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How often do you pray for your children? It can be difficult to find time to dive into specific prayers for your kids. Thankfully, God’s Word is full of verses that can serve as the perfect prayer to speak over your precious children. Whether it is in the car line as you drop off your child or as you tuck your babies in at night, we have gathered just a small sampling for you to begin praying over your children at any given time.

"Encourage one another every day, as long as it is still called “today,” so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin." Hebrews 3:13 NASB

"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen."  Ephesians 4:29 NIV

"Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil." Ephesians 5:15-16 NIV

"Make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others." Philippians 2:2-4

"Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation. Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life" Philippians 2:14-16

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28

"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." Philippians 4:8

"Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts" Colossians 3:15   

If you wish to strengthen your prayers for your family and children, join Focus on the Family as guest and author Jodie Berndt shares how to pray for your kids - for their salvation, for wisdom, self-discipline, purpose, and their future.