Warning: Illegal string offset 'url' in /home/customer/www/mywarminghouse.com/public_html/wp-content/themes/warming_house/header_blog_new.php on line 84


Scriptures to Pray Over Your Family

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Hi friend! Welcome to The Warming House!

In my last post, I talked about what it means to pray according to God’s will and why that’s important. God can’t contradict himself or give you things that go against his nature.

scriptures to pray, family, mywarminghouse.com, prayer 

Praying in God’s Own Language

We can know for certain we’re praying God’s will when we pray scripture. It’s like praying in God’s own language.

Through the years as I raised my kids, I’ve prayed scripture over them inserting their names into scripture where appropriate.

As I prayed, I could literally sense the scriptures they needed prayed over them the most – like God was pricking my heart saying, “Yes. This is what they need.”

Ephesians 6:10-18 speaks about the armor of God. Every piece of that armor is defensive except one – the Word of God.


scriptures to pray


There is incredible power in praying God’s Word. It’s the perfect offensive weapon when we face seemingly insurmountable challenges – and an increasingly dangerous and immoral culture. Jesus himself responded with scripture when he was tempted by Satan in the desert. 

Specific Scriptures to Pray

Here are some great passages to cradle the ones you love in. Just insert their name(s) into the blanks. 

Protection: “Merciful Father, I ask that you command your angels concerning __________________ to guard him/her in all his/her ways.” (Psalm 91:11)

Growth in Faith: “Faithful Father, I pray that _________ may not waver through unbelief regarding your promises, but will be strengthened in his/her faith and give you glory, being fully persuaded that you have the power to do what you have promised.” (Romans 4:20-21)

Integrity: Help ____________ conduct himself/herself in the world, and especially in his/her relations with others, in the holiness and sincerity that are from God.” (2 Corinthians 1:12)

Discernment: “Wise Father, give _________________ a discerning heart so that he/she may be able to distinguish between right and wrong.” (1 Kings 3:9)

Moral Purity: “Sovereign God, help _______________ flee from sexual immorality. Give _________ the understanding that his/her body is a temple of your Holy Spirit.” (1 Corinthians 6:18-19)

Perseverance: “My “Strong Tower”, please strengthen _______________. Help ___________ stand firm. Let nothing move _____________. I pray that ___________ will always give himself/herself fully to the work of the Lord . . . knowing that his/her labor is not in vain.” (1 Corinthians 15:58)

Courage: “Father, I pray that ________________ will be strong and courageous . . . that _____________ will not be terrified and will not be discouraged. Please allow ______________ to know that you are with him/her wherever he/she goes.” (Joshua 1:9)

A Loving heart: As God’s chosen son/daughter, holy and dearly loved, clothe _______________ with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” (Colossians 3:12)

A Grateful Heart: “Father, help _______________ rejoice in you, you who are righteous, and praise your holy name. Let gratefulness become a state of heart and a way of life within _____________.” (Psalm 97:12)

A Life of Excellence: “Whatever _______________ does, I pray that _____________ will work at it with all his/her heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” (Colossians 3:23)

Protection From the Evil One: “My prayer is not that you would take _______________ out of the world, but that you would protect ________________ from the evil one.” (John 17:15)

A Consistent Walk: My prayer is that ____________ will not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. I pray that ____________’s delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law ______________ will meditate day and night. I pray that ______________ is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf never withers.” (Psalm 1:1-3)

Faithfulness to God: I pray that _______________ will never forget your teaching, but will keep your commands in his/her heart, and that those teachings will prolong ____________’s life many years and bring ______________ prosperity.” (Proverbs 3:1-2)

What’s your experience praying scripture? Do you have a favorite scripture to pray over your family as a parent? What is it?

Related Posts You Might Enjoy:

Praying for a Sick Child

A Scriptural Prayer When Your Child is Seriously Ill

Scripture Prayers for Your Home & Family

Praying Scriptural Blessings Over Your Children



Share the love! If you know someone who might enjoy this post, just click one of the buttons below to pass it along. If you’d like to make sure you don’t miss a post, click the subscribe button at the top right side of this page. Would love to have you stick around! 


  1. […] Scriptures to Pray Over Your Family (mywarminghouse.com) […]

  2. Tarissa says:

    These are wonderful prayers! I printed this post and put it in my Bible for quick reference. Thank you so much for sharing.

  3. Carey says:

    Such a powerful reminder Lisa! I love doing this. It gives me confidence that I’m praying according to the LORD’s will… that I’m being effective in my prayers, and that I can have confidence about the answers to come. Thanks so much!

  4. […] Scriptures to Pray Over Your Family (mywarminghouse.com) […]

  5. […] Scriptures to Pray Over Your Family (mywarminghouse.com) God can’t contradict himself or give you things that go against his nature. + There is incredible power in praying God’s Word. It’s the perfect offensive weapon when we face seemingly insurmountable challenges – and an increasingly dangerous and immoral culture. […]

  6. Kaaina Keawe says:

    Thank you so much for this amazing and powerful post. I totally agree with you in praying in “God’s langauge”. So powerful! Praise God!

    I will start using scripture and placing names in there, especially my kids, really really cool. Thank you.

    I posted a post similar to yours, and borrowed your picture that’s how I came across your post, gotta love google images! Hope you dont mind…

    God Bless you, your family and this ministry. Thank You so much

    • LMB says:

      Thanks so much Kaaina! Love to hear how you’re going to be praying scripture over your sweet children. It has really been a source of comfort and strength to pray them over mine. Keep in touch!

  7. […] a link to another great post about praying with scripture, and actually adding names into them (like our […]

  8. Mortik says:

    I want to encourage you to keep sharing the word of God because God’s people are hungry and need food daily. This is a beautiful ministry God has given you.

    To God be the Glory!!
    MW :-)) Everyone be Blessed!!!

    • LMB says:

      Mortik – Thanks so much for the encouragement. I needed that today. May you be encouraged today as well in the knowledge of God’s goodness and His intentions for your life. Yes – to God be all glory!

  9. tony covington says:

    Really needed this.Thanks alot

  10. Mary says:

    This is an excellent resource! I have gone through and picked a scripture for each member of my family and as a new year’s resolution am committing to pray their scripture over them everyday. Thank you for posting this!

  11. Regina Sims says:

    I always get overwhelmed when it came to finding scriptures to speak over myself as well as my family. Thank you so much for posting these.

  12. Divine says:

    I’m so lucky that I was able to used the verses to calm me down, instead of anger I did pray over my family who is not united…

  13. Divine says:

    Thank you so so much….this guide….scripture verses helps me a lot. Still awake at 3:15 am praying for my family to have God and be united.

  14. Motshidisi says:

    Thank You so much helping me to speak blessings over my son. He will never be the same again

  15. mary says:

    Thank you for reminding me of Gods Love for all humanity, please pray for my son Jessie.

Leave a Reply