Promises of God for your kids

Last Updated on May 16, 2024

Having kids is one of the greatest joys in life. But as a parent, it’s also one of our greatest responsibilities!

So much more than just feeding them and giving them shelter, it’s our job to nurture our kids, train them and point them in the way that they should go and how they should live their lives.

As Christian parents, this is even more true! We are the first point of contact for our kids in helping them to understand who created them and what they were created for: to bring glory to God!

While none of us will ever do a perfect job of raising our kids (we’re humans who make mistakes, after all), I’m so grateful to know that we have a God who is forgiving, patient and kind with us in the process.

There is a better way than just worrying our way through parenting. Instead, we can give our kids and our whole parenting journey over to God in faith

We won’t always get everything right.

But one thing we can do, is raise our kids in the knowledge of the Lord, helping them to become more familiar with His promises and His ways.

We can’t become like someone that we don’t know. That’s why I love these particular promises of the Lord God that are powerful ways of helping our kids to learn more about God’s nature and the Holy Spirit.If you’re praying for the peace of your children, I encourage you to meditate on these promises of God together.

15 Promises of God for Kids

Want to help your kids learn more about the truth and promises that we find in God’s Word? Here are 15 of the greatest promises from the Word of God that you can share with your kids, no matter what their age!

These are perfect for bedtime prayers, starting your day, memorization as a family and so much more.

1. God’s Promise of Protection

“The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.” – Proverbs 18:10, NKJV

Proverbs 18:10 reminds us that true safety and security are found in God alone. By teaching our children to trust in the name of the Lord, we equip them with a lasting foundation of faith that will carry them through life’s trials and challenges, knowing that they can always find refuge and protection in the strong tower of His name.

2. God’s Promise of Purpose

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11

This beloved verse reassures us that God has great plans for each of us, including our children. As parents, this verse encourages us to trust in God’s sovereign and loving guidance over our children’s lives. It reminds us that the heart of God is always for our children’s welfare, not harm, and that He desires to give them a hopeful and purposeful future. Therefore, we can find comfort and confidence in praying for and guiding our children, knowing that God’s ultimate plan for them is one of prosperity and hope.

3. God’s Promise of Comfort

“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” – Psalm 23:4

As parents, we can teach our kids that no matter how difficult or frightening things might seem, they need not be afraid because God is always with them. The imagery of the shepherd’s rod and staff, used for guidance and protection in the midst of danger, shows God’s vigilant care over us and our children. This verse encourages us to instill in our children a deep trust in God’s constant presence and provision, offering them comfort and courage as they navigate life’s journeys.

4. God’s Promise of Belonging

“But Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.'” – Matthew 19:14

This verse encourages us as parents to introduce our children to Jesus, allowing them to develop a personal relationship with Him from a young age. Jesus’ words also remind us of the innocence and faith of children, which serve as a model for entering into God’s kingdom. Therefore, we ought to nurture our children’s spiritual growth, fostering their connection with Jesus and helping them experience the love and acceptance He offers.

5. God’s Promise of Support

“The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” – Zephaniah 3:17

We can teach our kids that God isn’t just mighty and powerful – He’s also deeply loving and joyful in His relationship with us. It’s a reminder to share with our children the joyous truth that God takes pleasure in them, not in rebuke but in love, and delights in singing over them. This promise invites us to cultivate a sense of security and joy in our children’s hearts by showing them how much they are cherished by their Heavenly Father.

6. God’s Promise of Leadership

“He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young.” – Isaiah 40:11

Just as a shepherd gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart, God lovingly guides and protects us and our children through life’s journey. This verse invites parents to trust in God’s gentle leadership and to model this nurturing care in our own relationships with our children, reflecting God’s love and compassion in our parenting.

7. God’s Promise of Wisdom

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” – James 1:5

We as parents and children can confidently approach God in prayer, asking for wisdom and guidance in making decisions that impact our lives. By trusting in God’s promise to provide wisdom, we can navigate the challenges of life with discernment and grace, and ensure that our children are nurtured in a way that honors God. 

8. God’s Promise of Direction

“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” – Deuteronomy 31:8

By sharing this verse with our children, we help them understand that they need not fear or be discouraged because God is with them every step of the way, providing strength and courage in all circumstances. God has great things ahead when we trust Him and follow His ways!

9. God’s Promise of Compassion

 “The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.” – Psalm 145:9

This verse encourages us to model God’s kindness, empathy, and generosity. When we embrace and share God’s goodness and compassion, it helps us to recognize and appreciate the depth of God’s love for everyone, fostering a spirit of empathy and kindness in our lives.

10. God’s Promise of Provision

“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:19

This promise is a reminder of God’s faithful provision  for ourselves and for our children. It encourages us to trust in God’s sufficiency and to rely on Him for everything we need.

11. God’s Promise of Rest

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” – Matthew 11:28-29

We can always find solace and peace in Jesus amidst life’s challenges. This promise shows us that when we surrender our burdens to Jesus we can receive His comforting presence and guidance and find the profound peace of God that goes beyond our own understanding. 

12. God’s Promise of Goodness

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28

This verse offers reassurance that God’s sovereign plan includes our families, even in hard times and uncertainty. We can trust in God’s wisdom and providence, teaching our children that God can use every circumstance to produce good things and for His divine purpose. 

13.  God’s Promise of Strength

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” – Psalm 46:1

One of the best things we can do for our children is teach them to turn to the Lord Jesus Christ for comfort and support when they face difficulties. It’s so important for us to help them nurture a strong faith in God’s constant presence so they remember that they can rely on Him for help and protection in every situation. 

14. God’s Promise of Peace

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” – John 14:27

As parents, we can nurture an atmosphere of peace and trust in our homes, showing our children the peace that comes from a relationship with Christ. By embracing and sharing God’s peace with our kids, we equip them to face life’s uncertainties with courage and calmness, knowing that their hearts don’t have to be troubled or afraid in His presence, because they are children of God!

15. God’s Promise of Companionship

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.” – Isaiah 43:2

 God is with us and our children in every difficult circumstance! By sharing this verse with our children, we instill in them a deep sense of security and courage, knowing that God will never allow overwhelming circumstances to defeat us but will help us to get through every trial.

I love each of these promises because they are practical ways to help kids of all ages to understand God’s heart and how much God loves them. May these verses bring comfort, guidance, and reassurance to you and your precious children!

3 Ideas for Praying the Promises of God Over Your Child 

As parents, claiming promises God has given us for our children is a powerful way to anchor their lives in faith and hope. Here are 3 easy ideas for praying God’s promises over our kids that you can start using today.

1. We can pray for our children’s future, holding onto the promise of Jeremiah 29:11, that God has plans to prosper them and give them hope. By consistently praying and declaring this promise over our children, we release God’s divine guidance and purpose into their lives. When our kids are at crossroads in their lives, whether it’s starting at a new school, choosing a major or even struggling with a friendship, this is a great verse to along with them. 

2. We can trust in God’s protection and guidance, as promised in Psalm 91:15, believing that He will be with them in times of trouble and rescue them from harm. This is a great prayer for when our kids are facing fear, whether that’s being afraid of the “monster” in the closet, or preparing for the soccer tryouts that they’re nervous about. 

3. We can claim the promise of Proverbs 22:6committing our children’s paths to the Lord and believing that as we train them in His ways, they will not depart from it. This is a reminder that our lives belong to God and everything we do should be for the glory of God!

I don’t know about you, but I want to help raise my kids in the fear of the Lord and point them to the word of Christ! By standing on these promises and interceding for our children, we can sow seeds of faith that will yield a harvest of blessings in their lives.

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