22 Thoughtful Prayers for My Son (Protection & Healing)

The Book of Proverbs was written by a father who wanted to give his son both spiritual and practical guidance concerning the best way to live his life. These prayers, inspired by the Book of Proverbs, will help you to join forces with God in bringing your son up in the fear and admonition of the Lord.

Prayers for My Son
“My son, if you accept my words
and store up my commands within you,
turning your ear to wisdom
and applying your heart to understanding—
indeed, if you call out for insight
and cry aloud for understanding,
and if you look for it as for silver
and search for it as for hidden treasure,
then you will understand the fear of the Lord
and find the knowledge of God…
Then you will understand what is right and just
and fair—every good path.” Proverbs 2:1-5, and 9

A Short Prayer for My Son

These words inspired by Proverbs 2 are a great way to pray for your son’s success.

“Father God, give my son wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. Grant him success in all his ways. Guard his course and protect his ways. Help him to understand what is right and just and fair—every good path. Allow wisdom to enter his heart. Give him discretion that will protect him and wisdom that will guard him from evil. Save him from the ways of wicked men whose words are perverse, who have left the straight paths to walk in dark ways, who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil, whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways. Also save him from the wayward woman with her seductive words. Allow him to walk in the ways of the good and keep to the paths of the righteous. Amen.”

Prayers for My Son’s Health

You might consider praying this prayer for your son’s physical health or emotional well-being.

“Father God, I lift up my son to you today and I pray for his physical and emotional well-being. Keep his body healthy and his mind strong. Give him strength for each task that each must complete today. Help him to have clear thoughts. Guard his emotions. Sustain him in all of his endeavors. When he is tired and weak, give him rest. When he is sore and hurting, soothe his aching body. Give him a long and prosperous life. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen. ”

A Prayer for My Struggling Son

One of the most difficult aspects of parenthood is watching one of your children struggle in life. If you have a son going through a season of difficulty, consider praying this prayer of hope and deliverance inspired by the Book of Proverbs.

“Heavenly Father, my son needs Your guidance and direction. He is struggling in so many ways. Please, speak Your words of wisdom into his mind. Guard his emotions, for I know that everything we do flows from our heart. Keep his gaze fixed on You. Do not let him walk the path of darkness any longer. Keep his feet from evil. Protect him in all his ways. Surround him with Your love. Plant his feet on solid ground. Fill his heart with joy. In Your Holy and Precious Name I pray, Amen.”

Prayer for Son Protection

Let these words from Proverbs inspire your thoughts as you pray for your son’s protection:

“My son, keep your father’s command
and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
Bind them always on your heart;
fasten them around your neck.
When you walk, they will guide you;
when you sleep, they will watch over you;
when you awake, they will speak to you.
For this command is a lamp,
this teaching is a light,
and correction and instruction
are the way to life.” Proverbs 6:20-23
“Lord God, help me to teach my son the right way to live. Watch over him while he is asleep and when he is awake. Correct him when he steps outside of Your will and into danger. Light a path before him so that he will not stumble and fall. Protect him from evil men and evil ways. Keep him away from evil. Shelter him from all physical harm. Guard his heart and mind. Thank You for Your watch-care over him each day. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Healing Prayers for My Son

Pray one of these prayers of healing over your son when he is sick.

“Lord God, I appeal to You today on behalf of my son who is sick. Please heal him of this illness. You know that I would gladly take his place so that his suffering would be mine. My heart is breaking as I watch him endure this pain. Please, remove this physical infirmity and fill him with renewed energy and strength. I will praise You for answered prayer. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
“Heavenly Father, Healer and Sustainer of life, place your hand of healing upon my son. Cure him of this illness. Bring health to his body and nourishment to his bones. Remove this sickness from him and make him well so that he can walk, run, play, and live. Amen.”
“Dear Jesus, will you please perform a miracle in my son’s life and heal him of his illness? Will you make him well and whole again? Give those who are caring for him the knowledge and expertise to bring about his healing from this sickness. I place him in Your loving hands, Amen. ”
Prayers for My Son

A Prayer for My Son’s Future

Every parent wants his son to have a prosperous future. That desire was the entire purpose and intention for the Book of Proverbs. As you pray for your son each day, send him a verse from Proverbs as a way of encouraging him to pursue God’s perfect plan for his life.

