10 Scripture Passages To Pray For Your Children

God has made it abundantly clear in Scripture that he wants to bless our children and descendants. He’s given us many promises to give us faith to hope and pray for their salvation and well-being. Here are 10 passages of Scripture followed by brief prayers for your family:

And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” AC 16.31

O Lord Jesus, I have believed in you and you have saved me. I believe it is your will to save my children. Please save each and every one of my children for your glory.

All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children. Isaiah 54:13

O Lord, you have promised that all my children shall be taught by you. Please do this. Please reveal yourself to all my children, and save them. Please fill my children with your great peace.

“And as for me, this is my covenant with them,” says the Lord: “My Spirit that is upon you, and my words that I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, or out of the mouth of your offspring, or out of the mouth of your children’s offspring,” says the Lord, “from this time forth and forevermore.” Isaiah 59:21

Heavenly Father, you have promised that your Spirit and your word would never depart from me or my children or their children. Please save each one of my children and grandchildren and descendants and fill each one with your Spirit. And please cause each one to love and delight in your word.

The children of your servants shall dwell secure; their offspring shall be established before you. Psalm 102:28

O Lord, please establish my children and descendants before you. Cause each one to follow you wholeheartedly as disciples all the days of their lives.

Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commandments! His offspring will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Psalm 112:1-2

Lord Jesus, you have moved me to fear you and I want to fear you. Help me delight in your commandmenst more and more. Please cause each of my children and descendants to be mighty in the land. Please use each one to influence thousands for you.

The righteous who walks in his integrity— blessed are his children after him! Proverbs 20:7

Lord, thank you that you have helped me to walk in integrity. You promised that if I did this you would bless my children. So I ask you to please bless my children. Thank you Lord Jesus.

I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread. Psalm 37:25

O Lord, thank you that in all my years you have never forsaken me. Thank you for all the ways you have provided for me over the years. I ask that you would continue to be faithful to my children and provide for them. Thank you Lord.

In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge. Proverbs 14:26

Lord God, please help me to fear you. Please deliver me from temptation and sin. And please deliver my children from temptation and sin, evil and harm. Thank you that you are our mighty refuge.

I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear me forever, for their own good and the good of their children after them. Jeremiah 32:39

Father, you have given me a new heart. You have promised that if I fear you it will be for my good and my children’s good. So I pray that you would please do good to my children and all my descendants. Please cause them to fear you for their good and their children after them.

Therefore you shall keep his statutes and his commandments, which I command you today, that it may go well with you and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days in the land that the Lord your God is giving you for all time.” Deuteronomy 4:40

Oh Lord, you have given me a heart to keep your commandments and you’ve helped me by the power of your Spirit. Please let it go well with my children and descendants. Please give them hearts to obey your word and walk in the manner worthy of the gospel all their lives.

No matter how your kids are doing, keep praying for them. Never give up. God has made it abundantly clear that he wants to save and spiritually prosper them. What a wonderful God we serve!

Mark Altrogge

I’m a pastor at Saving Grace Church in Indiana, PA. I’m married to Kristi, have 5 kids, and a growing number of grandkids. I enjoy songwriting, oil painting and coffee, not necessarily in that order.