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Praying Scripture Over Your Kids is Powerful!


There is power in the spoken word. You can speak life or you can speak death into your kid’s life.

And when your children are struggling, what they need more than anything is to hear your encouragement and support. They need to hear you tell them you have their back no matter what. That you believe in them.

Sometimes the best course of action is to let them work it out themselves because there may be an important lesson to be learned. You intentionally stand back and watch to see how they will handle it.

But sometimes you intervene. 

I was recently in the middle of intervention. One of my kids was struggling with a bully situation and it was taking a toll on his self-esteem and ability to function in school. The momma-bear in me rose up and I was prepared to go kick some 9-year old bootie myself! Oh how it took every ounce of energy and emotion I had.

More than anything, watching my child in pain drove me to my knees. And you know what? I’ve come to understand just what a blessing that was.

You see, prayer is the most powerful tool we have in our arsenal. Regardless of if we are letting our kids learn a lesson or intervening on their behalf, when we pray scripture we’re up’ing the ante.

Why? Because we’re told in Hebrews 4:12 that the Word of God is living and full of power.

I need that power about now. You, too?

Whether you are a mom, a grandmother, an aunt, a God-mother or a moms-to-be, I want to equip you with scripture to pray over those special little people in your lives.

  • Isaiah 54:13 – That they are taught of the Lord
  • Proverbs 13:1 – For the fruit of godly instruction and correction
  • Proverbs 2:6 – For counsel and wisdom in bringing up our children
  • 1 Peter 1:14-15 – To not conform to the things of the flesh
  • 1 Peter 2:2 – To desire the pure milk of the Word
  • James 1:19 – To be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger
  • Hebrews 13:5 – To be content with what they have
  • James 1:22 – To be doers of the Word and not just hearers
  • Philemon 1:6 – To be effectively sharing their faith
  • 2 Timothy 1:7 – To not have a spirit of fear
  • 2 Timothy 4:18 – To be delivered from every evil work
  • 2 Timothy 2:22 – To flee from the evil desires of youth
  • James 3:10 – To keep curses from their mouths
  • 1 John 5:18 – To keep them safe from the Enemy
  • Psalm 91:11 – For angels to accompany, defend, preserve
  • Psalm 4:8 – To provide safety for them, day and night
  • 1 John 2:15 – To keep them from loving the world or the things in it
  • 1 John 1:7 – That they walk in the light as You are in the Light
  • James 4:8 – To cleanse their hands and purify their hearts
  • 2 Timothy 2:22 – To follow after righteousness, faith, love, and peace
  • Hebrews 13:18 – To have a good conscience and a desire to live honorably
  • Proverbs 3:4 – To have favor and high esteem with God and man

Oh sisters, spend time praying over your children! You’re not only wielding a sword on their behalf, but you are also learning what God says about certain situations. This helps increase intimacy with your true Protector.

Here’s your homework: Print this out and pray a few scriptures over your kids during their bedtime prayers. You can also lay your hands on them and pray while they are sleeping.

Once the list is completed, start again. Add to this list as God reveals additional scripture for you.

Friends, I’m in battle for my children. I’m encouraging you to be in battle for yours.

If you don’t fight for them, who will?

Carey Scott is an inspiration speaker and writer honest about her walk with the Lord stumbles, fumbles and all.  Her passion is to challenge women to be real with themselves, others and God.  You can learn more about her at or subscribe and follow her blog Let’s Get Real.  Carey lives in Colorado with her husband and two young kids.


  1. Kifayat says:

    Hi Carey
    Thanks for sharing these scriptures. You are so right, if we don’t pray for our children, who will? It’s part of our God given responsibility to pray not only for our children but the whole family.

  2. Jeanie R says:

    You go, Mamma Bear, you Proverbs 31 woman! Be tenacious in heaping Scripture prayer on your young ones. The day will come when they will rise up and call you “blessed”.

  3. Carey Scott says:

    Jeanie…. Your comment gave me chills! Love it!

  4. Carey Scott says:

    Kifayat, it is our God given responsibility to pray for our entire family! Thanks for pointing that out!!!

  5. Raluca Stone says:

    I really like this simple yet inspiring article. It is very important to read children with some scriptures. They should also be aware of the religious topics. In an early age, they should become a good and responsible individuals.

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