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National Sons Day: 15 Prayers For My Son

Written by: Ina Inonog

As parents, we ask ourselves: what's a good prayer for my son? Look to these prayers for inspiration when praying to the Lord for your sons.

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Our sons are a blessing from God. The Lord made us parents to teach us what it means to love patiently and selflessly. And as parents, it is our duty to raise our sons up to fear the Lord. However, parenting is not easy and often, we may find ourselves at a crossroads, not knowing how to help them. That is why prayers for sons are so important. Our sons are not just ours, they are God’s children too. What, then, makes a good prayer for my son? How do I give my son a blessing through prayer? What can I pray for my son? How do I pray for my boy?

Praying for children is one of the best things you can do as a parent. But when we pray, parents let’s pray not just with a genuine heart but also with the scriptures. After all, nothing delights God more than hearing us speak to Him with His words. Let us pray for our sons this National Son Day.

Notable Sons in the Bible

What is a good bible verse for my son? Luke 15:11-32 teaches us the parable of the Prodigal Son, who returns to his family after being humbled by the hardships of the world. While the Prodigal Son makes a clear learning point about humility, it also reminds about God’s unconditional love and forgiveness that parents like us have to learn. The Bible also teaches us about Cain and Abel, the sons of Adam. Whereas Cain was lacking in his glory to God, our sons can learn from Abel, who pleased God for his unwavering faith (Hebrews 11:4).

1. A Short Prayer for My Son

Offer the Lord this prayer for today, humbly asking that He fills our sons’ day with His grace and mercy.

Dear Lord, thank You for giving my son another day to glorify You. I pray for Your grace to bless my son as he goes about his day. From his morning to his evenings, I pray that my son always feels Your presence with him. Humbly I offer a short prayer for my son, asking that he only has good days ahead in his life that he dedicates to You alone. I glorify Your most holy name always. Amen.

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Psalm 143:8 Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.

2. A Birthday Prayer for My Son

Offer a blessing prayer for your son on his birthday, remembering to thank God for all the blessings you and your family have received.

Almighty Father, thank You for the countless blessings You continue to shower my son with. As I celebrate my son on his birthday, I praise and glorify You with gratitude in my heart. Thank You for giving me another year to be a father to my son. Indeed, thank You for another year of Your blessings for him. The sole birthday blessing for my son that I ask for today is Your continued guidance and holy counsel as he continues to grow up. Teach him Your ways and give him an undivided heart towards You. To my son, I pray that you continue to take the steps towards your purpose in life. Though life may have its obstacles, take heart, because God is with you always. So glorify His name for the rest of your days. In Jesus’ name, I offer this prayer. Amen.

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Psalm 86:11-12 Teach me your way, LORD, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever.

3. A Protection Prayer for My Son

With this prayer, we ask God to continue protecting our sons from all forms of harm, especially temptations. 

Father in heaven, I offer this prayer for my son’s protection from the temptations of the evil one. Watch over my son, Lord, and grant him the grace of Your protective embrace. Deliver him from the evil one. May he be mindful and keep Your words in his heart when he is being tempted. Steel his mind against the deceit of the devil. Remind him that God, You are the greatest shelter who will protect him from all harm.T o God be the glory in all things. Amen.

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Psalm 5:11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.

4. A Healing Prayer for My Son With Depression

Offer this prayer for healing from depression, asking for Him to mend the wounds our sons may be carrying. May they find peace in their recovery from depression, because all wounds are healed by God’s hand.

Dear God, I pray that Your light reaches the depths of my son’s deepest and darkest wounds. Please heal his heart, mind, and spirit, for only You can truly give him the peace and comfort he seeks. I offer a prayer for my depressed son, humbly asking for Your uplifting grace to save him from this condition. As he embarks on his road to recovery, I pray that he never loses sight of You, for only You can take away his pain. I lift up this prayer for my son to You in heaven, Amen.

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Jeremiah 33:6 Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.

5. A Prayer for My Son’s Health

We pray for our sons to live healthy lives free of any affliction that may burden them. May they always remain healthy, empowered by God to continue carrying out His word.

Christ the Father, today I offer a prayer for my son’s health, humbly asking You keep him in Your protective embrace. I pray that his life be free of ailments. May his sufferings be kept at a minimum, so long as You will it. With You his constant source of power, I know that my son will remain healthy for the rest of his days. Grant my son a long life of good health, so that he may continue honoring you in all that he does. You answer all prayers for my son, and I have faith that this too will be heard by You. This I ask through God the Father, Amen.

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3 John 1:2 Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.

6. A Prayer of Strength for My Son

With this prayer for strength and guidance, we ask God to lend our sons His strength so that they are able to overcome any challenges they face.

Dearest God, though my son continues to face trial after trial, the worry in my heart diminishes, for I am at ease knowing his resilience is empowered by Your strength. Truly, we are all capable of anything, for we are all strengthened by Your grace. And, I pray that my son never forgets this, that he is strong because You are right at his side, lending him Your strength unconditionally. My son can overcome any mountain because he is strengthened by his faith and Your love. With this strength prayer for my son, I pray for Your continued guidance in leading him towards the path of righteousness. May my son remain strong in the face of adversity and find strength in You in his time of need. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen. 

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Habakkuk 3:19 The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights.

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7. A Prayer for My Son: Prayer for Wisdom

We pray for our sons to always be guided by God’s wisdom, so that they are able to make the right decisions in life. May they have the discernment to determine right from wrong, good from evil.

God Almighty, thank You for the blessing of Your wisdom, and for blessing my son to be a wise and intelligent follower in Christ. We pray that he always carries Your wisdom with him, so that he is able to discern right from wrong and always choose good over evil. Let Your light reach him when he is in need of Your guidance, so that my son can make wise decisions that he can be proud of. May my child continue growing ever wiser, abiding in Your words to guide him daily. This I ask through Christ our Lord, Amen.