“Dear God, I know that you love my son just as much and even more than I love him. I also know that You want to bless him with a long and prosperous life. So, I am asking today that You lead and guide him toward Your perfect plan for his life. Help him to make good choices. Steer him clear of danger. Bless his home, his family, and his work. Allow him to prosper and enjoy life. Fill his life with good things and give him the desires of his heart. Most of all, Lord, draw him into a close relationship with You, for that is the only way he will truly have a prosperous life.”

A Prayer for My Son to Find Love

“He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord.” Proverbs 18:22

The father who wrote Proverbs repeatedly encouraged his son to avoid the promiscuous and wayward woman and to instead seek a virtuous wife. Pray this prayer from Proverbs 31 that your son will find a wife of noble character.

“Dear Heavenly Father, Your word says in Proverbs 31 that a wife of noble character is worth more than great riches. So, I am asking that you help my son to find this kind of woman to fall in love with and eventually marry. May she bring him good, and not harm, all the days of her life. Help him to find a wife who is not lazy, but rather one who is eager to work and will help provide for the needs of her family. May she be wise in her spending and know how to manage money well. May she also be generous and compassionate towards those in need. May she be talented and clothed with strength and dignity. Lord, let my son fall in love with someone who will bring him respect and not harm. May their home be filled with laughter and joy. May her children love her and praise her for all she does for them. May she speak with wisdom and faithful instruction. Most of all, may she honor You with her life. This is the type of wife that I am asking you to give my Son. Amen.”

Prayers for My Teenage Son

The words of wisdom in Proverbs are certainly applicable for sharing with a teenage son. Share these short verses with your son as prayers of blessing over him.

“A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, but a mocker does not respond to rebukes. May my son heed my instruction and respond to my rebuke.” Proverbs 13:1
“A sluggard’s appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied. Lord, help my son to be a hard and diligent worker.” Proverbs 13:4
“Stay away from a fool, for you will not find knowledge on their lips. God, help my son to recognize the fool from the wise and to avoid the first and embrace the second.” Proverbs 14:7
“A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel. Dear God, help my son to keep his emotions in check, to be patient, to not start a fight, and to keep a cool head.” Proverbs 15:18
“Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. Lord, help my teenage son to be humble and respectful of others. Keep him from becoming prideful and conceited.” Proverbs 16:18
“Listen, my son! Listen, son of my womb! Listen, my son, the answer to my prayers! Do not spend your strength on women, your vigor on those who ruin kings. Oh God, please help my son to keep his hormones in check. Do not let him pursue people or things that will be his ruin.” Proverbs 31:2-3

A Prayer for My Grown Son

“Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, my God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your mighty acts to all who are to come” Psalm 71:18

A parent never stops loving or caring about his son. Even when they are grown, sons are the joy and crown of their parents. Pray this prayer on behalf of your grown son as you think about the pride and joy you feel in being his parent.

“Heavenly Father, I am so proud of my son. I thank you for allowing me to be his father/mother. Now that he is older and on his own, I know that he does not need my help or instruction as often, but I hope he knows that he can still come to me if he needs anything. Would You please watch over him and take care of him since he is no longer under my watchful eye? I pray that You would bless him and his family. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

A Prayer for My Son on His Birthday

Use this prayer of blessing on your son’s birthday as part of the celebration.

“Lord God, we are celebrating this special day when my son came into this world. I was so grateful when you blessed me with a boy that I could raise as my own. I pray that You will bless him on his birthday today and always. Let him have another wonderful year of life and fill each day with many good things. In Your Name I pray, Amen.”

A Prayer for My Son in Heaven

Pray this prayer for comfort and strength when you have a son that has proceeded you into Heaven.

“Dear Heavenly Father, I am grieving the loss of my son today. I miss him so much. I know that You know how it feels to lose a son to death when Jesus died on the cross. Yet, I also know that You know the joy of being reunited with Your son because of His resurrection from the dead. I too am longing for that day when my son and I will be reunited. Until then, please give me strength to endure each day. Please help me to trust Your perfect plan. Like David, who also lost a son, I know that he cannot return to me, but one day I will go to him and for that I am eternally grateful. Amen.”

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