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10 Prayers For Your Daughter

January 17, 2014

There is something I’ve come to realize I need to guard against as a mom. I sometimes want to be God in my kids’ lives.

I want to write their stories.

I want to set the courses of their futures.

I want to determine what’s best for them.

I want to prevent them from ever being hurt.

I want to be their provider and protector.

And I want to be the one to set anyone straight who messes with my kids.

Can you relate on any level? I think most moms can. We love these people entrusted to us more than we ever knew possible. And despite all the infant sleepless nights, toddler tantrums, tween eye rolling, and the teen decisions that break our heart slap in two… they are ours. To love. To lead. To launch.

And we want to make it all good.

But then things happen so beyond our control we eventually have to face the reality that we aren’t God. And we can’t operate like we are.

So what do we do with that gap where our mommy capabilities end and trusting God begins? I want to trust God with everything beyond my control with my kids but it’s so scary. It feels so risky.

And scary and risky are two words us moms don’t want as part of our kids’ lives.

So, how do we deepen our trust in God? How do we make peace with the limits of what we can and cannot protect them from? What do we do with the risky and scary feelings that can make a mom lose sleep at best and feel crazed with fear at worst?

We must fill that gap with the only thing that bridges the space between our limitations and our trust in God… prayer.

I know, I know – that can sound like such a cliché Christian answer. Typical. Too hyper-spiritual. Not the answer we want sometimes.

But prayer is the only possibility with real possibility.

Earlier this week my friend, Brooke McGlothlin, wrote an article I posted on Scriptural prayers for boys. Today, I want to post some specific Scriptural prayers for our girls.

I’ve prayed these and I’ve seen amazingly powerful things happen in the lives of my daughters.

I can still fret and worry and want to mess with anyone who messes with my girls.

My girls still make mistakes, and cross lines, and give the principal reasons to call me.

But where would we all be if the power of prayer wasn’t in the mix of our lives?

And what might these prayers be working out for their futures that I won’t see for years to come?

Yes, prayer is the only possibility with real possibility. And that brings me to the place where I can finally say… “Hello, my name is Mom. Not God.”

10 Prayers For Your Daughter

10 Powerful Prayers to Help You Fight for the Heart of Your Daughter:

1. Give my daughter a deep desire to listen to You, Lord, and pray often, “What message does my Lord have for his servant?” (Joshua 5:14b).

2. Let her learn early in life that to obey You, God, is the best way to the life her heart truly desires, (1 Samuel 15:22).

3. May she find comfort in Your ability, God, to reach her, hold her, and rescue her, (2 Samuel 22:17-18).

4. May she please You, Lord, by desiring, asking for, and utilizing a discerning heart full of wisdom, (1 Kings 3:9-12).

5. Let her find confidence in You, God, even when hard times come and she doesn’t know what to do, by keeping her eyes fixed on You, (2 Chronicles 20:12).

6. Give her a great desire to accept Your word, God, and store up Your commands within her so her ears will turn to Your wisdom, (Proverbs 2:1-2).

7. May she keep herself under control and not give full vent to people and situations that anger her, (Proverbs 29:11).

8. Give her the ability to rise above the traps of people pleasing so she can be kept safe by trusting You, Lord, (Proverbs 29:25).

9. Let her walk in the security of Your assigned worth to her. Give her a strong work ethic and health to accomplish all her tasks. Give her a heart that desires to extend her hand to those in need. Protect her for the right husband, a man of respect and godly honor. And let her be a woman of joy and laughter whose Christ-centered character is what makes her most beautiful, (Proverbs chapter 31).

10. And every time you, Jesus, whisper, “Follow me” she does so with great grace, (Matthew 4:19).

Today, I’m giving five commenting blog friends a copy of the book I wrote with my daughter, What Happens When Young Women Say Yes to God. To enter, leave a comment below.

(For “10 Powerful Prayers to Help You Fight for the Heart of Your Son” click here.)

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1,111 Comments
  1. Merisa

    I love this! I don’t have daughters yet but I will pray these for my two nieces.

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  2. Lynn E

    I would love a copy of your book, “What Happens when young Women Say Yes to God”.

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  3. Megan

    Thank you! What a great resource for my husband and me to use when praying for our toddler!

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  4. Mona

    Wow. Love these prayers. I am so blessed to have a now 20 year old daughter and she has my heart. Recently she blessed me beyond belief by just saying thank you. Thank you mom for being open and letting us talk to you about anything and everything. That was the most powerful statement she could have ever made to me. Over these 20 years prayer is the only thing that has carried me and kept me from being crazy.

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  5. Donna Jackson

    As I read this , I was reminded how scared I get sometimes when I think of my daughter as she gets older. I wish she could remain 5 forever:). As I watch her sometimes I forget that she is God’s first and she is a result of my faith in action when I believed God for her against all odds. So today I am encouraged that if I continue to trust God with her she will be able to navigate the days ahead. I have to realize that I am only MOM , cant be her every minute of every day, so I will pray. Thanks Lysa

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  6. Susan Moore

    Thank you I have the book so don’t need it. I have tried this 2014 to pray to God to “Let my girl hear your voice and strike her heart so overwhelmingly she knows it’s you without question”. This is something I believe I need to do daily. I also had a copy of “The Power of a Praying Mother or is it Woman” by Stormie Omartian which I enjoyed too. Prayer for your childs future husband was also important even if she isn’t married yet. I believe I learned that from Stormie Omartian as well. Letting my 18 and 1/2 year old hear me pray these things are important to me so she knows that no matter what she is important in my prayers. I think I will post your ten prayers is that is ok with you Lysa. Thanks again
    Susan

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  7. Arlene

    Thank you for this message. They ALWAYS seem to come in the right time and on the right day. You are so awesome and I appreciate your words!

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  8. Debbie

    My daughter doesn’t know The Lord but knowing God is in charge gives me comfort to say WHEN Lord, not WHY….

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  9. YVONNE WILLIAMS

    GOD IS GOOD!!! TODAYS PRAYER IS FOR MY DAUGHTER KRYSTAL, WHO IS GOING THRU A HARDSHIP. I PRAY THAT SHE TRUST AND HAS FAITH THAT GOD WILL BRING HER THRU THIS SETBACK. THANKS FOR YOU SCRIPTURE PRAYERS!!

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  10. Melanie Kiernan

    As a mother of an almost-2 year old, my heart breaks at the state of our society; that God has been removed from so much of our lives. I grew up in a home where God was at the center of our family and know that it is probably more important than ever to keep Him there as I start my own. I pray every night with my daughter that she listens to God’s plan and hears Him with an open heart…right after bedtime stories!

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  11. Teresa M

    Thank you so much for sharing these prayers for daughters. I have 2 – one that just went across country to college and one that is in 10th grade. With the college daughter leaving for the first time and being so far away on her own, this Mama is having a hard time. Thank you for being so inspiring to us Moms. I would love a copy of your book.

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  12. Kayla

    Thank you for sharing!! And thanks to my mom who sent this via email to me! It was perfect to read after some the struggles I have faced this week!! These verses are going to be ones I medidate and pray on.

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  13. Amy

    With three beautiful daughters I feel blessed to be raising, I too feel much of what you’ve described in your amazingly insightful post. It’s hard to relinquish control and not want to intervene in their choices, but your prayers are exactly what I needed to see – and use to pray for my girls too. Thanks Lysa!

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  14. Tonia Bowman

    I’m so excited for these scrpitures. This week has been a battle with my precios 8 year old, she is so emotional, I pray so hard, I can’t wait to start praying these scriptures. Tough week for us….

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  15. Amanda Forward

    Yes Lord, I want all of this for my daughter’s. Amen

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  16. Barbara

    Hi Lysa! I saw/heard you at WOF event 2013 in San Antonio! You SO ministered to me! For a few months afterwards, I could hear your voice (southern accent) each time I read something you had written! 🙂 Thanks for your ministry to women! I have adult children, so my years of “parenting” are behind me! However, I am learning from you and want to encourage to press on!!! God is so faithful and I have seen many answered prayers in my kids’ lives! Through your writings, and scripture, I am learning to pray for them in different ways and am anxious to see what God has in store! Enjoy your journey with your kids at home…it’s a great ride! Blessings & Prayers, Barbara Ramirez

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  17. Traci Harre

    Thank you for this wonderful blog today. I have a teenage daughter who has ADHD and social skills and her father is not currently in the picture and many days I feel as if I’m failing as a mom and as a Godly witness. I needed to read and see this today and I’m thankful God used you to provide these verses to all of us so that we can continue to do what we can for our daughters. Thank you, again.

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  18. Angela heikkinen

    These prayer suggestions have come just at the perfect time! Thank you. My daughter is 13 and just this school year has been struggling with some issues. I pray the prayers of ‘The Power of a praying Parent ‘ but more is better than less 🙂

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  19. P. Kanefield

    Trust in God, not money. Be rich in doing good, and you will be rewarded.

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  20. Dana

    WOW! Just what I needed today! We’re raising three teenage daughters, 19,17, 15 and I seriously struggle with letting go and letting God. Thank you for the reminder Lysa! Blessings!!!

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  21. Michelle

    I really needed this!! It feels so OVERWHELMING sometimes, that fear, that broken heart, that sense you did everything wrong…but God still does everything RIGHT!! Praise His holy name!! I am ONLY Mom, thanks for that stark reminder!!

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  22. Mary

    Oh my I love this. I was anticipating todays email. I sent the earlier one to all my friends that have boys and now will send this one to my friends with girls. I was one of three girls and I have two girls. Such beautiful and powerful prayers and scriptures. Sometimes I get lost in what I should pray, these are perfect.

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  23. Michelle

    Thank you Lysa, I really needed this. I have an 18 year old daughter who is about to graduate and go away for college. Knowing that I can’t be there to protect her is scary at the least. I know we’ve taught her God’s word and she is smart. I’m trusting God to guide her and protect her, and I know she will make wise choices.

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  24. Darcy Henry

    What timing God has! I’m truly thankful that you posted this prayer, as I have 2 daughters, one coming in to the tween years. Thank you!

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  25. Lori

    Thank you so much for this Lysa. I really struggle with turning my daughter over to God, it is scary! I want so desperately for her to know and love God….I would love this book for her. I will be keeping the prayers you posted close by so I remember to say them often!! Bless you Lysa! 🙂

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  26. Leslie

    I loved reading this. My daughter (first child) is due to arrive in early April, but while reading this I realized I can already be praying these things for her.

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  27. Cara Shirley

    Oh how I would love to win this book for my newly teenage age daughter!!

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  28. Darcey

    My oldest daughter is almost 10 and showing signs of being a teen. I love this list! I get so scared that she is not ready for the world and what it all entails. Thank you so much for this post.

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  29. Margaret

    These are such beautiful reminders to pray for our daughters. Thank you for sharing them!

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  30. Teresa

    Thank you so much for posting this. Especially today. God knew this is what I needed. Thank you for being obedient to Him.

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  31. Katie Durden

    What a blessing to see this pop up on my email today. I was at the Women conference at Concord this past weekend and I was so blessed by your words! Concord is starting a bible study with our teenagers on the book What Happens when young women say yes to God. Can’t wait to see amazing things happen in their lives!

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  32. Jen

    I would LOVE this book! thanks for the opportunity.

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  33. deb

    I have a teenage daughter and it breaks my heart when she struggles with opinions of others who are not Christ followers. It breaks her heart not to be included, but I keep telling her that those kinds of activities are not the ones she wants to be involved in….but it hurts when she isn’t included.

    This book would help her soo much!! Thank you for your wisdom and being the hands and feet of Jesus to many!! Much love…..deb

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  34. Rhonda

    Thank you Lisa for this. The Lord has called me to be a mom to many, 3 of which are daughters. I am printing this out (along with the prayer for sons) and keeping it where I will see it to pray specifically everyday. ❤️

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  35. Katie

    Love this! I will be getting married in a month, becoming a mom to a beautiful 9 year old girl. And while I have struggled a bit with what my role as a stepmom will look like, I can guarantee it will include these prayers. Thank you!!

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  36. Juli Rudd

    Thank you! Thank you! Printing the prayers now, going to put in my bible!

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  37. Jody

    Thank you so very much for these much needed prayers! As usual God’s timing of such things to come into my inbox at just the right time is always amazing & comforting. Lisa you are a true servant of God’s and I thank you for being so willing to follow His ways and allowing Him to use you to be a blessing.

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  38. Heather

    This touched me in a huge way! My daugther is almost 19 and the transition to college and entering adulthood has been very hard for me. We have been through so many things in the past year and some days I feel like my heart has been ripped right out of my chest. Reading these prayers for our daughters has given me hope and perspective. I do need to pray more and let go sometimes. I want so much to save her from everything but she is his and I need to release her to him. Thank you for the reminder and the prayers.

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  39. Becky

    Thank you for both the prayers for sons and the prayers for daughters. I have 1 son and 3 daughters. My daughters are 10, 17 and 19 and I continually pray for their hearts and ears to be open for God to work in their lives. I always look forward to your posts!

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  40. Angela

    I love these. I have printed them out to have at hand. My youngest and only daughter is going off to college in the fall. I know her faith is strong, but I also know how kids can go astray when on their own. These will be my stronghold to help her and me get though the upcoming transition.

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  41. Yvette Strickland

    My daughter will be 14 in March, we but heads, she is very tall & has my genes, not overweight, but not stick thin. She does not have many friends at school & our youthgroup lacks girls her age…so it is me trying to be the Mom, the friend, etc.
    Thank you for giving me some prayer scriptures that I can pray over her. I am also praying that God says a christian friend her age that she can relate to that will be en encourager. Thank you.

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  42. Lori

    Ok…..I am struggling! My son is grown and doing well! Our daughters are becoming young women too and one is a Freshman in college and the other is a sophomore in high school. I LOVE the scriptures and advice you have posted in this blog! I see myself wanting to be God and not just Mom, SO MUCH!! I don’t want to drive them away or mold their lives to be what I want and I struggle with this honestly! Please pray for this Mama who is “growing up” also! 🙂

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  43. Francine Orlando

    My beautiful daughter, Jenelle, recently passed away at 28 years old. Oh, how I wish I could have a do-over for all the times I worried and was fearful for her. I am blessed that she knew how much I loved her … no matter what she did and that I was always there for her. Jenelle knew Jesus and the power of the Father’s Love and I am so thankful for the times she listened as I spoke into her life. Time passes so quickly and we need to cherish every moment we have here and yes, pray, pray, pray.

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  44. Bobby

    I so need this book! My daughter and i butt heads all the time i ionly want whats good for her butt i always say the wrong thing were she doesnt understand my concerns ! Thank you

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  45. Emily

    I’m an empty nester now, but I don’t think we ever stop being a mom! I still pray for my kids, and now my grandkids! They are such blessings and precious gifts from God!

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  46. Moriah C

    What a great post!! Thanks and thank you for the giveaway. Having 3 teenage daughters and someday 2 daughter-in-laws I cannot let go, trust God and pray enough

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  47. Lucy Sanguinetti

    Oh how I need this book! I have a son getting married in May and I loved the 10 prayers for your son….but I have a 19 yr old and 21 yr old daughters. I pray without ceasing for them to continue to follow their Heavenly Father in their choices and decisions and actions. Thank you for these prayers for my daughters and thank you for what you continue to invest in my life! You came to Temple Baptist Church in Hattiesburg, MS, last year and we love you here!!!

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  48. Amy

    Thank you for these prayers. I would love to read this book and will continue to pray for my 7 year old daughter (and 3 sons too!) Thank you so much for your blog and encouragement!

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  49. Emily

    I don’t think we ever stop being a mom! I still pray for my kids, and now my grandkids! They are such blessings and precious gifts from God!

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  50. Bobby

    I so need this book! My daughter and i butt heads all the time i ionly want whats good for her butt i always say the wrong thing where she doesnt understand my concerns ! Thank you

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  51. Cindy

    My 23 yr old daughter had a romantic relationship end last night. She is devastated because she let her guard down and was ready to give this young man her heart. Through her tears she said “Mom, it hurts but I prayed before J and I talked and again afterward”. Even though she doesn’t need me to fight her battles I wanted to go shake this young man and ask him what is wrong with him! So this blog post came at just the right time for me today.. 5. Let her find confidence in You, God, even when hard times come and she doesn’t know what to do, by keeping her eyes fixed on You, (2 Chronicles 20:12).

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  52. Beth Morphis

    I’m printing these out as daily reminders for myself… I’m also printing the ones about praying for our sons and our husbands. My husband just recently became the Youth Pastor at our church and now we have many children that we pray over just like a mother or father would do. I have read your book What Happens When Women Say Yes to God and I’ve had a strong tug on my heart to do a study with my youth girls. You are such an inspiration and I appreciate how you allow God to use you. I pray I’m a role model worth following. I’ve already found it difficult to let the youth hurt on their own. So I need to remember more then ever, that I am mom and not God. That I am the Youth Leader not God. I can’t fix it all but I can pray about it all.

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  53. marilyn rodriguez

    prayer is the most powerful thing we can do, i have had many prayers answered for my daughter, thank you so much for your posts. i had prayed many times for right friends in her life and wrong friends to be removed, that was my prayer to God as she was growing up, she did not know. i knew God was answering when she said ” i am afraid to be friends with someone because everytime i am friends with someone they move” i can say there is power in prayer and he will use our daughters at times to speak the very thing we are praying about. yes it is difficult at times to just leave in his hands, us mothers love to protect. continue to love them where they are at and TRUST GOD. He never fails.

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  54. Christine

    Such a comfort! I have a 3 1/2 year old daughter and I am pregnant with my second child! How I will pray these over them often!

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  55. Natasha Cooper

    Thank you so much for these prayers! I’m saving them and printing them for her wall! God bless you and your Christ-like heart!☺️

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  56. Rachelle Cooper

    This was just what I needed today. As a mom of a 12 year old daughter, I struggle trying to guide her the way I want her to go and forget that God has a plan. I was up last night praying for her over a relationship with a friend. This is a great reminder that God is in charge and I can go to Him with my worries. Thank you for your insight.

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  57. Vickie

    Powerful, indeed! Thank you for sharing.

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  58. Heather Gray

    This was a great message. I will definitely be sharing this with my friends and family. Often we teach our girls at church how to be a secret keeper girl. I love those books and this blog is something to help us moms more also. Growing up, I’m sure my mom didn’t always pray those things for me, but I try to remember not to only pray in the moment, but for the future. I not only pray for my daughter to be protected for the right husband, but I pray for her to find a pure husband as well. I pray the same for my son.

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  59. Marie

    I love this! So appreciate your ministry!

