As parents, we want nothing more than to protect our children from harm. We do everything we can to keep them safe, but sometimes it just doesn’t feel like enough.
But there is one thing we can do to give them the best possible protection – prayer. Praying for our children is one of the most powerful things we can do to ensure their safety and well-being.
That’s why we’ve compiled this list of 23 short prayers for children’s protection with scripture. From prayers for protection from danger to prayers for strength and guidance, these prayers will help you to focus your heart and mind on your child’s safety, no matter what the situation may be.
Below are 23 short prayers for children’s protection with bible verses for every parent to commit their children to God’s hand.
Pray for their health, their friendships, and their future, Whether your child is a newborn, in grade school, or an adult.
Children never stop needing the prayers of their parents interceding on their behalf.
23 short prayers for children protection with scripture
A list of 23 short prayers for children protection with scripture is compiled below.
A Prayer for My Children’s Protection
Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray for Your emotional, physical, and spiritual protection over my children. Keep evil far from them, and help them to trust You as their refuge and strength. lord, I ask that You will guard my children’s minds against harmful instruction, and grant them discernment to recognize truth. I pray You will make them strong and courageous in the presence of danger, recognizing that You have overcome and will set right all injustice and wrong one day. Help them to find rest in Your shadow, as they live in the spiritual shelter You provide for them. Let our children know that the only safe place is in Jesus and that their home on earth is only temporary. In Jesus name, amen.
Prayer for a Child’s Faith
Lord God, as it’s written in (Psalm 51:10), Create in my child pure heart and renew a steadfast spirit within them. Help my child to know your Word and to grow in faith each day. Thank You that Your word says I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate my child from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
Prayer for Our Children to Find Their Identity in Christ
Dear God, help my children know that we are all born as sinners and separated from God because of our wicked hearts. However, at an early age, help them grasp the life-transforming concept that he does not have to live as a sinner under that condemnation.
Teach my children that they have the opportunity to accept a new, beautiful identity that is called “good,” not because of what they have done or what they look like, but because they are secure in who YOU say they are: treasured, delightful, known, and protected. Let them not place their self-worth in accomplishments achieved, but let our children discover these deeper truths about who You believe they are and build every decision they make on that sure foundation. In Jesus name, amen.
A Prayer for Children’s Wisdom
Father, I pray that my child will develop an eternal perspective with wisdom and purpose that comes from You, not from the earth. Help my child to see life–and every challenge–through Your eyes, eager and unafraid to share with others the good news of Jesus wherever he goes. I pray that they will set their mind on things above, not just what’s going on here, and that they are rooted and grounded in Your love. I pray that my child will come to understand the extent of Your own love for them–that it surpasses all the head knowledge they will acquire in school. I pray they will be filled up with You from morning ’til night.
A Prayer for Children’s Friendships
Father, in the name of Jesus, protect our children from negative influences that would lead them away from you. Surround them with friendships and mentor-type relationships that portray what it means to live a Christ-centered life. Allow godliness and righteousness to guide their thoughts and actions. May our children be friends that build others up, friends that influence their peers for good. Help our children to be a light in the dark world and to be encouraged by friends who will stand with them. Amen.
A Daily Prayer for Your Children
Heavenly Father, Another day is ahead, and once again, I want to release my children who I love so incredibly much, straight into your tender care. Because I know that’s the best place they could ever be. Thank you in advance for all that you have in store, for this day, for this season, and for their entire lives.
I ask for your wisdom and direction over their day, that you would give them understanding beyond what their years say they should even know. I ask that you would remind my kids again of how very much you love them. I pray that they find security and confidence fully in you, knowing that you are trustworthy and true.
I ask for laughter and joy to fill their day. I pray that you would give them the boldness and courage to face the challenges set before them. I ask for you to protect them from feelings of shame or condemnation, but instead, cover them with your grace and hope. Amen
Prayer for Children’s Safety
Father, Please keep them safe today. I ask that you would protect them from any harm or evil intent that would lurk close by, or attack them while they’re unaware. I ask for you to cover them in your care and hide them in the safety of your powerful presence. I pray for you to protect their coming and going, and to remind them that you’re always with them. Give them alertness, spiritual discernment, and wisdom to avoid temptation and to make the best choices. I thank you, God, that you walk ahead of them, beside them, and behind them too. So I can trust you to always lead the way, be constantly at their side, and have their back too, all at the same time. Amen.
