Our sons need us to be praying for them. Today I want to share 10 verses that you can use to pray over your son.
I am the mother of three sons, ages 6-27 years old. I’ve raised two sons from newborn to adulthood, and it’ll be a while until the third leaves home. As a mom of older sons, I understand clearly that they do grow up and make decisions about God—and their relationship with Him—all on their own. Also, the way they love and serve God impacts future generations. That’s why it’s important to pray faithfully for our sons. A mom’s prayers invite God to actively get involved in her son’s life. Here are 10 things we can pray:
1. Lord, help my son to live according to Your Word, the Bible. It’s Your Word that will keep him on the path of purity.
How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. Psalm 119:9 NIV
2. Lord, help my son trust You and submit his ways to You. Let him not try to figure everything out on his own, but instead always turn to You for guidance, knowing You will always lead him in the right direction with his life.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV
3. Lord, help my son seek You above all else. Let him know that when he chooses to live Your way—the right way—that You will give him everything he needs.
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. Matthew 6:33 NLT
4. Lord, help my son to invite you into every space in his heart and life, so that You will produce good fruit. Help him remember that he doesn’t have to tackle being loving, joyful, peaceful—and so much more—on his own, but it is Your work within his heart that comes out.
But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Galatians 5:22-23 NLT
5. Lord, may my son turn to you to transform how he thinks. Help him not be drawn to the behaviors of the world, but instead, may he turn to You to be transformed, and may He actively seek Your will.
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2 NLT
6. Lord, may my son put on Your armor to stand firm. There’s a war raging for his soul. Help him to realize that You’ve provided everything needed to fight effectively—namely Yourself.
Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:11-12
7. Lord, may my son know Your word and be quick to do what it says. May he not be deceived by thinking that knowing it is enough. Help him to be quick to act!
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. James 1:22
For the last three verses to pray over your son, I hope you will join me over at Rooted Family.
Do you have a special verse you use to pray over your son? I would love to hear!
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