As a parent, it can be difficult to watch your children grow up and make their own decisions. But no matter how old our children are, we still want to protect them and pray for them. Praying for our grown sons is an important part of being a parent. Praying for our children can give us peace of mind and comfort in knowing that we are doing our best to be there for them and guide them on their life’s journey. Here are 12 powerful prayers for my grown son in all rounds.
How to pray for my grown son
If you are a parent of a grown son, you may be wondering how to pray for him. Here are some powerful prayers that can help guide you in prayer:
1. Thank God for your son and all that he is – whether he is successful or struggling, happy or sad.
2. Ask God to help him realize his potential and live according to His will.
3. Pray for wisdom, guidance and protection during all phases of his life.
4. Thank God for the special bond between you and your son, and ask Him to continue to bless both of you with love and happiness.
Below are 12 powerful prayers to pray for your son in everything.
Prayer for my son
I pray that you would bless my son with all of the good things in life and guide him to know You as his true source. I ask that you would protect him from harm and give him strength when he needs it. Guide him to make wise decisions, help him find his passion in life, and fill his heart with love. Give my son a faith that is strong and unshakeable, so that he can stand against any adversity life may bring. Please keep him safe and provide for his needs always. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.
Prayer for my son’s fiancée
Please bless my son’s fiancée with a lifetime of happiness. Protect him and guide him as he enters this new stage in life. Please give him strength in the days to come.
prayer for my own wisdom
Lord, Your Word says “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him” (James 1:5). Lord, I need that kind of wisdom to know when to speak to my son and when to be silent. “Do not let any unwholesome talk, lecturing, judging, or accusing come of my mouth, but only what is helpful for building my son up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen” (Eph. 4:29). Let me also be “quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for my anger doesn’t bring about the righteous life that God desires” (James 1:19).
Prayer for my son and his new home
Please be with my son as he moves into his new home. Please help him find stability and peace in this new place. Please give him a safe environment to live in, and guide him through the challenges that lie ahead. Help him to know that you are with him always and that you will protect him. Thank you for giving my son a chance at a new beginning. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
prayer for my son’s discernment
Lord, I pray that my son will develop an eternal perspective and purpose, not an earthly one. Help him 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 his minds on things above, not just what’s going on here, and that he will be rooted and grounded in Your love. I pray that he will come to understand the extent of Your own love for him–that it surpasses all the head knowledge they will acquire in school. I pray he will be filled up with You from morning ’til night. Amen.
prayer for a son who has turned from God
Dear God, You know our hearts, you hear our prayers and care about all that concerns us. You understand the burden we carry and how we want, more than anything, to see our loved ones come to you. Help us to remember that you love them more than we ever could. And you desire to extend your great love and forgiveness, your mercy and hope. Thank you that nothing is too difficult for you. Thank you that your power is unlimited and you came to set the captives free. Thank you that you wait, arms open, for the prodigal to return, that you look for his arrival to lavishly celebrate that he’s come home. We praise you for you are Redeemer and Rescuer, Savior and Lord. We know and believe that there’s no pit so deep that your love can’t reach us still. We understand that your mercies are new every morning, and your faithfulness is great.
Lord, we ask that you would halt the plans of the enemy over these we love as we bring them before you right now. We pray that his schemes be demolished and that your plans for good, for a future and hope, would prevail. Would you open blind eyes so that they might see your Truth. Would you rescue those walking in darkness and heal the deep wounds of those who’ve been hurt.
We pray for the miraculous intervention of your Spirit to draw them to yourself, to work strong on behalf of our loved ones who are lost and wandering. For you came with good news, to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for captives and release for the prisoners. Though we deserved a penalty for our wrong, you stood in our place and took the blows on our behalf. You choose to die so that we can live. Forever and free.
Lord, forgive our unbelief. Forgive the times we’ve doubted that you could ever change a distant heart. Forgive our hard-heartedness, our weariness, or forgetfulness to “pray continually.” Thank you that you never give up on us. Remind us of how you’ve changed our own hearts. How your miracle of life and hope has sprung up deep within our souls. We love you, Lord, we need you, and we thank you that you hear our prayers and are at work even now. Powerfully. Faithfully. Miraculously. Thank you for the gift of our Savior, God with us. Thank you for your goodness and love. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Prayer for my son’s future
Dear Heavenly Father,
I pray that you will bless my son with all the right choices in life and give him the guidance he needs to reach his full potential. I also pray that you would keep him safe and protect him from harm. Please help him find his purpose in life and help him follow your path. Give him strength when he faces challenges, and provide comfort when he is feeling down. Thank you for always standing by us, Lord.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for my son’s self-worth
Dear Jesus, help my son know that we are all born as sinners and separated from God because of our wicked hearts. However, at an early age, him grasp the life-transforming concept that he does not have to live as a sinner under that condemnation.
Teach my son that he has the opportunity to accept a new, beautiful identity that is called “good,” not because of what he has done or what he looks like, but because he is secure in who YOU say they are: treasured, delightful, known and protected. Let him not place their self-worth in accomplishments he may or may not achieve, but let him discover these deeper truths about who You believe he is and builds every decision he makes on that sure foundation. Amen.
Prayer for your son’s purity
Lord, I pray that You will create in my son a clean heart and that You would constantly renew a right spirit within him, keeping his thoughts and actions pure and motivated by love. Guard him against temptation, and let him know You are always faithful to give him a way out and help to endure. May the words of his mouth and the meditations of his heart always please you and edify others. Amen.
Prayer for protection over your son
Lord, I pray Your emotional, physical, and spiritual protection over my son. Keep evil far from him, and help him to trust You as his refuge and strength. I pray You will guard his mind from harmful instruction, and grant him discernment to recognize truth. I pray You will make him strong and courageous in the presence of danger, recognizing that You have overcome and will set right all injustice and wrong one day. Help him to find rest in Your shadow, as he lives in the spiritual shelter You provide for him. Let him know that the only safe place is in Jesus and that his home on earth is only temporary. Amen.
Prayer for your son’s view of money and possessions
Heavenly Father, help us to model a healthy example of how to handle possessions and money. Help us to work hard, but to not wear ourselves out in order to get rich so that our children can witness a positive, godly view of hard work and the pursuit of success.
We pray that our sons 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 sons 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.
We ask that our sons would find their value in their true identity as a child of You, not in the possessions they do or do not have. We pray for contentment and gratefulness in whatever situation they’re given—rich or poor. We pray they would have a steadfast commitment to work hard with the talents you’ve given them so that they could support themselves, their families and use their money as a way to bless others in need.
Ultimately, we pray that they would discover that the greatest “wealth” they could possess would be in relationships, especially in a relationship with You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for my son’s progress
Dear God, I thank you for guiding my son in the right direction. I know that he is listening and that he is trying to make changes. I am grateful for all of his progress, but I know there is still more work to be done. Please help him to stay on track and to honour your commandments. In Jesus’ name, amen.