20 Powerful Blessings to Pray over Your Children

20 Powerful Blessings to Pray over Your Children

There’s a battle over our families today, and the enemy would love nothing more than to destroy all that we hold dear in this life. He’s ruthless and cunning, deceitful and sly. He’ll attack when we’re not watching, he’ll do everything he can to lure our kids his way.

Don’t let him win.

Prayer is essential over our children and families, in order to stay alert, aware, and discerning of God’s voice, as well as to stand against the attacks of the enemy in our lives. We should never underestimate the importance of speaking blessing and truth over their lives. Prayer is powerful and his words are true.

  • 1. Belief - Acts 16:31

    1. Belief - Acts 16:31

    Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved – you and your household.” Acts 16:31

  • 2. Blessing - Numbers 6:24-26

    2. Blessing - Numbers 6:24-26

    “The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you, the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26

  • 3. Courage - Joshua 1:9

    3. Courage - Joshua 1:9

    Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

  • 4. Encouragement - Ephesians 4:29

    4. Encouragement - Ephesians 4:29

    Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Ephesians 4:29

  • 5. Faithfulness - 1 Samuel 12:24

    5. Faithfulness - 1 Samuel 12:24

    Only fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you.” 1 Sam. 12:24

  • 6. Forgiveness - 1 John 1:9

    6. Forgiveness - 1 John 1:9

    If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9

  • 7. Fruitfulness - Galatians 5:22-23

    7. Fruitfulness - Galatians 5:22-23

    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” Galatians 5:22-23

  • 8. Generosity - 1 Timothy 6:18-19

    8. Generosity - 1 Timothy 6:18-19

    They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.” 1 Timothy 6:18-19

  • 9. Grace - 2 Corinthians 13:14

    9. Grace - 2 Corinthians 13:14

    May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” 2 Corinthians 13:14

  • 10. Health - 3 John 1:2

    10. Health - 3 John 1:2

    Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.” 3 John 1:2

  • 11. Hope - Isaiah 40:31

    11. Hope - Isaiah 40:31

    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.” Isaiah 40:31

  • 12. Humility - Philippians 2:3-4

    12. Humility - Philippians 2:3-4

    Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:3-4

  • 13. Integrity - Proverbs 10:9

    13. Integrity - Proverbs 10:9

    Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.” Proverbs 10:9

  • 14. Joy - Nehemiah 8:10

    14. Joy - Nehemiah 8:10

    “…for the joy of the LORD is your strength." Nehemiah 8:10

  • 15. Kindness - Ephesians 4:32

    15. Kindness - Ephesians 4:32

    Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32

  • 16. Love - 1 John 3:1

    16. Love - 1 John 3:1

    How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God.” 1 John 3:1

  • 17. Obedience - Ephesians 6:1

    17. Obedience - Ephesians 6:1

    Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.” Ephesians 6:1

  • 18. Patience - James 1:19

    18. Patience - James 1:19

    Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger.” James 1:19

  • 19. Protection - Psalm 91

    19. Protection - Psalm 91

    "He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart...He will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways." Psalm 91:1-2411

  • 20. Trust - Proverbs 3:5-6

    20. Trust - Proverbs 3:5-6

    Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

    *This slideshow was adapted from the article, 40 Powerful Blessings to Pray over Your Children, written by Debbie McDaniel.