5 Scriptures to Pray Over Your Son Regularly

As I searched for Scriptures to pray over sons, once again I stood in awe of how powerful prayer is… you know?

I’m not sure we understand the extent of the power of prayer, but we know there is something greater. Something more.

Something so wildly powerful and effective that we can’t quite put the notion aside that maybe… just maybe… it could help us, move us, strengthen us, change us and see us through whatever we’re facing.

I don’t know what brought you here,

Maybe you’re the mom of seven boys, feeling a tad overwhelmed.

Maybe you’re the first time mom to a newborn son looking to glean some wisdom and insight.

Or maybe you’re the grandmother raising her grandson(s) and you need direction and advice because, as you told me,“This world is so much more harsh and raw than it was thirty years ago and I’m scared for my boys.”

Where do we start in this fight for our child?

What are the most proven strategies for growing strong in the faith, courageous, wise young men?

The fact is, I don’t know all the answers to raising a son.

But I do know this:

God loves your son more than you do. And God will fight for him better than you can.

There are things we do well to teach our sons and train them in the ways of the Lord, but we bring our best fight and do our best parenting on our knees.

Never have I felt such an urgency to go to relentless prayer for my children as I do right now.

So we are kicking off this series of raising boys right where we do our greatest battle- on our prayer bones.

5 Scriptures to Pray Over Your Son Regularly

  1. 1 Kings 2:2-3 for courage and leadership
  2. 1 Kings 3: 9 for wisdom and insight
  3. 1 Chronicles 4:9-10 for guidance, blessing and being a good influence
  4. Psalm 119: 9-16 for purity, knowledge and growth
  5. Micah 6:8 for humility and authenticity

Dear mom, I know you are on your knees praying for your son. I know you your hopes are high for your child, however I also know the battle is real.

How about we become a generation of Hannah Moms?

Let’s get on our “prayer bones” and offer our sons back to the Lord like Hannah did with her son, Samuel, saying,

“I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.” 1 Samuel 1:27-28


That’s what I want for my son- a mom who hands him over to the One who will never fail or misguide him.

So whether you are the mom or the grandmother to the boy(s) you are raising, and no matter how old they are, three days or fifty years and thirty years lost… in prayer you can give your son to the Lord to be molded and transformed into a man of character, integrity and strong faith.

Be the Hannah Mom. (Read her story in 1 Samuel 1 & 2)

Love much. Pray big.

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  1. Dawn says:

    Oh, the power of prayer! I know it’s real. I pray over my kids constantly. This parenting thing is scary sometimes, and I’m so thankful to be a able to bring my requests for my kids before God, who loves them even more than I do.
    I’m so excited for this series, Kaylene! This was a great post to kick it off with.

  2. Thabitha says:

    I am a single mom who loves praying for her children I have a son 21 and a daughter 18. Thank you for the verses, it helps in focusing my prayers and consistency so 🙏

  3. Caprice says:


    These tools that you provide us with are truly God sent and right on time. I really appreciate your obedience in following what the Lord has sent and called you go. I have been looking for everything that you provide for a few years now. You make everything so plain and easy to understand. You are truly a gift to the body of Christ and appreciate your gift and obedience. May God continue to bless you and your family and give you his wisdom and revelation knowledge. I’m so blessed to have found you teachings and encouragement.

  4. Alicia says:

    This is an encouraging post. I especially love how you mentioned God loves our son(s) more than we do. That’s so true! My boys are grown but these scriptures are still a wonderful way to pray for them. Thanks for sharing them.


  5. Sandra says:

    I always see so much for daughters and feel like sometimes sons tend to be placed on the back burner…so to speak! Thank you for the scripture for our sons and the encouragement!

  6. Victoria says:

    I’m 65 and I have 2 children (daughter – married – 40 and my prodigal son 36). I also consider my son-in-law as my son too. He is saved but needs to be more serious about his walk with Jesus. That being said I appreciate these verses. Praying scripture is the most powerful way to pray because we are praying YHVH’s words back to HIM.

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