Every child is a gift from God (Ps. 127:3), so we must nourish them physically and spiritually and equip them with knowledge and wisdom from the Word of God. Since we face spiritual battles every day, covering our children in prayer is also essential. Below is a short prayer that you can utter for your child:
Almighty God, may You continually protect my child wherever he goes. Watch over his coming and going (Ps.121:8). Strengthen his body and nourish his soul with Your Word. Equip him with a sound mind so that he can face each day with wisdom. Let Your peace be upon him. For this, I pray. Amen.
(Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. Ps. 127:3) (The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. Ps.121:8)
4 Ways to Cover Your Child in Prayer
As a mother, you may have asked this question yourself: How should a mother pray for her child? As believers, the Lord encourages us to pray rather than worry (Phil. 4:6). We must remember the power of prayer and how we can use it to cover our children every day. If you’re wondering how you can pray for your child, here are four ways to cover your child in prayer:
1. Cover Your Child with Prayer of Protection
Since we are in a spiritual battle, we should cover our child with a prayer of protection. The enemy comes to kill, steal, and destroy, but our Lord Jesus Christ came to give us abundant life (John 10:10). By declaring protection upon our child, we are assured that he will be kept safe in the presence of our Almighty God. Declare protection over Your child with this prayer:
Abba Father, I praise You for Your faithfulness and goodness in my child’s life. May You continuously protect him against the evil schemes of the enemy. I renounce all accidents and disasters that may hurt my child, in Jesus’ Name! Wherever he goes, cover him with the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ.
Protect my child from people who want to harm him. Let Your heavenly hosts guard him every day of his life. Watch over him and let Your presence surround him every day, keeping him away from the evil one. I continuously entrust my child’s safety to Your hands, Father. All the glory and honor belong to You alone.
(The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10)
2. Cover Your Child with Prayer of Peace
Because of the increasing evil and corruption in the modern world, many children have become more anxious and worried. Sadly, some of them suffer from depression, even at a young age. However, God promises us peace that surpasses all human understanding (Phil. 4:7). With this prayer below, let the peace that comes from God cover your child’s heart:
Almighty God, You are our Prince of Peace. You have given us peace not based on our present situations but on Your everlasting faithfulness. Whatever troubles my child’s heart, I rebuke it! I renounce all worries, anxieties, and fears he is experiencing right now, in Jesus’ Name!
Let the peace that comes from You cover him today, Lord. Teach my child to trust Your Word and put his faith in You. May his dependence and confidence be only found in You and not in his strength or the things of this world. Thank You for Your everlasting love for my child, Lord. Amen.
(And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:7)
3. Cover Your Child with Prayer of Sound Mind
One of the areas that the enemy loves to attack is our mind. He can plant false principles through his lies, deception, and manipulation, thus affecting how we live. You must ask God to cover and protect your child’s mind. God has given us the power to demolish every argument and pretension that sets itself against the knowledge of God and capture rebellious thoughts, making them obedient to Christ (2 Cor. 10:5).
Dear Lord, cover my child’s mind against the enemy’s lies, deception, and manipulation in Jesus’ Name! I demolish every argument and pretension in my child’s mind against God’s knowledge, and I will capture rebellious thoughts and make them obedient to Christ. I declare my child free from all the lies of the enemy.
Let Your Word be upon my child’s heart as he grows up. Remind Him of Your goodness and faithfulness, especially when he is faced with adversity. Grant him Your wisdom, which is pure, peaceable, gentle, and merciful, without partiality and hypocrisy (Jm. 3:17). May his life bring glory and honor to Your Name, Lord. Amen.
(Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 2 Cor. 10:5)
4. Cover Your Child with Prayer of Good Health
Your child’s health is precious to God. He not only wants us to live with joy in His presence but also with our strength in our body (3 John 1:2). Thus, you must cover him with prayer every day and ask God to grant him good health. If you’re wondering how below is a prayer that can guide you:
Our Wonderful God, thank You for keeping my child healthy each day. Continue to strengthen his body and grant him the nourishment he needs for proper development. I renounce all kinds of sickness and disease, in Jesus’ Name! If he feels pain today, I declare healing and comfort all over his body.
Teach my child to value his health, reminding him that his body is Your temple. Provide him with healthy and nutritious food so that he may have strong immunity and consistent energy. Also, grant him peaceful sleep. Cover my child with Your presence and keep him safe, Lord. For this, I pray. Amen.
(Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.3 John 1:2)
We must never forget that there is power in prayer (Jm. 5:16). Whether it is for our child’s protection, peace of mind, or health, our Lord is an ever-present source of help. He is there to protect our little ones against the enemy’s evil schemes. As you pray for your child, trust with all your heart that God will cover him with His presence.
(Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James. 5:16)