Prayer For Daughters Marriage
8 Powerful Prayers for Our Daughters
Do you ever find yourself repeating the same things over and over again in your prayers for your daughters?
Ever since we found out we were expecting our daughter, my husband and I began praying with her (almost) every night, even from the womb. It’s become a comforting ritual at the end of the day, a chance to quiet our hearts and turn toward the Lord.
Five years later, God has given us two more blessings (another girl and a little boy on the way), and He’s also given me something more: a burden to pray for my children.
But honestly, the struggle is real: sometimes it seems I’m going through a laundry list of requests for God: safety, health, a good night’s sleep (with no midnight wakings, please), and rest for weary mama and daddy.
And while God certainly receives and listens to ALL our prayers, I believe He wants us to pray bigger, more powerful prayers for our children and their futures.
In fact, in His last hours with His disciples, Jesus exhorted them several times to ask the Father boldly for those things they will need to carry out His good works on earth:
“In that day you will no longer ask Me anything. Truly, truly, I tell you, whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you. Until now you have not asked for anything in My name. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete.” John 16:24 (see also John 14:14 and 15:15)
I believe God wants us to ask boldly for His blessing over our children, and when we ground our prayers in His Word, we can be assured that we’re praying according to His will.
I’ve written the following prayers with my daughters in mind, but with a little boy on the way, I’ll definitely be adapting these for him as well! So feel free to do wise!
Here are 8 powerful prayers for our daughters (and sons) God’s promises that will help us entrust their little lives to Him!
Hunger and Thirst for God
Father, You bless those who hunger and thirst for You and promise to satisfy them with Yourself (Matthew 5:6); pour out Your Spirit on my daughter and your blessing on my girl (Isaiah 44:3). Bring her to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ (Romans 10:9), and grow her in knowledge and love for You.
Guard her from addictions and idols that would draw her heart away from You (Proverbs 4:23), and give her an insatiable desire for You. Quench her thirst with You and cause her to keep seeking You above all else (Matthew 6:33). And when she draws near to You, may she sense You draw near to her as well (James 4:8).
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Humility and Grace
Lord, You have promised that Your grace is sufficient and Your power is made perfect in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9). Help my daughter accept and embrace her desperate need for You, and fill her with Your grace (James 4:6).
Make her quick to recognize and turn from sin (1 John 1:9), and place within her heart a longing for righteousness (1 John 3:3).
May her words, her actions, and her entire life be an outpouring of Your grace, giving life to those around her (Colossians 4:6).
Health and Strength to Do Good Works
Almighty God, Your Word says that those who hope in You renew their strength. They will soar on wings eagles; they’ll run and not grow weary; and will walk and not be faint (Isaiah 40:31). May my daughter grow in wisdom, in stature, and in favor before You and others (Luke 2:52).
Keep my daughter healthy and strong so that she may labor with all Your energy (Colossians 1:29) to do the good works You prepared for her to walk in before the creation of the world (Ephesians 2:10). Just as Jesus came not to be served but to serve, help her to serve others in Your love and to see the broken and needy through Your eyes (Matthew 20:28).
Wisdom and Integrity
I believe Your Word when it says that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge (Proverbs 1:7).
Teach my child to fear you and fill her with wisdom and discernment in her life choices and relationships (1 Kings 3:9-12). Make her mind sharp and give her a discerning spirit, but temper that with innocence (Matthew 10:16) and integrity so that she may walk securely in Your presence (Proverbs 10:9).
Protection and Security
Precious Father, we fight not against flesh and blood but against spiritual forces of evil (Ephesians 6:12). That’s a scary thought, especially as I send my child out into the world, where I can’t protect her.
When I’m tempted to worry about what could happen to her, remind me that Jesus has already won the battle (1 Corinthians 15:57) and You hide Your beloved under the shadow of Your wings (Psalm 90:1-5).
Protect my child from evil men who seek to harm her; guard her from the hands of the wicked and from those who plan to ensnare her (Psalm 140:1-5). May You become our refuge and strength, our very present help in time of trouble (Psalm 46:1).
Marriage and Sexuality
Lord, You hold her future in Your hands and You know each detail of her life, including who she will marry (Psalm 139:16). Help her trust You with her single years, staying focused on pleasing You in body and spirit and enjoying that season of life (1 Corinthians 7:34).
Guard her from men who would use and abuse her, and keep her steadfast in You until she finds a godly man who will love her You love Your Bride (Ephesians 5:25).
May she find joy and satisfaction in loving, honoring, and serving her husband as we are called to serve You (Ephesians 5:24), and may they find great delight in each other (Song of Solomon 5:16).Make their marriage a living metaphor of the beautiful relationship You desire to have with Your Church (Ephesians 5:25), and may all who see them long to have that kind of a relationship with You too.
