A Prayer for Your Child’s Protection

A Prayer for Your Child’s Protection

Father, I thank You that You invite us into Your protection; that when we seek You and make You our God that You promise to command Your angels to watch over us (Psalm 91:9-12).

I pray now that You would protect my children as they go throughout their days. Hem them in behind and before and lay Your hand upon them (Psalm 139:5). Do not let any harm come to them. Keep each of my children safe beneath Your wings and guard them against any plots that are meant to harm or bring ruin to them. Be close to each of my children, Lord, surround them with Your favor as with a shield (Psalm 5:11-12).

I pray You would protect them in all the ways they walk; in their coming out and their going in. Guard them against diseases of the mind and body, accidents, predators and kinds of evil and evil-doers. Anoint each of my children with Your favor and protection, letting them rest safely between Your shoulders (Deuteronomy 33:12).

Father, as my children walk through their days, I pray You would give them clear direction in doing Your will, so they may remain within Your protection. Give them wisdom to know when to shy away from potential harm, both physically and spiritually. Then help them courageously walk away from it. May the blood of Jesus ash over each of my children, covering them as they walk through this day and every day of their lives. In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.

Verses to Reflect Upon

If you make the Most High your dwelling – even the Lord, who is my refuge – then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent. For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways: they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. Psalm 91:9-12

You hem me in – behind and before, You have laid Your hand upon me. Psalm 139:5

The Lord will keep you from all harm – He will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. Psalm 121:7-8

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. Proverbs 18:10

But let all who take refuge in You be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread Your protection over them, that those who love Your name may rejoice in You. For surely, O Lord, You bless the righteous; You surround them with Your favor as with a shield. Psalm 5:11-12

You are my hiding place; You will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. Psalm 32:8

Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in Him, for He shields him all day long, and the one the Lord loves rests between His shoulders. Deuteronomy 33:12

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  1. Beth Price-Almeida says:

    Lately, it seems like all I’m seeing or hearing is about a child being murdered or abused in some awful way, or killing another person. I notice most of society isn’t around when it comes to the teaching kids by example, but they are sure there for the condemning of both the child and the parent.
    All anyone has to do to KNOW the Devil is REAL, is look at the wars he is eating against the fAIMLY AND CHILDREN.

  2. Nicole says:

    Kaylene i only came upon your prayer this morning and i thank you greatly that it is available to me. I found myself in a position of worrying that i could not sleep well last night. When i did sleep i had a bad dream and this morning i got up and knelt at my bed and just couldnt open my mouth. I did not know what to say to God. So i took my phone reluctantly…sigh…and i googled “prayer for my children’s protection ” and i scrolled down the search results passing other links, I’m not sure why. Then i came to your link and i am able to type this long comment because i felt an immediate sense of calm and God comfort after praying this prayer. What gave me an even greater feeling that God already has my situation under his control and my children are protected is reflecting on the scriptures you added at the bottom, supporting your prayer. So THANK YOU Kaylene for helping me to voice my need to our heavenly father this morning, through your prayer. God bless you dear.

  3. Ana says:

    Hi I love the prayers that you post. How can I go about buying your book or a digital copy where I can download. Please let me know.

  4. Dianna says:

    I could not slèep today. Both my kids in the next room and I just was not feeling calm in my spirit. So I googled verses from the Bible that speak of protection over children. And I came across this prayer. What is so profound is, I was literally reading Psalms 91 the previous morning.
    May God bless and continue to pour out his Grace through you.

  5. Artee Rogers says:

    I’ve been so sad lately two days ago in my hometownon a 2-year-old beautiful girl found dead in a bayou 20 mi from the parents apartment the investigators consider it to be a homicide. Hurts my heart so deeply. I’ve been on my knees praying asking God for protection over children of all ages.I ask my husband to drive me near the apartment so that we can kneel and pray. I needed to express my heartfelt feelings this morning and The Lord led me to your beautiful prayers. Thank you and God bless you and everyone on this panel!

    • Kaylene Yoder says:

      I am so sorry for the heartbreak you are going through. I pray the Lord is comforting you and supplying you with peace beyond understanding. He is near to you, His brokenhearted child.

  6. Dawn says:

    I just would like to thank you for your teachings in prayer for the things in which we all as Christians, non- believers and followers of God can use. I’m currently doing a prayer for my 3 daughters and 1 son whom are all young adults. Also uses the prayer for my 9 grandchildren as well as extended family. Although I’m not new to knowing the Father as my lord and savior. I’m fairly new to praying regular. I’ m so thankful and honored to have came across your site. Glory to God for using you and making your site available to spread His message of love and his powerful words of prayer especially during this season when we need it the most.

  7. Debra says:

    Kaylene, thank you for this prayer. A few months ago, I asked the Lord for a prayer that I could pray over my child and the Lord led me to you. I pray this prayer everyday and insert my child’s name. I also insert my nieces and nephews names. About a week ago, one of my nephew’s was involved in a car accident were the vehicle flipped several times, him and his passengers were able to crawl out of the vehicle before it caught fire. The Lord is good and keeps his promises.

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