Praying for our daughters should not be the last resort, but rather our first instinct. As parents, we should pray for our daughters daily in order to cover them with prayer as they go out into the world and head (oh so fast) into their futures. The best way to do this is to have a handy list of Bible verses to pray over your daughter.
Our daughters are growing up in a volatile world with so many worldly ideas, world views, and temptations vying for their attention. Let’s be diligent to guide our daughters toward Jesus by our words and actions… always covering them in prayer.
Here is a list of Bible verses to pray over your daughter. Insert her name as you pray.
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Psalm 25:4-5 – Show (her) your ways, Lord, teach (her) your paths. Guide (her) in your truth and teach (her), for you are God (her) Savior, and… my hope is in you all day long.
Psalm 119:73 – Your hands made (her) and formed (her); give (her) understanding to learn your commands.
Psalm 119:36-37 – Turn (her) heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain. Turn (her) eyes away from worthless things; preserve (her) life according to your Word.
Psalm 4:1 – Answer (her) when (she) calls to you, my righteous God. Give (her) relief from (her) distress; have mercy on (her) and hear (her) prayer.
Psalm 5:1 – Listen to my words (as a parent), Lord, consider my lament. Hear my cry for help, my King and my God, I pray.
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Psalm 5:11 – But let (her) take refuge in you (and) be glad; let (her) ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over (her), that (she) who loves your name may rejoice in you.
Romans 15:13 – May (you) the God of hope fill (her) with all joy and peace as (she) trusts in (you), so that (she) may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Ephesians 3:16-19 – I pray that out of your glorious riches you may strengthen (her) with power through your Spirit in (her) inner being, so that you may dwell in (her) heart through faith. And I pray that (she), being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is your love, and for (her) to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that (she) may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Galatians 6:14 – (May she) walk by the Spirit (so she) will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
Acts 20:24 – (May she) consider (her) life worth nothing to (her); (may her) only aim (be) to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given (her) – the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.
Acts 3:19 – (May she) repent, then and turn to God, so that (her) sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come (to her) from the Lord.
2 Timothy 2:22 – (May she) flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
1 Peter 3:3-4 – (May she know that her) beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of (her) inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.
Ephesians 6:16 – (I pray that she takes) up the shield of faith, with which (she) can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
2 Peter 1:5-8 – (I pray, Lord, that you would help her) make every effort to add to (her) faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if (she) possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep (her) from being ineffective and unproductive in (her) knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.
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