Asking for Prayer
I am a parent who is struggling right now. I am asking for people to please pray for my child. My child is going through a lot and I am worried about him/her. I appreciate any and all prayers. Thank you.
For a specific need
I am requesting prayer for a specific need. I am confident that God can meet this need, and I am asking for His help. I believe that He is faithful and will answer my prayer according to His will. I thank Him in advance for His answer, and I will praise Him no matter what the outcome.
For general protection
“Dear God, I come to You today asking for protection. I ask that You would surround me with Your angels and that You would give me the strength and wisdom to overcome any challenges I may face. I also ask that You would bless me and those around me, and keep us safe from harm. Thank You for Your love and care. Amen.”
How to Pray for Your Child
It is so important to pray for our children! We need to pray for their safety, their health, their spiritual lives, their future, and more. But how do we know what to pray? What are some specific things we can pray for our children?
Praying for their future
Pray that your child would grow in wisdom. “if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” (James 1:5). It’s never too early to start praying that your children would grow in wisdom. Right now, they may seem like they have all the answers, but as they get older, they will face decisions that are hard to make. Pray that God would give them the wisdom to make the right choices.
Pray for their character. “Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.” (1 Peter 4:8). As your children grow, their character will be tested. There will be times when it’s easy to love others and times when it’s not. Pray that their love for others would be sincere and that they would be quick to forgive when they are wronged.
Pray for their future spouse. “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her… In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself… For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh… So they are no longer two but one flesh… What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” (Ephesians 5:25-32). If you are praying for your child’s future spouse, pray that God would bring someone into their life who loves Jesus first and foremost. Pray that they would be compatible and that they would have a strong relationship built on trust and respect.
For their daily needs
Pray that your child would have all their daily needs met. This could include anything from having enough money to buy lunch at school, to having friends to sit with at lunch, or needing wisdom in a test they are taking.
Pray that your child would be obedient. This includes things like obeying their teachers and parents, being kind to others, not speaking bad words, and being responsible with their things.
For their spiritual life
Pray that your child would have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Pray that they would love Him and follow Him all the days of their life.
Pray that they would be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit in their life. That they would be yielded to His leading and guidance in every area of their life.
Pray that they would be challenges to live a life that is pleasing to God and brings glory to His name. That they would not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of their minds. (Romans 12:2)
Pray that they would have a hunger and thirst for righteousness and that they would be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding. (Colossians 1:9-10)
Pray that the Lord would give them wisdom and discretion so that they may walk in His ways all the days of their life. (Proverbs 2:20)
Pray for their protection from Satan’s schemes and attacks. That God would give them wisdom to stand firm against the enemy’s lies and deception. (Ephesians 6:11-12)
Why Pray for Your Child
Prayer is a way to talk to God. It is a way to communicate with the One who knows everything and is all-powerful. As you pray for your child, you are asking God to intervene in his or her life in a way that only He can. You are also showing your child that you trust God to take care of him or her.
When you pray for your children, you’re partnering with God in the work He is doing in their lives. And when you pray according to His promises, you can be confident that He hears and will answer your prayers.
Here are 10 of God’s promises to stand on when you pray for your children:
- I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My loving eye on you. (Psalm 32:8)
- For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)
- Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)
- The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are open to their cry. (Psalm 34:15)
5.casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7)
- If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.(James 1:5)
7 .The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; He delivers them from all their troubles.(Psalm 34:17)
8 . no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper .(Isaiah 54:17 )
9 . The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.(Psalm 23:1 )
The benefits of prayer
When you pray for your child, you are opening up a channel of communication with God. You are asking for His help and guidance in your child’s life. Prayer is also a way to give thanks for the blessing of your child.
Prayer can have a powerful impact on your child’s life. Here are some of the ways that prayer can make a difference:
-Prayer can help your child to grow closer to God.
-Prayer can give your child strength and courage in difficult times.
-Prayer can help your child to make good decisions.
-Prayer can protect your child from danger.
-Prayer can help your child to heal from sickness or injury.
-Prayer can give you peace of mind as a parent.