Boldness and Steadfastness
Lord Jesus, You have not given us a spirit of timidity or fear but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline (2 Timothy 1:7).
As You mold my child into a beautiful pillar that adorns Your temple (Psalm 144:12), may she stand boldly even in the face of mockery, temptation, and persecution (1 Corinthians 10:13).
May she not shrink back and be destroyed by the pleasures this world offers her (Hebrews 10:39) but help her stand firm, letting nothing move her (1 Corinthians 15:58), knowing that You alone are her judge and You will help her stand fast (Romans 14:4).
Body Image and Inner Beauty
Creator God, You knit my daughter together in my womb; before I even knew she existed, You were fashioning the cells that make her who she is today. Help her to praise You when she looks in the mirror, to see the beauty of Your workmanship, and to celebrate Your creativity (Psalm 139:13-16).
Clothe her with strength and dignity and keep her free from anxiety and worry; fill her with a joyous anticipation for tomorrow (Proverbs 31:25). May her Christ-centered character be what makes her most beautiful, an inner gentleness and quiet strength that’s rooted in knowing who and whose she is (1 Peter 3:3-4).
May her face radiate the beauty of being in the presence of the Most High God (2 Corinthians 3:18), and may she be a fragrance of life and the sweet aroma of Christ among those who are being saved (2 Corinthians 2:15-16).
I’ll be honest: just re-reading those prayers again brings tears to my eyes. There is such power in praying God’s Word over our children, and we have plenty of opportunities to do that each and every day.
Remember: God listens to our prayers for our daughters and our sons, and He welcomes us to come to Him on behalf of our children.
Which of the prayers above will you start praying for your daughter (or son) today?
If you enjoyed “8 Powerful Prayers for Our Daughters” you might also be interested in these great resources:
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10 POWERFUL PRAYERS FOR YOUR MARRIAGE
Here is the truth that most people do not to admit: marriage is hard. It is incredibly hard.
Spending forever with someone who is different from you is not quite a walk in the park. It has its ups and downs, its highs and lows. There is disagreement, then agreement. There is breaking, then making.
Marriage is incredibly hard but when handled right, it is incredibly beautiful. This is why prayers for marriage matter. Praying for your marriage is one of the most rewarding things you can do for your relationship.
If you make prayer a priority and not an option, then handling a lot of issues will be much easier.
I know first hand that prayer makes a marriage stronger. When I pray for my marriage, I gain clarity. I find peace. My faith in God is strengthened. The place of prayer humbles me. It helps me let go and let God. It helps me speak life into my marriage.
Our marriages have an enemy. The enemy who wants to steal kill and destroy wants to devour your marriage. The most powerful weapon you have is prayer.You can not fight a spiritual battle using physical tactics. It is funny how easy it is to quarrel with your spouse, rather than ‘quarrel’ with God in the place of prayer.
Or how easy it is to complain to a friend or family member rather than ‘complain’ to God. Or how it is easy to worry about issues rather than pray about them. What if we turned all the quarrels, complaints and worries into prayers?
I’ll encourage us to pray these prayers because prayers are powerful. Prayers make a difference. Pray from a place of faith, not fear. If you are single, equally pray them for your would-be marriage.
Begin by asking God to forgive you for every sin then pray passionately.
1. Father, thank you for the spouse you have blessed me with
“Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens.” (James 1: 17, NLT)
“Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18, NLT)
2. Father, help me to be forgiving and tolerant towards my husband/wife
“Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.” (Colossians 3:13, NLT)
3. Father, teach me to love my spouse unconditionally
“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” (I Corinthians 13:4-7)
4. Father, may my spouse fulfill your plan for his/her life
“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.
Before you were born I set you apart
and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5, NLT)
5. May my spouse and I seek you first before any other thing
“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.” (Matthew 6:33, NLT)
“But as for me and my family, we will serve the LORD.” (Joshua 24:15)
6. Teach us to depend on your power through every difficult moment we face together
“I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him.” (Ephesians 1:19, NLT)
7. Lord help me bridle my tongue and not say hurtful things to my spouse
“Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.” (Colossians 4;6, ESV)
8. Lord help, my spouse and I to not yield to any temptation that may come our way
“The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.” (1 Corinthians 10:13, NLT)
9. Lord, separate my spouse and me from every evil company
“Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.” (1 Corinthians 15:33, ESV)
10. May your peace reign in our home
“Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:7, NLT)
Do you have any other prayers for marriage? Please share below.
