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20 Powerful Prayers For Your Daughter

Updated Jan 25, 2024
20 Powerful Prayers For Your Daughter

Your daughter is a precious gift from God and you want to do all that you can to protect her, encourage her, and build her confidence. One of the greatest tools we have as a parent is prayer! 

In today's world, more than ever, we find ourselves in need of powerful prayers for our daughters. Your daughter is indeed a precious gift from God, and as a parent, you want to do everything in your power to protect her, encourage her, and nurture her self-confidence. Prayer is one of the greatest tools you have as a parent! Whether you're concerned about your daughter's innocence, wisdom, purity, or protection, the prayers provided below can help you find the words to lift her up in prayer.

In times of worry and anxiety about her choices and path in life, remember that you can cast your cares upon Jesus and find peace in the knowledge that He has a plan for her good. Through prayer, you can equip both yourself and your daughter with the wisdom needed to navigate life's challenges and uncertainties, demonstrating your boundless love for her.

Download your own personal copy of Prayers For Your Daughter HERE. Print these and keep them by your bedside and wherever you may go so that you can be reminded to pray for blessings and protection over your daughter's life.

There are many areas of life that we can pray over for our daughters. If you have a specific need today, you can use the list below to quickly jump to the prayer that you can say for your daughter. We have also included daily prayers that you can pray over your daughter every day!

Praying for Our Daughters

When we think of praying for our daughters as they grow up in this world of immorality, selfishness, and distractions, it can be overwhelming.

Here are some good topics to pray for your daughter:

We also desire to pray prayers for our daughter’s healing, protection, encouragement, and strength. It can sometimes seem like an overwhelming task to pray for our daughters when there are so many things to pray about!

Prayer for My Daughter's Faith

Heavenly Father, I pray for my daughter's faith to be steadfast and unwavering. Strengthen her belief in You, Lord, and may she find refuge in Your Word. 

Grant her the courage to face life's challenges with a faith that overcomes them. Let her heart be a sanctuary for Your Spirit, and may she grow in wisdom and understanding of Your ways. Surround her with a community that encourages and uplifts her in her faith journey. 

May she experience the depth of Your love and grace, anchoring her securely in Your divine embrace. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

"And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him." (Hebrews 11:6)

Prayer for My Daughter's Protection

Heavenly Father, I come before you with a heart full of love and concern for my precious daughter. I entrust her into your loving care and ask for your divine protection to surround her.

Guard her from all harm, seen and unseen. Place a hedge of protection around her, shielding her from negative influences, accidents, and any form of danger. Keep her safe from the snares of this world and lead her away from paths that may lead to harm.

Please bless her with wisdom, discernment, and the courage to make choices that honor you and keep her safe. Grant her the strength to stand firm in her faith and convictions, even in the face of adversity.

I pray that your angels watch over her day and night, guiding her steps and preserving her well-being. May she always feel your presence, love, and protection.

In the name of Jesus, I ask for these blessings and protection for my daughter. Amen.

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” (Psalm 91:1-2)

Prayer for My Daughter's Wisdom

Lord, today I pray for my daughter to grow in wisdom and discernment. Help her to follow your path for her and to make decisions that align with your will for her life.

Grant her the courage to resist peer pressure and stand firm in her convictions, even when faced with difficult choices. Surround her with positive influences and supportive friends who share her values.

May your Holy Spirit be a constant presence in her life, whispering words of wisdom and encouragement in her ear. Help her to seek your guidance in prayer and to trust in your plan for her.

I place my trust in you, Lord, knowing that you have a beautiful purpose for her life. I pray that she makes choices that honor you and lead to a life filled with blessings and purpose.

In the name of Jesus, I offer this prayer for my beloved daughter. Amen.

"Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future." (Proverbs 19:20)

Prayer for My Daughter's Self-Worth

God, there are so many things today seeking to tear down and destroy our daughter's confidence. 

Fill her heart with the knowledge of her worth and value as your beloved child. May she find her self-worth in you and be confident in her unique abilities and qualities.

Protect her from negative influences and self-doubt. Help her see herself through your eyes as a beautiful creation, fearfully and wonderfully made.

Surround her with loving and supportive people who encourage her to shine and be the best version of herself. May her self-confidence grow as she realizes the depth of your love and the potential you've placed within her.

I entrust her well-being and self-confidence into your hands, Lord, knowing that you have a wonderful plan for her life. In Jesus' name, Amen.