Bedtime Prayer for Children
Father, in the name of Jesus, we thank you for this day and all that it’s brought our way, the good things and the hard things too. Thank you that within it all, you’ve reminded us again how much you love us and are always with us. We pray that you would help us to leave all of our cares and worries with you right now. Forgive us for the times we didn’t get it right today, in our attitudes or actions. We confess our need for you, and we thank you that you’re so loving and forgiving, compassionate and kind. Help us to be more like you every single day.
Thank you for constantly reminding us never to be afraid, in the day or at night. So we choose to put our trust in you as we lay our heads down and close our eyes to rest. We need the sleep and peace that only you can give. We pray for good dreams, and for your blessings to surround us in every way.
A Birthday Prayer for Children
Father, in the name of Jesus, this child is a beautiful blessing to our family and we thank you for the gift of life in them! We could not have dreamed up a more delightful little person to grace us. We are blown away by your goodness and creativity. May we always turn to you in worship as we appreciate this child. Thank you for their laughter and smiles. Thank you for this child’s growing imagination and inquisitive mind. Thank you for growing a heart able to spot needs: hands that rush to help feed the dog or hug a crying sibling. Lord, please grow this child to love you with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength. Let their faith be rooted deeply in you. May they use their gifts and talents to bring glory to your name. Grow their character to display the fruit of the spirit. Bless this child and favor them with physical, mental, and emotional health. Thank you for the gift of this child. Help us to steward our influence and relationship for your glory. Amen.
Prayer for Future Work
We pray that our kids would persevere in whatever vocation you give them and that they would work with cheerful hearts as if they were serving you directly. We pray that our kids would see at an early age that money and possessions are a gift from You and thus must be always held with an open hand so that You can use those gifts to bless others.
Prayer to Trust God With Your Child
Lord, You love my child more than I do, Lord, and I trust you with their life. I know you work all things together for the good of those who love You. Please give my child the stamina to handle trials and struggles that come and the faith to endure any hardship. Help them to hear Your voice, feel Your presence, and impact the faith of others as they live a life of confidence in You. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Prayers for a Bullied Child
Father, it’s hard to see our children hurt. Guide us to act swiftly in their defense when they are in danger physically, and compassionately remind them of who they really are when their souls are under attack. We are promised that “in this world, we will have trouble,” and that’s no more evident than amongst a crop of elementary-aged children hurling mean insults at another child… or our own child.
Bless and protect our children’s hearts and minds. By the power of the Holy Spirit who helps us to recall Your Word, may we have Truth on the tips of our tongues to remind our kids what You say about them. May they always know that You love them and that they are Yours. Stir their hearts to hear Your call on their lives early, and may their steps follow fast after You all of their days.
Help us to remember to pray for our enemies. To pray for the bullies. Bless those that harbor malice and anger in their hearts, treating others as less than what they are… Your beautiful creation. Search their hearts for hurt and call them back to You. Love their hurt away.
Father, parenting is amazing and heartbreaking at the same time. Help us, Jesus. Guide us through this maze of raising a child that is God-fearing, God-honoring, and Christ-following. Beyond our mistakes and inabilities, we know that You chase after our children. Praise You, that it’s not all up to us. Bless our feet to walk out our calling as parents, and our children to hear Your voice above all others… ours and the bullies. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
10 prayers for abused children
Does it hurt you to see children abused? use these 10 effective prayers to pray for the abused children.
Mighty Hands of God Prayer
Father, in the name of Jesus, we cry out to You on behalf of those children who are mistreated by family members or others in their lives. we ask that you send Your angels to keep a close watch on them and protect them every moment of every day. Surround their little bodies with an invisible barrier to prevent hurt and heartache. What is meant to hurt, let it be destroyed. What is meant to crush spirits, dispose of it with Your wrath. What is meant to break hearts, crumble it with Your mighty hands. in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
Call to Action Prayer
Heavenly Father, send your angels to open the eyes of neighbors and people of this world, so they recognize and identify abused or neglected children around them. Make these children be so obvious that they cannot be overlooked or ignored. Fill anyone who sees these abused or neglected children with an undeniable, unshakable urge to take concrete measures to help these children. Overwhelm their thoughts until they take action and until the children are in a healthier environment. Every time they eat, let them see the face of a child being deprived of food by an evil person. Every time they rest, let them see the bruised body of a child beaten by an evil person. Rid our society of apathy and numbness to others’ pain. Make us all Your instruments to take care of the most vulnerable in our society. Lord, hear my prayer! Amen.
