As a parent, you want more than anything for God to bring peace, joy and Godly direction into the lives of your children. Use these 30 Bible verses to pray over your children to bring God’s blessing into their lives.prayers children, bible verses for children

Bible Verses for Children

Just as children need discipline and correction in order to stay on the right path, God tells us in Scripture that we are His children and He corrects us as a father. God wants us to succeed and have a future of hope and success, just like we want to see for our own children. God has set the perfect example for us as parents.

As you use these Bible verses for children to pray for your kids, may it lift your spirits and remind you of the tender heart that God wants all of His children to have.

Don’t wait for something bad to happen before you pray for your children. You have an opportunity to give them a gift beyond compare by taking their current and future needs to God.

Pray that your children will…

  • Learn and grow.
  • Have God’s wisdom to handle life’s challenges.
  • Pursue a personal relationship with Christ.
  • Enjoy their God-given life.
  • Learn from their mistakes.

Pray that…

  • God will be their guide and source of joy.
  • God will help them love who He has created them to be.

Pray for their future…

  • Spouse.
  • Teachers.
  • Friends.
  • Bosses.
  • Safety.

The Powerful Prayers of a Parent, Grandparent or Loved One for a Child

Whether you are a mom, grandma, aunt or uncle or other loved one, never underestimate the power of your prayer and blessing in the life of a child.

As a mom of 5 children, foster mom to many, and a parent of children with special needs, I continually pray for my children. I have seen God work in the lives of my children and seen the ways He blesses them and intervenes for their best. (Click here for more Bible verses especially for special needs parents.)

30 Bible verses for kids

Frequently Asked Questions about How to Pray for Your Children

Here are answers to commonly asked questions about how to pray for your children.

What does the Bible say about bringing up a child?

One Bible verse that gives the most specific direction about how to raise a child is this one,  “Train up a child in the way he should go; Even when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6) This may be the best-known parenting verse in the Bible.

What is a good Bible verse for a child?

Here are some helpful verses for a child to learn and memorize.
  • 1 Corinthians 10:31, “Whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.”
  • Psalm 19:1, ” The heavens declare the glory of God.”
  • Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”
  • Psalm 139:14,  “I praise you God, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”

What does the Bible say about praying for your children?

Consider this verse from Philippians 4:6, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

Often as parents we worry about our kids, but this verse reminds us that we have no reason to worry. Give your requests and concerns to God who is our perfect Father.


How do I pray for my children?

Consider this explanation from Desiring God about how to pray for your kids:
Just start talking to God like you would talk to a friend. Thank Him for everything he’s given you, and then ask Him to forgive your sins. Pray for others and for yourself. Pray for the holy spirit and commit your day into God’s hands. 
Pray these Bible verses for children. Jesus promises us that if we ask, seek, and knock, the Father will give us good in return (Luke 11:9–13), even if the good isn’t apparent for forty years. And because Jesus regularly asked those who came to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” (Mark 10:51), we know that he wants us to be specific with our requests. 

30 Bible Verses for Children – Free PDF Printable30 Bible Verse to Pray for Your Children

Use our free PDF printable to receive a month’s worth of daily prayer ideas for your children. Click the red button below to get your copy.




Digital Bible Reading Plan with Back to the Bible Ministries

In partnership with Back to the Bible Ministries, this 30 day Bible reading plan for your children is also available in a digital format on an app.

Click here to subscribe to The Holy Mess and Back to the Bible digital Bible reading plan.


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