One of the most powerful things you can do for your kids is to pray over them. Pray that God will open up their eyes to their need for Him. Pray that God will keep them safe, deliver them from temptation, and for God’s favor just to name a few.
There are lots of prayers I have prayed for my kids over the years. One of the most powerful prayers I have ever prayed over my kids was that if they sin that they would be found out. This prayer is based on Number 32:23 (ESV) which says, “But if you will not do so, behold, you have sinned against the Lord, and be sure your sin will find you out.” I wrote about this in a blog I wrote called An Incredible Prayer I Pray For My Kids.
The newest prayer I have added to my prayer life as I pray over my kids is this.
I pray that they will grow in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and with man.
It is a form of praying scripture over my kids. It is based on the following scripture regarding Jesus when He was young.
“And Jesus increased in wisdom and
in stature and in favor with God and man.”
Luke 2:52, ESV
This is such a great scripture. I pray that they would grow in stature and in wisdom. I pray that they would grow in favor with God and with man. Even the part where it talks about growing in favor with man is so interesting to me. Not that I want them to have people like them for pride’s sake, but I do think that if they have favor with man their circle of influence for Christ could be bigger.
I pray for a lot of different things for my kids, but this is one of the main prayers I have been praying for my kids lately. I would love to hear what prayers you pray over your kids too.