Prayers for Parents: 15 Powerful Uplifting

By David •  Updated: 04/06/22 •  11 min read

We can’t overemphasize the roles of our precious parents in our lives. It’s no wonder the Bible admonishes us to respect and honor them so that we will live long.

One of the things you can do for your parents as an appreciative child is to pray for different aspects of your parents’ lives.

These include their health, physical strength, provision, spiritual lives, and so on.

So do you want to cultivate the habit of praying for your parents? I have prayers for parents in this article that you can take full advantage of.

Here are 15 Powerful Uplifting Prayers for Parents

  1. Anniversary Prayer for Parents.

Jeremiah 17:7-8: But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.

It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit. (NIV)

Dear Lord, thank you for making my parents an amazing pair. Thank you for the years you have graciously allowed them to enjoy companionship with each other and us. I also thank you for keeping them alive to celebrate another special wedding anniversary.

Lord, I pray that you, who have kept them together until now, will continue to keep them happy and united. I request that you keep them alive to mark many more anniversaries in good health surrounded by everyone they love.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Birthday Prayer for Parents.

Numbers 6:24-26: The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. (NIV)

Heavenly Father, thank you for my dearest parents, who are both marking their birthdays today. Thank you for the fruitful years they have lived together.

I pray that you will add many more years to their lives. On this special day, fill their lives with your goodness and mercy.

May your blessings upon their lives be so matchless that they will be the envy of all.

Thank you, Gracious God, because I know that you have granted my heartfelt request.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Blessing Prayer for Parents.

Psalm 20:4 – May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. (NIV)

Mighty and Everlasting God, I ask for your immeasurable blessings in the lives of my beloved mother and father.

Lord, you know how much they have toyed to see that we have a comfortable life.

Therefore, I ask that you bless them so much with all the blessings of heaven. Keep them alive to see their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Above all, may they depart from this earth beyond fulfilled and in their very old age also.

In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray, Amen.

  1. Deliverance Prayer for Parents.

Psalm 3:8 – From the Lord comes deliverance. May your blessing be on your people. (NIV)

Almighty God, you know how my parents have faced both physical and spiritual attacks from the enemy.

However, I’m not afraid because the weapons of our warfare at not canal ones. But mighty ones that are effective to pull down strongholds of the enemies.

Therefore, I pray against all the works of darkness against my parents’ lives.

Lord, you have armed me with strength for battle; you have humbled my adversaries before me.

Also, you made my enemies turn their backs in flight. Likewise, I put the enemies of my parents to flight; and I destroy them completely.

In the name of Jesus, I declare my parents delivered me from the attacks of the people.

Father, I request that you preserve their spirits, souls, and bodies physically and spiritually.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Healing Prayer for Parents.

Exodus 23:25 – Worship the Lord your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you. (NIV)

Compassionate God, I pray for the divine healing of my sick parents. Your word tells me that healing is the children’s bread; they are also your children Lord.

And you know how much they love you and how tenaciously they’ve served in your vineyard. Therefore, I ask that you heal them of every ailment associated with aging.

If any part of their system has failed in its function, I ask that you replace them with our Creator.

Please strengthen them, energize their mortal bodies, and sustain them till a ripe old age before you call them to glory peacefully.

In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

  1. Morning Prayer for Parents.

Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (NIV)

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for bringing my family and me to this bright and beautiful day.

This morning, I pray for my dear parents, who made my life complete. I pray, Lord, that you take care of all their needs and grant their heart desires.

This morning also, I ask that you make them enjoy your peace that passes all understanding. Align their steps to greatness for the remaining years of their lives on earth.

Make their lives complete just as you’ve made mine since I came to the knowledge of Christ.

Thank you, dear Lord, because I know you have granted my prayer request.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. New Month Prayer for Parents.

Psalm 34:8 – Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. (NIV)

Heavenly Father, thank you for bringing my parents and me into a new month. In this new season, may their lives blossom in every aspect.

Fill their lives with joy and happiness. May this month deliver an unimaginable testimony into their hands. I

pray, Lord, that in this new month, you’ll grant an answer to the greatest prayer request they have prayed for so long.