"For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth." (Psalm 139:13-15)

Prayer for My Daughter's Safety

Heavenly Father, I entrust my daughter into Your loving care, praying for her safety in every step she takes. Surround her with Your protective angels, shielding her from harm and danger. 

Guard her journeys, both near and far, and guide her away from unseen perils. May Your light dispel any darkness that seeks to harm her. Cover her with Your peace, assuring her heart that she is secure in Your hands. Grant her discernment to make wise choices, and may Your presence be a constant shield around her. 

In Your name, I declare her safety, knowing that You are her refuge and strength. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

"In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety." (Psalm 4:8)

Prayer for My Daughter's Heart and Emotions

Dear Heavenly Father, I lift my daughter's heart to You, the source of love and grace. Fill her with Your peace, guard her emotions, and guide her through life's challenges. May her heart seek You, rooted in faith and trust.

Grant her compassion, forgiveness, and a love that reflects Your unconditional love. Lead her choices, bless her relationships, and guide her in pursuing Your purpose for her life. Thank you for the privilege of being her parent.

I entrust her into Your hands, knowing Your plans for her are good. May Your grace abound in her heart. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

"Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life." (Proverbs 4:23)

Prayer for My Daughter's Friendships and Influences

Dear God, Please surround my daughter with positive, uplifting, and godly influences. May her friends be individuals who encourage her in her faith, support her in making good choices, and share her values.

Grant her the discernment to recognize healthy friendships and to distance herself from those who may lead her astray. Strengthen her to stand firm in her convictions and not be swayed by negative peer pressure.

Lord, I ask that you touch the hearts of her friends and acquaintances, leading them toward kindness, empathy, and understanding. May their friendships be built on trust, respect, and mutual support. May they lift each other up and encourage each other daily. May they laugh together, forgive each other, and always be there for each other. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.” (1 Corinthians 15:33)

Prayer for My Daughter's Pain and Depression

Lord, I come before you with a heavy heart, filled with concern for my precious daughter, who is experiencing pain and depression. Lord, you know the depths of her struggles and the burdens she carries.

I lift her up to you, asking for your healing touch and comfort to envelop her. Bring relief to her pain, both physical and emotional, and grant her the strength to face each day.

Fill her heart with your peace, Lord, and replace the darkness of depression with the light of your love. Help her to see herself as you see her—a cherished and valuable soul.

Help me to know how best to help her with my words and with my presence. Surround her with caring and understanding individuals who will be a source of encouragement and support.

Lord, help my daughter to know how very loved she is. May she find hope, strength, and renewed joy in you. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. (Revelation 21:4)

Prayer for My Daughter's Health

Dear Lord, I lift my daughter's health into Your healing hands. I pray for physical strength, vitality, and well-being. 

May Your divine touch bring restoration to every part of her body. Grant her the wisdom to care for herself and make choices that honor the temple You've entrusted to her. Surround her with Your healing grace, and let Your peace permeate her mind and spirit. I ask for Your promises of health and wholeness over her life, trusting in Your mercy and love. 

Thank you for being the ultimate Healer. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy. (Psalm 103:2-4)

Prayer for My Daughter's Future Husband

Lord, You created my daughter. You saw her being formed in my womb, and you knew she existed, even before I did.  Besides knowing you as her savior, who she chooses to marry is the most important decision she will ever make. And so Lord, I pray for her. I pray for him. I pray for them.

God, may my daughter’s future husband love you with all his heart, soul, mind, and strength. May he be a man who loves other people as he loves himself. God, be working in him, even now, to form his love for you, and for others. Put people in his life to help him love you. Put circumstances in his life to help him trust you. Put successes in his life to help him praise you. 

God, I pray that my daughter’s future husband would be strong, loving, kind, and wise. Help him live with her in an understanding way. May he validate her strengths, and help her grow in her weaknesses. May she do the same for him. 

I pray their life together will be filled with love and laughter. May they always be friends, and never stop being lovers. Give them a home filled with joy.
But Lord, until the day he walks into her life, and she walks into his, draw them both close to You. May each of them learn how to depend on You. Always. Give his parents wisdom as they raise him. Give us wisdom as we raise her. Amen (by Donna Jones)

"Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her" (Ephesians 5:25)

More Prayers for Your Daughter

Discover more prayers to seek God's help in your daughter's life. Find prayers for different needs and situations:

