Prayers for adult children and relationships. The bond between a mother and a daughter should be valued. However, a mother-and-daughter relationship can be challenging and complex due to the stages of life that children face.
At every stage of your daughter’s life, the natural response of a mother is they want to continue to teach and nurture their child. However, as your daughter grows and develops, they are keen to become a young adult, experience life, become independent, and build their relationships. Therefore, a mother’s prayer for her daughter is fundamental at every stage of their life.
This article aims to explore the reasons why we should pray for our children and the importance of a mother–daughter relationship. This article also outlines how a mother’s prayer for her daughter can protect and encourage her throughout life.
Why should we pray for our children?
We are living in a fallen world, and there is an expectation that we raise our children in a society where values are contrary to the word of God. We live in a world that wants to hurt and destroy our children with sexual exploitation and peer pressure, and girls have been informed by negative social images that they need to be a specific size and look a sure way to be accepted.
For this reason, we need to pray for our children and cover them in prayer against the plans and wiles of the enemy who comes to kill, steal and destroy. “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy…” (John 10:10).
We need to pray for our children so that we remain alert and aware and equally hear God’s voice in every situation as a family unit. Likewise, mothers should pray for their daughters, praying a prayer of blessing over them.
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Therefore, a mother’s prayer for her daughter is essential because the prayer of blessing over your daughter cannot be reversed (Numbers 23:20). It is through a mother’s prayer for her daughter that blessings can be spoken over her, thus enabling your daughter to be confident in Christ Jesus. “The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you, the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace” (Numbers 6:24-26).
Praying for our adult children is also a divine assignment, and it is the duty and responsibility of every mother. A mother’s prayer for her daughter empowers, protects, and defends them.
Equally, a mother’s prayer for her daughter nurtures them spiritually, giving them the spirit of excellence in all they do. Finally, a mother’s prayer for her daughter destroys every weapon formed against them. “No weapon formed against you shall prosper…” (Isaiah 54:17).
Mother’s prayer for her daughter
Dear Jesus, thank you for who you are. You are indeed omnipotent and omnipresent. I am grateful that you can see into our hearts. So now, God, please look into my daughter’s heart. Purify her heart and protect her from all evil thoughts and ideas. Help my daughter to see the beauty you have placed inside of her. And help her not to be blinded by the world’s definition of beauty. Father, allow her to be secure in who you say she is; fearfully and wonderfully made; a royal priesthood, a chosen generation.
I pray for Your spiritual, physical, and emotional defense over my daughter. Please help her to know that you are her refuge and strength in times of difficulty. Protect her mind from evil conversations and grant her the spirit of discernment. Heavenly Father, help her to hear your voice clearly so that she will listen to nothing but the truth. Lord, help her to realize that safety can only be found in You and no one else. So, thank you, Father, for your love, strength, and protection over my daughter in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
A mother’s prayer for her daughter helps because worldly pleasures, enemies, and the flesh constantly attack children. Therefore, being aware that your daughter is under attack should encourage persistent prayer.
A mother’s prayer for her daughter helps because no one can pray for your daughter as you can. This is because you know your daughter intimately, and a mother can discern their weaknesses, struggles, and hurts.
The importance of the mother-daughter relationship
A mother-daughter relationship is vital because, from birth, a mother takes on the responsibility of caring, cooking, and generally looking after their daughter into womanhood. A mother may not necessarily be biologically related; however, a simple definition of a mother can show unconditional love, giving their full support or being a caregiver, helping their daughter progress and develop throughout their life into womanhood.
A mother-daughter relationship is essential according to the Word of God because a mother helps their daughter to walk in the truth. “I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth” (3 John 1:4).
A mother-daughter relationship is essential because a daughter can be influenced by her mother’s behavior, conduct, and attitude. Therefore, a mother’s prayer is to speak wisdom and kindness over them (Proverbs 31:26).
Praying for your daughter will cause them to honor and respect you as their mother. Children are commanded to keep their parents/guardians so that they may live to see long days (Deuteronomy 5:16).
Understanding the purpose of a mother’s prayer for her daughter will enable you to pray persistently and effectively in your Christian walk. In addition, knowing why you should pray for your children and the importance of a mother-daughter relationship will also enable you to develop a deeper relationship with God and achieve greater self-discipline in praying for others.
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