Five Prayers Every Christian Momma Should Pray For Her Kids

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 Five Prayers Every Christian Momma Should Pray For Her Kids

Guest Post by Rebekah of Surviving Toddlerhood


If you are like me, busy momma, then there are things that you want to work on in your relationship with both Christ and your children.

Over the past year, I have realized that one of the areas that needs the most work in my relationship with the Lord is my prayer life.

While I do pray daily, it tends to be prayers like: “Thank you God for our food and that our morning went well. Please help me to be patient with the boys. Please help the boys to get well. Amen.”

And while there is nothing wrong with those types of prayers, they don’t even scratch the surface of all that our prayers can do.


Through a prayer of faith, we have the power to move mountains, bind up demons, resist the devil, and affect all types of situations.

Our prayers are one of the most important weapons we have in our arsenal as Christians and what better thing to do as parents than to lift up our children in prayer?

So I’ve set out to find how we can pray for our children that goes beyond “Help Jimmy to learn his lessons in school and help him to show Your love.” Here are five new ways that you can pray for your children.


* See Also: 5 Powerful Prayers Every Wife Should Pray Over Her Husband



1. That the Devil Would Not Outwit Them


In 2 Corinthians 2:11, it says: “So that we would not be outwitted by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his designs.”

We need to pray that our children would have eyes open to see the designs of the devil. That they would realize that he comes as a wolf disguised as a sheep and that he is scheming ways to entrap them. We need to pray that they would see the devil’s work for what it is and that they would not be outwitted by him.


2. That They Would Use Their Armor Effectively


In Ephesians 6, Paul writes to the Ephesians about their spiritual armor. This armor is something that everyone who is in Christ will have. If your child is a disciple of Christ then they have this armor at their disposal. But like any soldier, they must learn to use their armor effectively in order to survive battle with the least amount of injury.


3. That They Would Keep the Faith


When I think of shipwrecks, I think of the Titanic. It seemed unsinkable. In fact one of the selling points for passage was that is WAS unsinkable. People bought their tickets based on this “fact.” The fear that there must have been when the unsinkable ship sunk!

Teaching our children about our faith and how to stand strong in the face of adversity is the most important job that we have as parents. Helping them to live out their faith and to have a good conscience at the end of the day is possibly the second most important job.

No Christian is unsinkable. It doesn’t matter how strong our faith looks to others. It doesn’t matter how good our lives may look to outsiders. What matters is that we are taking time to build our ship, to reinforce the seam, to patch the leaks and to replace the rotting logs so that we don’t end up dashed against the rocks of worldliness and unbelief.


*Related: Three Ways to Help Your Children Make Their Faith Their Own


4. For Our Unsaved Children, that the Father Would Gently Woo Them to His Side


Pray that God would make Himself visible to our unsaved children. That one day they would respond to his daily calling and come to know the joy and peace that can be found in him.


*See Also: How Can I Get My Kids Excited About Church?


5. That We Would Set a Positive Example


I’m not sure about you, but I fail daily, in many ways. One of my hopes is that through me my children would see God’s redemption and love, but I also fear at times that what they see in me may chase them away. The world will call it hypocrisy; I call it sinning. Those times when I speak out so loudly and fervently against something yet then go and do the exact same thing.

I pray that my children would see God’s mercy, grace and forgiveness played out in my own life and would not be hardened by my human struggles.

These are some of the new ways that I will be praying for my children over the years. As I draw closer to the Father in prayer I hope that I will find many more ways every year to best pray for my children; I also hope that you have found these five ways to pray for your children inspiring and maybe as convicting as I have.


Want to Get in the Habit of Praying Deep Prayers for Your Children? Learn how to make your own mini prayer book below!


How to Make Your Own Mini Prayer Book


Materials Needed: 

  • Prayer Card Printables (see below)
  • Hole punch
  • Pretty Ribbon




Printable Prayer Cards


1. Print out the Prayer Card Printables or write your own if you’d rather. Writing your own is a great way to personalize your prayers for your individual family’s needs. But… then you also run the risk of not knowing what to write, procrastinating and not really doing it. If you grab the pretty ones I’ve already made–you’re far more likely to actually USE them. 🙂


Printable Prayer Cards


2. Cut out each card and stack them neatly, all facing the same way.


3. Use a hole punch to cut a small hole in the very upper left-hand corner. Don’t have one? A pencil, pushpin, pair of scissors or kitchen knife could also be used in a pinch.


Printable Prayer Cards


4. Thread pretty ribbon through the hole and tie to secure.


That’s it! Simply toss your mini prayer book in your purse, on your nightstand or in your car, so you can make praying deep prayers for your children a regular part of your everyday life!




Do you regularly pray for your children? What do you pray for?



RebekahRebekah Thompson blogs at Surviving Toddlerhood. She has been married for six years to her one and only and together they have three little boys. Rebekah likes coffee, chocolate, running and learning about birth. Besides her work as a wife and mother she also fills her time with teaching music lessons and birthwork as a pregnancy and postpartum doula. Her blog covers motherhood, toddlerhood, health and fitness and allergen-free cooking. You can find her on Instagram and Pinterest.




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Brittany Ann is an ECPA bestselling author of “Fall in Love with God’s Word” and “Follow God’s Will” and the founder of, a popular Christian-living website dedicated to helping busy Christian moms find practical ways to go "all in" in faith and family. Her work has been featured on CBN, The Christian Post, Crosswalk, and more.

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    1. I am sorry to hear that. I do think you are right, though. Keeping our eyes on God and asking for guidance is always the right thing to do. Thank you for sharing.

  3. My son is 26 years old and has been living with me for a few years. He smokes, drinks, and I'm sure he does drugs. The smoking he brought with him but the drinking, drugs and 3 o'clock in the morning nights out recently started when he connected with an old friend at his job who also does those things. "Evil company corrupts good habits" happened and now I am trying to understand how the Lord would want me to handle it. I love him and try not to get angry because my peace is slowly disappearing. I pray every night that God would bring him home safely. He lies about coming straight home and shows up drunk in the middle of the night. I want to keep peace between us but it's getting harder to do when he disrespects me and the house rules .

    1. Being a mom opens us to so many worries and concerns. My heart goes out to you. God hears our prayers so keep praying and hopefully you can find some comfort and peace from the Lord.

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