A Short Prayer for Your Daughter

Father, thank you for my family. You have blessed me so much, entrusting me to care for my children. Help me to be the father you have called me to be. Give me the strength to teach my daughter how to be the woman you have called her to be. Give me the courage to say the things she needs to hear, even if they are not the things she wants to hear. Give me wisdom to know what to say, and give her a tender heart to be receptive to her parents’ guidance. In Jesus’ name, Amen. (by Brett Rinehart)

Prayer for a Struggling Daughter 

Oh Lord, Create in _________________ a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within her (Psalm 51:10). Though you have made ______________ see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore her life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring her up. You will increase ________________'s honor and comfort her once again (Psalm 71:20-21). 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 ___________ from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen. (by Cindi McMenamin, Pray When Your Child Goes Astray)

A Prayer for My Daughter: Poem by W. B. Yeats

In courtesy I'd have her chiefly learned;
Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned
By those that are not entirely beautiful;
Yet many, that have played the fool
For beauty's very self, has charm made wise,
And many a poor man that has roved,
Loved and thought himself beloved,
From a glad kindness cannot take his eyes.

May she become a flourishing hidden tree
That all her thoughts may like the linnet be,
And have no business but dispensing round
Their magnanimities of sound,
Nor but in merriment begin a chase,
Nor but in merriment a quarrel.
O may she live like some green laurel
Rooted in one dear perpetual place.

Excerpt from Poets.org

A Prayer for When Your Daughter Needs Strength

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Dear Lord, There are moments in her life when she faces challenges that leave her feeling weak and weary. In those times, I turn to your word and claim the promise found in Isaiah 40:31.

I pray that she may always place her hope in you, for you are the source of true strength. Just as the eagle soars high above, may she find the strength to rise above her difficulties and challenges. When life's demands make her feel like she's running out of energy, grant her the endurance to keep going, knowing that your strength is her refuge.

In moments when she feels like she's walking a difficult path, help her to find the courage to continue without growing faint. Surround her with your presence, Lord, and empower her with your divine strength.

May she not only find physical strength but also emotional and spiritual fortitude through her relationship with you. May her faith in your promises be unwavering, and may she find peace in knowing that you are always with her, providing the strength she needs.

In Jesus' name, I pray this blessing and promise over my daughter. Amen."

For Our Daughter’s 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 daughters would treasure their sexuality as a true gift from You, and that they would honor 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 daughters from the idea that they must do anything and everything (including abusing their bodies through eating disorders, drug abuse, or other harmful behaviors) in order to attaining 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 kind 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 daughters would treasure their health as a gift from God and that they would have a passion to eat nutritious food and to stay active in order to do their part to take care of this treasure. In Jesus name, Amen. (by Alicia Michelle, Pray Against Satanic Attacks in Your Child's Life)

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Prayer For Daughter to Find Identity in Christ

Dear Jesus, help my daughter know that we are all born as sinners and separated from God because of our wicked hearts. However, at an early age, help her grasp the life-transforming concept that he does not have to live as a sinner under that condemnation.

Teach my daughter that she has the opportunity to accept a new, beautiful identity that is called “good,” not because of what she has done or what she looks like, but because she is secure in who YOU say she is: treasured, delightful, known and protected. Let her not place her self-worth in accomplishments she may or may not achieve, but let her discover these deeper truths about who You believe she is and build every decision she makes on that sure foundation. In Jesus name, amen. (by Alicia Michelle, Pray Against Satanic Attacks in Your Child's Life)

A Prayer for Daughters Complete Protection

Lord, I pray Your emotional, physical, and spiritual protection over my daughter. Keep evil far from her, and help her to trust You as her refuge and strength. I pray You will guard her mind from harmful instruction, and grant her discernment to recognize truth. I pray You will make her strong and courageous in the presence of danger, recognizing that You have overcome and will set right all injustice and wrong one day. Help her to find rest in Your shadow, as she lives in the spiritual shelter You provide for her. Let her know that the only safe place is in Jesus, and that her home on earth is only temporary. In Jesus name, amen. (Rebecca Barlow Jordan)

For Daughter’s Spiritual Strength

I’m praying my daughter whose hands are limp and whose tongue is silent. Nudge her to pick up her sword. Help her conceive a strategic plan to take back what the enemy has plundered. Lead her to scriptures for every area of defeat. Give her a voice to speak them out loud. Let the enemy know that You are raising up a standard against him with a resurrected daughter. In Jesus name, Amen. (by Christine Wyrtzen, Daughters of Promise)

A Prayer for When Your Daughter Needs Peace

One scripture you can pray over your daughter when she needs peace is Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV):

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

Your word in Philippians 4:6-7 reminds us not to be anxious but to bring our concerns to you in prayer.

