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10 Bible Verses to Pray for Your Kids

by Coach Debbie


Growing up, my parents always quoted Bible verses aloud, so I naturally memorized Scripture without trying.  God's Word does not return void, right?  So let's prioritize speaking Truth to our kiddos!


It's important for us all (kids and adults) to pray out loud.  Let's pray with each other and for each other!  And let's pray more often than meal time and bedtime, okay?


Our family often prays for just 1 family member at a time.  We thank God for them and ask Him to bless that person.  It's a special, cherished time.


The Bible equips, so let's get into His Word a lot!  Kids need to hear what the Bible says, they need to read what the Bible says (if old enough), and they need to attend church regularly.  This is investing in the most eternal relationship!


We love our offspring, so let's pray blessings over them.  Here are 10 benedictions to pray out loud over your kids (this is NOT some kind of name-it-and-claim-it prosperity junk)!  If we repeat them often enough, everyone will memorize God's Word!


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1 Timothy 4:12New International Version (NIV)

12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.



Numbers 6:24-26New International Version (NIV)

24 “‘“The Lord bless you
    and keep you;
25 the Lord make his face shine on you
    and be gracious to you;
26 the Lord turn his face toward you
    and give you peace.”’




 Proverbs 3:5-6New International Version (NIV)

5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.




Matthew 5:16New International Version (NIV)

16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.




Romans 15:13New International Version (NIV)

13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.





Romans 15:5-6New International Version (NIV)

5 May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, 6 so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.





2 Corinthians 13:14New International Version (NIV)

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.




Colossians 3:15-17New International Version (NIV)

15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do,whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.




1 Thessalonians 3:12-13New International Version (NIV)

12 May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you. 13 May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones.




1 Thessalonians 5:23-24New International Version (NIV)

23 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.