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  60. Melody Byrum

    I love this. I will be printing it out and carrying those prayers with me so that I can pray them for my daughter. She turns 10 on Sunday and we butt heads a lot. We are a lot alike and that seems to cause problems more often than not. These will help me pray for her and God will help me get her to where she needs to be spiritiually. With these she will be ready to face the world when the time comes.

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  61. C.C.

    Perfect timing for this momma of 2 young girls to hear! I love these and will keep them “posted” nearby to reflect on for many years to come. Thank you for being such a faithful servant of God and letting Him use you to bless so many of us with your words of comfort and encouragement every day!

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  62. Emily Sarvis

    I love these prayers! I have two daughters ages 4 & 9. I am overfilled with joy…last Wednesday night my oldest daughter accepted Christ as her Lord & Savior! I pray for God’s guidance to help me be the Christian example I should be.

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  63. Linda K

    My mother is 90 years old. I am 53 years old. The other day I sent her a letter (she lives in assisted living) THANKING her for praying for me all these years! I told her “All those years of praying for me worked!! Keep praying. God is using me!” She still prays for me everyday!

    I have a daughter of my own. I hope that some day she will send me a letter saying “Thanks for praying for me all those years! It worked! God is using me!”

    If you know of someone who has been praying for you….send them a letter..or call them and thank them. It will make their day!

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  64. Ardis George

    This is perfect timing! My daughter is about to go back to CA for her second semester of her freshmen year of college. Letting so for me has always been harder for me than for her. It is a new season for me in SO many ways. I am so thankful for God’s Grace and Mercy in my days! Thank you for sharing your wisdom!

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  65. Savonna Mikell

    These are beautiful prayers to pray over a daughter however, I don’t have a daughter so I am going to pray these over my beautiful niece who is so special to me and has a big heart for God.

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    • Sandy K

      If you have sons, you could pray these for their future mates 🙂

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  66. tamera

    Powerful words…. and I love God’s timing. The ‘worry’ factor with moms can really take over and cloud the fact that God is in charge. He is the protector! And faith and prayer really do play a huge role in the life of a mom! Thanks for the reminder!!!

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  67. Kim

    WOW!! What a God send today! You don’t know how much I needed this. It has been a really rough week between the 14 year old young lady in the house and me. As much as I want her heart, and I know God wants her heart; the world and sin have such a strong grip. Unfortunately, much of what the enemy wants to offer seems so appealing to young innocent girls. I will pray these prayers with confidence, knowing that my God hears and answers! Thank you!!

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  68. Amy B

    What beautiful things for us to pray for our daughters as well as ourselves as daughters of the King. Thank you for this reminder of praying these specific things for our girls so they will be ready in any situation to act and react in a manner that will make their Father smile.
    Thank you for allowing the Lord to use you in the amazing way that He does. We are blessed by you!
    Amy Billingsly

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  69. Carla Martin

    I have a 15 yr old daughter who we adopted when she was almost 8. The road has been hard. We have experienced alot of joy and heartache. Recently my daughter gave her life to God and wad rebaptised. I am so very proud of her, but I know she is in for a rough time with kids at school
    Thos post has given me some specific prayers to pray for her everyday. Thank you.

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  70. Shonda

    I have prayed a lot for my son, but not as much for my daughter. Thanks for these verses!

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  71. Marilyn rodriguez

    When I have surrendered it. Gid does more than what I can do for my daughter. I have seen prayers answered. Glory to God

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  72. Kim Mills

    This is exactly the encouragement I needed today. I am so guilty in this area and this will help me as I shift my focus.

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  73. Sue

    Ouch. Now as a grandmother, I will forward this to my daughters, who now have children of their own. I also read the piece on sons, and have been dwelling on the first one. Thanks!

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  74. Sandy K

    I am a homeschooling mom. I have a son(17) and two daughters(10,7). I love the prayers for the daughters, and sons, from another blog. I truely want my daughters to pass some of the issues I had when not following God’s will. Thank you for being so encouraging in so many different areas of life!

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  75. Mary Miller

    Thank you for your words of wisdom. I am a praying mom but can always use some extra help with what to pray. My girls are 19 and 22. I started praying for them before I was married and had no idea if I would ever have children. I have seen some prayers come into being in their lives and others are still to come.

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  76. Anna

    Thank you Lysa, so needed this today. My daughter has gotten herself in trouble, and we had our first counseling appointment yesterday, I praise my Lord that the place is Christian based. My girl has slipped away from church and she is questioning wheather there is a God because we cant see Him. I try to explain to her about faith and trust, and she just doesn’t seem to want to grasp it, or can’t…. I have always been there to help her when she makes a wrong turn, but have learned that, she will be 18 in April, and I am not God, and I can’t fix everything. I will carry these prayers and pray them during the day. I will also pray for my son who is still at home. I have four children 2 girls and 2 boys ages 36, 29, 19 and 17. The oldest are married and we have 4 beautiful grand kids.

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  77. Connie Boman

    I love your blog. It Inspires me as a woman, mother and human being.. that being said, I would like to share with you something very emotional and extremely close to my heart, of which I think can relate with your book, you have written.

    My daughter (now 22- Middle child of three) just said to me two days ago.

    “Mom, Guess what I did today?” Of which, I responded, “What’s that?”

    She replies.. “I asked Jesus to come into my heart and like a minute later…. I had this huge smile on my face!”
    I was speechless. I just smiled at her and said, “I bet that felt Phenomenal, didn’t it? I said, “I am soo happy for you and proud of you and just Love you to pieces!”
    I literally had to refrain from crying and acting like a sappy mom. LOL

    This is my middle child, the child that has given me more than a run for my money, to say the least.
    But regardless of the awful things that we have been through or what she has been through, I have Never Given up on her. Even when she Begged me to.
    I just prayed even harder and begged God to get us through it.

    Her father, my husband.. passed away when she was just three years old. So it’s not been an easy road for our little family. But I can say this, the moment she told me that. I felt like all the prayers I have said in just the last 10 years, were finally answered.

    So that being said.. Thank you for letting me share my story. Thank you for your words of realistic inspiration and Thank God for all that He does for Us and through Us.

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  78. Anna

    oops, my computer just stopped, so this is a continuation of my first post…..I am so grateful that I opened my email and there was your devotion. God is good and I so needed this today. Your amazing Lysa, Proverbs 31 has been such a life-line for me.

    Blessings
    Anna

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  79. Luanne Driver

    Lisa, I have purchased most of your books and have enjoyed all of them! This blog could not have come at a more perfect time. My daughter is going to be turning 21 on 01/26/93. Her name is Kayla. Kayla is a junior in college and loves God! I couldn’t ask for a better daughter. She gets good grades, has never drank alcohol, never had sex, and goes to church every Sunday! God has blessed me. Here’s where it gets sticky Lisa. Kayla broke up with her boyfriend who is love by all our family. She has made the decision to reunite with her ex boyfriend from high school. Derek has anger issues and is can become very depressed. In high school they used to scream at each other over the phone. Her decision scares me. Derek is sexually active. When she dated him in high school she was not nice to me nor my parents who have done everything for her. Kayla could not see how the relationship effected her relationship with us. Kayla is already starting to show the old emotions from high school. My mother is very upset over all of this. Please pray for me and Kayla. Pray for my mother to let go of things she can’t control. I would love to have this book.

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  80. Ashleigh Langan

    Thank you for this! I pray with my daughter every night (she is 20 months) and sometimes I don’t know what to say or how to pray for her. This really helps!

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  81. Emma

    Lysa, I have your What Happens When Women Walk In Faith, I LOVE IT! I use your stories a lot when I teach the ladies at the local Jail. We need to be available to hear God and follow him. Thanks for writing What Happens When Young Women Say Yes To God. I would love to give it to my neice, who is also my Godchild, she is a great blessing from God in my life. I love the verses powerful prayers verses you have for us.Thanks.

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  82. Belinda

    Thank you. I needed this.

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  83. lola

    Love it!

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  84. Lisa

    Wow, what a powerful article. My sons are out of the house, but this article really hit home with me. Prayer is the key! Loved this and will read and re-read this one!

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  85. Donna

    Thank you, Lysa for those prayers. I was just praying for my daughter when I opened your email! My daughter has turned her back on the Lord and is heading to India for a month this evening. My heart is broken by the path she is on now yet I know God will bring her back to Himself. What will it take? I don’t know. She is already into so many “spiritual” paths that have carried her further away from Him and has suffered because of it. I am putting my trust in the Lord because He has never failed me. He is faithful even when we are not and is working all things together for the good of my daughter. Thank you again for your 10 prayers-perfect for today! God bless you, Lysa!

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  86. Christy

    I love this for my 3 daughters, even though they have grown to beautiful women, I needed these 10 specific prayers

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  87. Carol

    These prayers work great for grandmothers too. Always let your grandchildren know that you love them no matter what and so does our Lord. You might not always agree with their actions, but the love is non-restrictive.

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  88. Regina

    I love these! I’m printing them out so I can look at them each time I pray!

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  89. Marlene

    Thank you, Lysa, for sharing your life experiences…it is so nice to hear someone else has had tween eye-rolls and the other things you mentioned even in a Godly Christian home! It is so reassuring to hear how you deal with this and the prayers and scripture that you mention will be so helpful! Thank you!

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  90. Laura

    I stumbled across your website from another blog and can I just say, praise God for HIS timing?! Seriously. He knows exactly what we need and when we need it. Thank you for being sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s leading. 🙂

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  91. Wendi

    Thank you! These are great. I can’t wait to see the power of prayer in my daughter’s life.

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  92. Robin Holloway

    I have 3 daughters, a grand daughter, and I disciple tween and teenage girls from my church. I just had a meeting with one of the young ladies last night where I mentioned, I need to find a book for us to walk through together. I would love for your book to be THE ONE! : )
    Praying that God shows me favor and I am one of the chosen ones.
    May God countinue to richly bless you and your family.
    Robin Holloway

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  93. sandra Patterson

    WOW!! My daughter’s are grown with daughter’s of their own so I will be forwarding this on to them as an encouragement for their journey. I identify so strongly with wanting to be God in my children’s life’s. I want to apply each of those prayers to myself and by so doing live in a way my daughters can see them lived out! And to God be the glory! He’s still working on me and I am so thankful that He never gives up on His children. Thank you for being a malleable piece of clay being fashined by the Spirit of God, and allowing us to grow with you as you journey in this life.

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  94. Amy Phillips

    Thank you. Just what I needed to read today! I need to read the book!

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  95. Yvonne

    Perfect. I will use these prayers for my daughter, daughter in law, and granddaughter.

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  96. Denise

    Powerful.
    I have a young teen daughter with chronic medical challenges, as well as chronic family medical challenges. I have to repeatedly turn it all over to God and keep my eyes on Jesus, as I am like Peter, in that when I take my eyes off Christ and see all the deep water (circumstances) around me, I panic and feel like I’m drowning. Only Jesus gives me strength and restores my peace.
    Thank you for sharing this and the possibility of more growth in Christ through your book. It’s a process, as He is continually refining me through life lessons.
    Blessings

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  97. Eydie

    Taking in I am Mom not God… lord, help me keep trusting You for my kids. He is so able!

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  98. Debbie Nelson

    Oh how I need to be able to trust God more to teach my children and trust my children more to turn to God. I have two daughters that are very special to me and I have always been there for their every need guiding them along the way. My daughters are both married now and one of them has two precious little girls of her own. In the past few years my granddaughter has been fighting leukemia and there have been many difficult decisions to make. My daughter and her husband have been through a lot of stress and have reached out to me many times through this process. I so feel it is my responsibility to guide them in their decision making and I have been striving over the past few years to be able to have them lean more on God and less on me. I don’t want them to think I don’t want to help them make the right decisions but I just don’t know any more than they do what the right decisions are. I hope and pray your book will help me to teach my girls to follow God through their journeys and I as their mom will be there to hold their hand and give them a hug if they need me.

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  99. Julie

    I love this post today. I have daughters and I pray similar prayers for them all the time. My 24 year old, who grew up in the church fell away from her faith a bit while in college. Recently she has been coming to church with me and wants to go shopping to find a daily devotional. I have been singing God’s praises for working things out in His timing and am so grateful that He hears my prayers!

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  100. Carrie Cheecham

    I have 3 teenage daughters and have only been raising them for a few years as a Christ follower. I have many years of mistakes that they are paying for. They deeply need these prayers.

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  101. Carmen

    I have two young daughters and a son and I want more than anything for my children to fulfill their God-given purposes in life. To be a Godly influence and not be influenced by this world. To be the salt and light of this world…

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  102. Shirley

    I have a beautiful daughter and a gorgeous granddaughter. The three of us spend a lot of time together and talk about everything. We pray together and we cry together. Lysa I have several of your books and would love to have this one to pass on to my daughter and granddaughter. God is using you in a mighty way Lysa!

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  103. Tish McNeill

    WOW!! is all I can say, I truly know that this was sent straight from God through your email for me today! I have been struggling all week with a sixteen year old daughter and her problems with her and her boyfriend and it is so hard to just sit back and watch knowing your daughter is hurting so bad. This week has felt like my relationship with my daughter has really been tested more than ever before because the boyfriend seems to have a grip and mom knows nothing at this time. This a very hard place for me with my daughter because we have always been so close, so Thank You for this blog today and Thank You Lord for sending just what we need when we need it! 🙂

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  104. Cheryl D

    Thank you so much for this reminder that I am Mom and not God. Needing it so much more these days!

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  105. Brady Wilhelm

    These 2 posts (prayers for sons and daughters) came at the EXACT time I needed them. I’ve been struggling with my 3 year old boy and 1 year old daughter. Girl, they are some WORK!! Thanks for sharing!

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  106. Sherry Walls

    You just don’t know how I needed this 10 prayers for Daughter’s today, My Daughter Ashley is in an abusive marriage with two small children right now, still at home, but in the process of getting out, I’m so worried she’s going to be hurt, before she gets out. I would love to have this book, I feel like God sent this to me today. Thank you so much for sharing this today

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  107. lisa

    We recently took in a 16 year old girl from a very broken home, some days i dont even know how to handle her actions or what to pray for, were trying to replace old broken habits with new ideas. These prayer will start my day now and i know will impact her future. Thanks so much!

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  108. Lisa

    Wow! So prefect for this time in my life. My husband ans I have been fasting for our children and your blog earlier this week and today’s are great reminders of why we need to pray for our children. Prayer something’s is the only thing we can do. Thanks for this post! I am going to be printing them off to pray over this week.

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  109. Michelle

    Thank you for this, i needed it for my son and daughters. Its such a great reminder. I pray for my children, however rarely use scripture when praying for them and i love that. My oldest turns 10 on Monday and i already feel like shes a teenager:) her and i both can use more prayer. She is a fantastic little girl that loves the Lord, but obviously still figuring out who she is in this world. I thank God that she is her daughter and is always watching:).

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  110. Stephanie Higgins

    What a grest article! With 3 teenagers and a pre-teen, it’s so hard not to worry. And I love how specific the prayers are!

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  111. Sarah Wolff

    Wow I needed this today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As I was bawling on the drive home from dropping my twin girls off at school. In those moments I need to learn to just pray.. Thank you for this!!!

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  112. Marla

    Wow, did I ever need to read this! With my oldest daughter half-way through her senior year (this very week), I find myself gripped with fear most days. I can’t stand the thoughts of her leaving for college! And I tear up just thinking about how our family will never be the same. There are so many unknowns, and I needed the reminder that I am not in control, but I know He who is! Thank you for sharing.

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  113. Janet axelson

    As a single mom of 3 daughters, I need frequent reminders… I’m the mom. Not God!

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  114. Karen VandenBush

    I SO needed this today! I’m a struggling with my 25 yr old daughter (who has 2 daughters of her own a 5 yr old and a 2 yr old). She is very depressed and going through a lot of inner turmoil. # 5 and # 7 are my prayers today.

    Thank you God for blessing me with a beautiful daughter. Give me strength to step back and let you take over in situations. Give her a eyes to see you, ears to hear you and a heart to accept your will in her life.

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  115. Lisa Allen

    Wow! I bet you had no idea you were writing to me when you penned this article. I have four daughters and two grown step-daughters. A dear friend forwarded this to me, and I so appreciate these words of wisdom on what may be an otherwise difficult day.

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  116. Laura

    These are great thank you so much! We have just recently moved to a new town and will be starting today praying these over my daughter, Larissa and continue daily! Thanks again!

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  117. kim Barnard

    Thank you for sharing your struggles as a Mother! I too want the very best for my daughter and feel the urge to play God and control things in her life! I will be using these prayers and seeking Gods direction going forward ! God loves my daughter more than I do! I would love a copy of your book! May God Bless you

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  118. Marsha Holmes

    This post made me cry. It is so true Lysa…for those (most) of us that want our children to be better or have a better life than we do, pouring our heart and soul into them and protecting them. Having reality settle in that GOD is in complete control, these precious babies were HIS PLAN and they are only for me to borrow my short time here on earth. Oh how I love my baby girls and oh how I worry what happens if I die? What happens if I lose one of them? What happens if one becomes diagnosed with something? You see the “I” in all of my statements? Reality settles in and remembers that they belong to the GREAT I AM, not I. Thanks for the prayers for our daughters, love having a focus. Our precious girls need so much prayer in this ever so changing world, where life gets harder and harder. Without the GREAT I AM I fear for those precious girls, but am so grateful HIS (my) precious babies have ACCEPTED HIM and are LOVED unconditionally by HIM.

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  119. Robyn

    I know I struggle with being the control over my daughter. Like they reflect ourselves so much it’s scary and I am always in need of a reminder to pray for her instead of step in and change, fix, adjust, and act. God uses you through these blogs more then you probably even know! Thanks for sharing!

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  120. Deb

    Don’t have biological children but have 20+ nieces & nephews & lots of ‘friends’ & this serves as a timely reminder, praying that their hearts will be turned to God & attuned with His love for them. When we understand His love, we have a safety net that keeps us from seeking that love outside of Him. I’d love to have a copy of the book!

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  121. rhonda whitt

    Loved the 10 things to pray for daugher (and likewise 10 things for your son that I linked too). So helpful as I have a hard time putting heart feelings into words…and find when I am praying with a group others do it..with kids emotions are able to take over. SO thanks for the emotions and feeling made words to take to GOD. Am in a MIPI group when we gather every week to specifically pray for our children and all the schools in our area. We pray for individual teachers of the schools by name and for the administration and staff of every school in our area. In a year we say every name. Always need more information and help and assistant with prayer.. it is our power.

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  122. Kathy McAdams

    Thank you for the peace you brought my heart today. I worry about my adult daughter who needs to know Jesus and realize her importance to Him. As a mom, I know I have very little control over her choices. However, it comforts my heart to know that my prayers will be heard and answered by the One who controls everything!!!!

