Praying scriptures over your son is one of the best legacies you can give him. It is your greatest weapon against the evils of this world and the fight for your son’s heart. Why not start now with bold scriptures to pray over your son daily?
After Blake was born I started a prayer journal of all the prayers and scriptures that I prayed over him. When Raelynn came along, I started one for her as well. It is my plan to pass along these prayer journals to the kids once they graduate and move out.
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I started praying bible verses over my son as soon as he was born but I really started getting committed and circling scriptures to pray over him after reading, Praying Circles Around Your Children. It was a short little book that made a drastic impact on my prayer life for my children.
If you are interested in learning how to start a prayer journal for you son then check out my post about how I started it for our daughter here.
The world we live in today is quite honestly a little terrifying when you think about all the hardships and temptations your son will have to battle. I want my son to be prepared before he ever steps foot onto that battlefield. I am preparing in a multitude of ways but my number one way is by entrusting the battle to the Lord through prayer.
How to Pray Scripture Over Your Son
Praying scripture over your son doesn’t have to be an overly complex thing. It can be simple at first and grow into something more. You can do like I do and have the bible verses and scriptures written in a journal. Or you could simply pray your scriptures.
To start praying scripture over your son, turn to your Bible (my favorite one) and find scriptures that you want your son to live up to or be covered by. I am listing some of my favorite scriptures to pray over your son below. Highlight those verses in your bible, write them down or post them to his wall. However you want to remember those verses just do it. Then start by praying that verse over your son.
Pray bold prayers, claiming the promises of God, knowing that He is faithful to answer them. You can pray the verses word for word over your son or simply pray the meaning of them over your son. Pray them as often as you wish knowing that God hears you.
Don’t get discouraged if you feel you are not seeing the fruits of your prayers come to life. God always has a perfect plan in store for those who love Him (Romans 8:28). He may not answer the prayer in YOUR time but He will definitely answer it in HIS time.
Bible Verses to Pray Boldly Over Your Son
Praying for Your Son’s Salvation
because if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead you will be saved.Romans 10:9 ESV
Lord, I praise you and thank you for the free gift of salvation! Thank you for allowing me to receive this precious gift. I pray that my son would accept this gift of salvation at a young age. I ask that he would know who you are and this his desire would be to follow you all the days of his life. Let him be saved and be able to enjoy eternity with you.
Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may you whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.1 Thessalonians 5:23 ESV
God, thank you for the promises of your faithfulness to us. Thank you that I can cling to this hope of a calling you have placed on my son. I ask that he would be sanctified and blameless through you Jesus. I pray he desires to follow you and be an image bearer for you. Transform his heart, even now at a young age.
Firm in His Faith
Be sober minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.1 Peter 5:8-9 ESV
Thank you for entrusting me with the task of raising my son. I pray that as he grows he will have no desire for the temptations of this world but that his desire would be for you, Lord. I pray he is alert and firm in his faith. Let him be strong in you and resist the devil. Bless him as he grows to become a Godly young man. I pray his relationship with you starts at a young age and is strengthened daily.
Knowing His Identity in Christ
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works my soul knows it very well.Psalm 139:13-14 ESV
Thank you for the blessing of my son! I praise you for the purpose you have created him for. I ask that he will come to know his true identity in you. That he will know he is “fearfully and wonderfully made” and the he will come to know you as his savior at a young age. I pray he will live for you and use every gift you give him for your glory. Above all I pray he finds his identity in you and not the temptations of this world.
Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.1 Timothy 4:12 ESV
Lord, let my son grow to know his true identity in you is not limited by his age. Let him come to know you at a young age. My prayer is that he will be a leader who sets an example in speech, conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. I pray he brings glory to you in all things and that his life points people to you!
Raise Him Right
Train up a child in the way should go; and when he is old he will not depart from it.Proverbs 22:6 ESV
Lord, I pray that I would raise my son in the way he should go. Thank you for blessing me with the opportunity to raise him up. Thank you for already providing me with what I need to raise him. I ask that I would seek you in all things as I raise my son. Give me grace with my son just as you have bestowed grace upon me. Grant me wisdom as I discipline my son. Give me knowledge as I teach him. Guide his steps and draw him closer to you.
For a Godly Wife
A house and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.Proverbs 19:14 ESV
An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.Proverbs 31:10 ESV
Father, I praise you for already preparing the young lady who will one day marry my son. Thank you for supplying his every need. Raise up his future wife to be prudent and far more precious than any jewel. I pray that she has a love for you first and foremost and that she will care for my son in the way only a wife can. I pray my son would grow to be a Godly husband who treats his wife as if she is far more precious than any jewel. Teach him to lead by example and with grace
Praying Scriptures Over Your Son
Praying scriptures over my son has drastically changed my perspective on how I raise him. It gives a new purpose to why I do things the way I do. It has helped me see that my goal and focus in raising him is to guide him to Jesus. I don’t need him to be in a successful career or even seem successful to those around us. I just want him to love Jesus more than anything and anyone.
I hope this has helped give you some bold prayers to pray over your son and promises to cling to from God’s word. Don’t be disheartened by the tough days. Those are the days to really turn to scripture and pray.
Do you have any favorite bible verses that you pray over your son?