Fighting for Your Kids: 5 Scriptures Every Mom Should Pray

As parents, we often pray for our children’s protection and salvation, but that only touches the tip of the iceberg in prayers to pray for your child! Use these powerful Scriptures to pray for your child.

War Room Prayers for Your Child

You want your kids to be happy, safe and un-harmed. You want them to love the Lord with all their hearts, follow after God’s heart and escape the snares of the world.

You want them to make healthy, wise choices as they grow and mature.

But let’s be real: you can’t make all that happen.

There is SO much about parenting beyond our control, especially as our kids grow older and become more independent.

We can’t protect our kids from every evil or bad choice.

That’s why prayer is vital.

In prayer, we ask the omnipotent, omnipresent God to intervene on behalf of our children.

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Why Is it Important to Pray for Children?

I Peter 5:8 says the enemy of our souls is on the prowl, ever looking for someone to devour. That means:

  1. We have an evil enemy
  2. We are his targets… me, you, our spouses, and sadly, our innocent children.

Praying for your children is one of the most powerful things you can do as a parent. We should pray daily for our children.

I’m talking about fighting on your knees with your prayers for your children. 


The Promise of Praying for our children

The great news is  when we pray for our kids, God hears and answers! This week I was reading in Nehemiah and was encouraged by this passage from Nehemiah 4:14:

“Don’t be afraid of the enemy! Remember the Lord, who is great and glorious, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes!”

We do not need to fear the enemies we encounter in raising our children. God is on our side and as we fight for our children, God fights on our behalf. Praying the Scriptures for your children is the best way to FIGHT!

While that seems like a no-brainer, many of us struggle with consistency. Can I get an amen?! Having a simple strategy like praying scriptures helps us ease into a consistent routine.

So how do you pray scriptures over your child? (An easy solution!)

I’ve learned having a simple plan to follow helps me tremendously with prayer for my children. Without one, I flounder.

My plan for prayer for my kids involves turning Scriptures into prayers. Sometimes I put these Scriptures on cards that I post around my home and leave in my Bible basket to pray during my time with the Lord.

Here’s a sample one from our FREE Scripture Card Pack with war room prayers for your child:

War Room Prayers for Your Children


I also have 12 Scriptures to Daily Pray for your Children as a bookmark tucked into my Bible. I use it as a quick reference for praying for my kids.

But mostly, I journal my prayers. This is my favorite way because it forces me to slow down, sit down, and actually pray. It helps me focus, it removes distractions, and allows me to think through the passage of Scripture I’m praying.

Now on to 5 of my favorite Scriptures I love to use as a prayer for my children!


5 War Room Prayers for Your Child:

Looking for war room prayers for your child? Use these Scriptures to pray over your children, and get our free war room Scripture cards to use in your prayers for your children.


There are SO many wonderful Scriptures to pray for our children but for this post, I’d like to share my all-time top 5 Scriptures I like to pray as prayers for my children.

These prayers for children have given me a spring board for deep prayer. They are perfect to take into your war room and do battle with!


Scriptures to Pray Over Your Children:

Praying For Your Children: John 16:8

“When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment” (NIV)

Prayer Point: Conviction of Sin: We cannot monitor our children 24/7, neither is it our responsibility to play the Holy Spirit in his or her life. But we can entrust them to God and ask His Spirit to convict our children, to guard their hearts and keep them from evil.

Example Prayer using this verse: Lord Jesus, I pray You would bless [child’s name] today with an increase in discernment of truth and lies. May they know Your voice and recognize the world to be wrong about sin. May they put on Your cloak of righteousness and be found blameless in Your sight by through the blood of Jesus. In Jesus name, Amen.

Praying For Your Children: Galatians 1:10

“Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant.” (NIV)

Prayer Point: Free from the need of other’s approval: Growing up is tough. Peer pressure is vicious and the desire to be significant doesn’t end when you turn 18. It is vital for our children to make choices based on the Lord’s plan and leading, NOT based on fears, insecurities, misplaced identity, or the desire for other’s favor.

Sample Prayer using this verse: Father God, today I bless [child’s name] with a heart to please you above all others. May you remove their desire for man’s approval, may they be raised up secure in Your Love for them which casts out fear. May they learn early that no human is able to truly be pleased, but that it is easy to please You with their faith and obedience. In Jesus name, Amen.