Lord, I lift up my daughter's worries and anxieties to you, trusting that you hear our petitions. I pray that you grant her the peace that surpasses all understanding, a peace that will guard her heart and mind in Christ Jesus.

Help her find comfort in your presence and rest in the assurance of your love. May her heart be free from fear and turmoil, and her mind be filled with the peace that only you can provide.

Lord, as she faces life's challenges and uncertainties, may she truly rest in knowing that you are her refuge and strength. I pray that your peace will permeate every aspect of her life, bringing comfort and assurance.

In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

When Your Daughter is Hurting

Heavenly Father,

I come before you with a heavy heart, burdened by the pain that my daughter is enduring. You, who understand every sorrow and comfort every wounded heart, I entrust her into your loving care.

Lord, I ask for your healing touch to soothe her pain, both physical and emotional. May your divine presence be a source of strength, comfort, and hope for her in this difficult time.

Help me to be a supportive and loving presence in her life, to listen with empathy, and to offer the encouragement she needs. 

In Jesus' name, Amen.

A Prayer for My Daughter's Courage

Fill my daughter with courage in knowing you’re with her every moment. Draw her close to you and her husband when she feels afraid. Give her strength to admit she doesn’t have all the answers and to reach out for help.

Keep my daughter from worry about money by trusting you to provide. When she feels blindsided by trouble, make her brave so she stands her ground. If sickness or disappointment bring her low, give her a tenacious faith that trusts you’re doing good in her life through it all.

Fill my daughter with confidence in her identity as your child. You provide joy that no hard circumstance can take away. In her weakness, you put your power on full display. Because of your love, my daughter can face her future with hope and strength. Amen. (by Joanna Teigen, Prayers for a Mother's Heart for Her Daughter)

A Prayer When Your Daughter Feels Distant

Heavenly Father, I come before you with a heavy heart, concerned about the distance that has grown between my daughter and me. Lord, you understand the complexities of human relationships, and you know the pain I feel.

If there are misunderstandings or hurts that have caused this distance, I pray for healing and reconciliation. Open my eyes to see where I may have caused hurt or pain. Help us to communicate openly and honestly, and grant us the wisdom to understand each other's perspectives.

If this distance is a natural part of her growth and independence, I ask for your peace and patience to accept it. Give me the assurance that our bond remains strong despite physical or emotional separation.

Help me to trust that you have a plan and purpose for her life, and that you love her even more than I do. May your presence be with her wherever she is, and may your love surround her.

Lord, I place our relationship in your hands, knowing that you can mend what is broken and bring us closer together. Grant me the strength to be patient and the wisdom to know how to best support and love my daughter during this time of distance.

In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

A Prayer for My Daughter's Broken Heart

I am burdened by the pain and sorrow that my daughter is experiencing due to her broken heart. Lord, you are the ultimate Healer of all wounds, and I lift her up to you in prayer.

Please, Lord, comfort her in her time of grief and feeling loss. Bring comfort to her wounded heart, and let your love and presence bring her peace.

Grant her the strength to process her emotions and the wisdom to learn and grow from this experience.

Help her to trust in your plan and to believe that you will bring beauty from these ashes.

Lord, as her parent, I ask for your guidance and wisdom in comforting and supporting her. Grant me the words and actions to be a source of love and encouragement.

In Jesus' name, I pray for the healing of my daughter's broken heart. Amen.

A Daily Prayer for My Daughter

Heavenly Father,

I come before you today with gratitude for the gift of my beloved daughter. I lift her up to you, seeking your guidance, love, and protection.

Cover her with your grace and mercy, Lord. Surround her with your love and fill her heart with your peace. I pray for her well-being, safety, and happiness. May she always turn to you in her time of need.

Guard her steps, both seen and unseen, and keep her safe from harm. Protect her mind, body, and spirit from all negative influences, and grant her the wisdom to make good choices. May her mind recall your promises daily.

Bless her friendships and relationships, that they may be filled with kindness, support, and love. May she be a source of light and inspiration to those around her.

Help her grow in faith, love, and self-confidence, and empower her to fulfill the purpose you have for her life.

I entrust my daughter into your loving care, Lord, knowing that your love for her exceeds my own. May your presence be with her every moment of her day.

In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.

We hope these prayers have been able to guide your thoughts and desires for your daughter! Rest in God's promises that He is a loving Creator and Father who has good things in store for your child! Join other moms in the comments below and be encouraged by our large praying community.

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