7 Scriptures to Pray for Your Teen

When I posted 7 Scriptures to Pray for your College Student, the response was overwhelming.  It is apparent how much we all love & value our children & how we want God’s best for their lives. 

Teen years are tricky ones.  Research suggests the teen brain is only 80% developed which is why teens can be so irrational & sometimes make poor decisions.  Praying for our teens is a way to fight for them behind the scenes.

Prayer is a gift to us from God.  It gives us direct access to our Father in heaven & allows us the ability to worship Him & bring our needs before Him.  The Word tells us to “approach the throne of grace with confidence so that we may receive mercy & find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:16

Praying scripture, which is living & active, brings life & healing {Proverbs 4:20-22} to situations that only God can provide.

Below are some scriptures that you can apply & pray for your teen.  My hope is that these would be a springboard for you to find other scriptures the Lord highlights to you that apply directly to your own child.

§  Father, I pray that _______ would have such a boldness for You that people would marvel at Your goodness in him/her. {Acts 4:13}

§  I pray that _______ would never be ashamed of the gospel, which has the power to save the lost. {Romans 1:16}

§  Keep _______ from the evil one & let him/her know Your Word is truth so that he/she will be a world changer for Your kingdom. {John 17:15-18}

§  May _______’s eyes be opened to the ways You are working in his/her life. {2 Kings 6:17, 2 Corinthians 4:18}

§  May You be the only stronghold that is ever present in _______’s life. {Psalm 18:1-2, 2 Corinthians 10:4}

§  I pray that _______ would love You with all his/her heart, soul & mind. {Mathew 22:37}

§  Father, may _______ have understanding of how long, how wide, how high & how deep Your love is for him/her & may You do exceedingly above anything I could ever ask or think for _______’s life {Ephesians 3:18-20}


Love, Cara