Praying for Your Daughter


As a mom, you are God’s go-to person for your daughter, Number One on His list as someone who prays for her. Each of the following suggestions will help you become the mom you dream of being, and will better your life … and her’s too!

  1. Check your heart.
    Being a mom after God’s own heart is a matter of the heart—your heart. We’ll get to praying for your daughter, but first pray about your heart and its spiritual condition. When you pray, you are acknowledging that God is an active participant in your life, and your girl’s too.
  1. Ask God for wisdom.
    Here’s what I call Mom’s Go-to Verse: “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God…and it will be given to him” (James 1:5). Pray day and night for wisdom from God about how to raise a young woman after His own heart.
  1. Make a prayer list for your daughter.
    If you’re not careful, your prayers for your daughter can become general or even rote. Yet she has specific issues she faces each day of her life. So develop a prayer list or book just for her. Record your concerns and her prayer requests too. Then bring these concerns before God.
  1. Refuse to miss a day.
    If you, dear mom, aren’t praying for your girl each day, who is? Probably no one. Don’t let a no-one-prayed-for-my-daughter day happen! The stakes are much too high for you to miss even one day of spending some time in prayer for your precious child.

In Raising a Daughter After God’s Own Heart, Elizabeth George provides an engaging and inspirational resource for every mom who wants to lead her daughter to a godly life by example, encouragement, study, and prayer.

  • Rosie Herdman ,

    what about a grown daughter who lives no more than an hour away and has chosen to not speak or communicate with me her Mom or other members, esp. her siblings. Pray, I pray for her constantly.

    • Rosie Herdman ,

      my grown daughter has not spoken to me or contact me in 5 years, she lives an hour away- ptay for her, not a day goes by, but I am pleading with God to change her, this is her decision and as far as talking to her siblins not that either.

      • Debra Centeno ,

        Thank you I needed this today. I have 3 daughters. I pray for wisdom to be able to speak to them and guide them as they go through these pre teen and teenage years.

        • R ,

          My daughter went through a time like that. Keep praying and let her know you are always there for her , you love her, respect her and will support her regardless. She will come back.

          • Andrea ,

            Hi Rosie, I have a daughter too she is almost 18 years, she is wonderful and I thank God for her. But she can be very hard sometimes with me a it hurts me, she can be sometimes careless or not responding when I ask her, she changes her mood often, God has and still helping me not to look at her actions but to pray and not asking God to change her but asking to help me change so I can be a testimony for her because often we ask God to change people but we forget that firs we need to change maybe we are the cause that sometimes our children react or act different towards us the parents or their siblings. Just ask God to help you see the need of your daughter and to help pray for her. I hope this help you. God bless you.

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