Use these Bible verses to pray for your son – they come right from the life of David! Also introduces a mother son prayer journal.
People will look at your son and label him. They may call him Shy or Busy, Sweet or Talkative.
People may say less than kind words too, words like Annoying, Disrespectful, or Nerdy.
But you and I know the outer packaging isn’t the whole child. Only God knows what’s in your child’s heart, and he gives YOU the opportunity to join him in shaping that heart. You have the chance to make sure none of those manmade labels stick to your son, by making sure he knows the truth about himself.
What IS the truth about your son?
✔️ He is fearfully and wonderfully made.
✔️ He was made to worship.
✔️ He has the ability to be unselfish and wise because God is with him.
Those are just some of the important truths we see in the life and writings of one of my favorite Biblical characters: David. I pulled all 5 of these Bible verses to pray for your son from the life or writings of David.
The verses loosely follow my favourite way to pray comprehensively for my kids: the BLESS prayer. (Body – Labor – Emotions – Social – Spiritual)
5 Powerful Bible Verses to Pray for Your Son
For his body: Psalm 139:14
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (NIV)
Lord, I praise You because my son is fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Thank You for creating him. Help him to see the parts of himself that reflect You and to treat himself and others as wonderful children of God. Amen.
For his labor: 1 Chronicles 28:20
David also said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the Lord is finished." (NIV)
Lord, please help my son to be strong and courageous, and to do the work you have set before him. May he not be afraid or discouraged, for You, the Lord God is with him. I know You will never fail or forsake him. Please help him to know that too. Amen.
For his emotional life: Psalm 34:4-5
I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. (NIV)
Lord, may my son seek You when he is afraid. When he does, answer him and deliver him from his fears. May he look to You and be radiant because of Your love, and may his face never be covered with shame. Amen.
For his social life: 1 Samuel 18:3, 1 Samuel 23:16
And Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself. (NIV)
And Saul’s son Jonathan went to David at Horesh and helped him find strength in God. (NIV)
Lord, please help my son to find a friend who will love him as he loves himself. May this friend encourage my son to find his strength in You, and may my son do the same for his friend. Amen.
For his spiritual life: Psalm 51:10
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. (NIV)
Lord, help my son to care about having a pure heart before you. Teach him to admit when he’s done wrong and to repent. Create in him a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within him. Amen.
A Mother Son Prayer Journal
If you’re looking for a way to pray these prayers with your son and truly guide his heart toward God at the same time, check out this Mother Son Prayer Journal!
As your son’s mom, you have more influence on his faith than anyone else in his life. This is both exciting and a little daunting. How can you, as a woman, raise your son to be a godly man?
The 52 interesting devotions and engaging prayer journal prompts in this mother son prayer journal will help you explore what it looks like to be a God-chaser like King David.
Each devotional begins with a fun, relationship-building discussion question and ends with a prayer prompt your son will actually enjoy doing, even if he doesn’t like writing. He will doodle his prayers, make lists, write his prayers into comic form, and more. There is also space for you to write a prayer for your son, based on the day’s theme.
- Peer pressure
- Leading by example
- And many more!
This one-of-a-kind mother son prayer journal is for the mother and son who want to connect with each other and with God at the same time. You can use it as a keepsake of the moments and prayers that you shared and a joyful reminder of his young writing and drawing skills.
The Mother Son Prayer Journal will deepen your relationship with each other and help you both become God-chasers like David.