Praying for our Kids to be Saved

Scripture to pray for our kids to be saved

I have a lot of desires for my kids.

I want my kids to be good people – to be kind and generous and honorable. I want them to get along with one another, care for people, and stand up for what is right. I want my kids to be full of joy and love to learn and be problem solvers. I want so many good things for them, but more than anything else, my deepest desire is for my kids to believe Jesus for their salvation and follow His leading in their lives.

One of the best gifts I can give my unsaved children is praying for them to be saved. Being in relationship with Jesus will not only change the lives of my kids here on earth, knowing Jesus will change my children’s lives for eternity!

As much as I try, I can’t save my kids; only God can do that. But I can join God in the work HE is doing in them by praying for my kids’ salvation.

“[God] desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:4), and that includes our children! When we pray for our kids’ salvation, we are praying according the will of God. God desires for your kids to know Him!

Have you been praying for a long time for your kids to come to know the Lord? Don’t give up! 2 Peter 3:9 tells us that “The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.”

Keep praying, Sister. God is at work, even when your eyes can not perceive His movement. God wants your child – young or old – to know Him as Savior.


  • These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men” (Isaiah 29:13).
  • “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
  • “For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
  • “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God…” (Romans 2:8).
  • “This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth…” (1 Timothy 2:4-5).


Lord, we so desire to raise our children in a way that pleases you and leads them to you. But even if our children can say all the right things and do what looks right, that doesn’t mean their hearts are in the right place. But you know our hearts, Lord, and you can change them. I pray that You will draw _________’s heart close to You.

I pray that in your right time,  my children will recognize and fully comprehend that all have sinned, even them, and fall short of the glory of God. But may they also know that You so loved the world, that You gave Your only Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.

I know, Father, that You desire all men to be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth, so I pray, in faith and according to Your will, and ask You to bring __________ to a saving knowledge of You! May they, through faith, accept your gift of salvation. Thank you, Lord, that you will do it!


Scripture prayers for our kids every day this September

Scripture Memory for Kids: Who Is God?

One of the easiest things we can do as parents to instill faith in our kids is to help them memorize Scripture

Romans 10:17 tells us that hearing the Word of God is a way that the Holy Spirit can work in our children and grow their faith!

The Psalmist wrote that hiding God’s Word in his heart helped him not to sin against God (Psalm 119:111).

God tells us in Isaiah that His Word will not return empty or void but it will accomplish what God has purposed for it to do (Isaiah 55:11)!

As a mom, I want to do all I can to help my kids hide God’s Word in their hearts, to know Him and love Him and follow Him with their whole hearts.

We have incorporated Scripture memory during our bedtime routine and in our family devotional time, but most verses, my kids have learned through music or through the Awana program at our church, where they memorize a new verse each week.

Even if we weren’t a part of an Awana Club, though, we’d still be memorizing verses. In fact, with our Awana season over until fall, this is the perfect time to memorize Scripture together as a family.

In the past, we’ve memorized the Romans Road, ABC verses, character-based verses, and longer passages like a whole Psalm. This summer, though, we’ve decided to focus on the character of God and how He works. 

Find out which verses we’re memorizing this summer and why over at For the Family:

Scripture Memory for Kids: 10 Verses on the Character and Activity of God

Scripture Memory - 10 verses to teach our kids about WHO God is!

 Resources for You

Scripture Music for Kids: Learning God’s Word through Song

When You Don’t Love the Bible: Developing a Desire for the Word of God

Praying for our Kids: 5 Verses to Pray

When You’re Just Too Busy

When You Need to Slow Down: The First Step in Conquering an Over-Busy Schedule
The best ideas are always thought up in the shower.

I’ve heard that old adage numerous times, and I agree with it, but it wasn’t until a few weeks ago, that I was finally struck with why it’s so true. It’s the quiet!!

If like me, you were slow to catch on to the reasoning behind that sage advice, think about it. The shower might be one of the only times you don’t have the world shouting at you — no TV, no music, no people, no social media, no books.

No. other. input.

It’s just you, the hot water, and the quiet.


And suddenly, you can think again.

Life becomes crowded quickly – our minds cluttered, our hearts overwhelmed. Schedules, responsibilities, obligations — and we keep adding to the list!

The more we add, the less rest we find — true in our individual lives, and true within our families. Sporting events, church commitments, work obligations. Extended family, friends, social media. School, work, clubs, and ministry. Our family schedules are bursting at the seams, and we can barely catch our breaths.

I’m writing over at For The Family today — “When You Need to Slow Down: The First Step in Conquering an Over-busy Schedule.”

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Happy New Year

From our family to yours, we wish each one of you a {belated} Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!

With much love,

the Dawsons