Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. {Jeremiah 29:12}

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. {Colossians 4:2}

I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer. {Psalm 17:6}

Battle on, dear Mom! The Lord is on your side!

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About the author: Stefani is a wife, Mommy & adoption advocate. She loves to write and encourage women to follow God with their whole hearts. She is a firm believer in morning coffee, friendship and finding joy in the journey. When she is not spending time with family and friends you can find her writing over at Walls of Home or at the Battlefield Moms group.

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