Prayer is one of the most powerful tools we have to help us during difficult times. It can provide comfort, strength and guidance in times of turmoil. When we pray for our loved ones, we are sending them a message of support and love. Prayer can also help us to see the situation from a different perspective, which can help us make better decisions.
When someone we love is going through a tough time, it can be difficult to know what to say or do. Sometimes all we can do is listen and provide support. Prayer can be a powerful way to communicate our feelings and support our loved ones during this time. We can also ask for prayers for them specifically, which will bring healing and peace into their lives.
A prayer is an important tool for any family during difficult times. When used properly, prayer can provide comfort and strength during times of turmoil.
Prayer for My Son and His Girlfriend
- Dear Heavenly Father,
I pray that you would help my son and his girlfriend to have a happy and healthy relationship. Please guide them as they go through their ups and downs, and please protect them always. I know that they can count on you, and I thank you for listening to my prayers.
In Jesus’ name, amen.
- Dear God,
Please keep my son and his girlfriend safe. Please guide them through their relationship and help them to grow closer to You. Please keep them from making any wrong decisions. Keep them happy and healthy. And most of all, please give them Your love. Amen
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10 Powerful Prayers for Your Son
Below are 11 powerful examples of prayer you can use to pray for your son in all areas.
1. A prayer for your 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.
2. 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.
3. A 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 gave 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.
4. A 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, and 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.
5. A birthday prayer for your son
Dear Lord, on this day that we celebrate ________’s birth, I pray for blessings and joy over ________. You knew everything about him before his birth and You have a plan of prosperity and hope for his life! Let him feel confident and ready for the year ahead knowing that You have an order to his steps and a purpose for his life. Help him to find joy in every circumstance in life, knowing that You work all things out for good. I thank You for ________, for loving him with unconditional love, and for the promises, You have spoken over his life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
6. A prayer for your son’s body image and purity
Dear Jesus, we weep with you over the number of our kids who are buying into the lie that sexual pleasure is something to experiment with. We pray that our sons would treasure their sexuality as a true gift from You and that they would honour that gift by saving it as a precious treasure to give their future spouse. We ask that you would help them to be strong in the face of their own desires and that they would choose purity in the face of temptation.
Lord we also ask that you’d protect our sons from the idea that they must do anything and everything (including abusing their bodies through eating disorders, drug abuse, or other harmful behaviours) in order to attain a “preferred” shape or figure. We pray you’d protect our sons from that kind of destructive thinking, and that if they’re tempted to take these kinds of drastic measures, that you’d send someone in their lives to stop them. Help them to remember over and over that their identity is not in how they look on the outside but what you see as their potential and worth on the inside.
We pray that our children would treasure their health as a gift from God and that they would have a passion to eat nutritious food and staying active in order to do their part to take care of this treasure.
7. A prayer for your sons 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.
8. A prayer for your 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).
9. A prayer for protection over your son
Lord, I pray for 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 against 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.
10. A prayer for your son’s relationships and influences
First, oh Lord, forgive us for the times when we have misplaced our priorities so that we haven’t been available to model a strong relationship with You in front of our kids. Help us to understand the power of our influence in our children’s lives and to reorder our schedule so that we can be available to both, directly and indirectly, offer the godly influence that our sons desperately need.
Second, while we do pray that our sons would be protected from negative influences, we also pray that you would surround them with friendships and mentor-type relationships that portray what it means to have an authentic relationship with Christ. In turn, we pray that you would raise our sons up to be the influencers of the next generation. We pray that you would allow godliness and righteousness to dwell in their hearts so richly that this evidence of your truth spill out of them and to every person they encounter.
Through it all, we pray that they would not be prone to laziness or complacency, but that they would believe that even a single candle burning in the dark makes a difference and would boldly stand up for truth, even when it’s unpopular.
Scriptural prayers for your son
1. Psalm 51:10
Create in my son a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within him.
2. Deuteronomy 13:4
May my son walk after You, God, and fear You and keep Your commandments and obey Your voice. May he serve You and hold fast to You.
3. Deuteronomy 31:6
May my son be strong and courageous and not fear or be in dread, for it is You, Lord, our God, who goes with him. You will never leave him or forsake him.
4. 1 Kings 9:4
May my son walk before You, God, as King David walked, with the integrity of heart and uprightness, doing according to all that You have commanded him, and keeping Your statutes and rules.
5. 1 Timothy 4:12
Like Timothy, may my son be an example to believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.