The abuse of children is horrifying and unthinkable, and we cry out to God to bring those children out of their situations and into families who will love and care for them as all of God’s children are meant to be nurtured. Here are 10 powerful prayers for abused children.
Mighty Hands of God Prayer
All-Powerful Father, I cry out to You for those children who are mistreated by family members or others in their lives. Please send Your angels to keep a close watch on them and protect them every moment of every day. Surround their little bodies with an invisible barrier to prevent hurt and heartache. What is meant to hurt, let it be destroyed. What is meant to crush spirits, dispose of it with Your wrath. What is meant to break hearts, crumble it with Your mighty hands. I ask these things in Jesus’ compassionate name. Amen.
Call to Action Prayer
God of Heaven’s Armies, I come to You and ask You to open the eyes of neighbors and people of this world, so they recognize and identify abused or neglected children around them. Make these children be so obvious that they cannot be overlooked or ignored. Fill anyone who sees these abused or neglected children with an undeniable, unshakable urge to take concrete measures to help these children. Overwhelm their thoughts until they take action and until the children are in a healthier environment. Every time they eat, let them see the face of a child being deprived of food by an evil person. Every time they rest, let them see the bruised body of a child beaten by an evil person. Rid our society of apathy and numbness to others’ pain. Make us all Your instruments to take care of the most vulnerable in our society. Lord, hear my prayer! Amen.
Beautiful Children Prayer
Almighty and Everlasting God, for every hurting or neglected child, please send 1,000 angels to protect them. Give them the strength to face trials and support them as they face the rest of the world. Keep their spirits near to You. Give them confidence and don’t let the enemy take away their faith. Open the hearts of the community to them and show us all ways to convince these children that they are beautiful, precious children that belong to You. In Jesus’ holy name, I pray. Amen.
Hope for the Future Prayer
Light in the Darkness, I beg You today to remove all dangerous situations from the paths of the children who are being abused or neglected. Lay Your hands on them to heal their wounds, both emotionally and physically. May they always know how much You love them and that You are there for them. Allow them to see the good in the world and that their lives will one day be different. Open their eyes to the love that society has for them. Show them You never meant for life to be like this for anyone. Fill them with hope for the future. Lord, bless their little souls and protect them with all Your might. In Jesus’ powerful name, I pray. Amen.
Take Their Worries Away Prayer
Gracious and Compassionate Lord, I pray today for the sweet children of this world who are being abused or neglected. Embrace them and hold them close to You, every day and every night. Bless their home lives and push danger far away from them. Provide nutritious food for them to eat. Crush their fears and anxiety, Lord. Hold them in Your lap, let them hear angels singing instead of angry words, and give them a peace of mind that humans cannot understand. I beg these things, in Jesus’ merciful name. Amen
Compassion and Mercy Prayer
Precious Jesus, I pray today for You to have extra compassion and mercy for the children of this Earth who aren’t being treated with the love You meant for them. All babies were Yours first, and we are only keepers of Your children. We uphold our responsibility to You by taking care of Your little ones. We fail when we do not. What a gift they are from You, precious Jesus. Please keep those in frightening situations safe, guarded, and at peace. Allow them to physically feel Your Spirit wrap around them. In Your almighty name, I pray. Amen.
Drops of Happiness Prayer
Dear Jesus, I come to You on my knees, Jesus, to ask You to comfort every hurting child and cover them with Your peace and love. Sprinkle drops of happiness in their world and put smiles on their little faces. Let them have courage during the tough times and keep their faith strong, even during the darkest of days. Remind them that You are there, and Your love is never-ending. Fill their hearts with the unshakable radiant joy that only comes from You. In Your precious name, I pray. Amen.
All Good Things Prayer
O Jehovah, my God, use Your infinite power to surround the hurting children of the world with Your love and protection. Let them feel Your Spirit everywhere they go, both night and day. Alert the right people to take action to stop any future harm from coming to these children. Allow the children to see that by having faith in You, all things will be taken care of because all good and perfect things come from You. In Jesus’ loving name, I pray. Amen.
Safe at All Times Prayer
God, my Fortress, please make sure that all children are safe at all times. Send Your angels to wrap the abused children in their wings and bring good people into these children’s lives to alleviate their pain and suffering. Keep lies and fear out of the minds of these children. Fill their minds with the knowledge that they are precious gifts from You and the hope for a better future. Guide their steps daily so they are always in Your perfect will. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Love for Jesus Prayer
Lord of Unfailing Love, I beg You to take care of the hurting children tonight. Place Your divine peace in their hearts as they breathe. Give them bravery, intelligence, and an everlasting faith. Lift them up from their suffering and restore their health after the pain. Protect their bodies, bones, and thoughts from evil. Let no pain ever outweigh their love for You. In Jesus’ healing name, I pray. Amen.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.