Children. This prayer topic is near and dear to my heart. No matter who you are you know at least ONE child you can pray for. They may be your blood relative like a son or daughter, or a niece or nephew. Perhaps they are a friend of the family, or the child you saw one day in passing that left an indelible impression upon you. Whatever the connection may be you have an awesome opportunity to bless these little souls, even if you never speak a word to them! How might you do this, you ask? By praying for them. It’s the most powerful and effective way you can positively impact and tenderly touch the precious children who cross your path. The effects of your prayers not only influence their life today, they also impact generations that will flow from them in years to come!
Prayer of Protection
Dear Lord, I lift __________________________up to You and ask Your blessings upon her by keeping her safe all the days of her life. Please lead her along paths that lead to mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional prosperity. May Your angels stand watch over her to bear her up in their hands so that she doesn’t dash her feet against stones (Psalm 91:11-12). Be her comforter in times of sorrow, and may she always know and be able to discern Your love and protection. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Prayer for Favor
Father Your word says You surround us with favor as with a shield (Psalm 51:12). Lord, I pray for _________________________ and ask that You would bless his life with favor with You and favor with man. May men, women, boys, and girls pour blessings upon ________________________ , simply because You have commanded it to be so. May he never take this blessing for granted, but instead glorify You as he lives in this gift that can only come from You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Prayer for Provision for Children
Father, I lift up _____________________ and I thank You that she has everything she needs, whether mentally, physically, spiritually, or emotionally. Your word tells us that You will supply all of our need according to Your riches and glory in Christ Jesus (Phillippians 4:19), and so I thank You that every need in her life is already met. Please bless her to always be a good steward over what You entrust to her, and please help me (or her caregivers) to be a good example and give her good instruction as to how to carefully manage all that You bless us with. Thank You, In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Prayer for Health/Healing
Father, In Jesus’ Name I lift up _____________________________ and pray for his healing and deliverance from ____________________________________________. Lord, I believe that Jesus was wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes ___________________ is healed (Isaiah 53:5). Lord, You know the infirmities that Your precious child bears in his body. I pray You would restore all that is broken, missing, or gone awry in Jesus’ Name. I speak life to ____________________’s body and declare that because of the blood of Jesus Christ, he can and will be made whole according to Your perfect will for his life. Thank You, Jesus, for this wonderful blessing of healing that You secured for ________________far before he would ever need it!In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Prayer for Good Friendships
Father, I thank You that You are the God of relationship, and because You value relationship You take pride in our relationships as well. Father, I pray You would bless ________________________with great friendships throughout the course of her life. Lord I pray for friendships that would be a blessing to _____________________ and not a curse, ones that would add value and not take away, and individuals who would stick closer to her like a brother or a sister. Father, please help ________________________ to grasp the truth that in order to have friends she must show herself friendly (Proverbs 18:24). May Your purposes be fulfilled in her life via the individuals You allow to cross her path. Let Your anointing rest upon these relationships so that the evil one would never have a place to destroy the wonderful unity You have ordained. When arguments happen, please bless _____________ with the ability to be in touch with how she is feeling so that she can appropriately resolve conflict in a manner that glorifies You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Prayer for a Strong Sense of Self
Dear Lord, I pray You would please give _________________________________ a strong sense of who he is in You. Help him to only define himself by the truth of Your word. Please protect his mind so that the lies of this world regarding his identity would find no place in him. Father, I pray You would give _________________________ such a hunger and reverence for the truth of Your word that he would hold it dear to his heart and as the measuring line by which he measures everything that comes into his life. Lord, help me to only speak words of life to ____________________ so that I do not tear him down, but rather build him up all the days of his life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Prayer to overcome negative peer pressure
Dear Lord, ________________________is being overcome by negative peer pressure! Father I pray You would rescue her from the negative influences that are captivating her mind. Father please open ______________________ ‘s eyes and ears and help her to see and hear the lies and negativity that she is allowing into her life. Father, please give her a disdain for the ways she has learned that are not best for her, and a love for Your truth concerning the peer pressure she is facing. Please strengthen ______________________ in her inner man to be ale to break away from the negative influences that have filled her life. I ask that You please lead and guide me to resources or individuals who can be of help to us in this time. Please help me (or name caregiver) to pour love and acceptance into ______________________’s life so that she doesn’t feel rejection, but loving correction as we walk with her through this season of her life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Prayer for the School Year
