Prayers for children and unborn


Father, in the Name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, I thank you for blessing me with my children and for entrusting me with them.  I come boldly before you lifting them up and confessing your Word concerning my children.  Father, you instructed us to teach and train our children in the ways of the Lord.  I therefore ask for your wisdom on how to teach my children in your ways and your Word.  I pray that the Word of God which I teach them will be hidden deep within their hearts.  And, as a result, when they grow older, they will not depart from your ways of your Word.

Father, I decree and declare you would help me to live a Godly life before them each day that is holy and acceptable in your sight.  As I do so, I thank you for blessing my children to follow me as I follow you in your ways, and in obedience to your Word.  I thank you for the promise of your Word that you would save us and our household.  Therefore, I thank you that my children are saved and covered by the blood of Jesus Christ.  I thank you not only for the salvation of their souls, but for the complete salvation of their minds and bodies, as well as their souls.

I confess your Word over my children that they are obedient and submissive.  I confess first of all, that even at a young age, that my children are obedient and submissive to your ways and your Word.  I confess secondly, that my children are obedient and submissive to their parents, and the spirit of rebellion is far from them.  I thank you that they are receptive and obedient to my/our directions, instructions, guidance and corrections.  I confess that my children are respectful to me/us, and they are also respectful to their school administrators/teachers and church leaders, as well as other adults in authority in their lives.  I thank you Father that my children have the mind of Christ.  I confess that they are not conformed to the world, but they are transformed unto the image of Christ daily.  Help them to discern good from bad, right from wrong, and what is Godly from what is evil.  Help them to choose the right friends and peers, and not be drawn to do wrong or evil by the wrong crowd.  And help them not to be influenced to commit sin and ungodliness by television, movies, music, or other negative influences of the world.

I thank you for the promise of your Word to keep my children in all their ways.  I thank you therefore for keeping them from anything or anyone that would hurt them or do them harm.  I thank you and trust you to keep them from drugs, alcohol, smoking, and other substance abuse and addictive habits.  Thank you for keeping them from adolescent and premarital sex and sexual experimentation.  Thank you for keeping them from child molesters, sexual perverts, and anyone that would attempt to deceive them and exploit their innocence or naïve-ness.  I thank you for your strong and mighty angels that you have assigned to watch over my children to protect them, and keep them safe from any and all accidents, hurt, harm, and danger.  I pray that you would keep them from all shootings, stabbings, and crime or violence of any kind in their schools, as well as any place they may go.  I speak your Word that my children walk in good health.  By the stripes of Jesus Christ I decree that they are healed from the crown of their heads to the soles of their feet of every sickness and disease and no sickness or disease (adolescent or adult) is able to come near their dwelling.

I take authority over every demonic spirit, every principality, and every spirit of wickedness in high places.  I bind them from my children.  I pull down every stronghold and demonic influence from their lives; I cast down every wicked imagination from their minds; I bind and loose every power of witchcraft and sorcery from their minds, hearts and lives.  I decree these, and every other demonic and satanic spirit to be off limits to the lives of my children; and also decree them to be helpless, powerless, inoperative and ineffective against them, by the authority of the Name of Jesus Christ.  Amen


Prayers for Child’s Spiritual Protection

Heavenly Father,

Help [insert name(s)] to submit to you, O God, and to resist the devil.  Make the devil flee from [insert name(s)] as he/she draws near to you. According to your Word, “So give yourselves to God.  Stand against the devil and he will run away from you.  Come close to God and He will come close to you.  Wash your hands, you sinners.  Clean up your hearts, you who want to follow the sinful ways of the world and God at the same time. James 4:7-8 NLV.

Lead [insert name(s)] not into temptation, but deliver him/her from the evil one. According to your Word, “Do not let us be tempted, but keep us from sin.  Your nation is holy.  You have power and shining-greatness forever.  Let it be so.”  Matthew 6:13 NLV.

Put a hedge of protection and blessing around [insert name(s)] and everything he has.  According to your Word, “He came into the world.  The world was made by Him, but it did not know Him.” John 1:10 NLV.

Give [insert name(s)] the weapons he/she needs to demolish strongholds, arguments and every pretension that set itself up against the knowledge of you, Lord.  Help [insert name(s)] to take captive every though he/she has to make it obedient to Christ.  According to your Word, “We do not use those things to fight with that the world uses.  We use the things God gives to fight with and they have power.  Those things God gives to fight with destroy that strong-places of the devil.  We break down every thought and proud thing that puts itself up against the wisdom of God.  We take hold of every thought and make it obey Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:4-5  NLV

Do not remove [insert name(s)] from the pressures and trials of this world, but protect him/her from the evil one.  Remind him/her that she belongs to you, not to the world.  According to your Word, “I have given your Word to my followers.  The world hated them because they do not belong to the world.  I do not ask you to take them out of the world.  I ask you to keep them from the devil.” John 17:14-15

Keep from the snares the enemy has laid for him/her, from the traps set by evildoers.  Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while he/she passes by in safety. “Keep me from the trap they have set for me.  Keep me from the nets of those who do wrong.  Let the sinful fall into their own nets, while I pass by and am safe. Psalm 141:9-10

