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Prayer for my daughter

This page brings together several uplifting prayers to pray for your child, with a heartfelt prayer for a daughter from her mother, and a short prayer for a daughter in trouble. There is also a beautiful prayer for family protection, and prayer for a teenage daughter. May you be encouraged as you pray for your precious child now.

Prayer for daughter from mother

(a heartfelt prayer for my daughters wellbeing and protection)

O Father,

My daughter is like the softest treasure,
So precious and so beautiful to me.
O cherish her within your gentle arms of care,
Cradle her and nourish her, until she’s fully grown.
Nurture every facet of her unique heart and mind,
Until every bud of promise comes to flower.
Give her all she needs,
The light, the warmth, the sun,
To push her roots down deep into you,
To learn and to grow.

I dedicate her to you,
May she shine alive and free.
May she come to know you as her friend,
And trust you with her deepest dreams.
She’s such a gift, I can not express the depth of love I feel.
And yet I know you love her more,
The daughter of a King.

(a mother's prayer from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

Prayer for Family Protection

prayer for family protection

Prayer for a daughter in trouble

Dear Lord,

I long to find a way to reach in, to rescue and release my daughter. Yet I know I need to pray, I need to wait upon you. I trust her into your care – that when I can no longer hold her, guide her and restore her, you can. For you love her and know her, you are her Abba Father. Lord, please come by your Spirit now and move in my precious child’s life. She is yours.


(a parent's prayer from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

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Prayer for my daughter

Julie Palmer from Prayerscapes leads us in an uplifting prayer for your daughter's wellbeing and protection:-

Prayer for Teenage Daughter

a parent's prayer

Dear Lord,

Help me to love, when she is angry and upset.
Help me to engage, when she needs a friend and a listening ear.
Help me to provide, to accept her needs and give out when she is needy.
Help me to speak, not to sow harmful words, but encouraging ones.
Help me to say sorry, to apologise when I fail her.
Help me to forgive, each day to provide grace and a new start.
Help me to hope, to pour out love, acceptance and truth.
Help me to carry my daughter through the patchwork of hopes, dreams, hurts, worries, anger and the joy of teenage years.
Help me to remain open and soft
To understand and not to judge
My beautiful daughter.


(a parent's prayer for a teenage daughter from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

family blessing prayer

There are many things that are essential to arriving at true peace of mind, and one of the most important is faith, which cannot be acquired without prayer.

John Wooden

Prayer For the Care of Children

Almighty God, heavenly Father,
you have blessed us with the joy and care of children:
Give us calm strength and patient wisdom as we bring them up,
that we may teach them to love whatever is just and true and good,
following the example of our Savior Jesus Christ.


(source: The 1979 Book of Common Prayer of the Protestant Episcopal Church, U.S.A.)

read uplifting prayers for teenagers by clicking here.