Do you like to pray intentional prayers for your daughter?
From the moment I found out I was having my first girl, I began to pray specific scriptural prayers for her.
I remember waiting (not so) patiently for my husband to arrive at the 4d ultrasound visit when I was called back for the reveal.
In my heart, I knew we were having a girl.
God had prompted me to pray Proverbs 31 over her and I had dreamt that this baby would indeed be a girl.
But nothing prepared me for the moment when the ultrasound tech actually said…. you’re having a little girl.
Or the moment when her beautiful petite self came into the world.
My heart was full.
I had visions of us shopping together, staying up late for girl talk, and bonding like friends would.
As much as I’ve loved having all these things with all of my girls, I’ve begun to realize the importance of the different roles I play with them.
Do I want to hang out with them and have fun? Of course!
But my role as mom goes deeper than that.
It carries the burden of teaching them of the goodness of God, hearing God’s voice, molding their character, and helping them to become the child of God He has created them to be.
Raising up daughters has been both a joy and a responsibility I hold dear.
I’ve learned that the older they get, the deeper I have to draw into Christ.
I don’t always have all the answers, nor do I always have the patience to deal with the drama.
But God does. It’s in my moments of surrender to Him that I gain the perspective to know just what to pray and how to pray for my beautiful daughters.
10 Powerful Daily Prayers for Your Daughter (+ FREE Printables)
Here are 10 powerful prayers for your daughter
Prayer for your daughters’ mind & thoughts
Heavenly Father, thank you for my precious daughters. Father draw them closer to you. I know that You’ve given them the mind of Jesus Christ, but Lord, help them to truly understand what that means for them. Reveal Your Word to them in such a way that they long to know who they are and Whose they are. Protect their hearts and minds as they navigate the teenage years and encounter hard times. Let them be attracted to the things of You over the things of this world. Guard their minds against any attack of the enemy.
I rebuke every lie, plot, ploy, or scheme that the enemy would try to use against them, in Jesus’ name. I thank you that Jesus died on the cross so that they would be free- mind, body, soul, and spirit. Guide me and direct me as I teach them about You. Let me be a picture of Your grace in my daughter’s life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for my daughters’ body image
Dear Lord, I thank you for the awesome responsibility of raising girls. I pray your blessing and favor over each of them. Lord cover them and protect them as they begin to grow from little girls to young adults. Let them see themselves through your eyes–as a Masterpiece that You’ve perfectly designed. Help them to be modest in how they dress and how they present themselves. Help me to teach them to value themselves as daughters of the Most High. I pray that their confidence would be in You alone–not in what anyone else thinks or says about them. Help them be content in the way You’ve made them and not long for something more. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for her relationships
Father God, thank you for my girls and for the relationships you’ve given them. Lord help them to be attracted to the right friends that will help them to deepen their relationship with You. Protect them from friendships that may steer them in the wrong direction or lead them down a bad path. Keep them safe wherever they go. Lord, help me teach them to be good friends and good stewards over their relationships. Let them always be kind and humble, preferring others over themselves. Dear Jesus, I pray that they would be comfortable in who You’ve created them to be that they would never feel like they need to perform for others or be someone they are not in order to gain friendships. Give them a pure heart and unconditional love for others. Let Your light shine through them as they walk closely with You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for her to know her identity in Christ
Lord Jesus, thank you for my precious daughters and for fashioning them in my womb. You know every intricate detail about them and have created them perfectly in your sight. Lord, help them to see themselves the way you see them. Give them confidence in you, knowing that they are chosen by you and completely loved by you. Holy Spirit, teach them to know their worth in you and not in the things of the world. Let them be rooted in Christ, drawing their needs from Him and not from those around them. Let Your love be the only thing that fulfills them. Lord, protect their hearts and minds from the cruelty of the world. Let them draw closer to you and have a desire for your Word. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for your daughter to walk in her purpose
Dear God, thank you that you’ve created my daughter with a divine purpose in mind. Thank you that you’ve given her gifts and talents to help her walk out that purpose. Lead her down the right path and give her a gift of discernment to know what direction she should take in life. Help me to recognize the best way to nurture the gifts in her even in her early years. Lord, guide her and teach her to use those gifts to glorify you. Let her seek you above all else and follow your lead as you help her to walk out her purpose. Give her insight and wisdom to choose those things that line up with her purpose. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Here are a few scriptures I like to pray over my daughters as well:
My dear children, let’s not just talk about love; let’s practice real love. This is the only way we’ll know we’re living truly, living in God’s reality. It’s also the way to shut down debilitating self-criticism, even when there is something to it. For God is greater than our worried hearts and knows more about us than we do ourselves.1 John 3:18-20 MSG
Lord, help my daughter to practice love with those around her. Help her to demonstrate the love you pour into her to those around her. Give her confidence in You, knowing that she is completely loved and adored by you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble.Proverbs 13:20 NLT
Father, give my daughter wisdom to discern right from wrong and help her to make the right choices. Lord protect her from those who would seek to lead her astray and help her to stay on the path that you’ve chosen for her. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
And a few more Bible verses and prayers:
Lord, thank you that you have great plans for my daughter. I pray that she would know why and for whom she was created. Lord, help her to see the powerful things you have in store for her. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in and puts his confidence in the Lord will be exalted and safe.Proverbs 29:25 AMP
Lord help my daughter seek to please you and not man. Teach her to place the Word of God as her foundation and to put her trust in Christ Jesus. Let her love of god guide her decisions and her life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Do you have specific prayers for your daughter? I have found that intentionally praying for my family helps me to lay down the worries and cares that come with being a wife and mother.