Praying For Your Children: Hebrews 11:6

“It is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.” (NIV)

Prayer Point: Experience God as Rewarder: There are so many pitfalls for a young…or old… one to fall into. Drugs, alcohol, addiction, cutting, excessive gambling, sex, anorexia, and the list goes on. These things offer false promises of fulfillment or escape. It is important that our children learn to RUN to God as their Rewarder. Only He can satisfy and He promises to do just that!

Sample Prayer using this verse: Jesus, thank you for [child’s name]. I pray that their faith would be renewed, that it would be pleasing to you. I praise you Lord for rewarding them when they diligently seek you. I speak a release in Jesus name over all the blessings and rewards you have planned for them. I pray they would look to You and only You when they are in need. In Jesus name, Amen!

Praying For Your Children: Joshua 1:8

“Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.” (NIV)

Prayer Point: Love for God’s word: God’s word is a lamp, a shelter, a rock and a sword. Scripture compares it to the best weapon ever– one that morphs into whatever you need at the time! If our children have a love for God’s word, we can be assured of their success.

Sample Prayer using this verse: I praise you Jesus for [child’s name], and I lift them up to Your throne today. May they be reminded right now to find sustenance from Your Word, may they use it as their light and obey the words written within. Lord I pray that the ears and eyes of their hearts be opened to hear Your Holy Spirit so they may discern Your truth and easily apply Your Word to their lives. I thank you, Father, that [child’s name] will prosper and succeed in all they do because they have followed Your Word. In Jesus name, Amen.

Praying For Your Children: I Peter 5:6

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.” (NIV)

Prayer Point: Submission to God: A great man or woman, boy or girl, is the one who is humble before God. True greatness is not found in climbing ladders but in stooping low in the hidden places. That’s a secret I want my children to know.

Sample Prayer using this verse: Heavenly Father, I thank you for [child’s name]. I pray that they would be humbled and in awe before You God. That they would experience the wonder of Your Glory and be brought to their knees in worship before Your beauty. May You make yourself known to them and life them up with Your mighty hand. In Jesus name, Amen.

I hope these Scriptures to pray over your children stir your heart and provide a starting place for bringing your children before the Throne. These are also great scriptures to speak over your child. I’ve found that having a strategy for prayer for my children is essential to actually praying… and is why I love using prayer journals and cards! Enjoy!

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Take the guess work out of praying Scriptures for your children ~ just print and pray! That’s my kind of strategy :)


May God help us to grow in prayer for our children as we invest in eternity. Thank you for caring enough to fight in prayer, your prayers literally last generations.



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  1. Thank you for this! I’m going through a difficult time with my son and sometimes I don’t know what to pray. This is a great start! Be blessed.

  2. I found this pin in such perfect timing. I’m coming back to Christ after years away and feared my example to my children is lost. This prayer strategy is so helpful when I’m struggling myself to know what to pray! Thank you so much!!

  3. Thank you very much, for this much needed encouragement! As a Mother, it is our duty, to keep our children lifted up in prayer! May GOD BLESS, PROTECT, HEAL, GUIDE, and PROVIDE for you and your Family CONTINUOUSLY!

  4. Wow! Thanks for sharing this insightful way of praying on specific areas backed up with Scriptures.

    I have been praying in a general way without specificity.

    God bless you for helping me take the step to pray in a strategic way.


  5. Hello! I’ve followed your articles on Pinterest for a long time but I really felt like this one was what my heart needed as a mama. Thank you for sharing these wonderful verses! I will be revisiting this page often.


  6. I need all the help I can get seems like the devil is always trying to destroy my family either through my husband, my children and through me by causing problems especially when we are working to get closer to God

    1. Cassandra ,remember that as soon as you get a word from God you must stay firm on it . The enemy might try to snatch it from you but he won’t be able to . You are victorious ! Declare the things you want as they were even if they aren’t . Blessings

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  8. Thank you for this. Though I am a dad and not a mom, living alone in the toughest time of my life- I saw this on Pinterest and had to see it. I have a war room now, with a wall for my children. At the present time the ONLY thing I am able to do is pray for them and I appreciate all the ways and help to do so.

    God bless you.

  9. I love your prayer cards. I almost didn’t stay long enough to read your post because my children are grown, adults. However, they still need their momma’s prayers. Thank you – SHaring over on Pinterest.