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  123. Rachael

    I am going to print this and put it in my Bible. Thank you!

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  124. Angie Newby

    My only child is a beautiful and precious two year old girl, so I’m new to this mama hood journey. The beginning of this article resonated in my heart. I am hoping and praying for myself to be able to let go and remember that she really is only a gift to me; and my duty is to deliver her back to her Father. Thank you so much for your wisdom and for the scriptured prayers. I am anxious to see the life she journeys, and I will be praying these prayers over her throughout it all!

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  125. Barb

    Prayed as I read this. Thank you, Lysa!

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  126. June Carter

    I have two daughters adopted from birth and now age 15 and 20. I’ve taken in one of my daughter’s friend who was rejected by her single divorced mom. She has lived with us for the last 19 months. So I have 3 daughters and I pray that God will envelope and watch over them all the time. I immensely enjoyed hearing your perspective about your daughter(s), and scripture. I will claim the scripture over them and print one up for each of them to place in their Bibles. Thanks for your blog.

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  127. Vanessa Overton

    I want my daughter to be a strong godly young woman. I have read your book What Happens When Women Say Yes to God and it really showed me some areas of my life that I needed to let go and let God. My desire for my daughter is that she walk in the way of the Lord.

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  128. Michelle D

    I really needed to read your blog today….God knows just what we need.

    Thank-you Jesus.

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  129. Lynn

    Thank you for these prayers. I will be praying them for my daughter who is in college.

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  130. Pamela Hailey

    Thank you so much for these 10 scriptures to pray over my daughter. Although my daughter is a Junior in college I still feel the need to pray for her and her future daily. Memorizing these 10 scriptures will be a great addition to my daily prayers for her. A relationship with the Lord is what I want most for my baby (20 year old) girl.:)

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  131. Charlotte

    I just want to say thank you for sharing your scriptural prayers for our children! I have a boy and girl and now a grandson so I will be putting them all to good use!!

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  132. angie

    God blessed your heart, for the prayers. Now, it’s your prayer I using for my sons and daughters.

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  133. Liz Rider

    I’m praying for my daughter to cling to Jesus now as she struggles with depression. She is a believer and has a strong faith. The depression is having a terrible toil on her though. It is so hard to watch your sweet daughter struggle with something that you can’t fix with a band aid. We believe God has a plan for all of this and in His time will heal her.

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  134. Beth

    This was just what my heart needed today.

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  135. Anna

    Praying for my girls, 10 and 3.

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  136. Jessica Horner

    I just got through writing a post on obedience to God and saying yes to him! I would love A copy of this book!!

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  137. Mandy Litzke

    May I be a fervent prayer warrior for the beautiful daughters God has so graciously entrusted to my care here on earth. May I be reminded they are HIS and He loves them so!

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  138. Sandy

    Just what I needed to hear today! Being a mom of two tween daughters will keep me on my knees, praise the One who carries our burdens, Hallelujah, thank you Jesus!

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  139. Leigh

    Thanks, as always Lysa. You write as if you are in my mind! I am praying this for my daughter, now as she gets ready to have her own daughter.

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  140. Holly Simpson

    Thank you for posting this blog. Sometimes I am not sure what to pray for my daughters and I appreciate your willingness to always speak to your readers about your own struggles.

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  141. Grace

    Thank you, Lysa for these prayers. I will put these on a index card, pray them and carry them with me always. A dear friend once told me that we as moms are holding the hands of the Lord and our children and as they grow up become adults we are to place their sweet hand into our Lord’s hand, He will guide them. If you given your children to God, you’ve given them the best chance to succeed that you could ever give them!
    3 John 4— ‘I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.’
    ~~Blessings to all mothers~~

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  142. Franki Martin

    My daughter turned 7 yesterday & this is so timely!! Praise God for His continued Grace & Mercy!! He knows all the plans He has for us and I am standing on His promise!!! Thank you LORD for my girl- the one you sent straight from Heaven and entrusted me with!! I pray that everything I do be an example for her to follow, and always, always to keep God first in our lives. When we do that, we can’t fail! Thank you Lysa for these scriptures and prayers. May God continue to bless & keep you! fm

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  143. KRISTI

    My girls are 6, 5, and 3. These are wonderful prayers for me to use as I pray for them over the coming years!

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  144. Sharon Turner

    Love this…I was just asking God for something like this-prayers answered. Raising daughters can be a challenge even at 4 years old-never too early to start praying!!!

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  145. Jessica

    Always look forward to reading your post.

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  146. Jennifer

    Thank you, Lysa! Once again you are speaking my language with words that truly reverbate in my soul. I’m raising three daughters so I’m on my face in the carpet ALL the time. Thanks for specific scriptures to add to my heart’s cries!

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  147. Nancy

    I heard you on the radio and wanted to find your blog. When I opened this page and saw prayers for a daughter, I knew it was meant for me today because I have a daughter whom I pray for everyday. I so want her to get back to her spiritual roots. I must let go of my fretting, sleep again, and lay it ALL in His hands. These prayers really speak to this situation.

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  148. Steph

    Although my daughters have grown I still continue to pray for them. I prayed these 10 prayers for my granddaughters ranging from 5-19. Will continue to use them. Thanks for your daily inspirations!

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  149. Betty

    God bless u for giving us Gods word in a personal way, we have 3 beautiful daughters ages 8,6&6 month old,I’m looking forward to praying these prayers over our girls,some go very well with them:) God has shown us His nearness so many times, we so often fail as parents& yet He showers us with His love-we went thru a very hard time last spring, our middle daughter was molested, we cried out to God for healing& even tho she still has days where she’s scared& wants mommy very close-God has given healing& peace& forgiveness in our hearts& we’re greatful for that:)

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  150. jenny

    Thank you for these specific prayers. As a mother of three girls I needed some guidance on what to pray. You know what you want to say,but sometimes can’t find the words. Love that they are based on specific scripture!!!

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  151. Julie

    Thank you for these wonderful words. My daughter is 10 and praying this words, my heart feels lighter. I hope that I can be the kind of mom who shows these qualities as well. Again, thank you.

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  152. Meghann

    Thank you! Printing this out to reference regularly during my quiet time. Thank you. My girls are 9, 7, and 5 and what you articulated above is my desire for them, and how I desire to be for them. I want to hold them closely and love them dearly, all the time allowing God to work in them as He wills!

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  153. Leigh Anne

    My precious daughter was conceived after 2 miscarriages. I tend to neglect praying for other than being thankful for having her…this blog post was very good for me!

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  154. Landon G

    Ah man! This week has been one of the toughest Mommy weeks I’ve had in a while. I have been in tears practically every day and then found out I am expecting #4. Talk about feeling in over my head! BUT I have been getting encouraging words from all directions. So, thanks.

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  155. Lydia P

    Thank you for this post, it is just what I needed at this point and time in my daughters life. I want her to become everything God has created her to be and not what I hope and think she should be.

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  156. Jenni

    Invaluable! Thank you!!!

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  157. Pam S.

    This would be a welcome gift to pass on to my granddaughters. Thank you.

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  158. Chandra Wenke

    This gave me peace that was much needed! Thank you!

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  159. Margaret

    I have prayed for my daughter for all her 30 years – sometimes harder and more desperately than others, for sure. But, now, at 30 I begin to see the results. And my heart just bursts.

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  160. Cindy

    Both of my daughters are grown and married. I still struggle with letting them go. They are wonderful, remarkable young ladies and I pray for them every day. I miss them terribly but they have to bloom the way God wants them to bloom. I found comfort in your prayers for them.

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  161. Angie

    I am a grandmother and I can really identify with what you have wrote. I only have one daughter, but I do have granddaughters. I wish this book was out when my daughter was small. Pray is truly the answer, yet we often wait to long to do it. I am printing this out to share with others. Your writings touch my soul. Thank you!

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  162. Julie

    Asking desperately for prayer for my daughter Brittney that The Lord show her His truths in His Word regarding the man she’s dating, that he is not good for her. I pray these prayers over her today even though she is many miles away from me… Thank you Lysa for sharing these. I enjoyed the ones for sons as well.

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  163. Donna Bennett

    I am a mother( in my late seventy) of 3 precious women who have brought me much joy. Everything you said about wanting to protect and secure their future was everything I wanted to do. I learned that the only thing I can do is to love them, to be there when they ask for help or coucil and than to pray. Pray about everything because God is the Blessed Control of all situation and He does have a plan for their good. I don’t know that plan, but I know the planner and I trust Him.
    Blessings to you and your ministry,
    Donna

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  164. Jen

    This is such a timely post for me! We’re dealing with heart issues related to boys with my 13 year old daughter. She has an admirer & we’re walking through this new phase with her. Your prayer points are exactly what we’ve been discussing with her. I would treasure this book!!

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  165. Amy D

    Such a great article. I just had my first daughter 3 weeks ago. This is coming at such a great time to be able to cover her in these prayers starting now at the beginning of her birth and all the way through adulthood. Thank you for your wisdom and passionate godly writing. It encourages all of us women in The Lord and in everyday life.

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  166. Lynette

    I am praying these things for my granddaughters. How my heart longs for each of them to know and love Him above all else and to become the women He created them to be. Thank you for sharing these, they are words of wisdom for Mom’s and Grandmom’s!

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  167. Darlene

    I would love to have the book. The prayer for our daughters was right where I want my daughter to be.

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  168. Jennifer Gearheart

    Love these! I have a 14 year old daughter and it seems she is really struggling during these teenage years and finding herself. I am printing these out!! Thank you for the encouragement!!!

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  169. Alyssa

    This is beautiful. My daughter is 10 weeks old and I love being able to use these prayers for her each day…. thank you for the lovely post.

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  170. Alison G

    Love this! My daughter is starting k5 next year and I pray that I can be encouraging for her when she starts school! I am going to print this out and put in my Bible! Would love the book!

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  171. Vicky

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Just what I needed to hear today.

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  172. Melissa Choate

    Thank you for sharing your wisdom. As a single mother of a teenage daughter it’s not always easy but she has been such a blessing to me. I was blessed to have her encourage me to attend your workshop in Madisonville, KY a couple months ago and it was great!!!

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  173. Kristen

    Thank you for this! I had to print it out so I can refer to it often – my daughter is only 6 months old, but how this spoke to me what I pray for her!

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  174. Kelly F.

    I would love to share this with my daughter!

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  175. Bobbi Jo

    Will def be praying these over our daughter

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  176. Shelly Womack

    My daughter is 23. Hoping it’s not too late to start praying these things for her now.

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  177. Teresa

    Thank you this. My daughters live with their dad. One not so happy about it and I pray that they will be with me again soon. My daughters and my son needs words to look toward and accept in their hearts.

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  178. Tammy

    Love this! Have a daughter that started college this year. Tough letting go and letting God sometimes. These are words I so needed today.

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  179. Brenda

    Thank you so much for all these prayers! I am going to print it out and also the boys prayers so I will remember to use them for my two daughters and son.

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  180. leann

    Thank you for this.

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  181. LaToshia Jordan

    After tomorrow I will bemom to two teens and a nine year old girl. Tjis years pesyer and focus is weekly scriptures and eventually learn howbto incorporate them when they pray. Yes I suffer allvtjose issues wanting to make sure my girls are ok. But im learning im not God. Thsnks for the scriptures

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  182. Jessica Waller

    Just pinned this and the 10 prayers for our sons. Really encouraging.

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  183. Christina Huck

    Thank you so much for posting this! I have been looking for something like this to keep myself and my daughter encouraged as she gets older. At 8 years old she is struggling with authority figures. I want her to keep her focus on the Lord and learn that He is the ultimate authority.

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  184. Tanya Anderson

    I have two beautiful daughters and pray for them and with them daily. It would be such a blessing to have your book as a helpful tool to guide us along our way.

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  185. Kelli Shimkus

    You have a way to keep me on my toes in a good sense. Everyday when I wake up I check to see what you have posted on your blog or KLove or Facebook to help me breathe deeply and focus on God to help me in parenting my children. Thank you for being such an integral part of my life (through the computer, media and the written word).

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  186. Linda

    You are such a blessing Lysa! Thank you for sharing your wisdom, it truly inspires me! May you feeling the blessings in return for all that you do!

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  187. DeeDee

    Thank you for sharing!

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  188. Kate

    Thank you! Printing these out, along with the comment, Hello, I’m mom not God–the reminder I need!

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  189. Tracy Phillips

    Thank you for your daily posts. I look forward to reading them daily. I have a 4 y/0 and I’d love to read your book.

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  190. Dawn Johnson

    Thank you for the these. I love the way you express God’s words!

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  191. Sharon Serrano

    I have 3 daughters and this has helped a great deal. Oh how many times do I try to play God in their lives bc Im so fearful of them not getting what Im trying to teach them. Same issue I hvae w/my 3 boys!

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  192. rachel

    Thank you for sharing…we have been in the hospital with our sweet daughter know going on over a week…we so need scripture to lift us all up…again thank you

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  193. Jessica

    I love these prayers and scriptures; I don’t have a daughter yet, but I’ll be praying these over her now in anticipation of having a daughter, and for a woman of these standings and character for my 6month old son to find and marry some day. I wish that when I was growing up my mom would have seen these, but luckily she and I can pray these over my sisters and talk about them together! 🙂

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  194. Julie

    With three young girls this information is priceless thank you!

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  195. Emily

    How perfect! It’s just my daughter and I in our house full of boys. (Even the cat and dog are males) 🙂 these are so timely thank you!

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  196. Danae

    I have a young daughter and I constantly find myself trying to be God in her life! I don’t want her to know of or feel the pain, that I know some day she will as she becomes older and understands things more. I will be praying these prayers for her! Thank you!

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  197. Donna Brooks

    Thank you for this! We have 3 precious daughters!

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  198. Shannon C

    So glad God led me to this blog! I will be sharing it with the moms that I pray with and I am sure they will love it also! Thank you.

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  199. crystal

    Thank you and thank God for giving you the right words to so many of us!

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  200. Litsa

    How beautiful are these prayers! How I need these memorized for my beautiful daughter who is so much like me it scares me to wanting to be more than mom!?! Given to me by God to launch…to love, to pray over…

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  201. Misty

    Thank you so much for this. I have two girls that I’m always praying over. Thank you!

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  202. Sarah Humphrey

    So beautiful! This is my heart’s desire for my three girls!

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  203. Carolyn

    I have two little girls and I love these prayers, planning to start using them regularly! Thank you!

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  204. Jerilynn Reiman

    Thank you Lysa for these. My dd is 10 and the drama is sometimes more than I can deal with and it’s only just begun! I am praying.

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  205. AAmiee

    Thank you for your inspiring words. We all need the extra strength to raise our kids these days

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  206. Nakia S Edwards

    Thank you! This came at the perfect time…you have no idea how much I needed to hear this right now. Thank you again.

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  207. Ashley

    Can’t tell you how grateful I am for this post. My only daughter is weeks away from turning one, and these prayers speak straight to my heart. Thank you!

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  208. Angie Parra

    Wow!! Don’t I need to learn I’m mom & not God when it comes to my 11 & 13 year old daughters…it’s tough but it’ll teach them to do the same when they marry & have girls of their own. Thank you for posting this 🙂

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  209. Dawn Alicea

    Thank you so much for addressing not only the prayers for boys but girls as well. This week has been so very trying for me between my 14yr old daughter and my nearly 11yr old son. I need to remember that when things are getting to dramatically stressed to Pray! Pray! Pray!

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  210. Diane Baker

    Thanks so much for the 10 prayers!!! I have 2 daughters, 17 & 14. There is not a day that goes by without lifting them in prayer and thanking God for them!! I am a single Mom and there are difficult days, but God gets me through each day!!! Now I have 10 more prayers!! Again thank you!!

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  211. Tracie

    My daughter is 22 and has a 2 yr old. I pray for her everyday because of the mess I made of my live when I was young I’m scared she will do the same. I became a Christian in 2007 after years of drugs, men and alcohol I had to change. I want so much for her to listen to me about God but it’s hard.

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  212. Pam blackwood

    Beautiful! Thank you for being an instrument of our Lord.

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  213. Vanessa dean

    I’m a MOPS coordinator in Watertown NY. We just covered praying for our children, something I fail often to do. I have three small blessings 4.5, 3, 16 months with the fourth on the way. These blessings are such a joy I often feel that I’m neglecting the best thing I can do for them, praying for them. And I just wish I could pray with the same faith my daughter has.

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  214. Karen Heighway

    I love it! Thanks for sharing. I will start this.

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  215. Kyra

    This is such a timely reminder for me.

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  216. Marilyn

    I thank you and God for putting this in front of me now. God’s timing is always perfect. We have a 17 year old daughter who is vibrant, full of life, and knows Jesus as her personal savior. You would love her. Last year, she made some poor decisions. We are working through all of it, but each day at times I just want to hold her protect and never let her go. She is a Senior this year and will attend college in the fall. I say thank you for these scriptures to pray. God’s continued blessings on you and your awesome mnistry.

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  217. Keri

    Hi I would love to have this book. I have a 3 year old daughter and my husband and I are in ministry. I want all the Godly resources I can get to train her with love and discipline and to know God.

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  218. Shannon Gauthreaux

    I needed this today, I thank you gor sharing

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  219. Karly

    Thank you for this! I hear of so many mother-son devotionals. This is the first I’ve read about mother-daughter and I love it! I saved this to my phone so I can reference these verses. I have a 3.5 year old daughter who is my world! 🙂

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  220. Carolyn

    Beautiful! I have a 9-year old daughter and it just seems like those teen years will be here sooner than I know – and it scares me. I pray God’s protection over her everyday and I trust in that, but these prayers are wonderful, specific prayers to pray over her. They will bring me comfort and peace. Thank you.

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  221. Pam

    Thank you for these sweet opportunities to seek the Lord on their behalf!

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  222. Kym

    Thank you!! Printing these now for daily reference! I so appreciate your heart, thank you! I have two daughters — one entering high school in the fall and the other college. Your thoughts hit home with me. Thank you, again. Much love to you.

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  223. Jamie

    Thank for those prayers! I’m on a 31 day challenge of praying for my daugher every day! These are a welcome addition! Thank you! And, thank you for the chance to win your book!

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  224. Jan

    Thank you for these prayers! We have two grown daughters (27 and 30), and middle school daughter (13) and now a granddaughter who is about to turn 1. I have said time and again that if raising teenagers does not make a person believe in the power of prayer, nothing will! It is so difficult to raise children these days. I frequently look spiritual support in raising this 3rd daughter.

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  225. Lori

    Great truths! Thank you for sharing!

