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12 Prayers to Pray Over Your Children 

Mama we need to be prayer warriors for our children. This shouldn't be an area that we neglect or haphazardly do every once in awhile. If you don't know where to start, start with our 12 prayers to pray over your children. Printable option included!

“Can you pray for me to be good at football when you do your Bible study?”

“Can you pray for my tooth to come out when you go to bed?”

“Can you pray for my green buggers to go away?”

“Can you pray for me to do good at school?”

These are phrase that I hear quite often coming from my children. They are always coming to me with different prayer request needs that they have.

They know their Mama is praying for them. They know they can ask me to pray about anything near and dear to their little hearts and that I will do it. Even if it may seem trivial to me as an adult I know that it is big deal in their little world.

Teaching them that prayer is essential in our lives is so important to me. It warms my heart to hear one of them say, “we need to pray about THAT” when they see or hear something. many times when we see an ambulance, police car or fire truck rushing past us one of my kids will request that we stop and pray right then for that emergency.  I love that prayer is their first defense as children and I hope to continue to instill this behavior in their lives as they age.

Mamas, we need to be praying.

We need to be praying for our marriage, our husbands, and our children. Every single day. Satan is on the attack more than ever to tear down Christianity in America and one way to fight against him is to be on our knees diligently praying for our family to remain strong and faithful. There is power in power!

Praying for our children needs to be one of the most important things that we do for them as we raise them. We need to not take it too lightly or give up because it’s a hard habit to form. We shouldn’t be waiting until their teenagers as if their life doesn’t really starts for them until that point. There are many battles to be won in the toddler and preschool ages as well! We need to be praying consistently from the time they are born. We need to make it a priority. We need to persevere.

We can be training them as best we know how and living out the Christian values we want for them to own for themselves one day but our greatest impact on their spiritual lives will be fought in our prayer closet.

When I was a teenager, the pastor of our church at the time preached a message on 12 things parents need to be praying for for their children. Yes, I took notes! I knew I’d have kids one day so I knew they would come in handy at some point. And they sure have! I pray these 12 things over my children almost daily. I hope you will begin doing so as well.

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12 Prayers to Pray Over Your Children

  1. To know Christ as their Savior.
  2. To really love the Lord and walk with God (not just Sundays!).
  3. Develop a love for the Bible.
  4. Develop Christian character.
  5. Develop Biblical convictions and standard for their lives.
  6. Submit to God; resist satan.
  7. Submit to parents and authority.
  8. Single-hearted – willing to do anything for God.
  9. Desire the right kind of friends.
  10. Kept from the wrong mate and be willing to wait
  11. Stay pure until marriage.
  12. Not only to have a desire but that they WILL serve the Lord.

When my children ask me to pray about something that I have already on my list they get so smiley knowing that I am already praying for that.  For example, being kind and obedient. Those are daily requests, amen?? This simple act makes them feel special. It makes them feel loved.

I don’t know about you but just knowing that my husband or someone else is praying for me makes me feel special, more loved and more important to them. The fact that they care enough about me to take time to pray to God the Father on my behalf is such a blessing. I want my children to experience those feelings.

I never want them to forget that I am faithfully praying over their lives. If they were to ever stray from the fold of God, I hope that the memory of me praying over them will somehow have a greater impact on them and perhaps bring them home. Recently, I was encouraged by an article from my friend Melanie, she tells a story of a mother who has prayed for her wayward son for 30 years and how she won’t stop until he comes back to Jesus. That is powerful. I pray that I too will be a prayer warrior on my children’s behalf.

The battle for our children’s spiritual lives starts when they’re born and may never stop for as long as we live. Being a Mama is an important job, we rock the cradle of the next generation. Let’s raise them up to be strong warriors for Christ!

I am so passionate about this subject that I decided to create a printable of these prayers for you! You’ll receive this subscriber freebie in your inbox by simply subscribing below! (*If you’re already a subscriber simply check out the bottom of today’s email for the download!)

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Your turn! Are you praying faithfully for your children? Do see the importance of praying for their spirituality? Do you have prayer requests you like for me to pray for? I’d love to pray for you!

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    Jenifer Harrod
    November 6, 2015 at 10:26 am

    I loved this post but could you tell me how to print this poster, its really cute.

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      Anastasia Safee
      November 6, 2015 at 10:41 am

      Jenifer, I am so glad you loved this post! This poster is a subscriber freebie that is being offered, all you have to do is sign up for our emails and it will be attached right at the bottom!

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    Alyssa J Howard
    November 6, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    This is wonderful. 🙂 I had a praying mother (still do!) and I can’t begin to tell you how much that impacted my life – both spiritually and emotionally. Thank you for sharing this!

    Alyssa (visiting from #DanceWithJesus)

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      Anastasia Safee
      November 7, 2015 at 6:11 pm

      I am so glad to hear the Alyssa, it is encouraging for younger mothers to hear the testimonies from those whose lives have been impacted by a praying mother. Thanks for the tweet and visiting today!