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Proverbs 2:6 For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

8. A Prayer of Encouragement for My Son

The greatest words of encouragement for a son are delivered through prayer. Offer this encouragement prayer for today, praying over your son to remain steadfast in his faith despite the struggles that challenge him.

Dearest Lord in heaven, may Your words encourage my son today. . Grant him the resilience he needs to move forward and not be crippled by the fear of failure that holds him back. I offer a prayer for my struggling son and pray that he remembers these trials will pass, because You are a God who can move mountains and calm the seas. Uplift his spirit when he falls, and he will be taller and stronger with You holding him. May he remember that failure is not a sign of weakness, but a test of his true strength. With You as his greatest supporter, I know that my son will endure, knowing he has You by his side. Glory to God in the highest. Amen.

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Psalm 37:23-24 The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.

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9. A Prayer for My Son: Prayer for Success

We all want our sons to succeed in life. We pray for our sons to reach success as they remain faithful to the Lord, for He will always reward those who glorify Him.

Heavenly Father, thank You for blessing my son with the skills and talents he has today. In his pursuit of success, I pray that my son never loses sight of what truly matters: his faith in You. Continue being his guiding light as he works tirelessly towards his plans for the future. Let this be a stepping stone towards the glory he can attain through You. With this, I pray he commits all his success in life to You, for they are blessings from Your hand. May my son remember that the greatest glory he can achieve, truly, is being Your faithful son. This I pray in Your most holy name, Amen.

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Proverbs 16:3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.

10. A Prayer of Faith for My Son

As parents, it is our duty to raise our sons to be God-fearing followers. May our sons always remain faithful to God, for it is their faith in Him that will bring them salvation.

Dear God, as we raise our son to be Your faithful follower, we pray he continues to remain steadfast, especially with the evils that aim to disturb his faith in You. We pray for his faith; may his faith never waver, even in the face of adversity. To our son, we pray that you never forget to prioritize the Lord above all else. Continue strengthening and deepening your relationship with Him, for it is your faith that will open all doors to glory. Dedicate your life to Him, and all your hard work will prosper in due time. May you always remain faithful to our Lord, for He will always remain faithful to You. This we pray to our Father in heaven, Amen.

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Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

11. A Prayer for My Son’s Courage

We pray for our sons to always be courageous in what they do, even in times of uncertainty. May they find comfort in God, having the courage to trust in Him when times are dark.

Lord, I pray for my sons to find courage in You in times of uncertainty. Grant them valor to push past injustices and clear the path of righteousness for others. Lend them Your courage to deny the evils that attempt to sway them. Shine Your light on my sons, so that the fear that grips their heart fades to make way for bravery instead. As they look into the eyes of temptation, I pray that they have the courage to turn away and choose You, always. May my sons never forget that we are all called to be brave in Your name, for it is You who gives us the courage to overcome anything. I lift this prayer to You, Lord. Amen.

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Psalm 56:3-4 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise–in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?

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12. A Mother’s Prayer for Her Son

Let’s offer this prayer for God to bless our sons with a long life of joyfulness. 

Dear God, I thank You always for blessing me with a son who deserves all that You give him. Please continue watching over him as he continues to grow into a man who glorifies You tirelessly and unconditionally. Your plans for him are great, and I have faith that my son will always be in good hands with You by His side. Establish Your light in his heart, so that he may always be surrounded with joyfulness. With this prayer for my son’s future, I pray that my son carries all Your lessons with him wherever he goes. May my son be able to experience Your abundant joy in his life.In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Ecclesiastes 9:7 Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for God has already approved what you do.

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13. A Father’s Prayer for His Son

With this prayer, fathers, pray for the gift of humility, opening your hearts to reconciliation. 

My God in heaven, I plead for Your forgiveness, as I allowed pride to cloud my heart. My relationship with my son requires mending. I offer this prayer for my grown son and myself, asking for his forgiveness as I reconcile with my own shortcomings. He has matured into a responsible man of faith, and I know that he too will always choose the path of righteousness even in times of conflict. Through You, I know that these words to my son will reach him, for where is my son but with You, always. My son is my strength, and it is because of him that I am a better man – a better father – today. I offer up this prayer in Your most holy name, Amen.

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Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

14. A Prayer for My Grandson

Being a grandparent teaches so much more about the love and wisdom we can share with others. Offer this prayer for a grandson and his future, humbly asking the Lord to watch over our grandsons and their future ahead.

Dear Lord, I praise and thank You for blessing me with a grandson who is not only God-fearing, but is selfless and humble in all that he does. Through him, I have learned that I still have so much to give others, even in my old age. I learn from my grandson, just as much as he learns from me. Continue watching over him Lord, just as You have always watched over me in my lifetime. May my beloved grandson live a prosperous and fulfilling life ahead, so long as it is Your plan for him. With You, I know he is destined for greatness. This I pray through Christ the Father, Amen.

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Proverbs 17:6 Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.

15. A Prayer for My Son-In-Law

As we welcome our son-in-law into the family, we offer a prayer for peace and harmony, so that we may all stand united as one unit brought together by Christ.

Dearest God, thank You for blessing our family with a new son. Thank You for bringing us together, for we are all unified through You. Today we pray for our son-in-law, that he is able to settle into our family as we welcome him with open arms. We pray that we are able to bring him the same comfort and love he finds with others. Please continue watching over all of us as we embark on this journey of getting to know each other much closer, with You at the center of it all. We glorify You always, Amen.

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Ephesians 4:3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.

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