20 Ways to Pray for Your Child This School Year

During Jesus’ ministry, we see that He has a special heart for children. They are indeed precious in His sight, and because of this, Christian parents can boldly approach His throne of grace on their child(ren)’s behalf — interceding and petitioning with faith. Read this article for 20 different ways you can lift your child(ren) up in prayer this school year.

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” –Matthew 19:14

Lord Jesus, I pray that my child(ren) would . . .

FIND THEIR IDENTITY IN YOU and declare your praises, as you have called them out of darkness into your wonderful light (1 Peter 2:9)

STAND FOR TRUTH and replace peer pressure for anything that is excellent and praiseworthy (Philippians 4:8)

USE GODLY WISDOM in making decisions — from positive academic choices to their relationships (James 3:17)

LEARN TO BE A GREAT FRIEND, loving and seeing others the way you do (John 13:34-35)

EXPRESS THEMSELVES WITH EDIFYING SPEECH that would bless those who listen (Ephesians 4:29)

PRIORITIZE THEIR FAITH, growing deeper in your knowledge, love, and grace as they mature (2 Peter 3:18)

BOLDLY PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL and your goodness with holy reverence (Romans 1:16)

EXHIBIT SELF-CONTROL AND DISCIPLINE in all they do as one empowered by your Holy Spirit (2 Timothy 1:7)

BE A SERVANT LEADER and example to their peers, always looking to you for guidance (1 Timothy 4:12)

KNOW YOU ARE NEAR in good times and bad as their all-powerful protector, defender, and friend (Isaiah 41:10)

CAST THEIR CARES UPON YOU and not be anxious for anything, for you are trustworthy and strong enough to carry any burden (Psalm 55:22)

HUNGER AND THIRST FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS as well as invaluable time spent studying your Word (Matthew 5:6)

LIVE HONORABLY according to your Word, truly believing that your ways are higher and better (Psalm 119:9)

YIELD THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT so that their devotion to you would be evident and draw others closer to your presence (Galatians 5:23)

SURROUND THEMSELVES WITH GODLY INFLUENCES who encourage them in their faith and speak the truth in love (Proverbs 13:10)

COMMUNICATE OPENLY AND HONESTLY with me as their parent, maintaining a humble and teachable attitude (Ephesians 6:1-3)

HOLD ONTO ACADEMIC AND BIBLICAL INSTRUCTION they receive both at school and home so they can live out your calling for their life (Proverbs 4:13)

DEVELOP THEIR SPIRITUAL GIFTS, using them to glorify you and further your Kingdom here on earth (James 1:17)

KNOW THEY ARE LOVED AND ACCEPTED, valuing what you think of them above others’ opinions (1 John 4:16)

GUARD THEIR HEARTS AND THOUGHTS with diligence above all else (Proverbs 4:23)

I pray all these things in your powerful and precious name.



  • Marissa Prado Maldonado
    Thank you so much. What a great way to start school.

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