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  226. Ginny

    thank you so much for your words of encouragement. as a single mom, sometimes it’s overwhelming + frankly just daunting to even know where to begin, or how, at times to pray. i’m so grateful i stumbled upon your ministry a few months ago. thank you!

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  227. Jessica

    This is an awesome reminder and the picture is now my screensaver. 🙂

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  228. Janeen Hedeen

    I have a 14 year old and can’t wait to strat praying these verses over her.

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  229. dawn

    Love this. I have two daughters, one grown with children of her own, and one adopted 9 year old. I love the specific prayers given her for a discerning heart and Godly wisdom.

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  230. Ellen M

    These are prayers that I will be praying for my 10 yr old and my 9 yr old. Definitely much needed words to comfort my heart and give me the words to speak to the Lord on their behalf.

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  231. Janeen Hedeen

    I have a 14 year old and can’t wait to strat praying these verses over her. She and I both need this.

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  232. Judy

    Two times today, you have spoken directly into something my 17 year old was experiencing at that moment! Thank you.

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  233. Lea T

    Lysa- You inspire me and always get me to thinking. I am printing a couple of copies of this message from today; one to keep in my bible and one for the front of the fridge. I am blessed beyond measure by the gift of two little girls, ages 8 and 5. Currently reading “Am I messing up my kids?”. I have done a few of your bible studies and got to see you last year at WOF. Thank you Sister!

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  234. Brandy Wood

    I am so in need of Godly tools to help my 8 year old daughter Grace. She is the most loving girl who carries all the worries of adults and the world on her little shoulders. I’ve asked for wisdom and discernment from God on how to help her through this without breaking her wonderful spirit. I just made her an appointment to start counseling. Thank you for your prayer list. It really gave me some insight on how I can really pray for her. God Bless!!!

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  235. Velda E

    Thank you! Really needed to hear this reminder and I will be printing off this list.

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  236. Lindsay Harline

    Such a good article! I have prayed some of these for my girls 4 and 3 already but had not thought of some of them. I will definitely be keeping these in mind

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  237. Jennifer

    I have 2 daughters, ages 20 and 13. Thank you for these timely prayers and reminding me of the great importance and responsibility we have as Moms to pray for our girls!

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  238. Carol Round

    Thank you for these prayers, Lisa. Although I never had a daughter, I am going to pray these prayers for my granddaughters. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I will also read the prayers for sons since I have two grown sons and two grandsons. God bless you for sharing.

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  239. Veronica Rodriguez

    Thank you for posting this. It is a great help for mothers with daughters. I have two…both are teenagers. My oldest is dealing with the upcoming anniversary of being sexually assaulted and her attempted suicide shortly after. My younger daughter has had a couple of surgeries and deals with a lot of pain that causes her to miss a lot of school and also causes her to be behind on her assignments. I’ve felt so helpless in these trials they’ve faced, because I cannot just “kiss it and make it all better”. I find myself trying to step in and steer the outcome of their lives in other areas that I feel like I can control when the reality is, God is in control and as hard as it may be, I just need to let it happen.

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  240. Tina

    My daughter is 9 years old, she gave her life to christ this past year and i pray that she will always walk with him and know that he is always there for her. i would love to have your book, love reading your post..

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  241. Angie W

    We’ve got 2 girls (5&2)! Thanks for the post! God’s raising up some amazing girls in this generation! I’ll be praying these prayers over mine!

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  242. Dionne Palomino

    This is fabulous. I am struggling right now with my own 17 year old “good girl” making wrong choices. I am struggling with the fact that she is almost an adult and wondering – have I fully equipped her? I am also wondering – should I do things differently with my 10 year old daughter? Is there anything I can do to help them both “cram” for this test of life that is inevitably out of mommy’s control. ♥

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  243. Keenya L.

    Being the mother of 2 girls 4 and 6 weeks I find that these prayers and scriptures will be very useful for me and praying over them everyday. I want them to be far better than me and I want them to be equipped with the Word of God from their very young age to their senior years. Thanks so much for them Lysa!!!

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  244. Kesey T

    Oh my, I’m in tears reading this 🙂 my husband and I just found out that our 2nd baby is a girl (I thought I was called to raise up men only ;), ha! Af ter reading this, it set a lot of feArs aside and gave me hope that God knows what He is doing!! I’ve been wanting to read this book for while, along with all of your others!

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  245. Crystal

    As my daughter is moving through the “college decision” process, this is huge for me! Thanks so much for these words.

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  246. Alissa L

    This really spoke to me today. I found myself wanting to step in and defend my daughter against two girls who were acting snotty towards her this morning. This has refocused me to pray for my daughter….and the other girls as well. Thanks you!

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  247. Christine Noggle

    The Lord spoke to many years ago-20. I accepted Christ in my Heart 3 years ago. I have 3 beautiful girls ages 22,7, and 5. I feel unsure on how to reach them with their faith because my husband has no faith. I feel as though I am on a journey by myself, then I will hear my 7 year old praying or see her reading her bible and know I have made some impression, but I would like it to be more. My life is complicated and hard but yet my mom keeps my faith high. she lives a long ways away but we talk often. She sends me books of enlightment, in fact the first one was yours. You started me on this journey of love for the lord. I thank you. Christine Noggle

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  248. Lindsey Morris

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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  249. Amy

    Love this, will be printing! Thank you!

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  250. LeJandie Estes

    So thankful for this post. Very eye opening for this Momma bear whose always wanting to protect but as I read here may be done experiences are for my girls to grow in a Christ centered character. I just pray I’m doing it correctly.

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  251. Emily

    I have two teen daughters and was teary-eyed reading this. This is was written for me it seems. Just what I needed to hear…so hard to do. Thank you for your daily encouragment.

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  252. Kristin

    Oh my goodness…. This could not have come at a better time. I have 3 girls, ages 2, 8 and 13. There are different things in different stages that we are dealing with on a daiy basis with our girls. Our 13 year old has definitely changed over the last several months thinking that her life is over at times because of new rules that are implemented or dicussions that have been had. Oh how draining it is at times. I struggle with guilt a lot wondering why I handled something the way that I handled it or if I did or said something wrong and how it will impact them. I love this reminder that we are just moms. Not God. God has entrusted me with these 3 girls, now I need to trust Him to lead and guide and protect them as well. Thank you Lisa, for all that you do to inspire and remind me every day what our focus as moms truly should be.

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  253. Courtney

    Thanks for sharing! I have two girls ages 2 and 3. My 3 year old has Autism and I pray that she has a great and close relationship with our Lord. That she will focus on Him all throughout her life as some people aren’t as supportive and loving because in their eyes she is “different”. My two year old has such spunk and determination. Nothing gets her down, at least not for long. I want her to run to God for everything and the same as her sister to have a close relationship with our Lord and Savior!
    Thanks again for posting!!! Great prayers!!!

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  254. Leigh

    Thank you for this blog. Right words at the right moment. It touched my heart.

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  255. Brenda

    Thank you for these words today. I am really struggling with letting go when I see my daughter headed for much heartache in the choices she is making. I want to protect her. I know God loves her more than I do and I have to trust He will bring good out of this situation.

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  256. Natalie

    So many words jumped out at me. This blog post could have been written by me in is many ways. I pray for my daughter everyday but will be adding these special prayers. Thank you for your words and encouragement

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  257. Cynthia Young

    Thank you for this. I will be adding these to the prayers I say for my 17 year old daughter.

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  258. Kim Haley

    Thank you so much for the scriptures to pray for my daughters. I have two young daughters and need to be better about praying for their needs. I look forward to reading your book about young women saying yes to God too. Thanks again for all the encouragement you have given me on so many topics!

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  259. Melissa Crutcher

    Thank you for sharing this. Your timing was perfect in my life. I am the single mom of a 4 1/2 year old daughter and we are going through the process of settling her into a new school. Some days are great and other days she struggles. I think these prayers are going to help us both during this transition and in many more to come. Thank you, thank you!

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  260. Lori Rardin

    I needed to hear this today. My daughter is 17 and we have had our share of “issues”. I have started praying for God’s hedge of protection around her, to keep her until she can again give her heart to Him. I made a decision this new year to show her God’s love and grace through my interactions with her. It is hard. I want to fix, change, shake, and sometimes scream! I know He loves her more than I do and I have to trust that He has got this.

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  261. Heather

    I love your work. Thanks for the 10 Scripturs to pray for my daughter.

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  262. Juli Barrett

    Thank you so much Lysa! My daughter has been through a great deal in her short 16 years. Sometimes I am not sure what or how to pray for her. This was huge for me. It gives me something to focus on when things seem impossible.

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  263. Jennifer H.

    What a wonderful message to start praying as my daughter turns one next week! I look forwards to referencing these 10 prayers as she grows into a young woman!

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  264. Angela Stolpe

    Love this. My prayers over my daughters is always asking for them to follow Gods will and not mine.

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  265. Tiffany

    This was wonderful for me to read, my daughter will be 2 years old soon, and I believe it is never to early to start praying for her future! I pray over her each night.

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  266. Karen Gaudet

    Thanks for these words. Needed this this week. My daughters are 11 & 8.
    The 8 year is having a challenge with wanting to study. I prayed today Lord you change her mind and heart. For only He can.

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  267. Donna Jennings

    Lysa,

    I just wanted to tell you just how much I appreciate what you and the others with Proverbs 31 ministries do. There have been so many days I’m looking for something to comfort my heart and each day I receive something that always lifts me up. I have a daughter who has been very ill for the past 20 years. Beautiful inside and out, such a God given talent that she used in the church. But just one mistake made by a surgeon several years ago took that all away and now it’s a struggle for her to even get out of bed. Things like this are what her and I really don’t understand. I know God has a plan for everyone of us, but sometimes it is so hard to understand why this would happen to such a sweet and giving person. She will even commit I wonder why God hates me so bad. She knows deep in her heart that is not true, but when things don’t get better we have to wonder. Your devotionals gives me the strength I need to continue with the fight and know that in due season God’s plan will be complete. I will continue to support your ministry with offerings as I can, and prayers, because I know there are lots of us out there that depend on you everyday. I pray for God to give each one of you strength, wisdom, and grace as you continue on your journey.

    Sincerely,

    Donna Jennings

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  268. tmom

    Thank you for your continued inspiration and encouragement.

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  269. Jenny

    I have 2 young daughters and I am always looking to protect them! Thank you for sharing this with us today.

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  270. Christina Fields

    I love these. I was anxiously awaiting your blog on these today. I have a son and a daughter and these prayers are wonderful. Thank you for doing this blog!!

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  271. Kathy Stevenson

    This is wonderful! I am looking forward to using these verses for my girls!

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  272. Laura

    Thank you for this post. Praying for each of my children is very important to me, and having these specific scripture references will be wonderful. I want to be Mom. Jesus. Take the wheel.
    Dear Heavenly Father, please take this worrysome, anxious, and perfection-seeking mom, and change me from the inside out. Amen.

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  273. michelle

    This is so good! I have two daughters of my own. And I always looking for a way to pray over them and how to become the mom God wants me to be. Thank you for these verses.

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  274. Sarah

    I just discovered your blog an am loving it! I’m currently going through an ugly divorce an have found your blog uplifting and encouraging as I go through this heartbreaking time with my 1 yr old and 3.5 yr old daughters. Thank you for your words!

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  275. Priscilla Ibarra

    These prayers are truly amazing and this blog so on target for how I have been feeling lately! God bless you!

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  276. Cindy

    Love these! My daughter is 18, and I love finding additional resources such as these scriptures to pray over her sweet life! Thank you!

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  277. Roxanne Bailey

    Thank you for these amazing prayers!

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  278. Karen

    Thank you for this article!!! It is much needed in my life. I am a new parent…she is 17 months and I already gained great strength and peace from this article. Thanks for the blessing!!! -KC

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  279. Becca Johnson

    I love these prayers. Thank you for your heart for us moms and our children!

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  280. Joy

    Thank you for sharing…our girls are: Courtney, 19; Faith, 8; Grace, 7; and Hope,5. Beautiful…

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  281. Leesa Griffin

    Thank you, thank you! This post was very much needed in my life today.

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  282. Amy Butler

    Yes. So much. I feel so much responsibility and so out of control to meet it. What that means is that I’m trying to do my job AND God’s job at the same time. Thank you for your heart!

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  283. Elaine

    Beautiful and powerful ways to pray for our daughters. I’m praying that way (with a few modifications) for my daughters who are grown and married and for my four young granddaughters. Thanks so much!

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  284. Tammie

    I really love this because I have two young daughters! I pray with them every night and it is nice to know someone out there that also prays over their children! Thank you so much for this!!

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  285. Kristen

    Beautiful verses straight from God’s Word. Love them! And I love all your books and your ministry. Would love this book too! Thank you for always looking out for women and teen girls!

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  286. Jeni M

    God is using you in such a bold way. I am grateful for your wisdom and pray I can successfully apply some of it to my life. I am blessed with a wonderful husband and two teenage daughters who also love The Lord. Thank you for being an inspiration and for challenging me! God bless you!

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  287. Terri

    So needed this wisdom today. Rough day yesterday. Thank you!

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  288. Penelope

    Lysa, God has given you a wonderful gift in writing! Thank you!

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  289. Lisa Reimer

    Thank you so much for these words of encouragement. I have 4 children, 3 of which are daughters. 2 are in college and a 9th grader. I try hard not to worry, but my college girls are away from home. I love the scriptures. These words will help me to pray instead of worry. Thank you again!

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  290. Carmen

    Thanks for a awesome prayers I have two daughter’s Vero and torrie both are mom with true blessing of wonderful children lord you know they have gone thru ruff time I know lord in my heart you lead me to seeing these wonderful prayers I know in my heart u will continue to guide and protect them open doors to come out ahead for there babies both of them got dead beat dads I believe and trust in u lord amen

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  291. Cindye

    Thank you for allowing God to use you to speak His word over me. I have a beautiful almost 18 year old daughter who will soon head off to college. She has been a joy and a committed believer. Recently, she has been deeply hurt by a couple of friends. The Mama Bear wants to unleash in me, but I know God is in control. I know that He is God…and I am not! Reading your blog and 10 prayers has been so timely for where we are. May God continue to bless you as you share your heart with us.

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  292. Christina Marlin

    I have 2 girls heading into their preteen years. Thank you for the prayers and scripture. These are things I need to remember each day as a mom and continually ask for God’s guidance in all our lives.

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  293. Nancy

    Love this. My daughter isn’t born yet but I’ve been praying that she would grow to love the Lord deeply, that she would always keep her eyes fixed on Him, and that when she is older would seek a man of God. I will definitely be using these even now before her arrival, thank you!

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  294. Jamie

    This is beautiful Lysa, thank you so much for this but most importantly Thank you for always being so open and honest! It is SO encouraging to know as a mother myself that I’m not alone….Big hugs to you sister in Christ!!!

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  295. Tiffany

    Thank you for these prayers. My daughter is married and lives far away but I am still her Mom and I still pray for her.
    ~Tiffany

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  296. Michelle

    Thank you so much for these prayer prompts. I have 2 daughters to pray over.

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  297. Amie Miles

    Thank you!

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  298. Tana M

    I’m printing these out to pray every day. I have a 16 year old who does not respect me or herself. I catch myself yelling at times just out of frustration. Thanks for the scriptures.

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  299. Mary

    Thank you for this wonderful guidance. My daughters are 19 and 7, and though I pray for them daily–several times a day!–sometimes I struggle for the words.

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  300. Kristy G.

    oh my, I love this! my daughter just turned 4 and since she was born, I have taken time out each day to pray for her and with her. I pray many of these things that you wrote about, and some you didn’t. I thank God daily for this gift and miracle. I am doing my best to teach her about dependency on the Father through Jesus Christ.
    it is wonderful that you were able to write a book with your daughter. I hope one day to have my daughter join me in ministry-worship and teaching ministry. God has certainly gifted and anointed her, much like Deborah, but it is all for God’s gory and His kingdom. my only hope for her is in a relationship with God, the Father through Jesus. it is a choice that I cannot force upon her, but I am praying that all we are learning now will give her a love for the word of God, a love for Jesus, and a heart for worship and people. I gave her to God and I am aware that she isn’t mine. she is His. she needs Jesus as much as I do. I try to remember that whenever she tries to exercise her independence in an inappropriate manner. we all have challenges and each be stage presents a different way to pray and new lessons to learn…for them and us.
    thank you for your encouragement and just being real. it is a blessing to the body of Messiah.

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  301. Laura H

    Thank you so much for this post! I have recently been in search of some guidance in praying for my 7 year old daughter who is going through some difficulties right now. Thank you!

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  302. catherine haynes

    Thank you GOD in speaking Wisdom through your servant Lysa. I read this and it Completely Changed my “stinkin thinkin”

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  303. linda

    My daughter is grown with children of her own, but prayers do not stop, they just change. I’ve prayed for her and her brother all their life and i’m still learning to be mom and not God. I’m a fixer and a worrier. God asks me constantly “don’t you trust me”? I do Lord, yes I do. Then for a bit I get out of His way until he had to remind me again! Thank you Lysa for a great reminder. Think I”ll print it and tape it everywhere.

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  304. Denise

    I so needed this today. Me and my daughter live 5,500 miles apart and I hate being away from her but she is almost 24 so have to remember that !! Not always easy as she will forever be ‘my little girl’.

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  305. Bernice

    Thank You Lisa……Will pray these over my teen daughter and for myself

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  306. Kelley Reeher

    I read this as my 4 year old grand daughter napped upstairs and prayed these words for her and for her mama who began a new adventure today of finishing her 4 year degree through a “Christian” college adult ed program while working full time. I pray that God will walk with both of them through this journey, guiding and protecting. That both my girls will share their love of God with all they meet and their their testimonies would show Jason, my son-in-law who God is and how much he loves us all. I also pray that they would see Christ in my words and actions. Thank you for these precious words.

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  307. Leslie Crysel

    Lysa I thank you for all your wisdom and just practical mom tips that you share. We just had a retreat this past weekend and used your What Happens When Women Say Yes To God. I’ve come home ready to do the study with the young women in our church. Again thanks so much for your wisdom and knowledge that you share.

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  308. Brenda Bailey

    This so touched my heart! I am a mother of two daughters, ages 20 & 15.

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  309. Debbie

    Great blog! My daughter just turned 18 and I have to learn to let go and trust God. It is so hard.

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  310. Tiffani McDaniel

    Love it! I have two daughters that I needed scripture to pray over them!

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  311. Teresa Hughes

    I am blessed with two young teenage daughters (13 and 14), one biological and one by marriage. I pray for them daily and appreciate all words of encouragement and advice for how to pray scripture over their lives. Thank you! Hope to read some of your books soon!