Father, ______________________________ is entering a new academic school year! Lord, I pray that You would go before ___________________________and bless each and every day of school that he would experience. I pray he would have good health this year. Please keep him safe and untouched by flus, colds, viruses and other childhood illnesses. Bless every piece of food he will eat and allow it to be nourishment for his body. Father please bless his classmates. I pray there is unity among his class, that the students or the administration would not tolerate angry, hateful words and treatment. Please bless the teachers as they teach, not only ______________________, but every child. Please allow them to do so in a spirit of love and patience, and I pray that everyone grasps the material, and for those individuals in need of additional instruction, that there would be room and opportunity for them to receive all that they need. Lastly, Father I pray a blessing upon __________________________ school, that You would protect it from heinous, hateful, horrible attacks from anyone inside or outside the school. I pray for the foil and disruption of any and all anticipated attacks. Lord I plead the Blood of Jesus Christ over every entrance, classroom, bathroom, cafeteria and every remote place in the school or on the playground, that these place are deemed sacred and Holy, and that Your angels would stand guard to protect the land and keep our children safe. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Prayer to Operate in Excellence
Father, I lift up _____________________ and pray that everything she does would be done to the best of her ability so that it would prosper. Please help her to grasp Your word that says all hard work brings about a profit (Proverbs 14:23). Father, when things don’t come as easily as _____________________would like, I pray that she would not give up, but instead she would be inspired to persevere, work harder, ask for help. Lord, in times when _____________________become exasperated, Father please use me or others to have the exact word, touch, or look of inspiration that would fuel her to persevere. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Prayer for Your Child’s Teachers/Those who are in Authority over them
Dear Lord I lift up the Principal, Deans, Teachers, Aids, Administrative Staff, Afterschool Staff, Maintenance, Board of Directors, Parent Board, Coaches, Tutors and Volunteers for __________________________ school (please call the name of the school). Lord, I pray for a fresh fall of Your anointing upon each of these individuals to serve in their respective roles in the spirit of excellence, patience and love. Father bless them with creative insight as to how they can do their jobs more efficiently and effectively. Father in times when they experience feelings of being overwhelmed, I pray You would allow them to find opportunities where they can be refreshed. I also pray that You would send them the help they need to reduce some of the load off of them. Father, I pray that You would heighten their sensitivity to things they would otherwise overlook. I pray that You would allow them to come into the knowledge of information, plots, or plans that are being devised in the dark, that they would come to light in time for them to take appropriate action. Lastly, I pray that each of these individuals would use their authority to do good and not evil to any and every child they encounter. May their words uplift and inspire children always. Thank You, Lord, for blessing them. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
When Your Child Experiences Rejection
Dear Father, I seek Your for help for ____________________________ who is experiencing rejection from his peers right now. I ask that You please shield ________________’s heart from internalizing this experience, and not allow this experience to fashion how he sees himself or values himself. Please help him to realize that there will be times in life where he will not be received, and yet it is no reflection on him. Lord, please help ________________________to know and trust that although he may be rejected by men, You would never leave or forsake him. Please strengthen and encourage his heart to remain bold, confident, loving, and kind to himself and to others, and in your timing and according to Your will, please send individuals into ________________________ ‘s life to replace those who have rejected him, and please allow them to be received by him. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Prayer for All Children
Father, In Jesus’ Name I pray Your blessings upon children all over this world. Lord, You know the individual needs that these little ones have. I pray You would meet those needs according to Your will and purpose for their life. Father, keep them safe from ALL danger, surround them with loving, caring, compassionate, God-fearing and God-loving individuals who will teach them Your ways. Father bless these little ones to be attracted to what is best for them, and please guide them along the path of life that You have ordained for them. In moments when they stray off of that path, I pray by Your grace and mercy they would be kept safe as You lead them back. Father I entrust them to You and thank You that You are well able to keep them. In Jesus’ Name, Amen
Special Prayer for African American Boys
Heavenly Father, it’s in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior that I come to You on behalf of African American Boys all over this world. Father, they need You in a very special way. You know the injustices they have faced for centuries. God I pray that the blood of Jesus Christ would be applied to their lives. I pray a hedge of divine protection around them that NO enemy can penetrate. Father, I pray You would keep their footsteps planted firmly on the path of life that You have ordained for them. God please take the attraction of things not healthy or good for them away from them. Surround them with individuals in their lives who will positively influence them. God please keep them safe as they walk the streets, drive their cars and simply participate in the daily routines of life. Routines for the average person would be safe, but simply because of the color of their skin these routines place them in danger. God I pray for the parents/caregivers of these boys and ask that You would give them wisdom and understanding to know how to rear them in Your ways. Please give them discernment to know when to say yes and when to say no to seemingly innocent requests that may not be in their best interest. Father for the boys who are 18 and older, I pray your special anointing upon them to cleave to what is good and right in Your sight. Bless them with the inner strength to see beyond instant gratification. Help them to make wise decisions that will bless them and generations that flow from them.
I pray for potentially violent situations these boys may find themselves in. I pray You would please grant them a safe outing where they can learn important lessons, but escape with their life preserved.
Father, please put an end to the senseless killings of our African American boys by others and by themselves. Help them to know their worth in You, and please help them walk in that self value every day of their life. In Jesus; Name, Amen.
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