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    November 7, 2015 at 1:30 am

    It certainly is so important to pray prayers over our kids! <3

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    November 7, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Love this! What a great reminder to pray for our kiddos. Having not grown up Christian, those habits have not come natural to me. I pray that my kids will feel and know they can rely on me for prayer requests one day, like your do. 🙂

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      Anastasia Safee
      November 7, 2015 at 6:14 pm

      It is never too late to start and make an impact. Your children will be blessed and remember that!

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    November 7, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    I love how your children ask you to pray for them! Precious. You’re right – things in their worlds may not seem important to us, but to them it’s a huge deal! Blessings!

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    Michele Morin
    November 8, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    Our thoughts are running on the same course this week with our blogs about praying for our children. I’m on the other end of parenting, but still on my knees. We need this call to prayer as it is the most important thing we can do for the spiritual development of our kids!

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      Anastasia Safee
      November 9, 2015 at 11:12 am

      How funny, Michelle! I love that you are still consistently praying for your adult children. Mothering never ends so our prayers shouldn’t either!

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    November 9, 2015 at 10:59 am

    This is a great list of prayers for our children! There are so many requests that I have for my children, from present needs to future ones. I like that this list includes the basics that will help them have spiritual growth in their lives.

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      Anastasia Safee
      November 9, 2015 at 11:07 am

      There are many other things I pray for for my children as well but this list is what I pray for for each one of them consistently. I love having a list format to just add into my prayer journal. I’m a list fan! 🙂

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    November 10, 2015 at 8:08 am

    I like “there is power in prayer.” I know that is right. Never stop praying especially during good and bad times.

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      Anastasia Safee
      November 10, 2015 at 4:27 pm

      That’s right, Betty. Prayer is an essential tool in our lives.

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    Anita Ojeda
    November 10, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Amen! Our daughters are young adults (one is married) and I still pray for them daily. Our youngest had a really rough year last year, and we almost lost her. At times I relied on my prayer warrior friends to do the praying for me because all I could do was cry.

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    November 11, 2015 at 9:03 am

    What a beautiful gift to be able to openly go to a loving God and pray for our children, yes? I made a similar list many moons ago that I still use as a bookmark so it will prompt my pray regularly.
    Your neighbor at Holley’s today.

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      Anastasia Safee
      November 11, 2015 at 3:39 pm

      I love to hear from praying moms! Thanks for visiting Deborah!

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    Jenny @ Unremarkable Files
    November 11, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Great list! Such important things to pray for.

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      Anastasia Safee
      November 11, 2015 at 3:40 pm

      Thank you, Jenny! I think we often over look the spiritual needs of our children while praying for their behavioral or physical needs.

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    November 11, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    A GREAT List. Not just for small children either. These are great prayers for adult kids as well. Thanks!

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      Anastasia Safee
      November 11, 2015 at 10:17 pm

      Yes! I completely agree! As mom’s our job never ends, so our prayers shouldn’t either.

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    November 12, 2015 at 9:05 am

    These are really important prayers we must pray. Thanks a lot for sharing Anastasia.
    Do have a super blessed day!

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    November 12, 2015 at 9:52 am

    These are such important things to pray for! I will definitely have to add these 12 items to my prayer list. Thanks so much for sharing them, Ana!

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    Healing Mama
    November 12, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Yes these are some great prayers! I think the poster is awesome!

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    November 12, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Thank you so much for linking up at #100HappyDays!. I loved this post and the prayers!

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      Anastasia Safee
      November 12, 2015 at 9:59 pm

      Thank you for the kind words, it encourages me! I’m so glad Alison invited me over 🙂

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    Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom
    November 12, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Oh Ana, I just loved this! The prayer prompts are so very helpful and can make that prayer habit more possible because we have an idea of what to focus on!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.

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      Anastasia Safee
      November 12, 2015 at 10:02 pm

      You are so sweet! These prayers make me intentional about praying over my children’s spiritual lives. Which sadly can take a back seat to their physical and behavioral needs. Love your link up – thanks for visiting!

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    November 15, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    I love this encouragement to pray for our children! Thanks so much for sharing this post at Artful Homemaking last week—it’s being featured on this week’s link-up post! 🙂

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    November 20, 2015 at 8:30 am

    This is the second time I have visited your sweet space of grace, Anastasia and it always makes me smile to see the bright pink color popping out. 🙂 (I just had to mention that first.) Prayer is one of the passions of my heart, it is my language, I often say, and I have tried to lead my children to make it theirs as well. We pray together a lot, they know I pray for them, and they are quick to suggest praying for others. It blesses me to see that, I know that out of all that I have taught them, that skill is the most necessary.
    Nice list of reminders and great job, Mama! 🙂

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      Anastasia Safee
      November 20, 2015 at 9:08 am

      The bright pink makes me happy too! I am addicted to pink 🙂 My heart echos yours. I love hearing and seeing my children turn to prayer and bring me prayer requests for themselves and others. Such a blessing to a mothers heart! So glad you stopped by again!

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    Ultra Boost Sale
    May 5, 2017 at 5:46 am

    Woh I enjoy your posts, bookmarked!

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