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  312. Anne Holmes

    My daughter is serving a 2-year missionary term in Southeast Asia. Thank you for giving me a list of 10 powerful ways to pray for her! I am learning to “let go and let God” trusting him as her Heavenly Father to lead, guard, guide, and protect her. Prayer really is the only possibility with possibilities!

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  313. Jeannette

    Thanks for putting it into words!

    I want to encourage my granddaughters (8 & 9) to pray these for THEMSELVES too. I want them to start NOW to ask the Lord to make their thoughts to be in accordance with His will and acknowledge that His plans for their lives are best!

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  314. Ricki

    Thank you! I needed this reminder 🙂

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  315. Brenda

    Dear God, thank you for Lysa. Thank you for blessing her with the gift of words. Please continue to speak truth to her heart and give her the ability to put these truths on paper with clarity. Bless her children abundantly, above measure, as this is the best gift for a mother’s heart.

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  316. Sharon

    Thank you so much! My daughter is over 40 now and I am so thankful that she has remained true to the Lord. We will keep these prayers in our hears for my grand daughter.

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  317. Sharon

    Thank you so much! My daughter is over 40 now and I am so thankful that she has remained true to the Lord. We will keep these prayers in our hears for my grand daughter.

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  318. Dana

    Perfect timing as I needed this reminder. Thank you so much!

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  319. Amy

    Thank you for obeying the Lord’s call on your life and for your ministry that touches the hearts of so many women, including mine! The 10 things to pray for our daughters is a great way for me to focus on what is important in the life of my daughters as I pray for them. These 10 things are also a reminder for MYSELF. I cannot expect these things for my daughters if I am in deed not following God and obeying Him as I should. Thank you for this reminder!

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  320. Anita

    I’ll be using these to pray for my daughters and all the young girls ladies in my life. Thank you, Lysa, for being such a sweet blessing in my life!

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  321. Tessa

    Thank you for posting these. My 6 year old has had some difficulties working through some things since her father and I are divorced. I have felt struggled at times in trying to figure out how I was going to raise her to be a Godly woman with a healthy perspective on love and relationships. Your post was very encouraging.

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  322. Kathy

    Thank you, for sharing this! I have two daughters, ages 11 and 15.

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  323. SandyE

    Thank you for words of wisdom so close to my heart…

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  324. Amy Baase

    Thank you so much for sharing this blog! I SOOOO needed it! My daughter is 19 months old and I find myself worrying so much about her, not about her getting sick or things of that nature but of the future. I worry A LOT of “What ifs”! What if she doesnt become a Christian, what if she grows up and hates me etc. My husband is always telling me to stop worrying and that we will cross that bridge when we get there. I know it is because i ultimately do not trust God with her and i am a control freak, LOL!! I will write these scriptures down and go over them everyday! Thank you!!!

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  325. Wendy

    My daughters are now grown and I continue to pray for them, just as I now pray for my granddaughter and grandson. Thank you for the scripture references and ideas on how to pray. Sometimes I find myself as very uncreative in my prayers so I’m always looking for inspiration.

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  326. Melissa Withers

    Hank you so much for the great prayers. As a mom of a beautiful 15 year old daughter I love the extra help. She has devoted herself to stay pure and wait for the husband God has prepared for her and I never thought to pray for his protection.

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  327. Kristi

    Love this! My daughter is 10 and I can’t wait to start praying these over her and seeing them fulfilled in her life .

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  328. Susan

    Thank you, Lysa, for these words of wisdom and for all the inspiring posts on your blog and on Facebook! My daughter is 27 but these prayers are perfect even for grown daughters. And, like you, it took me a long time to finally say, “I’m just a Mom, not God.” But I don’t think we ever stop having that feeling (sometimes) of wanting to control things related to them…to protect and prevent and provide. It’s in our nature. Lysa, keep on doing what you do and inspiring the rest of us to be better at what we do…becoming the best wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, grandmothers, (etc.) that we can be!

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  329. Kristine

    I love these prayers

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  330. Debbie

    My daughter is 20 and I am still learning this. God can do a much better job of taking care of her than I can and his plan for hers is greater than mine.

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  331. Bridget Wilson

    Thank you for addressing something I still struggle with, even though my only child is almost 23 years old. She’s a wonderful young lady and I’m so blessed. I’m still learning to trust her to God. Your words always touch my heart and I appreciate you so much!

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  332. Sandi Harris

    Being a parent is such a challenge. I try my hardest to make Imperfect Progress with my teen daughter. God sent me this challenge and sometimes I want to quit but I hear God whisper She’s loaned From me to you Sandi.

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  333. Karen

    Thank you so much! I can relate to all that you shared! I have 2 little girls – 8 and 11 and I am going to start praying these verses over them.

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  334. Pamela

    Thank you SO much for this. I’m bookmarking this page and will print this out for reference with my Bible. My daughter is almost 28 and I will be praying all of these for her. God bless you!

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  335. Cindy

    Thank you for sharing, I will start praying on this everyday!! I have a 14 year old and pray will be praying these verses over her.

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  336. Rachel

    As a mother of 5 girls I so appreciate this. I have felt recently that I was failing and wanted to make some changes but didn’t know where to start. It can be so overwhelming. As a Christian I should have thought of prayer first. Thanks for getting me started with scriptural prayers for my girls!

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  337. Nancy

    I have two young daughters I pray for daily! Sounds like an amazing book to own.

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  338. Stephanie

    It is so hard to let go and let God. These scripture really resonate with me right now as I have a teen that is beginning to embark on driving and is innodated with college emails….God please lead her and teach me..

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  339. Kristy

    I would love to see 10 Things to pray over my husband. 😉

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  340. Melissa

    My children are grown, but they always need prayer!

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  341. Sheil

    Thank you for sharing these. They’re beautiful!

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  342. Hannah B Fourtner

    I’m writing these down and will use them as I pray for my daughter. Thank you!

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  343. Kayla

    Thank you, for once again making an impact on my life. I enjoy reading your blogs and your books. Unglued gave me an insight to how I’m not alone struggling in “unglued” issues. I have two daughters, ages 8 and 4. As a single mom I often feel the need to overpower them, in an attempt to lead them away from the path I once walked. I pray consistently that they can run to God for everything in life. That they will grow up to be strong Christian women and lead a life full of faith. Thank you for being such a great Christian leader and an encouragement to us all! God bless you!

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  344. Morgan

    Thank you thank you thank you for those words and for being a woman of God and for allowing us to read your blogs! I hope that I can raise my daughter to be a Godly Christain girl who goes to him for anything and trust that he has her life in his hands when she feels like no one else is there! I needed to read this today and can not thank you enough!!

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  345. Kelly

    Yes I have to be reminded when things happen that we have to turn to God, because my automatic impulse is to take care of the situation then, but only with God is it going to be taken care of. I love the verses, thanks so much for sharing!

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  346. Bonnie K. Meier

    I love your books, “Made to Crave” and “Unglued” and I look forward to your encouragement on Face Book every day. I thank God for you!
    My hubby and I still have to work hard our marriage of 41 years and I can use all the encouragement and advice I can get. We’ve both been eating healthier (him since last June and me since 9-23-13). He has lost over 30# and I’ve lost 12#. We are doing it for our health more than the lost pounds and it has really caused us to take a long hard look at our relationship. Sometimes I wonder if we are going to make it but one thing for sure is I’m growing closer to God, listening, obeying, submitting to His authority and loving Him and His Word more every day. I would so appreciate prayers!

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  347. Traci

    Thanks for helping me match up my prayers with the right words and scriptures. My 4 daughters, ages 14-20, are now making many/most decisions on their own. It is so scary.

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  348. Jennifer marimberga

    Thank you Lisa! I have two daughters and I’m scared to death! What a good read and you have inspired me! Keep it up!
    -Jenny

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  349. Barb Graybeal

    I didn’t have daughters, but my first grandchild, a girl, will be here in May. I will begin to pray these prayers for her now. Thank you.

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  350. Erin

    It’s my daughter’s 5th birthday today and your post is so fitting! I pray for her nearly every day that she will truly follow the Lord all of her days, but thank you for reminding me of other great ways to pray for her. You are such an encouragement!

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  351. Jennifer Sylvester

    Thank you. This is fabulous. I’m printing this out and sharing it.

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  352. Patty

    Such inspiring words to pray over “My Greatest Treasure”!

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  353. MaryAnne Kelly

    My daughter is 22 and I still fight these urges. I appreciate your biblical encouragement. This helps me with the Jr. High girls and their parents too.

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  354. gayle

    What a powerful blog post.

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    • Kim

      Thank you for sharing these…..I have three daughters ages 12, 10, and 8 ❤️

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  355. Jan

    These are incredible prayers. I have 3 daughters and will pray these often. Thanks for the msg “i am mom not God” too.

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  356. Ashley

    Bookmarked this pages for later reference! Definitely need this with 3 girls!!

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  357. Jackie Bailey

    Thanks for an important message, and the scripture prayers. I sense a clarity coming to the prayers for my daughter, and my granddaughter. God bless you.

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  358. jill george

    Great prayers for a daughter of any age! I have a 13 month old and frequently pray for her future in following God, friends she will have and her future husband.

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  359. Stefani

    Thank you for such a timely message. We’ve been praying through these struggles in our home right now. I’m so glad God is God and I am not. I need to remember this at all times. 😉

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  360. Jannie B

    Thank you for this post. I have been reading Crave and just checked out your blog yesterday…was looking forward to this! Will be praying these over my two daughters.
    Proud to be a Jesus girl too

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  361. Amy

    I love these prayers and especially how you correlate each one to scripture! Thank you for sharing!

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  362. Rachel Graf

    Thank you so much for these wise words! I have a 16 year old daughter and more and more I am learning that I cannot control her every move. I so wish that I could put her in a bubble and protect her heart from ever being broken! But you are right…I am her mother…I am NOT God! I too will be printing out these verses! 🙂

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  363. Ann Basham

    I will be a 1st time grandmother to a girl due in May. I so appreciate the list and will use this as I pray for this little one. I so want to do all I can to encourage her love and faith in our Lord. I am beyond excited for my son and dear daughter-in-law. If you have a moment pray for all of us as we guard this wonderful blessing.

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  364. Laura

    This article hit so close to home. I just was discussing this issue today with girlfriends as I am struggling with letting go of my 19 year old daughter. Thank you for giving such a Godly perspective & focus to this difficult season!!! Love this & I’m so encouraged.

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  365. Bridget

    These are prayers that can simply be prayed throughout the day for my daughter. ..and prayers that can be quickly written and tucked in her lunch box. Thanks Lysa!

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  366. Nicole Bella Remini

    I SO NEEDED THIS TODAY. My daughter was on her way to an interview and I kept texting her with the “right things” to say. She wrote OKAY MOM – I had to laugh and write back – “Man, I am so bossy, I just need to have Faith in you” She said “Yes you are and yes you do”. She is 17, I want to control it all so ends up on the right path. We have 3 more after her and one boy – I am killing these kids with control – I just need to let go and let God and yes, pray!

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  367. Lisa

    Thank you for the incredible prayers! Will be praying these for my 12 year old daughter, wish I had these to refer to when my other daughters were younger(their 29, 22, 21) but will be praying them for them starting now, and for my 4 granddaughters. Thanks!

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    • Nico Smith

      I can relate because my mom always wanted the best for me when I was growing up. Not only am I the first born, but I’m also the only girl in my family-just me and my younger br…other. My mom wanted the best for me, but she didn’t realize that wanting the best for me was going to mean letting me go to school far away from home at the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired (ISVI)in Jacksonville Illinois. Much of my school years were spent attending public school, but that didn’t do any good, as having a disability only made learning difficult for me. It was OK in elementary school, didn’t have bad grades; however, high school and college was so much different. My grades were never the greates, due to issues getting my accommodation needs met- even though I exercised my right to use my voice and advocate for what I needed in order to be as successful as possible. Deepening our trust in Goed can be done by spending time being quiet in His presence. My mom thought that she was protecting me from learning to be as independent as I can be by trying to keep me close to her during all my school years- even during college. My mom eventually realized that she needed to learn to let go and let me experience new things for myself in life, rather than living my life for me. My mom really had to learn to let go when I married my Ron Smith, something that she and my dad were attempting to keep from even happening in the very first place nearly 2 years ago. I didn’t let that stand in the way, and now they are supportive of us being together for all of our entire lives.” Give my daughter a deep desire to listen to You, Lord, and pray often, “What message does my Lord have for his servant?” (Joshua 5:14b).
      Moms should pray that we, as girls, have the desire and love for God. I think it’s awesome for girls to learn how to love God because He has made us so unique as women in His image.
      “Let her learn early in life that to obey You, God, is the best way to the life her heart truly desires”, (1 Samuel 15:22).
      Girls should be taught from a very early age how to love God unconditionally without allowing anything else to stand in the way.
      “May she find comfort in Your ability, God, to reach her, hold her, and rescue her”, (2 Samuel 22:17-18 As a girl, I’ve found refuge in God’s ♥ from being let down in situations that I may not be able to control at any given time in my life- no matter what. “May she please You, Lord, by desiring, asking for, and utilizing a discerning heart full of wisdom”, (1 Kings 3:9-12).
      If I had a daughter, I’d ask God to show her how to tell the difference between a real friend and someone who only wants to abuse friendship for their own personal happiness.
      “Let her find confidence in You, God, even when hard times come and she doesn’t know what to do, by keeping her eyes fixed on You”, (2 Chronicles 20:12).
      I have had many times when things got difficult, and I didn’t know what to do Sure you can try to handle these problems on your own; however, God has the power to take our burdens away from us.
      “Give her a great desire to accept Your word, God, and store up Your commands within her so her ears will turn to Your wisdom,” (Proverbs 2:1-2).
      Girls should be given a tremendous wanting to accept God into their heart, acknowledge his Word within their hearts so they will be able to hear God’s wise advice and teaching.
      “May she keep herself under control and not give full vent to people and situations that anger her”, (Proverbs 29:11).
      This is a difficult verse for me to even follow sometimes. I am sensitive when it comes to others belittling me because of my disability. I try not to let their unkind words get me down, but that can sometimes be difficult. We need to turn towards God’s goodness and see that we’re perfect in His sight.
      “Give her the ability to rise above the traps of people pleasing so she can be kept safe by trusting You, Lord,” (Proverbs 29:25).
      Pleasing others isn’t what God wants. He only wants us to please Him. What others say and think of us really doesn’t matter whatsoever.
      “Let her walk in the security of Your assigned worth to her. Give her a strong work ethic and health to accomplish all her tasks. Give her a heart that desires to extend her hand to those in need. Protect her for the right husband, a man of respect and godly honor. And let her be a woman of joy and laughter whose Christ-centered character is what makes her most beautiful”, (Proverbs chapter 31).
      God has given me the best husband in the entire universe. He also showed me how to love others as He loves me. God is also showing me that I’m perfect as I am, that having a disability is just how He created me.
      “And every time you, Jesus, whisper, “Follow me” she does so with great grace,” (Matthew 4:19).
      If God whispers that He wants us to follow Him, we should not be afraid to do so whatsoever. God wants to lead us on a path of being an encouragement to someone else, who may not know where to turn.See More

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  368. Stephanie Back

    I first saw you at Women of Joy and loved it! When I saw this, I knew this would help me because we are getting ready to send our oldest daughter to college this year and have been worrying over this transition. Thank you so much for all you do for mothers and daughters.

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  369. Shelly

    These prayers are wonderful. I need something to remind me daily that my daughter needs prayer more than my constant direction. Thank you.

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  370. Erin Keller

    A friend posted this on Facebook. I read it because it was just as if God was speaking straight to me. I have 2 daughters, 9 and 6. The 9 year old has started having friend troubles this year in school. I am at a loss for what to do. This is one of those things only God can handle.

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  371. Linda Roser

    I’m the mom of 2 kids. My daughter is 22 and my son is 18. They were raised in a Christian home and attended Christian school. Two yrs ago our daughter went away to a Christian college and in 3 months, came back claiming she prefers an alternative lifestyle. She has wandered so far… We pray for her very much but there are days it’s so very discouraging. I sometimes wonder if we didn’t pray hard enough, or the right way. We know that we are not to judge, so we love, I recently realized that I “am not God” but Mom. As soon as your kids become adults, you realize you can no longer require obedience, they have a choice and they remind you of that. Tt was a very humbling experience, but I cannot will my daughter to do “my will or God’s” I do believe that one day, she will come back to where she knows deep inside she should be. For now, she lives in another country with her significant other. It’s never too late, so I will begin to use this prayer for my daughter. I will be using the other prayer for my son. Thanks so much for your words of wisdom. May God richly bless you and your family. God IS enough!

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  372. lisa guidry

    This was right on time for me and will also send to a friend of mine. Blessings can be seen, heard and even read. Thank you for sharing such Power!

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  373. Joann

    I love #9. I pray my girls have a heart for those in need. I pray they seek and find a godly man. And I pray their faces radiate Christ’s love and grace. Love this…

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  374. stacyg32

    I don’t have a daughter…yet. I am sitting next to an almost 3 year old foster daughter that I hope to adopt. I prayed this over her. 🙂

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  375. Lisa

    Thanks so much! Such a powerful thing to do for your daughter. A good reminder of specific ways to pray for her.

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  376. Charlene

    I was thrilled to see this post from a friend! I have 3 daughters! I can’t thank you enough for sharing these prayers along with all of the other words of wisdom I have gleaned from your blog.

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  377. Sherri

    I’ve raised 3 boys as a single mom. All my boys struggled a lot and experimented with drugs. My oldest, 22, now has cancer. My 14 yr old daughter has watched it all and I’m very overprotective of her. This really brought it home because I can’t protect her from seeing what her brothers have chosen, I can’t protect her from her brothers cancer or anything else. I have no choice but to give her to God and pray for strength and wisdom for us all. Thank you again. Great blog!! God bless

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  378. Heather

    Thank you for your continued wisdom. It is fantastic to read your posts and know I can attain something higher, but still know we are all in this together. ♥

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  379. Shelly Smith Lohman

    I am so going to be praying these prayers for both of my daughters & the ones for my son also.

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  380. Christine

    Thank you so much for these prayers! I appreciate having some concrete things to pray for my daughter, who seems to be growing up in the time that I blink!

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  381. Stacie

    I have 3 small daughters. Thank you for this help and guidance in praying over them.

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  382. patty

    Great words…and great things to pray. Thanks!

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  383. Robin Knorr

    This is wonderful. I have there grown daughters with families and I still worry and pray for them. I love these prayers and will be praying these for all my daughters so they will learn to rely on the Lord for their children and families. Thank you for this post.

