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Praying for the Heart of Your Child’s Faith

Unsure how to pray for your child’s faith? Use the following Bible verses to guide you.

You can't make your kids love God! You CAN use these Bible verses to guide your prayers for the heart of your child's faith.


And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.

Luke 2:52 NIV


Isn’t that what we all want for our kids?

To grow well. Physically, mentally, emotionally . . . spiritually. To have good relationships. With us, their parents. With brothers and sisters. Friends and neighbors. Teachers, coaches, leaders. Co-workers. A husband or wife. God.

I has been said that God has no grandchildren. Meaning, our children won’t be counted as part of God’s family just because we are. They can’t ride into heaven on our coat tails. Our kids have to develop a repentance and faith of their own. Their own desire to worship God and follow His ways.

And of course, that’s a work God Himself has to perform in their hearts. Much as we may want to, you and I can’t create a love for God in our kids. What we can do is pray.

But do you ever wonder what to pray for your child’s faith? How to really get to the heart of what you want to see God do in their lives?

Use the words of the following Bible verses to guide as you bring the heart of your child’s faith before God.

7 Scripture Prayers for Your Child’s Faith


You can't make your kids love God! You CAN use these Bible verses to guide you as you pray for the heart of your child's faith.

Scripture quotations taken from the NASB. Bold emphasis added.


“And I will give them one heart, and put a new spirit within them. And I will take the heart of stone out of their flesh and give them a heart of flesh, that they may walk in My statutes and keep My ordinances and do them. Then they will be My people, and I shall be their God.”     Ezekiel 11:19-20

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He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.     Psalm 23:3

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For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.     1 Corinthians 1:18

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And the devil said to Him, “I will give You all this domain and its glory; for it has been handed over to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. “Therefore if You worship before me, it shall all be Yours.” Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.'”     Luke 4:6-8

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For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus’ sake.
For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.     2 Corinthians 4:5-6

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Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?     Romans 2:4

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And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds, yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach–if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven.     Colossians 1:21-23

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do you ever wonder what to pray for your child's faith? How to really get to the heart of what you want to see God do in their lives? Use the words of the following Bible verses to guide as you bring the heart of your child's faith before God.


You can’t make your kids believe in God, love God, or worship God.

You can ask God to work in their hearts.

Start praying for your child’s faith today.


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  1. Hi, I picked your post as my favorite for this week’s #LMMLInkup. Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. I love these scriptures. Thanks for sharing on the #LMMLinkup this week. It is so important to pray scriptures over our children.

    • Thanks, Mary. So much we can’t do for our kids, and praying helps us trust God with what only He can do. Have a great week.

  3. Love this post! When I am praying, I picture Jesus Christ, my Good Shepherd, in the green pasture of the 23rd Psalm. As I pray, I take whatever concern I have, or the person for whom I am interceding by the hand. I walk out to the meadow, the green pasture, and I place my concern, or the hand of the person for whom I am interceding, in Jesus’ hand…knowing that He is sovereign, He loves me, and He loves the person for whom I am interceding more than I do. He has a plan, a hope, and a future for each of us…and I walk away, thanking God for how He is working in my life and in the lives of those for whom I am interceding. I experience a feeling of peace…as Catherine Marshall prayed, Lord, I trust You…You know what You’re doing…I relinquish my will to Yours. Many blessings to you ❤️

  4. mommyhomemanager says:

    One of the things that I pray for every night is that I can lead my son to a faithful life. Thank you for sharing.

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