Above all, may this month bring amazing and innumerable testimonies to their lives.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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  1. Prayer for Divorced Parents.

Deuteronomy 30:16 – For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands,

decrees, and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess. (NIV)

Heavenly Father, the Scripture says we should give you thanks in all things. Therefore, I’m thankful to you for the lives of my parents, who are now divorced.

Lord, I’m not happy that their relationship ended this way, but I’m grateful at least it wasn’t as messy as it should have been.

Thank you for giving them both the wisdom to handle the situation maturely.

As they begin to learn how to live without each other, I pray you grant them both the grace to move on without much difficulty.

If it pleases you, I pray that you will bring reconciliation between them in the nearest future so that my family will be complete again.

In the mighty name of Jesus, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Elderly Parents.

Psalm 31:19 – How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you, that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you. (NIV)

Gracious God, I’m indeed grateful to you for the life of my parents, who have been aging gracefully.

Now that they are even getting older and more feeble, I ask you to sustain them with your sufficient grace.

Rejuvenate their physical bodies, imbue them with your strength that their physical strength will not fail them any time soon.

Like you sustained Moses, Joshua, Caleb, and all the other patriarchs of old, I ask that you uphold them as well, even until their last breath.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Good Health of Parents.

3 John 1:2 – Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. (NIV)

Gracious God, thank you because our perfect health has always been a delight to you.

Your word says that there’s time for everything under the sun. Likewise, I pray for my parents; it’s their set harvest time.

Lord, they have toyed and worked for so long, now they are getting old.

I ask that you crown their years with good health so they can enjoy the fruits of their labor. Bless them with longevity to reap all they have sown in our lives from childhood until now.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Parents’ Marriage.

2 Corinthians 9:8 – And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. (NIV)

Dear family, I know it’s your will for every marriage to be as blissful as you intended it from the beginning of time.

Hence, I commit my parents to you; bless their union and make it far more blissful than it has ever been.

I rebuke the devil over the loving relationship between my mom and dad.

May this love never grow sour or turn to hatred no matter what comes their way. Keep them together in love and their bond with each other unbreakable until the end.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Parents’ Strength.

Habakkuk 3:19 – The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights. (NIV)

Holy God, there is no God besides you, and there is no rock except you, our God.

I ask you who arms us with strength and keeps our way secure to make my parents’ feet like the feet of a deer.

Strengthen them physically; make their bones fat, and convert their weaknesses to strength.

Even as they age daily, may you, Father, make their strength wax stronger and stronger.

Thank you, God, because it is you that causes us to stand on the heights.

It is you that train our hands for battle; that our arms can bend a bow of bronze. Therefore, you can do all things.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Parents’ Salvation.

John 20:29 – Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed. (NIV)

Father Lord, you desire that everyone will come to the knowledge of your son, Jesus.

Therefore, I pray for the salvation of my parents. Please bring them to the knowledge of Christ and increase them daily as they find Jesus.

May their faith continually burn with passion and hunger. Above all, preserve their bodies, spirits, and souls blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus. Amen.

  1. Prayer for Grieving Parents.

Psalm 30:5 – For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. (NIV)

Gracious God, you understand all about grief because who had a taste of it when your beloved son was nailed to the cross for the sins of the whole world.

Lord, I ask that you comfort all the parents grieving for one reason or the other, especially those grieving the loss of a child or spouse.

Holy Spirit, please sustain them with everything that makes you God. May the loss they have suffered not lead to their end or destruction.

Help them recover from the pain and trauma this might have caused. And fill their lives with hope again.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Parents’ Fighting.

Matthew 5:9 – Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. (NIV)

Dear Prince of Peace, I pray for your peace in the lives of many parents who are constantly fighting.

Take away strife, hatred, and conflicts from their lives. Fill their hearts with your love and peace.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Conclusion

With constant prayers for your parents, they’re bound to bask in good health, sound mind, joy, and stay protected from the wiles of the enemies.

Hence, I urge you to take these prayers for parents with all seriousness, and you’ll be amazed at the outcome they will produce for you.

David

Is an Ordained Minister and Life Coach. He is an ordained minister since 1988. Shortly after receiving Jesus as his personal savior, he answered the call to ministry.