5 Hope-Filled Prayers for Your Marriage
In the midst of a marriage crisis, there is a very real temptation to focus on what is wrong, why it is wrong, and whose fault it is. This earthly focus can result in a hopeless state of mind. This hopelessness and discouragement makes us vulnerable to the enemy’s schemes to divide us.
Throughout the Bible, God offers us hope. He shows us over and over again that nothing is impossible when He is involved. He promises that we will experience peace when we keep our eyes on Him (Isaiah 26:3). Jesus literally spoke the words “Peace! Be still!” to a storm, saving the disciples’ lives while perfecting their faith in Him (Mark 4:39).
Our task is to believe, to ask, and to resist doubting (Mark 11:23).
These five Bible passages and prayers will help you to refocus on God who is able to do infinitely more to heal sacred marriage than you can imagine.
1. Remember Me
But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded. Genesis 8:1
God, I trust that You see me and know what I am going through. You saved Noah, his family, and the animals from the flood. You sent a wind over the earth and caused the waters to recede. I am waiting on Your winds of change, Lord.
Change me, Lord. Here is my heart. Cleanse me of impure motives. Reduce me to love. Let Your pure love be the driving force behind my words, my touch, and my tone of voice.
Change my perception. Help me to see myself and my spouse through Your eyes.
Reveal to us where we are making the situation worse by resisting Your leadership and disobeying Your commands.
Help me to wait prayerfully and expectantly for You to move in us and our circumstances.
2. Encourage Me
Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.” “Selah” But you are a shield around me, O LORD; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head. To the LORD I cry aloud, and he answers me from his holy hill. “Selah” I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me. I will not fear the tens of thousands drawn up against me on every side. Psalm 3:2–6
Forgive me Lord for being discouraged by those who do not believe in Your power. The temptations to give up outnumber the billboards in the city.
But You, O Lord, are my encourager. Shield my heart and mind from discouragement.
Remind me of Your great acts of love for Your people.You fed five thousand with one boy’s lunch. You transformed Saul from a Christian killer into Paul, a Kingdom builder. You are able to do so much more for our marriage than I have asked of You.
I rest my hopes on Your faithfulness. I will not fear what I can see with my eyes. I will trust in You, the unseen God, to shield me and my husband from reacting to the enemy’s schemes to divide us.
3. Reward My Faith
Again he said, “What shall we say the kingdom of God is , or what parable shall we use to describe it? It is a mustard seed, which is the smallest seed you plant in the ground. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches the birds of the air can perch in its shade.” Mark 4:30–32
God, You have promised that if I offer You a miniscule amount of faith, You will create something so much bigger it.
Today, I offer You my faith in Your ability to bring Jesus into this world from a virgin girl. I believe that You breathed life into Adam and made Eve from his rib. You transformed Zacchaeus from a crook into someone who wanted to give back four times what he had stolen.
I believe that You, O Lord, can turn our bitterness into kindness. You can transform our self-focused stubbornness into a “your needs come first” mindset.
You are able to restore us completely and allow our marriage to point others to Your perfect love for imperfect people.
Let my faith become sight, Lord.
4. Heal Our Marriage
As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.
” He called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” “Lord, I want to see,” he replied.
Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they also praised God. Luke 18:35–43
Lord, I want our marriage to be healed.
Let the healing begin with me. Have mercy on me, Lord, a spouse who has failed so often to demonstrate Your love.
I want to love my spouse the way You love me. Help me.I want to be a vessel of Your love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control in _____’s life. Use me.
I want to love in such a way that ____ is inspired to praise You. Glorify Yourself in me, Lord.
5. Make Me Brave
Joshua said to them, “Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Be strong and courageous. This is what the LORD will do to all the enemies you are going to fight.” Joshua 10:25
Lord, I want to be filled with Your courage and strength. I want to live by every word that comes from Your mouth and speak boldly about what You can and will do.
The threats against my marriage are wimpy compared to Your great power.
Joshua put his godless enemies to death. He listened to Your voice and obeyed You.
You gave him authority to accomplish Your will. He commanded the sun to stand still, and You made it happen for the glory of Your name and the protection of Your people.
Teach me, Lord, to exercise the authority You have given me. Train me to hear Your voice and respond without hesitation.
Make me brave. Use me to war against the enemies of our marriage in prayer using the Sword of Your Spirit.
I believe You are able, Lord. Please help my unbelief.
With faith in Jesus’ blood and righteousness, I pray.
Jennifer O. White is the author of Prayers for New Brides: Putting on God’s Armor After the Wedding Dress and Marriage Armor for the #PrayingBride.
Jennifer is a natural encourager who offers hope from the truths of God’s Word at her blog, Prayerfully Speaking.
With every blog post, Jennifer is exalts the one true God who can empower us to do more than we can ask or imagine.
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