This powerful Scripture-based prayer for your child’s health will helps you grow in faith as you surrender your to the Lord and trust Him for the protection of your child.
A Prayer for Your Child’s Health
Father, thank you that You have blessed my children with whole and healthy bodies. You have knit them together beautifully and perfectly in You sight. You know them inside and out, to the most minute detail. I praise You, Father, for their lives.
Lord I pray that You would protect and strengthen their bodies against any harmful invasions of disease, sicknesses and other health altering situations. Where there may be any weakness or potential vulnerability in their bodies, protect and reinforce their bodies with health and strength.
Father, I pray You would also motivate each of my children to care for their body in a manner that promotes health and is well-pleasing to You. Help them know that our bodies are the temples where Your Spirit resides and meets with us personally; a sacred place where You come to dwell. Remove any tendencies toward laziness or indifference in caring for themselves and replace it with an awareness that what they put in their vessel has the ability to harm or nourish their body. So whether it is regular bathing, making better food choices, exercising, or any other way to appropriately care for their specific body, Father, help them make wise choices.
Father, Your Word also says that to bring health to our body and nourishment to our bones, we must fear You and shun evil (Proverbs 3:7-8). I pray fervently, Lord, that You would impress Yourself upon my children and give them an appropriate awe of You. Give them the ability too recognize evil and the strength to shun it so they may flourish in abundant health of mind, body and soul. In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.
Verses to Reflect Upon
“Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.” Proverbs 3:7-8
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God- this is your spiritual act of worship.” Romans 12:1
“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your body.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
“I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.” 3 John 1:2
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