Beautiful Children Prayer
Almighty and Everlasting God, for every hurting or neglected child, please send 1,000 angels to protect them. Give them the strength to face trials and support them as they face the rest of the world. Keep their spirits near to You. Give them confidence and don’t let the enemy take away their faith. Open the hearts of the community to them and show us all ways to convince these children that they are beautiful, precious children that belong to You. In Jesus’ holy name, I pray. Amen.
Hope for the Future Prayer
Light in the Darkness, I beg You today to remove all dangerous situations from the paths of the children who are being abused or neglected. Lay Your hands on them to heal their wounds, both emotionally and physically. May they always know how much You love them and that You are there for them. Allow them to see the good in the world and that their lives will one day be different. Open their eyes to the love that society has for them. Show them You never meant for life to be like this for anyone. Fill them with hope for the future. Lord, bless their little souls and protect them with all Your might. In Jesus’ powerful name, I pray. Amen.
Take Their Worries Away Prayer
Gracious and Compassionate Lord, I pray today for the sweet children of this world who are being abused or neglected. Embrace them and hold them close to You, every day and every night. Bless their home lives and push danger far away from them. Provide nutritious food for them to eat. Crush their fears and anxiety, Lord. Hold them in Your lap, let them hear angels singing instead of angry words, and give them peace of mind that humans cannot understand. I beg these things, in Jesus’ merciful name. Amen
Compassion and Mercy Prayer
Precious Jesus, I pray today for You to have extra compassion and mercy for the children of this Earth who aren’t being treated with the love You meant for them. All babies were Yours first, and we are only keepers of Your children. We uphold our responsibility to You by taking care of Your little ones. We fail when we do not. What a gift they are from You, precious Jesus. Please keep those in frightening situations safe, guarded, and at peace. Allow them to physically feel Your Spirit wrap around them. In Your almighty name, I pray. Amen.
Drops of Happiness Prayer
Dear Jesus, I come to You on my knees, Jesus, to ask You to comfort every hurting child and cover them with Your peace and love. Sprinkle drops of happiness in their world and put smiles on their little faces. Let them have courage during the tough times and keep their faith strong, even during the darkest of days. Remind them that You are there, and Your love is never-ending. Fill their hearts with the unshakable radiant joy that only comes from You. In Your precious name, I pray. Amen.
All Good Things Prayer
Father, my God, use Your infinite power to surround the hurting children of the world with Your love and protection. Let them feel Your Spirit everywhere they go, both night and day. Alert the right people to take action to stop any future harm from coming to these children. Allow the children to see that by having faith in You, all things will be taken care of because all good and perfect things come from You. In Jesus’ loving name, I pray. Amen.
Safe at All Times Prayer
God, my Fortress, please make sure that all children are safe at all times. Send Your angels to wrap the abused children in their wings and bring good people into these children’s lives to alleviate their pain and suffering. Keep lies and fear out of the minds of these children. Fill their minds with the knowledge that they are precious gifts from You and the hope for a better future. Guide their steps daily so they are always in Your perfect will. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Love for Jesus Prayer
Lord of Unfailing Love, I beg You to take care of the hurting children tonight. Place Your divine peace in their hearts as they breathe. Give them bravery, intelligence, and everlasting faith. Lift them up from their suffering and restore their health after the pain. Protect their bodies, bones, and thoughts from evil. Let no pain ever outweigh their love for You. In Jesus’ healing name, I pray. Amen.
Bible verses for children protection
Children are the heritage of God, Check these scriptures for children’s protection to meditate on the safety of your children.
1 Peter 1:5
who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.
“All your sons will be taught of the Lord; And the well-being of your sons will be great.
Vindicate the weak and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.
for it is written, ‘He will command His angels concerning You to guard You,’
“See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven continually see the face of My Father who is in heaven.
A righteous man who walks in his integrity— How blessed are his sons after him.
How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God!
And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.
In the fear of the Lord, there is strong confidence, And his children will have refuge.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Highest, Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
Every child needs the parent’s prayers, these 23 short prayers for children’s protection with scripture will guide you as you pray for word today.
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