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  384. Karen

    Thank you for the encouragement.

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  385. Donna

    I loved this! What a great reminder of who God is and who we are!

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  386. Amanda

    Love this! Amen!

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  387. sharon gilpin

    I have one daughter along with three boys. She will graduate high school and go off to college this year! I feel like I have started praying even more now that she will go out and fly on her new journey. It is a scary feeling letting her go, but like you have said, I am Mom, and not God!

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  388. Julie B

    Oh, Lisa, thank you for being you and for providing such down-to-earth, real ways to pray for the things that I hold most dear to my heart- my girls and my marriage. Your words keep my closer to Jesus and I cannot thank you enough.

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  389. Joetta Colquette

    Thank you for the honest article along with the prayers. I have a 22 year old son and an almost 15 year old daughter,(in two weeks). I am finding that for my daughter and myself, one of the most meaningful ways to have real discussions and to know her heart, is that we have Bible Study together along with reading books together during that time. We ask questions of each other, and have to be real and honest. I have learned more doing this with other than any thing else. Blessings~

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  390. Laura jacobs

    Thank you for sharing these 10 things to pray for!

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  391. Trudi

    So powerful, my daughter is grown now, but none the less she is still my baby. She has 2 daughters of her own now 13 and 8 months, she is a wonderful mother whom worships God to the fullest. I was a single mother and it was very hard to be Mom and not God, I was in the Army and had to leave her several times with my parents and in Gods hands, she was well taken care of on all aspects, but the glory must be given to God. I had wanted a child so bad, and she was the only one God trusted me with, but oh how I thank him for that child. I was diagnosed with lung cancer in Mar 2013, this week we found out the cancer has just blown up and spread and it even spread to the brain, it is my daughter that is by my side, her and her husband and children. Once again I thank God so much for the blessing of her. Your prayers will be much used on her and my granddaughters. thank you so very much.

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  392. Carol Cohen

    This article encouraged, inspired, and helped me accept grace—from God. Thank you for sharing!

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  393. Christin

    Thank you so much! This is so helpful!

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  394. Jana

    What a blessing this list of prayers over my 3 girls.
    Thank you

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  395. Shonda Mathison

    I am blessed with 3 amazing kids, 2 that are my daughters. I am about to send one off to college on her own and one that is figuring herself out in 7th grade. I drive them nuts and sometimes finding myself distraught on ” am I being the right role model, teach them everything the way I see it best, worry wart mom” I pray often. Kills me when they hurt…but this article will be printed! A relief for me…a guide for me. I am blessed. They are every moms dream! So precious to my heart. I will definitely be praying! Thank you!

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  396. Natalie Miranda

    Thank you for sharing. As a single mom if a 16 year old I became a mom at 19 and as I see my Babygirl grow I am thankful that God can break the cycle and that my daughter will live a life to give God glory. Thank you for sharing I will def. Be praying these scriptures I’ve my daughters life. May God continue to bless you ministry. God bless.

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  397. Susan

    To God be the Glory. Thank u I needed the prayer for people pleasing for myself

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  398. Wendy Gerlach

    Thank you Lysa for this powerful weapon to use in the battle of raising our daughters. I LOVE #9.

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  399. Tina

    I have a 17 year old daughter who is out tonight with friends. I worry about her the whole time. Who is tempting her? Will she be strong? I know she has a strong faith, but it’s so easy to forget to look up and lay this, too at God’s feet. Your blog post helped me to remember that. I know what I’ll be praying tonight! Thank you for reminding us to look up!! 🙂

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  400. Mindy

    As a mother of three girls and two sons, this has been one of my greatest struggles. Letting go and letting God is a whole lot easier to say than to actual follow through. With that being said, TRUSTING in God and praying for protection, guidance and provision for our beloved is the only way to achieve a true peace sending them out into the world. Our oldest daughter is 19 and I thought graduation was extremely difficult. She’s now in her second year of college and little did I know more difficult days were to come. She is a strong, beautiful, intelligent and responsible adult child. (She reminds me she is an adult.) The fears of the world and the pressures and all that comes with independence, as a mother are terrifying. I constantly have to remind myself I’m not in control, but my loving Father is.

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  401. Terri S

    Thank you for the giveaway! I would love to win a copy of your book to share with my daughter!

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  402. Patt Ybema

    I found this on facebook today and it really hit home. My daughter is in CA going to college and I’m back here in MI and she called that she is still struggling with strep which was diagnoised before she left to go back to school. it shoudl be better by now. we have extended family close by and they are going to take her to the doctor tomorrow, but I still want to be there for her, but she is in good hands. they will take good care of her and make sure she gets what she needs.

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  403. Jennifer

    Great prayers! As I read I was thanking my Grandparents and parents for posting these over me!.

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  404. Jennifer

    As the mother of 4 daughters ages 10-18 this was a much needed post. Thank you.

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  405. Molly Koenig

    Oh Lysa! Thank you so much for this post. It so speaks to where I am with our daughter who is a freshman in college and in a hard place right now. I want to make it “all better” like I used to with a kiss and a Little Mermaid band-aid. But. I. can’t. I. am. not. God. Thank you for your gentle reminder. To say I need your book would be a huge understatement. Love in Him!

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  406. Deborah Turley

    Thank you! I as m so blessed by your blog. You have a very special gift.

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  407. Jean

    God is faithful and just; a very present help in time of trouble. Use these words to remember that only God can give the guidance you need at times of challenge. Make those words part of a short prayer you say to our Maker even before you leave your room for the break of day.

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  408. Cassandra Hale

    You had no idea that before I read this post, I was discussing this very issue with my husband and how I was trying way to hard to fix things in our 4 daughters’ lives. WOW!!! Thanks for sharing. I so needed this tonight. Cassie

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  409. Meredith

    Thank you so much for the guidance and these 10 prayers. A relative posted this entry, and God knew I needed to read it today. Prayer is my focus word for 2014. I love my daughter so much, and I need to pray for her more!!!

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  410. Ann Looney

    Most powerful! I will use these in my prayers for my daughter. She needs these foundations in her life. Thank you for being such a blessing!

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  411. Suzy

    After a tough afternoon w my 9 year old daughter, I needed to read this today. Thank you!

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  412. Lori S

    I have an adopted daughter who just turned 3 and has had some life threatening health issues. She is doing amazing and is such a little miracle to us – to look at this little sassy bundle of energy, you can hardly imagine her life before coming home! #9 is so beautiful for her – I know God is holding her in His hand and has great plans!

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  413. Rochelle

    SO powerful. And life-giving. And exciting, thinking about my daughter’s future when I submit my desires and wants for her to God and make these prayers a part of daily life. Thank you so much!

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  414. Sherry Hanson

    As a Mother and Grandmother, I still believe these are relevant for me to pray for my daughters and granddaughters. Hreat words of wisdom… Thanks Lysa

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    • Sherry Hanson

      That’s Great words of wisdom.. 🙂

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  415. Deborah Meade

    I can relate to trying to be God to my kids.
    I want to stop!! Love the prayers!!

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  416. Pam

    I thought this was an awesome page
    I have a daughter who us in recovery -before and after she went into recovery I wanted to fix every thing.
    I knew if she didn’t have Jesus as her higher power she would not be set free from her addictions
    I had to trust In God and let go and let god
    It has been the most incredible ride
    My daughter is an amazing follower and helps others

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  417. trudy

    Thank you! I have an 18 month old daughter and came across these prayers just after I tucked her in.

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  418. Charissa

    This is so great! I have a 3 1/2 year old daughter and this is such a great reminder for me. With 3 little ones 3 1/2 and younger I often find myself surviving through the day and “forgetting” to pray my way through the day and specifically for my little ones.

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  419. Bri

    I wish I had someone to pray #7 over me as a teenager. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  420. Kristel Wiltz

    This is such great info and prayers! I need to post these somewhere n read over and over and pray it over and over. I have 3 girls (4, 2, & 1) & my 4th girl will be here in 6 weeks. Thank you again for all your insight. God bless!!

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  421. Rachelle

    So freeing to remember our role as Mom, and the power of prayer!

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  422. Carlene Wooddell

    Lysa, thank you so much for posting these prayers. Our daughter is 19 and facing becoming a mom herself in the next few months and I can say that I have always prayed for her and God’s direction, but never as hard as I have knowing she is facing motherhood. It is definitely scary when we realize that we have absolutely no control in their lives and not only do they need to rely on God, so do we~for everything! Blessings to you!

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  423. Joe K

    I am so guilty of wanting be everything to my kids. And yet…I don’t. My heart’s deepest desire is for them to chase after God. I only want to point them to Him. Thanks for this give-away.

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  424. Nicole

    Thank you so much for sharing your blog! I needed this!

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  425. Nicole R.

    I love how real you are 🙂 I am currently in the process of making a pray list for my kids, so this is timed beautifully 🙂 Thank you!

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  426. April

    Wow! Thank you. My oldest daughter turns 12 tomorrow and hasn’t made a public profession of faith. I pray for her daily begging God for His grace but these scriptures and prayer guides are so powerful. Thank you!

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  427. Lauretta Russell

    Thank you so much. I need to print this so I can pray these same words for my precious daughter Makayla Grace

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  428. Terri

    Great prayers for our sons as well. Pray the Word. It won’t return void.

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  429. Meg

    Thank you for this. I just got diagnosed with AS last week, and have been so impatient with my daughter as a result. My younger daughter uses humor in every situation, but my older daughter is hard to read. I’m afraid that I will damage my relationship with her by losing my patience. It can be so hard on really painful days. Your post reminded me that all of that should be lifted up in prayer…and centered not so much on helping me be a better mom…but also prayers like these for her as well. This is really awesome. Thank you so much. I love your posts. Meg

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  430. Julie Henry

    This is such a blessing! I have been searching for something like this.

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  431. Tammy

    I would have loved to have had this when my daughter was young, but I would love to share it with my grand daughter, Riley, now that I am serving The Lord. Thank you so much.

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  432. Eva

    Thank you for this! Love it <3

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  433. Jennifer

    I have printed these off & put them on my night stand. I had an abusive childhood & early adulthood. I find myself trying to guide my girls too much, reading too much into situations & extremely overprotective for their bodies & heart. I try so hard to give it to God but its a constant battle. I would love any help/advice I could get.

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  434. angie grubaugh

    Thanks for this reminder and it helps knowing I’m not alone in these feelings. Thank you for your positive truth filled posts on Facebook. I look forward to reading them each day.

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  435. Brenda mosey

    Powerful prayers ! I too have taken the God seat many times. I try to remember that if I place my daughter in the Lords hands he has room to take care of not only my daughter but me as well.

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  436. Colleen

    This really hit the spot today for this mother of 3 teenage girls, the oldest of whom we drive back to college, 2 states away, this weekend. I’ve really had to be open handed about her experience at my Alena mautuer , and it was a profoundly spiritually formative time in my life, and I SO, I mean SOO long for it to be that for her too…but that’s not up to me. It’s Gods’ time with her, not mine…

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  437. Dee Dee Gilbert

    I so needed this TODAY. My heart is aching. I can’t hardly sleep, and when I do I awaken and it is the first thought I have. I know I can’t always protect her and now my trust in her ability to make good decisions has been broken. But God can protect her when I cannot. I am not God. Thank you!

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  438. Larissa

    God has perfect timing! #5 really resonated with me tonight. I had the daunting task of telling my 8 year that her school was closing and that she’d have to attend a new one next year. This is certainly a tough time. Relying on God to get us through.

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  439. Tina

    Wow – so timely tonight, much needed reminder after a stressful night. I will be printing those out and praying them over my daughters! Thank you Lysa!

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  440. Linda

    Dear Lysa,
    Thanks you for these prayers for daughters. Thank you for the scriptures to back each one up in my heart. Thank you for your blog and Facebook page to encourage so many daily.

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  441. Karen

    Love how specific these prayers are… I pray everyday for my three daughters and know how much I love starting my day with prayer and seeing how The Lord works throughout the day…I read in one of my devotionals that it is the best way to let the spiritual realm both demons and angels know who you choose to serve and that has inspired me! Keep the wonderful blogs coming!

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  442. Meredith

    Perfect! I have two daughters (and a son – loved the prayers for your son, too). So thankful for these posts!

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  443. Becky

    This is so true and so important. Start early and dont ever stop.

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  444. Jules

    This Is my first time on a blog. There’s lots of wisdom in these prayers, but I found myself substituting my own name in some of them. Thank you for the blessing.

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  445. Pamela Kirgin

    Thank you so much….my daughter is grown and lost in addiction right now but I have given her back to God and I am trusting Him for all things. They are never to old to say these prayers for them

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  446. Erin

    Thank you for sharing this! I have a daughter that is a year and a half. I pray she will know and Love our Lord at an early age. Love these prayers!

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  447. Kim

    I have 4 daughters and a non Christian husband , things are very difficult , my daughters need me to be the leader , there spiritual guidance , there everything , I don’t have all the answers ( we can’t , not allowed to go to church all the time ) These prayers will definitely help , thank you so much .

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  448. Mindy Hawkins

    Wow. Just Wow. Brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing. You have a God given gift in pulling us control freaks back from the brink and reminding us time and time again that we are human and God is God. 🙂

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  449. Stacy

    Thanks,I needed those, I too often want to be God for kids.

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  450. Jodi

    My husband and I have 5 daughters ages 15,14,12,9&9. I have just recently come across this newest book of yours on a website and would absolutely cherish a copy to read and hand down(either literally or from the knowledge I gain) to our 5 gifts from God. With all we go through with them it’s easy to get caught up in the day to day busyness that I forget my #1 job is to eternally invest in their precious souls for Gods glory!

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  451. Mendy

    Thank you for these prayers. I’ve been convicted that I have been trying to play God in my children’s lives. That stops now. God loves them even more than I do and has the power to take care of them and fulfill their destinies in Him. My worry does nothing. I will trust in Him.

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    • Fabiana

      Thank You for this beautiful artcle and prayers. Wonderful and insightdul things ti remember! Would Love a copy Of your book!

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    • Fabiana

      Thank You for sharing The articule and prayers. Would live a copy of your book!

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    • melanie

      My girls have had to endure a very hard divorce between their father and I and these prayers are so greatly appreciated. I struggle on how to pray for their safety and well being when they are not with me. It seems so unfair what they have had to endure. I keep reminding myself that God has a plan even during trying times. thanks for the encouragement.

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  452. Winifred Ling

    Thanks for the inspiring post. Would love a copy of your book. Congrats!

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  453. Beth Harris

    Thank you for this post! Great scriptures to pray over my 2 little girls!

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  454. Pam Kubat

    I SO appreciate this word. I have tried to protect my kids from hurtful words and actions. I’ve tried to bridge the gap, smooth things over to keep the peace, orchestrate whatever necessary to keep the relationships in the family close. As my children have become adults I find I can’t have add much control. They have minds, good minds, of their own and opinions that matter and they deserve to be respected as well. I fear broken relationships with their dad over Difference of opinion in spiritual thoughts and practices. With them at college And all the social media, I can’t control what and when they say things to each other. I realize after reading your blog that I can only pray and say, I am Mom, not God. Help me and help them Lord.

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  455. Megan

    Thank you for this! Very helpful for my 3 little ladies!!

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  456. Pamela Henderson

    This just what I need to really understand my daughter now that she is 23 and out in the world being a young adult with many overwhelming responsibilities but I know that with much praise and prayers she will have the greats of blessings in her future Thank you so much

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  457. Bonnie

    Praying for my daughters. Thank you!

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  458. katrinak

    Even though my daughter is 17… I realized its not too late to start praying these prayers! Thank you!

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  459. Richele

    Powerful. Thank you. I will pray these often for my three daughters.

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  460. Toni

    Thanks for the great scripture and prayers to go with them. Will use with my 3 granddaughters.

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  461. Jay

    Thank you for sharing the prayer and scripture for our girls. I have one granddaughter and I pray she is lead by God to do His will in her life. I am going to print your list and share with my daughter in law.

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  462. Kimberly S

    Thank you for the wonderful blog posts for our daughters and our sons! What a blessing!

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  463. Diane Capps

    Thank you for these prayers. I have two daughters and will begin these prayers today.

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  464. Tracey

    I need to be reminded of this soo often… I love the..”.Hi my name is mom, not God!” Such a simple statement, but as we mom’s know….is so powerful!

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  465. Jenn

    I am printing these off. Thanks!

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  466. val

    I have both sons and daughter and so will be using both lists to guide my prayers. Thanks!

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  467. Amy Baase

    I am going to write these scriptures down and memorize them! Thank you very much, just what i needed to hear 🙂

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  468. Brenda

    I so needed this right now. It hurts when your kids hurt. Sometimes sports can be so hard in its lesson teaching. Help her God to see through all this.

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  469. Christina

    Wow! I really needed this reminder today. And the prayers for my daughter will be so helpful. Thanks!!

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  470. Angela Roberts

    This prayer, for my six year old daughter, comes straight from my heart. “Give her a great desire to accept Your word, God, and store up Your commands within her so her ears will turn to Your wisdom, (Proverbs 2:1-2).” She is constantly making up and singing songs about Jesus in her heart. . . despite just finding out that she has a very severe hearing loss. The miracle is how God has enabled her to be able to speak with speech therapy and he gifted her with an ability to sing. The blessing is that we were able to fit her with a pair of hearing aids to help her brain hear all sounds . . . including God’s word.

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  471. Evelyn Hill

    God bless you Lysa for your Godly wisdom. You are such a blessing to so many.

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  472. April Young

    I would love to win a copy of your book to share with my daughter. She and I have been going through some tough times and just found out she is expecting. She’s 18 and still a senior in school. I feel she has fallen away from God and I’m praying everyday holding onto Gods promise that if I teach her Gods Word growing up she may stray from it but she will return and not depart from it. She belongs to God!

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  473. lissette Romero

    This was just what i needed to read. I am sending this to my kindle do i can go over it often. God had this word for me. Thank you for being a vessel for the Lord’s work.

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  474. Mary Beth

    I can still, at 45, feel the prayers of my Godly mother.May I be the prayer warrior for my daughter that my mom has been for me. Inspiring article!

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  475. Tara

    What a Blessing this is and in Perfect timing !! God’s timing , of course !! I’m going thru such Spiritual Warfare dealing with my 13 yr old twin Boy / girl. Son went to live w father ( my ex) last yr and now so does my daughter. My ex is NOT a Christian and making bad choices, and so are my Dear Kids. My Wonderful Godly husband and Godly friends are all Praying , and so am I. I know God is Stronger than this and I am STRONG in The Lord!! Please Pray !! God Bless You all and Lisa’s Godly work !!!!

