Today is my sweet girl’s 13th birthday. What better way to usher her into this new phase of life than by praying for her? Please join me in saying a prayer for her and all of our daughters, and if you have a minute, I know she would love it if you wished her a happy birthday.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for this precious gift with which you have trusted me. For so long, I prayed for a child, and you have blessed me beyond my wildest dreams.
I come asking your blessing over my daughter’s life. Place a hedge of protection around her from the top of her head to the soles of her feet so that hurt, harm or danger may never befall her. If they do, Lord, hold her up with your mercy and give her the strength she needs to weather the storms of life. Give her longevity, and bless not only her children, but her children’s children and future generations. Keep her safe everywhere she goes and during her travels and protect her from evil things and evil people. Bless her to keep her sweet, loving, happy spirit all the days of her life and to not shy away from the spotlight of her life. Bless her to continue to have a love for you and a deep connection to family. Help her to learn to stand up for herself with the confident assurance she is your child.
Lord, you know the path you have for my baby. I pray that you would open doors that no man can open and close doors that no man can close in her life. Bless my decisions not to adversely affect her. Give her the desires of her heart, Lord, and bless her desires to line up with yours. Surround her with godly teachers, role models and friends. If anyone who is not of you enters her life, Lord, I pray that you would remove them swiftly and effectively.
Show her the plans you have for her, Lord. I know they are plans to prosper and not harm her, to give her a future and a hope and bless her to know that too. I come asking right now that you would direct us to the right schools and teachers, jobs and people for her, Lord, at each stage of her life. I come right now claiming a full scholarship that will cover not only college, but her graduate degrees. Reveal to her your plans for her and bless her to follow them from an early age. May she never stray from you.
Bless my relationship with my daughter, Lord. Help me to be the mother she needs and deserves. Bless us to be able to talk about any and everything. Help her to come to me without fear of judgment or rejection. Help me not to judge or reject her. May our home always be a safe haven for her and for me—a place where we always feel loved and protected from the world—and free to reveal our innermost thoughts and feelings and show who we really are. May she always know when she crosses the threshold of her home that she is loved and accepted for who she is.
I pray, Lord, that wherever I or her father are lacking in what we provide mentally, emotionally, spiritually or financially that you would be the difference. Bless her not to go a day in her life where she feels unloved or uncared for. Give her strong self-esteem and a strong sense of who she is and whose she is. Help her to always know that she is your child and she should never settle for less than she is worth. Help me to train her in your ways, Lord, so that when she is old she will not depart from them. May she know every day of her life that she is the light of the world and the salt of the earth, that she is the head and not the tail, that she is blessed and succeeds at all she does, that she is a believer and not a doubter. May she always know that You love her and care for her, and that I love her and care for her.
Give her a spirit of discernment so that she can spot red flags and bullies and act on them with the confident assurance that she never has to settle. Bless her with a Godly husband whose eyes light up when she enters a room and who loves you and her with all his heart, leans not to his own understanding and seeks first your kingdom. Help him to acknowledge you in all his ways and direct his path. Bless her to love unconditionally and to feel safe enough to be submissive to her husband and to always know he is her top priority after you. Bless her children, Lord.
You know how much I love my daughter and that I want nothing but the best for her. Help me to never forget that you love her more, Lord, and that you want the best for her too. Thank you for the wonderful gift with which you have entrusted me. Bless my baby girl to lead a long, fulfilling life and bless her and future generations all the days of their lives, Lord.
In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.