Prayer For 18 Year Old Daughter
Father God, thank you for giving an amazing daughter. She is truly a gift from above. Lord, I commit all her plans into your hands. Give my daughter wisdom to make the right choices in her studies and life. Help her to start and finish each day with you. Remind her that you're in charge of her life. May she do everything with excellence for the glory of your holy name. May she always be at the top and not at the bottom, above only and not beneath. It is in Jesus' name, I believe and pray, Amen.
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,
. 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,
Dear Lord, I have faith you know what is best for my 18 year old daughter. Her life, this last year has been full of anxiety and more profound disappointments and sadness than most teenagers.
Grant her strength to overcome this start to her adult life and take on the challenge with renewed hope and strength of her life's path as she begins university.
Grant that she has the courage to see her own path and rise above the neediness of her father who cannot let go. Help her soar with faith and love and have knowledge of you and bring her back to your fold so she is able to petition you directly for her desires.
Help her know you and honour you. In your name Lord Jess Christ, Amen.
Thank you dear Lord for hearing my prayer
Lord, I pray Your emotional, physical, and spiritual protection over my daughter. Keep evil far from her, and help her to trust You as her refuge and strength. I pray You will guard her mind from harmful instruction, and grant her discernment to recognize truth. I pray You will make her strong and courageous in the presence of danger, recognizing that You have overcome and will set right all injustice and wrong one day. Help her to find rest in Your shadow, as she lives in the spiritual shelter You provide for her. Let her know that the only safe place is in Jesus, and that her home on earth is only temporary. In Jesus name, amen.
Dear Jesus, we weep with you over the number of our kids who are buying into the lie that sexual pleasure is something to experiment with. We pray that our daughters would treasure their sexuality as a true gift from You, and that they would honor that gift by saving it as a precious treasure to give their future spouse. We ask that you would help them to be strong in the face of their own desires and that they would choose purity in the face of temptation.
Lord we also ask that you'd protect our daughters from the idea that they must do anything and everything (including abusing their bodies through eating disorders, drug abuse, or other harmful behaviors) in order to attaining a preferred shape or figure. We pray you'd protect our sons from that kind of destructive thinking, and that if they're tempted to take these kind of drastic measures, that you'd send someone in their lives to stop them. Help them to remember over and over that their identity is not in how they look on the outside but what you see as their potential and worth on the inside.
We pray that our daughters would treasure their health as a gift from God and that they would have a passion to eat nutritious food and to stay active in order to do their part to take care of this treasure. In Jesus name, Amen.
Dear Lord, I know that Your Word does not return void and I'm believing great things for my daughter today:
1. 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).
2. May she find comfort in Your ability, God, to reach her, hold her and rescue her (2 Samuel 22:17-18).
3. 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).
4. May she keep herself under control and not give full vent to people and situations that anger her (Proverbs 29:11).
5. 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 31). May we both grow in our relationship with You. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
Dear Lord, I thank you for the unique personality of my daughter. I thank you that she is who she is and I ask that you continue to nurture in her that one-of-a-kind-ness that she has. What a joy it has been for her mother and I to raise her and yes, even sometimes, learn from her. Thank you for giving her to us.
I ask that now, as she turns 18 and is, in a real way, an adult in charge of her own decisions that you help her mother and I to let go a little more. It is hard for us, but we have tried to teach her, guide her, and encourage her in the way she should live. Grant us the courage to now slowly and gently back-off as she exercises her own choices.
Father, she doesn't quite now what she wants to do with her life yet. I am glad. It is too soon for her to know. She wants to go to college and has one picked out. I pray that the admissions and application and requirements and scholarships (oh please Lord, scholarships!) come through and she is able to pursue higher education. But my biggest prayer is that as she finds her path that you would guide her and direct her and yes, protect her from both materialistic greed and from idealistic wastefulness.
Someday she will probably get married, although if she is called to singleness, I pray you grant her peace about that. But assuming she marries, I pray that the man she chooses will be a good manno, scratch thata great man who is kind, caring, and understanding. I pray that he is a man who is committed to you and your ways and who is thoroughly grounded in the Scriptures. I pray that he will be a man that will protect her but also allow her to be who she is and not expect an impossible ideal for a wife.
In the time before she marries convict her towards purity, and keep her chaste. When she does finally choose, help her mother and I to not get in the way and be an obstacle or an unpleasantness for the young man.
I ask Father that she live in a world that is at peace. Right now things don't really look so great but I ask that as she learns and builds her life that problems like war, terrorism, economic uncertainty, drug abuse, broken families, and societal confusion would all be gone. I pray that she never knows poverty, war, famine or sickness. In the biblical metaphor, I ask that her cattle always be fruitful and that her wine vats always be filled. Yet, I know that adversity will likely come. When it does grant her the character to withstand it and the integrity to maintain fidelity to her faith convictions.
I ask that now, as she is no longer a child, that her relationship with her wonderful sister would deepen and strengthen. May they ever be fast friends and confidants; advocates and helpers for one another. I yearn for there to be an almost magical bond between my two daughters as they share life together in this wonderful gift of family.
Bless her, O Lord, with fulfillment and meaning in all that she does and lift her above her peers to places of recognition and leadership. I know that is bold to ask, but that is what I want for her.
You know all the good I desire for her, but I know that your plans are better than mine. I have loved her since she was in my wife's womb, but you have loved her since the foundation of the world. I recognize that she doesn't belong to me, but you. So now I submit to your best plan and ask that she be used to fulfill your kingdom purposes.
I ask all of this, and more, in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord, by the power and presence of the Holy Spirit, and in the knowledge of the Father's love for all his children. Amen.