There are many reasons why you want to pray for your adult children, and these powerful prayers for adult children are great examples to give you the words to say to our Father in heaven.
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 she is facing and will continue to face throughout her life. I pray that in her trials, Your grace will be sufficient for her, for Your power is made perfect in her weakness. I praise You all the more gladly because of her weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon her. Work within her, almighty Father, so that she lives as a citizen of the Kingdom to which she belongs, governed by the life and love of You. I know that You hear the cries of Your 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 and into his 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 son never lives without You by his side. I declare that Your light will continue to shine upon him for the rest of his 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 her baby, she no longer remembers her 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 her own, please bless her family with happiness, health, and prosperity. Show her how to teach 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 son chooses his spouse, that You will lead him to a Godly, love, patient wife. Please bless my child’s future marriage and help him keep the vows of holy matrimony, with you at the center of his marriage. Amen.
Walk with Christ Prayer
God, exalted One, I thank You for my child who is beginning her journey into adulthood. I thank You for guiding me during her youth as I tried my best to teach her how to walk with You and love You. I pray that she will continue to live a life in Your image, guided by the morals I have taught her, and strive to always grow closer to You. Please keep Your hand upon her. Help her to put on the full armor of God so that she can stand firm against the schemes of the devil, and be girded with Your belt of truth. Even though I cannot physically be with my child at all times, I pray that You will continue to be with her and hold her close to You in everything she does. Amen.
O Lord, mighty in Power, I thank You for the gift of my child. He has made me so proud and has exceeded every expectation I have 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 is grown, please help him stay straight on the path I have taught him, keep him close to You, and protect him all the days of his life. Amen.
Mother’s Fruit of the Womb Prayer
Righteous God, thank You for blessing me with a child. I treasure her as a gift from You. I pray that just as You have blessed me with the fruit of the womb, that You bless my child and grant her Your divine protection as she finds her way in this big world. Guide her so she is a servant of righteousness with conduct worthy of the gospel of Christ. Please bless my child with a bountiful inheritance of children, and make her rich in Your love for all the days of her life. Amen.
Godly Path Prayer
Heavenly Father, I pray for my adult child’s life. I know that he has experienced many things in life and has learned how to cope on his own. I pray that You continue to be the compass in my child’s life. I pray that he continues to trust in You with all his heart and does not lean on his own understanding. I pray that You are acknowledged in all of his ways. Please continue to direct my child’s path and keep him close to You. Amen.
Mother’s Gratitude for Master Plan Prayer
Father, 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 a daughter who continually strives to do well for me and for her own family. Help her to stand firm in the faith all the days of her life, unwavering in her devotion to biblical truth. I thank You for the master plan that You had for my child because she is a light shining in the darkness in 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 loudly in the heart of my child and drown out the noise from this crooked and perverse generation. I pray that my child lives by the principle that his body is a temple of Your Holy Spirit within him. My child is not my own, my child is not his own, but he was bought with a price. So, I declare that he will glorify You with his body and all that he is. Amen.
Jesus, King of kings, You are my child’s shepherd. I rejoice knowing that even in adulthood my child will lack nothing. Make her lie down in green pastures. Lead her beside still waters. If she strays, bring her back to safety with You. Jesus, in her adult life, I know she will face struggles and challenges, but I know that even in the valley of the shadow of death, she will fear no evil because You are with her. Embrace and protect my child, my precious Savior, all the days of her life. Amen.
Jesus, my Prince of peace, I thank You for answering the prayers that were spoken over my child before he reached adulthood. I prayed that my child would be taught how to love You and live by Your word so that he would have peace in You. I can now see that the peace that You have promised my child is evident in his life. Continue to bless him with Your perfect peace and keep his mind on You, trusting in You at all times and through all occasions. Thank You for being the peace within my adult child’s life. Amen.
Sovereign Lord Jesus, please help my child to prosper, and for her children’s children to prosper. Please help her with her career, so that 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 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.