7 Christening Prayers for Children

Proverbs 22:6, Psalm 127:3
Heavenly Father, I know that children are a gift from the Lord and I thank You for this child. During this christening, we pronounce a divine blessing upon (child’s name) and we ask that, they shall be brought up in the fear of the Lord. Help the parents and God parents to train them up in the way they should go and when they are old they will not depart from it. Bless this christening day we pray, Amen

3 John 1:4
Dear Lord, we thank You for this child and pray that Your protection will envelope his/her life. On this christening day. We ask that as he/she grows, the plans of the enemy will fail against his/her life. We declare that Your child shall walk in Your truth and we rejoice because of Your divine love over them. May Your child be led on a path of spiritual maturity in Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen.

Genesis 1:28, Psalm 23:6
Dear Lord, after creating Adam and Eve You blessed them and told them to ‘be fruitful and multiply’. Thank You for this child who is a manifestation of the blessings You uttered at the beginning of creation. So, on this christening day, I pray that (child’s name) will also multiply and produce good fruit in their life, in Jesus Name. May Your goodness follow them all the days of their life, Amen.

Isaiah 54:13, 1 Peter 2:9
Dear God, we thank You for this child and pray that Your divine protection will forever be with them. On this christening day, I pray that he/she will grow, knowing that they are Your royal priesthood and will actively learn the ways of Christ. I thank You because as she/he grows to know You, they will also enjoy great peace within. Let this child forever be guarded and surrounded by Your light; this is the prayer of our hearts, Amen.

Matthew 18:10, Psalm 118:24
Heavenly Father, I thank You for this christening day, because this is the day You have made and we shall ever rejoice. Lord, I pray that (child’s name) will never be looked down upon or feel inferior because of age. Your Word says that You do not think any less of a child for their angels in heaven are in the presence of and continually look upon You. This child is blessed in heaven and therefore, declare that these blessings will be evident on earth, Amen.

Proverbs 22:6, Ephesians 6:4
Dear Lord, on this christening day, I pray over the life of this child and the characteristics that they will grow to have. I pray that (child’s name) will grow in the fear of the Lord, always remembering the Christian values instilled from this Christening day. Let Godly morals be instilled in (child’s name) by their parents and godparents and that they shall be brought up in the training and instruction of the Lord, Amen.

Psalms 127:3-4
Oh God, thank You for Your divine gift of this child. Your Word says that children born to a young man are like arrows in the warrior’s hands. Therefore, we pray on this christening day, that this child experiences life in such a way that they may be sharpened and refined to be the great gift You intended for them to be. So, on this special christening day, we bless You because we are glad and grateful for Your heavenly reward; this is the prayer of our heart, 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.