7 Stellar Ways to Pray for Your Teenagers

Are you the parent or grandparent of a teenager?

Are you praying for them?

Are you the parent or grandparent of a teenager? As you are raising them and seeking to wisely deal with them, why not pray for them? Here are 7 great ideas for how you can pray for your teenagers PLUS a FREE PRAYER PRINTABLE!

There may be nothing kinder, more loving, more generous, or more beneficial that you can do for them than to pray.

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Lift them to heaven.

They need your prayer support.

They need people praying for them who love them dearly.

How should you pray?

Here are 7 Stellar Ways to Pray for Your Teenagers:

Pray for Your Teens to be Surrounded by Wise Counselors.

Ask God to send them men and women who will invest in their lives and give them wise counsel.

These can come in the form of teachers, coaches, mentors, older friends, neighbors, pastors, and youth leaders.

We have prayed this way and watched God send numerous wise men and women into the lives of our children. These folks have loved our kids, taught our kids, and given our kids such great advice and help along the way.

Here are two verses you can pray:

“Would you give _____ wise counselors, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors? Help _____ to understand that without counsel, their plans fail. Give them the grace to listen and understand that with many advisers they succeed.” (Proverbs 15:22)

“Help _____ to understand that arrogant know-it-alls stir up discord. Give _____ to see that wise men and women listen to each other’s counsel. Lead _____ to incredibly wise counsel.”   (Proverbs 13:10)

Pray for Your Teens to Have a Heart for God

We can pray that our kids will be drawn to the Lord and to spiritual things. We can ask God to “woo” them and “pull” them toward Himself.

Here are two verses you can pray:

“Allow ____ to have a heart for you like King David did. But God removed Saul and replaced him with David, a man about whom God said, ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart. He will do everything I want him to do.’ Encourage ____ to seek after You and to be willing to do everything you want him/her to do.”    (Acts 13:22)

“Give _____ a new heart, and put a new spirit in _____ . Take out _____’s stony, stubborn heart and give _____ a tender, responsive heart.”   (Ezekiel 36:26)

Pray for Protection and Peace for Your Teens

Never before have your children spent so much time away from you as they will in their teens years. They are driving, dating, working, going to school, and facing the world as never before. It can be a very challenging season for parents.

Your prayer life should grow exponentially at this stage!

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Here are two verses you can pray:

“Father, keeps _____ from all harm and watches over _____’s life. Keep watch over _____ as he/she comes and goes, both now and forever.”   (Psalm 121:7-8)

“Don’t let _____ be afraid, for you are with him/her. Don’t let _____ be discouraged, for You are God. Strengthen _____ and help _____. Hold _____ up with my victorious right hand.”   (Isaiah 41:10)

Pray for Your Teens to Seek Wisdom and Become Wise!

As our kids mature, they are learning so much. Why not pray for them to be more than intelligent? Why not ask God to make them wise?

Here is a passage you can pray:

“Let not mercy and truth forsake _____: help ______ to bind them about his/her neck. Encourage _____ to write mercy and truth upon the table of his/her heart. Allow _____ to find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man. Encourage _____ to trust in the Lord with all or his/her heart. Help _____ to not lean on his/her own understanding, but to acknowledge God. Clearly direct _____’s paths.”  

(Proverbs 3:3-6)

Pray for Your Teens to Have a Calm Heart & Rest Well at Night

There is a great deal of stress, drama, and anxiety in the teenage years. And, your kids will likely face these things.

You can pray for them to have a deep peace in the middle of the chaos – for calm hearts.

You can also pray that they will sleep well at night and wake up refreshed. They need good rest at this age!

Here are three verses you can pray:

“Lord, let _____’s soul find rest in God. Let _____’s hope comes from Him.” (Psalm 62:5)

“Allow _____ to return to a place of deep rest. Encourage _____ to know and understand that the Lord has been good to then.”   (Psalm 116:7)

“Allow _____ to lie down and sleep in peace. Remind _____ that You alone, Lord, make them to dwell in safety.”   (Psalm 4:8)

Pray for Your Teens to Have Loyal, Positive, Faithful Friends

When our daughter was beginning her senior year in high school, we asked God to send her a really great friend… someone she could really enjoy that last year with.

God sent the most precious friend in answer to our prayer. This young girl arrived to our high school as a senior. We believe God moved her to our town to become one of our daughter’s best friends. They are still close although in different colleges.

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Here are two verses you can pray:

“Father, send a friend to _____ who will be loyal. Give _____ a brother or sister to help in time of need.”   (Proverbs 17:17)

“Allow _____ to walk with the wise and become wise. Keep _____ from becoming the companion of fools who suffers harm.”   (Proverbs 13:20)

Pray for Favor on Your Teens

Ask God to bless your teenagers. Invite the Lord to show them favor.

Here is a wonderful verse you can pray for them:

“Lord, bless ____ and keep ____. Make Your face shine on ____, and be gracious to ____. Turn Your face toward _____, and give _____ peace.”   (Numbers 6:24-26)

*Here’s a FREE PRINTABLE for you to save, print, and post on your frig or War Room Wall. Just right click, save, and print:

Are you the parent or grandparent of a teenager? As you are raising them and seeking to wisely deal with them, why not pray for them? Here are 7 great ideas for how you can pray for your teenagers PLUS a FREE PRAYER PRINTABLE!

You can discover more about how to relate to your teenager in this article called, “11 Sweet and Surprising JOYS of Parenting Teens.”

Just link HERE.

And, you may want to check out these previous parenting articles for other age groups: (Just click on the title to access each article.)

So, what do you think?

~ How have you prayed for your teens?

~ What verses have you used?

~ How have you seen God answer your prayers for your children? 

I always enjoy hearing from you!


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19 thoughts on “7 Stellar Ways to Pray for Your Teenagers

  1. Thank you for sharing, Melanie! This hit my in box on just the perfect morning!!! I shared on my FB page too because I know I’m not the only mama who needed this today (and everyday when you have a teen!). Thanks so much!

    1. Hey Holly,
      I’m so glad that God’s timing was so perfect. I always pray over when I need to send things out. I almost sent this post out later today!
      And, I am praying for you today (and your Tween)!
      This is a challenging stage, and you can make it!!
      Praying for you today~
      Melanie

  2. Melanie, This is wonderful. I love having go-to prayers on hand because there are just those moments when exhaustion or overwhelm leave me searching for the right words in prayer. And although I know that God honors the desires of my heart and the Holy Spirit interprets what I cannot, it feels so good to speak and pray the scriptures over our children. This would make a fantastic printable so that the prayers can be right at hand!!
    Hugs,
    Lori

    1. Hey Lori,
      Thanks for stopping by to leave a kind word today! And, I like your idea about the printables. I made one for the young adult post, and I think I should make one for teens as well!
      Thanks for the suggestion!
      You bless me,
      Melanie

  3. What a beautiful way to keep our children in mind. The teen years can be turbulent for some, but these prayers will help us parents and our children get through the hurdles it will present to us. Thanks so much for sharing this with us on #SHINEbloghop this week, Melanie. It’s always such a pleasure to read through your posts!

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