We live in a day and age where more than ever, we need to be praying for our daughters.
Praying for our daughters is one of the greatest acts of love we can show to them. In this world that is rampant with sin, sickness, seen and unseen dangers, we cannot protect our daughters at every turn.
But we can pray to our Father in heaven who is with our children wherever they go.
Praying for our Daughters
When we think of praying for our daughters as they grow up in this world of uncertainty, it can be overwhelming.
We desire to pray for their…
Relationship with God
Friends and influences
Relationship with their father
The list goes on and on.
It can sometimes seem like an overwhelming task to pray for our daughters when there are so many things to pray about!
Praying for our Daughters with Scripture
Using Scripture is a powerful way to pray for our daughters without feeling overwhelmed.
When we pray the Word of God over our daughters, we can pray for their mind, body, soul and spirit.
We can pray for their protection and well-being.
We can cover so much spiritual ground when we use the Word of God to pray for our daughters.
Seven Scriptures to Pray Over your Daughter
Here are seven Scriptures that include seven categories we can strategically pray over our daughters.
Since there are seven Scriptures, you can pray one Scripture over your daughter each day of the week!
1. Praying for Your Daughter’s Mind
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.Romans 12:2
Lord, I pray that my daughter will not conform to the ungodly patterns of this world, but I ask that you will transform her mind through the power of your Word. I know that you have a good, pleasing, and perfect will for her life.
2. Praying for Your Daughter’s Emotions
Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.Psalm 42:5
Lord, there are times when my daughter’s emotions will seem like the tossed waves of the sea. Sometimes she will be downcast, sad, angry, and happy. In the midst of her emotions, help her to understand your love for her, and that she can always put her hope in you.
3. Praying for Your Daughter’s Faith
In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.Ephesians 3:12
Lord, help my daughter to have firm faith in your Word, and may she approach you with freedom and confidence. Faith comes by hearing your Word of truth. Help her to continually hear, read, and speak your Word so that she can walk through this life with a solid foundation of faith!
4. Praying for Your Daughter’s Friends
The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.Proverbs 12:26
Lord, help my daughter to choose her friends carefully. Surround her with godly friends who will encourage her to walk your path of truth and righteousness.
5. Praying for Your Daughter’s Husband
Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word…Ephesians 5:22, 25-26
Lord, I pray for my daughter’s future husband. By your grace and mercy, help her to choose a husband who fears the Lord and is a man after your own heart. Help him to be a godly husband who loves my daughter as Christ loves the church.
6. Praying for Your Daughter’s Influences
Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them.1 John 2:15
Lord, I pray that my daughter will not love the ungodly lures of this world, but that she will walk your path of truth, righteousness and holiness through the power of your Holy Spirit.
7. Praying for Your Daughter’s Heart
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.Proverbs 4:23
Lord, I pray for my daughter’s heart. Guard her mind, will, and emotions, and protect her heart from the evil one. Give her a heart that desires to love and serve you all the days of her life!
A Free Mother-Daughter Prayer Journal
I still remember the pages and pages of prayers I wrote for my daughter before she even entered the world.
With each passing year, it reminds me of how little time we actually have with our children–how each day passes as quickly as morning mist on a summer day.
It also reminds me of when Jesus was born. As the shepherds came to worship their newborn king, Mary “treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.” (Luke 2:19)
I also desire to treasure each moment and memory I have with my children, and it is my prayer to watch them grow in wisdom, stature, and in the grace and favor of God.
So I am committed to treasuring each moment with my children, and to praying for them daily.
One of the ways I do this with my daughter is with a mother-daughter journal.
A couple of years ago I bought a simple composition notebook from the store, and we spent time decorating it together.
We then wrote back and forth to each other, writing the things we appreciated about one another–sharing verses, doodles, and prayers.
Whether you have young children, adult children, or spiritual children through your church, I pray that we all treasure the precious moments we have with the children in our lives!
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