• Sam Hamstra

12 THINGS TO PRAY OVER YOUR CHILD



I few years ago I read through the book of Daniel from the Message paraphrase. As I was reading, I began writing down all the words used to describe Daniel in scripture. When I got done I looked over the list of traits & was blown away at how many powerful, inspiring things were said about his life.


My son's name happens to be Daniel. After I had compiled my list I had an idea to turn my notes about traits from the life of Daniel into a prayer list for my son Daniel. I have found praying this prayer list over and for my son is one of the most enjoyable things I get to do. I have even seen some of these traits come to pass in his life as we have circled them in prayer!


If your prayer life is ever lacking or getting a little monotonous, I encourage you to try praying these 12 traits listed below that are used to describe Daniel. These traits are great things to pray over your child, your spouse, your grandchildren, your siblings, those who are in authority over you, and yourself!


HERE ARE 12 THINGS TO PRAY FROM THE LIFE OF DANIEL (INSERT NAME OF PERSON YOU ARE PRAYING FOR):

  1. Full of the Spirit.

  2. Favor with Kings.

  3. Unusual understanding of dreams and visions.

  4. Brilliant mind.

  5. Incredible wisdom.

  6. Brimming with The Spirit and intelligence.

  7. Totally exemplary and trustworthy.

  8. No evidence of negligence or misconduct.

  9. Loyal.

  10. Innocent before God and man.

  11. Meditated on scripture, fasted, and prayer.

  12. Much loved.

Dear Lord help us all to be more like your servant Daniel today! Amen.