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  476. Sherri

    I have two daughters-a teen and preteen. I have been searching for a more mature way to pray for them. This post had a great impact on me. I would love a copy of your book. Thank you for sharing free copies!

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  477. Debbie

    Thank you! I so needed to read this today!

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  478. Deena Wade

    Thank you, Lysa, for posting this! I have a young daughter and these prayers/scriptures are an excellent tool. It’s amazing what God can do with a prayer.

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  479. Christy Sumner

    Thank you for your post. These are inspiring prayers. I always find the best way to confront the mom-fears I have is to pray, and to pray specifically. These prayers are exactly what I needed.

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  480. Amber

    Oh I and my preteen daughter SO need this book to read together. 🙂 Thanks for posting.

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  481. Jackie

    So glad you posted this!

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  482. April morgan

    Thank you so much for this. I think sometimes its easy for us to get wrapped up in praying like a laundry list. We tell God what we want and don’t always stop to listen. I want to savor each prayer and listen to God. I also want to ask God to make me the example of the kind of Godly woman I want her to be. Thank you, Lysa.

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  483. Brooke Witsberger

    These are wonderful. Thank you!

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  484. Salena Medina

    Absolutely beautiful, touching and inspirational especially to a mother like me who has been blessed with 6 daughters. Thank you

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  485. Jose VanderKamp

    Lisa,
    just finished your study : Unglued, wow what an eye opener that was!
    And so on it goes in life ,learning new things in every season with my 4 children, 3 boys 13,19 an 22 and the princess:15!, how precious she is to our family, but oh how my heart hurts for all the things she sees and endures in a public high school. so much pain and brokenness, she is the prayer warrior for many girls and bounces back to me ,and then I , many times do not know what to say…. And that’s when I realize: Right You gave her to me, help me ,Lord! Blessings to you and for you in all you do for Christ!

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  486. Lori Formoe

    I was drawn in as usual to the gift of God’s wisdom spoken so eloquently through your words. Thank you.

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  487. Brittney

    This so powerful. My daughter is only 2 but I prayed for her for a longtime and promised God that I would raise her to be a godly women. My hearts prayer is that I can be that example to her. I am not knowledgable in the bible like I should be but what an awesome resource you have given. I will save these prayers and pray them over my sweet girl often. Thank you.

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  488. Cassandra Davidson

    Oh how these are WONDERFUL!!! As a single mother of 4 girls and 2 boys, I do a LOT of praying for them!! I see how their failed relationships (with my 2 older girls) with their father has hampered their looking for relationships w/ boys (same as MINE was ruined by my lack of a father). I pray and pray because I do NOT want them looking for love, like I did, and then end up alone, like I am! THANK YOU for these!!!

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  489. Morgan

    Thank you so much for this post. I have seen god answer prayers over and over again. I will be praying these things for my children and myself. Thanks again

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  490. Davida Monts de Oca

    Thank you Lysa. God is using you mightily! I am printing these off to pray over my two little girls.

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  491. Susan Anderson

    Love this post on prayers for your daughter. I have a 15 y/o and still wearing out the carpet as I watch her grow and go, independent and confident. Praying God has a strong hold on her heart and that she seeks him in all she does. They face so many new bold and in your face challenges today. Not quite sure how Moms survive the teenage years without God as their guide. Blessings to you and hope to see your book soon. Keep up the book blessings.

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  492. Jodi @ A Mom Having Fun

    I have 2 daughters. My oldest, who is 10 has suffered with generalized anxiety for years. We had her in counseling but she had too much anxiety to really put any coping mechanisms in place. We finally ended up taking her to an adolescent psychologist this year. Thank goodness we did, because it was at that time depression started to come to the surface and she was hearing a voice telling her to hurt herself. She is now on medication, happier and healthier than she has in years. So many of the prayers you posted strike a deep cord. I worry about her so often and pray that she will form a deep relationship with God to help bring her the calming peace and security she needs.

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  493. Tasha

    Great resource.

    Thank you

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  494. Holly Boone

    I find your posts so helpful! Especially the prayers. I have a two year old girl and use the prayers you post often.

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  495. Lyane

    i have 3 little girls. thank you for the prayer guide. i need to talk to God more and not try to be God.

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  496. Amy Wiod

    I love these prayers and could use all the ideas and help I can get. With one daughter that is now grown up, I pray often for protection for her and her children. She makes lots of decisions that make me ask what are you thinking. And a teenage daughter who is trying to find her way back to God in a world filled with people telling her God is not the way. She knows he is today, but it’s a battle in her mind. I pray she makes good decisions and is protected daily, teenage girls are vicious. Thank you for sharing your prayers

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  497. Amber

    I want to write these down and pray them daily over my children I have five kids and four of them girls. Sometimes I feel like it’s a constant battle and am so relieved to find hope in scripture. Thank you for all your wise words The Lord blessed you with a wonderful gift

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  498. Kelly

    Crying while I type. One daughter, just off to college last month. I’ve never felt more helpless, or useless. Thank you for this post. It was aptly timex.

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  499. Kelly

    *timed

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  500. Teresa

    I have some real control issues in that department. I want to be a more prayerful parent. I have a daughter and a son and this world can be such a scary place. I know at some point they will navigate this life outside of my control and I need to trust Him more. Thank you for these prayers!

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  501. Dee

    Thank you for the prayer ideas. My daughter is about to turn one and I’m sure I’ll be using many if not all of the prayers for her.

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  502. Nancy

    I am becoming a follower of your posts! Love the thoughts and inspiration you give! I have one daughter and pray often for her to live a life that is pleasing to God! I would love to win a copy of your book!

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  503. Nicole

    Beautiful words and perfect timing. Thank you.

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  504. Cari Dague

    Thank you for helping me find some direction in my prayers for my 3 girls.

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  505. Debi

    I don’t need the book, but want to thank you for the great prayers and the scripture that goes with each. My daughter is in her 3rd year away from home at college, so pretty far from my control! I know God is trustworthy, yet still often succumb to anxiety with regard to my children. Putting them back in His hands through prayer is the best action when fear starts to set in.
    You covered so many areas in your ten prayers — including requests I would not have thought of. Thank you again for sharing with us the biblical prayers you came up with.

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  506. Lis

    Amen, Lysa! Scriptural prayers are so powerful! Thank you so much for sharing. Excited to win a copy of your book! 🙂

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  507. Erica Borrego

    Lisa,
    As I sit, with tears in my eyes, I am reminded that God cares for my children more than I could ever imagine. Sometimes, well, most of time, I forget. Then I stumble across a post on my fb from one of God’s humble servants, like yourself, and God uses you to gently remind me that it’s gonna be okay. As much as I have messed up, and continue to do so, He is still on the throne, and He is going to make good on His promises. Thank you so much for your obedience to Him. I prayed each and every one of those scriptures and was encouraged to not give up hope or give in to fear and anxiety over the future of my children. He who goes out weaping, carrying seed to sow, will come back singing songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them Psalm 126:6 THANK YOU!!!

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  508. Erin

    These are definitely my prayers for my daughter. She’s a 3yo and a handful (and it seems like she always needs prayer), but I know that God has her in my care for now for a reason, and I’m going to do all I can to be in sync with His plan. Thank you, Lysa, for posting this.

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  509. Nan Sklpper

    I have 7 grandaughters that I will speak their names as I pray these prayers. Very good guid lines for effective prayers. Thanx….

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  510. Carrie

    Thank you for this. I have 2 amazing girls that I worry about often. I just printed these prayers out & will pray them daily. I can’t wait til a decent hour, it’s 4 am, to call my youngest & have her look up a few of these verses. She’s going thru something right now that only God can heal her broken heart. Thank you again. I am a mother not God but we can all be Godly mothers. Blessings!

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  511. Shonda

    I have 2 teenage girls and I feel the same about wanting to write their plan and be the guide and protector! I often forget that my most powerful tool is prayer…that I can just lay it all at the feet of Jesus.

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  512. Kim Andresen

    Wow, such a powerful message. I think I live in fear for my thirteen year old daughter. Your
    Message is so perfectly on point. …we as moms, are NOT God to our
    Children…and you are right, we cannot control everything! I love
    Your words about prayer being the
    Bridge to God! I would LOVE to be
    Considered for one of your book
    Give aways…my daughter and I have just recently begun studying the Bible together (a bridge in our relationship). So, I feel
    Having your book, and having my daughter know you and YOUR daughter wrote it together would
    Really mean something.
    Thank you for considering us!
    Blessings,
    Kim Andresen

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  513. Wanda Mobley

    I was a little skeptical about clicking on the website. Oh but I am so thankful that I did. These prayers and scriptures have truly touched me this morning. I would love to have these to hang in my and look at every day. I have one daughter colge an one in high school both are very good girls and love The Lord. My prayer, like yours is that they continue to Love The Lord and follow Him. I know he has their life in His hand. I pay for them a mate that is strong in The Lord.

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  514. Michelle Clayton

    My daughter is almost 19 and I’ve messed up and failed her so many times. But I know God can intervene and bring her to what HE would have her to be. Thank you for the prayers and scriptures. I will use them for my daughter and her friends as well as share them with other moms and women in out church.
    Thank you and God Bless – Michelle Clayton

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  515. Jessie

    I have one girl and 3 boys. But my daughter is my oldest and officially a teen. When she was younger I was not living for The Lord as I am now so trying to teach her the importance of prayer and living for The Lord has been a little bit of a challenge. On top of it I am her small group leader in her youth group at church. Talk about trying not to “be God”! These prayers are great. Definitely refocusing how I pray for her, And not be her Holy Spirit. Man. It’s hard. Thank you!

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  516. Jodie

    That’s the book I was going to read next!!

    Great prayers! I’ll have to file them away for when I have children.

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  517. Paula

    This is so me. Because of my garbage in my life, I so want to protect and guide my daughter. It is hard to step back and not be the “momma bear” when things happen. She is my only child, I am an older mom and I worry for her and her life to come cause she is an only child and only has herself to rely on. So I am always praying for discernment of people and wisdom for right choices and protection over her. Thank you, Lisa

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  518. Marie

    As a mother, It’s so hard to move from a place of fear to a place of faith and peace. Even when we do, there is so much in this world that refuses to let us feel the peace for very long. Our daughters have so much more pressure to “be” and “be it right now” by today’s culture that I don’t believe they feel like there is time to just live – to let who they truly are be enough.
    Thank you Lysa for giving us tools each day to help faith/peace replace our fear and just as importantly tools to help us teach our daughters how incredibly awesome beautiful children of God they are. No matter what life throws at us/them, its going to be ok, God’s there and he is can handle it. 🙂

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  519. LeeAnn G Taylor

    This is an excellent reminder – we are MOM, not God!

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  520. Vicke

    It is my desire to raise a young girl into a woman who is totally dependent on God, who seeks him in all she does! Thank you for the reminder that I have to let go and let God in some even when it is hard for this to happen.

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  521. Sonja

    Very insightful…so very true in my own life. I want so badly for my three wonderful children to grow up not making the same mistakes I did, when in reality the lessons I have learned from those mistakes have made me who I am today. Sometimes our “protective instincts” go too far and we need to trust in Him while we pray and guide…but NOT direct!

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  522. Dawn

    Wonderful reminder of our role in our children’s lives. Going to print these and add them to my journal. As I read them, certain ones brought to mind each of my daughters and where they are in life right now. I love how scripture will do that! Thank you for writing.

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  523. Jessie

    My oldest daughter is a year away from graduation and I find myself doing many of those things you described each and every day. I even find myself trying to make decisions for my sixth grade daughter and try to protect her from everything. The 10 prayers you posted bartended I’m going to pray for each of them every day. Thanks for sharing such amazing insight!

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  524. Stephanie

    This is exactly what I needed to hear. Thank you for sharing! May God continue to use you to minister to other women.

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  525. Heidi Harding

    Thank you for those prayers because as protectors of our daughters we forget to turn to God more.

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  526. Dawn

    Wonderful article! Thank you for sharing!

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  527. Gina

    Thank you for this blog. You have put my heart for my daughter(and sons)into words. I am not blessed with that quality. Seeing the words, makes me feel secure that my bases are covered. I will be printing out this blog so I can use it in my devotion time for my children.

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    • Angie Willcoxon

      I am in tears as I read your blog. My daughter is away at college and has many difficult things in front of her. I want to fix it for her but I can’t. She is a strong, beautiful Godly young woman but I still worry about her and how overwhelmed she is right now. These prayers are a great guideline to follow and cover her in prayer. Thank you so much Lysa. I will be printing this one out as well as the one for my boys.

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  528. Shelia Brumley

    As a parent of 4, I so desire to follow Christ and be an example to my children. I often fail miserably. My prayer; may God help me to help them!

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  529. Danielle Drollette

    Thank you so much for these scriptures and for this book for young women !

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  530. Courtney o

    Would love a copy to share w my 3 daughters 🙂

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  531. Lizbeth Stephens

    Thank you for these prayers. They are exactly what I pray for my two girls. At 15 and 13, they both made a commitment to be in the ministry. I am thankful for that and pray God’s blessing and protection over both of them.

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  532. Christy Paterson

    Awesome words! Thank you!

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  533. Sheri

    Thank you so much!! I have to remind myself often they truly belong to Him and His plans are so much better for them than mine.

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  534. Laura camp

    Daughter is 21 & I’ve always prayed over my children but w/her feel at a loss sometimes. She’s sowing a wild hair right now & is a sweet loving person but self pleasing right now & all in the name of “fun” puts herself at risk for real trouble. These prayers help give me a focus as I’ve committed to continueing to “mother” her through praying. It is truly the best I can do. Thank you for sharing.

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  535. jen

    Thank you for the chance to win. What a beautiful post!

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  536. Pat

    I am very appreciative for you reflecting my heart in praying for God;s best in the raising and hearts of our daughters. Although mine would be considered “grown: , they still are in our home. I am blessed they still share their hearts and seek guidance. I will be sharing your encouragement with them also.

    A;though older, I know I am never too old to learn or depend on our God who provides all the answers to the issues of our hearts—

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  537. Diane culver

    Awesome!

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  538. Lori

    Thanks for these encouraging scriptures to reference!

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  539. Debbie Hughes

    All I can say is WOW! As a mother of 8 now grown children, 4 of them daughters, I can say I wish I would have seen this earlier. I always prayed for my children, but these words in your prayer just struck home. I will be praying this over my grown daughters as well as my young granddaughters. My personal problem was that I always believed that God could and would do anything….for someone else. Some of my children are struggling, some with each other, some with outside influences that have turned them away from God, and I do feel like I always need to be doing or saying something to try and fix it…after all…I’m a mom. Today, it all gets turned over the HIM!

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  540. Kathy

    Thanks so much. I have 2 teen and one preteen daughter. Iwould love to have your book too!

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  541. Terri Juliano

    I have four children between the ages of 16 and 20 (three boys and one girl). I copied these scriptures into a word document, replaced the my son/ my daughter with my children’s names and have it hanging where I can see it every morning. I have been praying for my children since before they were born. My three sons have moved out and my daughter is planning on going to college next year. It has been so hard to let go and just be mom. These scriptures prayed this way are so encouraging and have brought a large measure of piece to me. Thank you.

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  542. Minnie

    Thank you….gonna print this as a reminder 🙂

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  543. Melissa

    These prayers are wonderful. Being a single mom of a 14 yr old boy & 12 yr old girl can be very overwhelming at times. God has been talking to me all week about pray…. Just pray. I

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  544. Gayle TAlley

    Awesome prayers, as a single mom I find myself trying to micromanage her life. It is a hard habit to break.

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  545. Jen

    I have two daughters, both close to being teenagers. I’d love this!

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  546. Mary

    Love love love this. Thank you!

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  547. Pamela

    For a mother who has lost a child the fear is more real then you can imagine . An Angel now and forever 17. Sometime I feel like you are talking only to me so glad you are there for us and guide us though Gods word

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  548. Hannah L

    I have 6 girls so this is speaking to my heart! Thank you!

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  549. Becky

    Thank you really need it that today I have 3 daughters and one is 17 and just is so lost

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  550. Laurie B

    Thank you…for continued inspiration for ourselves and children…going deeper into the heart of God!

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  551. Shannon

    Thank you so much for this post to your blog. I am not a mother but I do care for 4 children daily and teach 9-12th grade young ladies Sunday School. The Lord has given me a hearts desire for sharing the love of God and being a Christlike example daily in the lives of the children and youth I am blessed to serve. I am committed to pray over and encourage the young ladies I teach each Sunday to be God’s Girls. Your prayers and scripture are very much appreciated:)

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    • Priscilla R Herrera

      This is so powerful thsnk you so much you have no idea how much I needed this in my life right now.I have lost all my children to the world after raising them in the church as a single mom. David 23 steven 21 savannah 19 Angelica 18 now all adults they walked away from God and I’m powerless but Prayer has been my peace and comfort and most of all the only answer.this article and blog is just another reminder from the Holy Spirit not to give up and a tool through your ministry Lisa that I can do it in his strength. Thank you again for your selfless commitment to serving us. Love Priscilla

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  552. Susy

    Thank you for this post!
    From a mom of five girls ages 8-22!

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  553. Debbie Faunce

    Awesome. Wish I had these when my daughters were growing up. I have 2 grand daughters and I wrote these down to start praying over them. Also sent to my daughter for her to pray. Thank you.

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  554. Susie-Q

    Thank you for specific ways to pray. I sometimes struggle with words to pray. My two daughters and I are going through tough times. I am glad for this inspiration.

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  555. Missy. Chester

    Thank you for this post. My girls are 19 and 17. I know that prayer is powerful and effective. Facing a looming empty nest makes me rely on God even more and realize even more fully that they are His. I guess we spend our whole lives letting go and letting God.
    God bless

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  556. Jamie

    Thank you for helping me be proactive and pray Scripture over my girls!

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  557. Cindy brouder

    I needed this exact post today. My daughter wants to be a missionary and it scares me to death. I will write these scriptures down and pray on them constantly. Thank you Lisa!

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  558. Denise O'Bryan

    Great words of wisdom for this mother of two beautiful daughters.

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  559. Wanda

    Wow! Did this touch a soft and sore spot for me in a rough relationship with my daughter who has driftied away from The Lord! I have been so heartbroken about her and this was a blessing. Thank!

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  560. Jana

    Thank you so much for this!!!!!! Wow how our daughters need us praying for them rather than trying to control them.

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  561. Regina Irvin

    I have so guilty of having made mom and God antonyms. Thank God for His mercy. And, I am so very thankful for the truths shared in this posting. Covering my daughter in prayer is my most reasonable service to The Lord and to her. I am grateful for women of God in the Kingdom like you. Thank you!
    I have shared the 10 prayers with other mothers in my sphere. I hope one day Hod can use me for a mother/daughter fellowship circle of ministry.

