There are many instances where you need to seek prayer in hopes that your children find the path that God has for them in their adult life. These powerful prayers for adult children are perfect examples of the type of pleas you can take forth before the Lord.
Sufficiency of God’s Grace Prayer
Awesome God, I pray that You will have Your divine way in my child’s life. As an adult, there are struggles and difficulties he/she is facing, and will continue to face throughout this life. I pray that in his/her trials, Your grace will be sufficient for him/her, for Your power is made perfect in his/her weakness. I praise You all the more gladly because of his/her weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon him/her. I know that You hear the cries of You people, and that You will do good in Your own way, and on Your own time. Amen.
All-Powerful Father, I thank You for who You are. I thank You for being with my child from the very beginning, through adolescence into adulthood. I thank You into adulthood. I pray that You continue to be the strength of my child’s life. Your word declares that nothing will be impossible with You, and I pray that my child never lives without You by his/her side. I declare that Your light will continue to shine upon him/her for the rest of his/her days. Amen.
Mother’s Joy Prayer
Precious Jesus, my Savior, Your word declares that when a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish. Thank You for giving me the gift of a child so many years ago. Being a mother is, aside from my love for You, the greatest joy I have ever known. Now that my child is ready to have children of his/her own, please let his/her family be blessed with happiness, health and prosperity. Show my child how to each his/her children how to love and cling to You. Amen.
Future Spouse Prayer
Father of Compassion and Mercy, I pray for my child and my child’s future spouse. Your word says that a man shall leave his father and his mother and be joined with his wife, and they shall become one flesh. I pray that when my child chooses his/her spouse, that You will lead him/her to a Godly, love, patient spouse. Please bless my child’s future marriage and help my child keep the vows of holy matrimony. Amen.
Christ-like Walk Prayer
O Exalted One, I thank You for my child who is now stepping into adulthood. I thank You for guiding me as I tried my best to teach the correct morals to my child when they were younger. I pray to You that he/she will continue to live by those morals in adulthood and strive to live life as You did. Please keep Your hand upon my child. Even though I cannot physically be with my child at all times, I pray that You will continue to be with them in everything they do. Amen.
O Lord, Mighty in Power, I thank You for the gift of my child. He/she has made me so proud, and has exceeded every expectation I ever had for parenthood. Thank You for blessing me with a child who has honored and obeyed me. My life has been so full because I have You, my Lord Jesus, and I have my beautiful child. Now that he/she is grown, please help him/her stay straight on the path I have taught him/her, keep him/her close to You, and protect him/her all the days of his/her life. Amen.
Mother’s Fruit of the Womb Prayer
Righteous God, thank You for blessing me with a child, who I treasure as a heritage from You. I pray that just as You have blessed me with the fruit of the womb, that You bless my child and grant him/her Your divine protection as he/she makes his/her way in this big world. Please gift my child with a bountiful inheritance of children, and make him/her rich in Your love for all the days of his/her life. Amen.
Godly Path Prayer
Heavenly Father, I pray for my adult child’s life. I know that he/she has experienced many things in life and has learned how to cope without me. I pray that You continue to be the compass in my child’s life. I pray that my child will continue to trust in You with all his/her heart and will not lean on his/her own understanding. I pray that You are acknowledged in all his/her ways. Please continue to direct my child’s path. Amen.
Mother’s Gratitude for Master Plan Prayer
Magnificent Creator, You formed my child’s inward parts. You knitted them together in my womb. I praise You because my child is fearfully and wonderfully made. You have blessed me with an individual who continually strives to do well for me and for his/her own family. I thank You for the master plan that You had for my child because he/she is a light to this world. Amen.
Temple of the Holy Spirit Prayer
God of Power, please have Your divine way in my adult child’s life. Society has fed my child many lies about how we should live and about what is acceptable. I know that the only voice that matters is Yours. I pray that Your word will continue to resonate in the heart of my child. I pray that my child lives by the principle that his/her body is a temple of Your Holy Spirit within them. My child is not my own, my child is not his/her own, but he/she was bought with a price. So, I declare that he/she will glorify You in his/her body. Amen.
Jesus, King of Kings, You are my child’s shepherd. I rejoice knowing that even in adulthood my child will lack nothing. Make my child lie down in green pastures. Lead my child beside still waters. If he/she strays, bring him/her back to safety with You. Jesus, with adulthood comes an increase in life’s struggles, but I know that even in the valley of the shadow of death, my child shall fear no evil because You are with him/her. Protect my child, oh Jesus, all the days of his/her life. Amen.
Jesus, my Savior, I thank You for answering the prayers that were spoken over my child before he/she reached adulthood. I prayed that my child would be taught by You so that the peace that my child experiences would be great. I can now see that the peace that You have promised my child is evident in his/her life. Thank You for being the peace within my adult child’s life and within my grandchildren’s life. Amen.
Sovereign Lord Jesus, please help my child to prosper, and for his/her children’s children to prosper. Please help him/her with his/her career, so that he/she does well and gets promoted. Please help my grandchildren at school, so that they have many friends and get good grades. Please bring joy to their household, and safeguard them from tragedy. I thank You, holy Lord Jesus, in advance for the supernatural increase in my family’s life. In Jesus’ awesome 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 Masters Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years. If you would like to reach out to contact Natalie, then go here to send her a message.