  10. I have started the 40 day promises today. Wow have I been playing with my armband today. This is so lovely to have a visible reminder of God’s promises. Thank you sooooooo much. Blessings to you.

  11. Puts me in renemberance of the things already know but fail to put into practice. But, then I do know it right? Because, I’m not doing it. Thanks for a better plan. Stumbled on the site look for a confession for my grandson, and got something for me.

  12. Thank you.I love that you have a plan and God and His word are so powerful and Good. I’m going to fight for my daughter. I barely see her and have felt really bad. I’m going to try. She is so special to me. Can you also pray for us to be better reconciled as she is surrounded by people other than me. I have disabilities and she is doing well with her Dad. I’ve been feeling like a failure and its been keeping me from her because I let others opinions of me dictate how I handled everything. I miss her and love her so much. Thank you and God! I have some other options now on what to do too.

  13. Hello Joy I’m very glad today of all days I found and read your article. Im a single mom of two daughters 29yrs and 14yrs respectively and Im also now a grandma of a beautiful 2yr old grand daughter. I have two worlds of challenges due to their age difference and also as a grand mother. I’m also a Christian and raised my kids on biblical principles but sometimes i just find myself very low and feeling hopeless as mother. So maybe today i can start afresh with a different strategy – with your 5 war room scriptural prayer points. Thank you

  14. Excellent prayer points for the kids!! I discovered the power of praying for your kids a while back and am always looking for new ways to pray for them. These were great! Thank you!

  15. I thank GOD ALMIGHTY for you and creating you the way He has designed. I know we are not perfect but GOD ‘s grace is sufficient. Thanks for teaching with practicality how to pray for the children. And encourage everyone who sees this pin not just to pray for your children but their friends as well. If you are not a parent, then become a spiritual parent in prayer to others children. Stand in the gap for them.

    1. Servant of God.
      Thank you for the powerful encouragement to me is very helpful because I’m going through a lot about my two sons. Fighting for them to be back to God . God bless you Amen

  16. Thank you for sharing these scriptures. My son lost custody of his daughter to the court. She is now in a foster home and the parents are mormon. My heart has been broken by the loss of my grandchild. Someone told me to start a journal of my letters to her and that maybe someday she will read them. I would like to incorporate these prayer into the journal. I.pray for her safety daily, maybe she will see these prayers and will turnto.the Lord. Thank you.

    1. My heart hurts for you and your grandchild and son, Teresa. What a great idea to record your prayers. God hears each one and bottles your tears. They are not in vain. Remember that weeping may last for the night, but joy comes in the morning. May He hold you close and allow you to rejoice at His redemption. AJ

  17. Good evening! What a blessing it has been to have found your blog. I discovered your blog via Pinterest because I wanted to print out the free prayer cards for children but when I try to click on it, it doesn’t work. Im totally bummed out.

  18. I’ve been reading and praying for salvation for my son and his family. And I have a scripture promise that my son will return to God. But he has known truth and scripture. And I know God’s word will not return void.
    The problem is my daughter-in-law and my granddaughter don’t know anything about scripture. I pray that God will draw their hearts to himself and I trust God to do his part my question is how will they find God when they are not even familiar with him?

    1. Some day, they will see or hear something that will cause them to think of God. They may be placed in a situation that will bring them to Him. He will answer your prayers and bring them to Him. Trust in the Lord He is our Father and loves us.

  19. Thanks for sharing. I am a mother of 4 beautiful children one going on 21, the others 16, 15 and 11. I Recently came back to the Lord and I hurt, because I had let them down the wrong path. They are very aware of who God is, do to me serving him years back. I am bless to have came across this page. Because I’m ready to pray in my prayer room for my children’s salvation! God has the last say in my life and there’s and I trust him. He is the only one who can save them. God Bless!

  20. Pray for my 2 granddaughters now living with their fax.I&my faugh will visit them weekend pray for h I’m m tm let they come see us.Take away angry from him

  21. These tools are so powerful! I always prayed that my kids would “get caught” and not get away with anything?

  22. I have 4 adult children, they are all amazing, beautiful people, with loving, and kind hearts, however need the love of Jesus. Please pray that God would reach their hearts and that they turn to him for his help.

    I love the war room prayers
    Thank you

    1. Hi,

      Thank you for these prayers and breakdown of the word. I pray the lord keeps using you to do his timely work all the days of your life. Keep them coming. God bless you and family?.

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