Show [insert name(s)] how to put off him/her old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires, and make him/her in the attitude of him/her mind.  Cause him/her to put off falsehood and speak truthfully, and to refrain from sin when he/she is angry.  Above all, do not let, [insert names(s)] do anything that would give the devil a foothold in his/her life.  According to your Word, “Put away the old person and used to be.  Have nothing to do with your old sinful life.  It was sinful because of being fooled into following bad desires.  Let your minds and hearts be made new.  You must become a new person and be God-like.  Then you will be made right with God and have a true holy life.  So stop lying to each other.  Tell the truth to your neighbor.  We all belong to the same body.  If you are angry, do not let it become sin.  Get over your anger before the day is finished.  Do not let the devil start working in your life.” Ephesians 4:22-27

Clothe [insert name(s)] with your full armor so that he/she can take his stand against the devil’s schemes.  Help him/her to stand firm with the belt of truth buckled round his/her waist and the breastplate of righteousness in place.  Fit his feet with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.  Give [insert name(s)] the shield of faith, with which he/she can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  Place the helmet of salvation on his/her hand and him/her to pray, and to be alert. According to your Word, “Put on the things God gives you to fight with.  Then you will not fall into the traps of the devil.  Our fight is not with people.  It is against the leaders and the powers and the spirits of darkness in this world.  It is against the demon world that works in the heavens.  Because of this, put on all the things God gives you to fight with.  Then you will be able to stand in that sinful day.  When it is all over, you will still be standing.  So stand up and do not be moved.  Wear a belt of truth around your body.  Wear a piece of iron over your chest which is being right with God.  Wear shoes on your feet which are the Good News of peace.  Most important of all, you need a covering of faith in front of you.  This is to put out the fire-arrows of the devil.  The covering for your head is that you have been saved from the punishment of sin.  Take the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God.”Ephesians 6:11-18 NLV

Keep men of perverse heart far from [insert name(s)], let him/her have nothing to do with evil.  According to your Word, “A sinful heart will be far from me.  I will have nothing to do with sin.” Psalm 101:4 NLV

Do not let anyone lead [insert name(s)] astray.  Cause him/her to do what is righteous rather than what is sinful.  Thank you for sending your Son to destroy the devil’s work. According to your Word, “my children, let no one lead you in the wrong way.  The man who does what is right, is right with God in the same way as Christ is right with God.  The person who keeps on sinning belongs to the devil.  The devil has sinned from the beginning.  But the Son of God came to destroy the works of the devil.” 1 John 3:7-8

***Praying the Scriptures for your children, Jodie Berndt, Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Michigan ******


Prayer for an Unborn Child

“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.  Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!  Your workmanship is marvelous, how well I know it.” Psalm 139:13-14

Thank you, Father , for the precious gift of life.  To have the honor of welcoming this new baby into my/our home and family is a joyous privilege indeed.  I praise you, Father, for  this tiny person you are giving to me/us.  He/she is a fearfully and wonderfully made.

Cover the womb with your love.  Bless my/our child with a supernatural awareness of your presence.  May he/she always know that you are with him/her.  May he/she always be sensitive to your Spirit.  As he/she learns to bond together with us/me, his/her parents, may he/she also learn to bond with you.

I thank you, Father, that you see my/our baby’s substance even as he/she is being made in secret.  You know him/her intimately.  Begin even now, Lord, to call him/her and to prepare his/her heart to respond to you.

Grant good health and vitality to my/our precious baby.  As you take him/her from the womb, make him/her hope in you.  May he/she be cast upon you from the womb.  Be his/her God from now throughout eternity.

Strengthen this child even now, Lord, May he/she trust you with all his/her heart.  Guide him/her from the womb.  Fashion him/her according to your purposes.  Form him/her from the womb to be your servant, Father.

Even as John the Baptist leaped for joy within the womb of Elizabeth, his mother, when he became aware of your presence, may my/our baby develop a spiritual sensitivity that will lead him/her to recognize your presence and your voice.

Lord Jesus, I thank you for your great love for children.  May my/our child know your love and acceptance throughout his/her life, and may he/she always trust and love you.

Blessed be the God and Father of my Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.  According to you, Lord, have chosen us before the foundation of the world, so choose my/our precious unborn child to be holy and without blame before you in love.

May I ever be like your handmaiden Hannah who prayed, “for this child I prayed; and the lord hath given me my petition which I asked of him.  Therefore also I have lent him to the Lord; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the Lord.”

Lord, I present my/our baby to you.  Bless him/her.  Lead him/her throughout his/her life.  Thank you for blessing me/us with him/her.  Use this child to bring glory to your Name.

My heart rejoices in your goodness.  I bask in your blessing and in your salvation.  I dedicate the life and future of this unborn child to you in the Name of Jesus.

***References: Psalms 139:14-15, Isaiah 49:1, Psalms 22:9, Psalms 22:10, Psalms 71:6, Job 31:15, Isaiah 49:5, Luke 1:41, Matthew 19:14, Ephesians 1:4, I Samuel 1:28, 2:1 ***

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