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  562. Dian

    I find myself wanting to rescue my daughter and granddaughter from experiences that might be painful or disappointing

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  563. DeAnn Gardyszewski

    Pick me!

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  564. Denise

    Hi Lysa,
    Thank you so much for this post. I am an older mom, my daughter is 40, however I still find myself “in her business”. I don’t think so until she blows up. This came at just the right time and I will be praying those scriptures.

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  565. Erin

    Thank you so much for this! My little girl is almost one and I already worry so much about her future. I know that the only control I have is to trust in Gods plan for her, but it can be so hard sometimes to just let go of the worry!

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  566. Jennifer Druery

    Last night my daughter said she has a boyfriend! I especially need to pray these things because of what will be facing her in the future. I don’t like it that he is not a believer and she is only 17, too young for a relationship. Thank you for this list of specific prayers….I’m going to need it!

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  567. Tracy Powers

    Thank you for reminding me that, as much as I want to, I’m not the one who can best protect and guide her (my daughter). After loosing a son almost ten years ago, I so desperately to no harm to come to her. I struggle everyday to trust that God had a plan but I keep trying.

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  568. peri krueger

    It is wonderful to read your prayers for your girl. I too have raised a wonderful daughter with prayers like these. God is so faithful to be present…strong…loving…trustworthy. we are so limited in ourselves but He is unlimited. Thanks for your sweet soultalk.

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  569. Melissa

    Beautifully written and applicable! Thank you!!!

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  570. Jennifer DeMoss

    Amazing post. I am printing it out to tuck into my bible to refer to daily. My daughter and I are so close, and my prayer is that we continue to be as she matures and grows into a young woman. Thanks Lysa for all you do! God bless you!

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  571. Cindy

    I had a 21yr loss of relationship w/ my own mom. She would set the typical mother curse on me hoping I had a daughter like me someday…but really, I am more confident in who God says I am, than who she said I ever was. She would make up lies to my father to get me in trouble because she was jealous that dad and I were close and she and dad fought all the time about her hoarding issues. I am so thankful that God showed me to be the daughter he created me to be – and through forgiveness mom and I now talk several times a week. PRAISE HIM! My daughter and I do experience some ‘head-butting’ but I know God will keep us close in heart and show us both the way.

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  572. Leanne Pearce

    Thank you for your posts!! From a Grandma of two beautiful girls 13 months and two weeks old and my beautiful 19 year old daughter!!

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  573. Donna

    I love all 10 and will definitely be praying them! Thanks so much!

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  574. Jaydnn

    Love the verses and words of encouragement.

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  575. Candace

    Thank you. I lost my mom three years ago and feel lost at times when it comes to parenting my two daughters. These prayers will definitely help.

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  576. Kris

    As a single mom of a daughter, I so appreciate these words and prayers. Thank you for sharing your wisdom.

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  577. Crystal

    Thank you so much for the verses. As a mother of a 12 year old daughter who lost her dad a few years ago I needed that as I am trying my best to raise her in a godly home. I pray for her daily. As the world today is much different than it was when I was growing up. Thank you again!!

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  578. Amy Henderson

    I appreciate the powerful prayers for both sons and daughters. We have such a brief time with them and we should be intentional with our prayers and time. I can definitely grow in this area so thank you for the suggestions.

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  579. Kristie Parrish

    Thank you!

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  580. Heidi

    I love these prayers and am definitely going to start praying them! I would love to share the book with my daughter. I have read “What Happens When Women Say Yes to God” and love it!

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  581. Lauren Reese

    Thank you so much for posting this blog. As the mother of a two month old girl, I already feel the weight of the importance of praying over my daughter and have been seeking the right way to go about that. Thank you for providing some excellent wisdom!

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  582. Tamrah Alvarado

    Thank you for sharing these prayers for your daughter. I am praying them for my family as well.

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  583. Melanie

    Yes Lord, teach me to pray for my daughters.

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  584. Jan Guiterrez

    I am a mother of two daughters. The contrast to that; one I have served God since before she was born. The other one was into her teens before I surrendered. I am grateful for God’s mercy in my life. My oldest daughter is with The Lord and my youngest is in college. Women: cherish your children. Fight on your knees for them!

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  585. erin

    they are exactly what I needed to be reminded of 🙂 my husband & I are going through a trial and I am reminded that I dedicated my daughter when she was born that she is God’s and that He knows all & has her best interest for her & that I can let go confidently… hard but peaceful about that 🙂

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  586. Leigh Powell

    Thank you! Mom of 3 boys and now new baby GIRL! Will need these

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  587. Lorene

    Thank you!

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  588. Kim Thomas

    I saw your post from a friend on Facebook. So I clicked on it, boy this is what I need for my daughter. She has to take a test in school to graduate. She has tried this 3 times and failed all 3. And like you said, we want to be God. In the last few days, I have been praying and asking God for guidance. I feel that the 10 prayers is what I need. Thanks for posting…..

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  589. Kim Cash

    Thank you, Lysa! Such wise words! ❤️

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  590. Dawn Adamczyk

    Thank you so much Lysa. Just what I needed.
    Blessing,
    Dawn Adamczyk , mom of Victoria 16 and Erica 13.

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  591. Kerri

    Beautiful scriptures to ponder on. I lived reading this!

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  592. Jennifer McCullough

    Thank you for these beautiful prayers, I have 2 girls and find myself trying to control instead of letting God guide me. Amen to these prayers❤

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  593. Brooke Domek

    I have two little girls ages 7 & 3, and I lift them up in prayer multiple times a day. These prayers above are not only important, but life changing for them and their generations to come! Thank you Lysa!

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  594. Terri Bruntmyer

    Thank you so much! My only child, my daughter is 21 and away at college. It has been hard not talking to her every day and being involved in her daily life. Sometimes it is hard to catch up with her to chat once a week even! I am so proud of her! She is a smart, sensible girl but I worry a little about the influence of non-Christians that she might interact with. She has not found a church in her college town, I had hoped that she would. I also worry when she makes the 2 1/2 hour drive home, and about safety in general. It is a small college and has security but she sometimes has to walk across campus in the dark and late in the evening. It was also hard when she broke up with her first boyfriend while away at school and I couldn’t be there to comfort her. She is an equestrian administration major and she spends a lot of time in the barns (around 160 horses on campus). Late one evening she and a handful of other people were finishing up work in the barns and a stranger came in, strung out on drugs and yelling that he thought a biker gang was chasing him (just in his mind). I was on the phone with her when the guy walked in. She said she had to get off the phone. I was terrified for about 20 minutes until she was able to text – they had locked themselves in a tack room, called security and the police who arrested the guy. It was a long 20 minutes, trying to pray and so worried it was hard to find words to pray!. I am going to keep this in my Bible where I can look to this when I pray for her, especially at times when I struggle with exactly what/how to pray!

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  595. Amy P.

    I am a mom raising two daughters and a son. I am so glad I read your post today. I often try to fix what I think is broken to protect my children. I need to pray more and worry less.

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  596. Jonna

    These are so great! Need to be praying these over her constantly!

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  597. Lori Johnson

    I admit that I have been trying to be God in my daughters life. These prayers will help me back up a bit and let God work. Thank you for this articles, it has perfect timing. But Gods time is always perfect!

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  598. Kim Riddle

    From a mother of three adult girls, 23, 21, and 18, and two granddaughters, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for this! You see I am a new Christian of two years and I know what I want to pray, but sometimes just don’t know the words! I have learned to pray scriptures, but this just has everything I want for all my girls and more! This is truly a blessing to me! Thank You So Much!

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  599. Denise Channel

    I have a wonderful daughter that will be graduating from high school in May of this year and starting college in August out of state so I really need this!

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  600. Helen

    Thank you this is wonderful

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  601. Jo McEnroe

    I’m overwhelmed at the thought of how differently life for girls would be with these prayers. I have two girls in college, and hundreds of ‘kids’ – my students- who all need these prayers. I love the comment about the lady in conflict with her mother but forgiveness is rejoining them. I had a similar dlemna and pray I never have that with my girls. Being a mom is so hard! These prayers will help lift the burden or worry.

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    • Shannon R

      Thank you! thank you God for giving this message and prayers for my ten year old daughter today. We are working through this battle for her heart today…. Praying to give her direction as mom, but trusting God to lead her in character. Oh the joys and strengthening and patience through the Holy Spirit. Amen

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  602. Holly Loomis

    Lysa, I just want to thank you for your website and posts. I do thank God for you also. There are so many posts I see from you that I look at in disbelief because they speak so clearly to me that day and my life in general…every day. I have three girls ranging from 6-16! (Lord help me, lol!) Seriously though, I am so blessed. They are so challenging and yet so completely rewarding, and sometimes both at the same time!
    God is truly truly doing His work through you…so thank you thank you thank you…and praise God because of you!

    Sincerely,
    Holly Loomis

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  603. Krista Ferrell

    What a beautiful way to pray for my granddaughters!

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  604. Shannon

    Just this afternoon I patted myself on the back when my daughter saw confirmation for guidance and instruction I had given her. Thank you for letting me see clearly that GOD is the one who guides her steps and I am just used in the process sometimes if He sees fit. Thank you Lysa…

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  605. Ann

    I have prayed for and spoken blessings over my children many times through the years. However your ten are a better prayer guide because you take them right from God’s word. Thank you for sharing.

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  606. Sherry Timmerman

    Thank for such a great reminder that God is the one in control in our relationships with our children.

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  607. Laura

    Thank you so much for the wonderful prayers for daughters. They fit perfectly.

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  608. christine

    My oldest daughter (who is 16) is angry with me right now for something that happened over Christmas break. There was miss-communication and she still isn’t speaking to me and has blocked me from her phone. Please pray that she will eventually come around and start speaking to me again. Thank you Lysa…….

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  609. Paula

    Oh the sleepless nights. Many of them spent WHILE praying fervently for my daughter (and my son).

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  610. Amanda Whitaker

    Thank you for this beautiful reminder! I often look at my daughter and think that i know whats best for her. God is the one who truely knows who she is, inside and out, so why not intrust her to God with these prayers!

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  611. Natasha

    God bless you and thank you!

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  612. Kiesha

    I’m a mom to three daughters. Thx u for sharing!

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  613. Nita

    Lysa,
    Thank you so much for your posts and your books! It is so comforting to know as a wife, mother, daughter, friend, and child of God that I am not alone in my struggles in each role I have in life!

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  614. Tracie Davis

    I have twin 17 year old girls that love God and it is so hard to step back and let God do his thing! I loves all of these, but #9 just resonates with me so deeply. Thank you for posting these. I will be adding these to my prayers every day!

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  615. Melissa Hotaling

    This comes at a time where I struggle with this and in different ways. My daughters are in different stages in their lives: one a new mother and the other struggling to find her worth as an adolescent.

    I am saying a lot of prayers. I have faith in His plan.

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  616. Tammy

    I continue to pray for my daughters who are walking their own path. I pray they are touched in a way they will turn back to God soon! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  617. Lara

    I love this, thank you! I pray for my girls daily however having ideas on very specific things to pray for them is wonderful! Love your writing!

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  618. Christy

    Wonderful prayers for our daughters. Thank you!

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  619. Jaime

    TY for posting. It’s timely and just perfect for the spiritual warfare our family is going through right now. My daughter is in college, and is very double minded. One moment we r great, the next we r horrid people. I so want to say more to her but God has told me to wait on Him. Wait? wait? Me patient? Lol. So thank you for this. This is something everyday that I can pray over her. And ur right prayer is the only possibility with possibilities-that is a fact. in the past, (last week) made the problems more with me trying to run ahead of God. So again TY for posting! Praise God for His word that brings us truth and instruction. Bless you.

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  620. Laura

    My church is co-sponsoring a Mother & Daughter retreat in May, I think this would be a great resource for us! Thanks!,

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  621. Liz

    My mum had this problem too. She actually wrote me a letter saying that she had to let God be in control but wished he needed help as she had some great ideas. I struggle too particularly when it comes to safety. Your article was extremely timely thank you and God bless you.

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  622. Christal Helmick

    Thank you so much for this post. I have a teen daughter who I pray for, but am sometimes at a loss as to what I should be praying for her. Thank you for these Biblical truths to guide my prayers! Blessings to you!

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  623. Patty Johnson

    Thank you for this. I love this prayer list.

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  624. Bobbi

    This was such a great message, and perfect timing. We are at a retreat this weekend with almost 100 high schoolers, and I have gotten to spend time with my group of 7 young women. I will not only be saying these prayers for my own daughters but for my 7 girls this weekend as well! Thank you!!

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  625. Vicki Herndon

    Great stuff

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  626. Anika Vines-Ogle

    Lyssa: first and foremost thank you for this post. It is true many times as a mom I want the best for my daughter and for her to continue her spiritual growth(she is currently 7). But I have to tell you that many times I stand in God’s way because I want to control the situation and don’t fully hand it over to God. As humans we have such a hard time being able to trust and let go of a situation. Thank you soo much for writing this are ticket as I neede some solid scripture to help me let go and let my daughter exercise discernment and allow her relationship with Gid to grow.

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  627. Juli

    This was such a timely message for me. Thank you so much and God bless!

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  628. becky segerstrom

    It’s so important to pray for our girls… (and boys! :)) thank you for the reminder and for specific areas to pray about in their lives. I wish someone had prayed for me like this… but then again.. maybe they did.

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  629. Leticia marlow

    I want to know more scripture to help with my daughter

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  630. Kelli

    Lysa, I am thankful for your posts and especially for this one. Sometimes I feel like I am floundering when I pray for/over my girls and this is a GREAT directional prayer. My daughters are 5 and 3 and I will be praying these prayers and verses over them every day! Thank you!

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  631. becky segerstrom

    It’s so important to pray for our girls… and boys! thank you for the reminder and for specific areas to pray about in their lives. I wish someone had prayed for me like this… but then again.. maybe they did.

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  632. Serrena Westerfield

    Lysa you can so bring my deepest thoughts to words. Yes, to all 10 as I reviewed a prayer today that wrote and almost through it away thinking yes, right some day. You bring me hope through sharing your thoughts and devotions. Blessings to you today dear Lysa and I pray that your words will sink deep into the hearts of young Moms.

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  633. Ann Wallmark

    When we focus on Him as you help us do we are reminded, refreshed and renewed. Thanking God for you and ways to stay focused and serving and this helps social media be what it must be.. Thank you!

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  634. Vilmarie

    Love it! It was refreshing, powerful and comforting! Thanks!!!!

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  635. Jennifer Lytle

    Thank you for sharing this! It’s just what I needed!

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  636. sharon amato

    These will be my prayers for my girls even though they are adults… they have strayed from knowing and serving GOD. I am putting my trust and Faith in the Lord for them and my grandchildren… Please keep them all in your Prayers… Thank you

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  637. Brandi

    My 3 daughters livec with their father and I struggle with the things they are allowed to do and exposed to everyday. I am by no means a bible scholar but I do pray for my girls and that christ will show through them everyday. They go to church with me every other weekend and sometimes I see a passion and sometimes not. I can use all the guidance I can get and this sure helped thank you. I enjoy reading so much of your work. You can see in so many things your mother point of view. Great job and God bless.

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  638. Melissa E.

    I love this. My precious girl is 17 months. I will be printing this post and posting it on my fridge. I love your blog and I check in everyday!!

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  639. Brandi

    My 3 daughters live with their father and I struggle with the things they are allowed to do and exposed to everyday. I am by no means a bible scholar but I do pray for my girls and that christ will show through them everyday. They go to church with me every other weekend and sometimes I see a passion and sometimes not. I can use all the guidance I can get and this sure helped thank you. I enjoy reading so much of your work. You can see in so many things your mother point of view. Great job and God bless.

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  640. Carla

    Thank you Lysa for being such an inspiration and encouragement. You spur me to think deeper about my role as a wife, mother, and daughter of Christ. May God continue to bless your ministry.

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  641. Brandie

    Thank you SO much for all you share. I have 3 beautiful daughters (15, 7, 5) and I needed this today! Love it! Thank you again!

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  642. Anna Roddenberry

    I have a beautiful 24 year old daughter that is dealing with emotional issues from past trauma. I trying to give the situation to The Lord and be the right kind mother and know how to pray. These words will helpe find mine.

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  643. Jacky

    Lysa, this post was exactly what I needed to hear. God definitely had a work in getting me to view your site. My daughter Elizabeth has been facing some difficult times at school because she has been picked on and I wanted nothin more than to run into the school and be her defender. She is just five years old and I was overwhelmed that she was already facing difficult times in her short life. I have been searching and praying now for two weeks as to how to handle this when I stumbled upon your blog on Facebook. Simply praying for Elizabeth never crossed my mind as her best defense and my relief but God does reminds us continually to go to him with our trials. I just wanted to thank you for giving me a great start at praying for Elizabeth as well as my younger daughter Maddie.

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  644. Beth Donathan

    This is great, wish I had read it when my daughters were younger. They are both grown, married, one has a daughter ( adopted) the other is expecting her first child…. But a mothers heart never changes, it is still appropriate for them too!

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  645. Lisa

    Lysa,
    I have 2 daughters, age 12 and 9. I thank God they loves the Lord so much! I thank God they knew Him early in their life. Every day i keep praying that they will fear the Lord and put God as number one in their lives. I pray that God use them as His instruments for His glory. Your post and book will help us a lot. My husband and I will use these scriptures to pray for them. Thank you!

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  646. Sharilyn

    Wonderful….prayers for Granddaughter! Thanks

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  647. Ronda

    It’s so hard to watch our kids grow up in such a crazy world. I’m learning to pray for my family to stay in God’s Will (per Pastor Steven) and when we’re in God’s Will we make right choices. Your advice always makes me realize simple things I can do to make things easier as a mom. Thanks!

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  648. Molli Balcom

    This is where I struggle the most when it comes to my daughter. She is still very young but has gone through a lot in the last year with her father walking out on us. I am now a single young mom and the one thing I always find myself doing is being stressed, anxious, and overwhelmed with wanting to keep her from being effected by anything that’s happening between her father and I, let alone the rest of the world. I want her growing up with a strong faith and understanding that God provides, heals, and loves. And I know the only way I can truly do this is to lead by example, pray for her daily, and teach her the importance of a relationship with God. Thank you for reminding me most Moms struggle with this too but by clinging to my faith I can help her grow to be a woman of faith.

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  649. Jan Reilly

    Thank you for this article. I pray these things for my daughter. I thank God for his promises and faithfulness.

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