The One Powerful Prayer for every Christian Parent

The One Powerful Prayer for every Christian Parent

I am not a singer, even though I love to sing. Yet, I decided to sing in front of a huge crowd few weeks ago for a special occasion . A quick prayer was essential while standing in front of the crowd knowing fully well that I have never sang in front of a crowd for more than a decade.

I had picked a meaningful hymn with a chorus and 3 stanzas, but I just couldn’t hit the right notes at the right time. Somehow, I finished the song and ran towards my chair with my head covered hoping to never ever sing again in public. My children whispered, “Mama, you sing song?”, and I replied ” It was not good at all “

I heard and learned a lesson

Couple of days later, I was in the room with my 3-year-old triplets, and I saw them holding a spoon each as if to mimic a microphone singing a familiar hymn. The very hymn I sang in public, and the very hymn I never wanted to sing again. 

My heart was filled with joy because it was the very song I wished I didn’t ruin or ever sing out loud. Having only practiced  twice in the room while my children were playing with their toys they surprised me. I didn’t know my toddlers would learn that song without me teaching them. “Mama,you sing good” they echoed together.


The prayer and lesson I learned from my children :

My children love to imitate me in everything I do and say!

 Mamas, we don’t necessarily have to teach our children everything because many things they pick up on their own.

I didn’t have to sit and teach them those 3 stanzas, they learned by just watching me sing. I held my head high and sang my heart out with them in the room.

My real audience is my children, they didn’t care if I hit the high notes or followed the music well.  They simply saw their mama smiling and singing in front of a huge crowd.

They have now begun to imitate how I react to stressful situation, and how I underline my Bible with colorful pens, and even how I pray. I fear if they will imitate only my worse behaviors.


 The powerful prayer I learned to pray that night was – Jesus, I pray most earnestly that my children will imitate me imitate YOU!

Prayer for A Christian Parent to pray every day

Therefore become imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example], as well-beloved children [imitate their father] Ephesians 5:1, AMP

Let this be our one prayer for our children that they will imitate us imitating Jesus. The way Jesus talked, walked, showed compassion to everyone, loved sinners and hated sin. As parents, may we have a great relationship with our children just like our Heavenly Father had with His SON JESUS. Let us pray that ultimately we will point our children back to the ONE who created them wonderfully and fearfully. 

Dear Reader, this prayer is for you as well to pray for your biological and spiritual children today.

Heavenly Father, thou hast placed me on this earth to be a witness for You, so here I am at the altar bringing my request and supplication. This is my prayer Jesus, that my children will imitate me imitating YOU. As I raise godly children for God’s Kingdom, I pray that my priority be about imitating your Love and care for the perishing souls and compassion for the helpless.

I pray I stand in the gap for my children despite my struggles, and be an overcomer in Christ.May my walk be in love, my talk be about Jesus, and my life be all about pointing my children to Christ.

Jesus, everything you did on this earth was about Your “Father’s House”. So l pray that my children will imitate me striving to glorify Your Name. May my lips be filled with praise, and my actions be complete with the fruit of the Spirit for my children to watch and follow.

In the most powerful and Holy name of Lord Jesus Christ I humbly pray. Amen

How did this post resonate with you today? What lesson have your children taught you? Is there a prayer you utter for your children? Please do share them here on the comments below.

Powerful prayer of a Christian Mom

Do come back next week as we will talk about the 3 S’s our family should exercise to imitate Jesus on this earth. 

You can find my updates on my Facebook page as well : Diana’s Devotional Diaries  

Until we meet again here,

Let us imitate Christ




Today I am linking my blog post with my fellow bloggers :#MomentsofHope , Christian Marriage and Motherhood , #glimpsesofhisbeauty , #TuesTalk, #SittingAmongFriends , #RechardgeWednesday , #HeartEncouragement, #Salt&Light , #FaithnFriends , #FaithonFire

About Diana

I am a daughter, sister, wife, and mom to my triplets. Each of these God given roles have shaped me to be the woman I am today. My blog is about how I have found God to be alive in me through the lessons I keep on learning each day. Through the storms and songs in the darkest hour I saw God standing with me.
Christianity is not a religion to me but a personal relationship I have with my Creator who so freely gave His life for me .
Dear Friend, I pray that you too will know this Savior who died not only for your SINS but also for all your SORROWS on the Cross. May you be found in HIM.

Philippians 3:14 (KJV) I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Page with Comments

  1. Praying for my children has been on my heart more and more as they get older. It is so important to start praying for our kids when they are little so we are in that habit when they desperately need our prayers in the teen/adult years. I love your heart and your prayers for your children. Thank you for sharing:) Love, Rachael @ Inking the Heart

    1. Rachael, I am so glad to hear your testimony as a mama yourself. When mama’s rise up to meet their Savior, the next generation will most certainly imitate the same.

  2. Outstanding prayer…very true..children do imitate their parents..Let the Almighty God enable us to be great imitators of God before our children. May God bless you and continue to use you in this magnificent manner in the coming days too…God be with you

  3. Your blog is beautiful, Diana, and the fonts so dark and big: quite easy to read. This post hits home because children learn by example. We can’t go wrong if they are copying us steadfastly following the Lord. ❤️

    1. Edith ,thank you so much for the compliment for I am so encouraged. Yes, nothing can go wrong if our children copy us imitate our Lord


    1. Thank you Sarah for visiting me 🙂 I love your comments, and yes it is absolutely amazing and nerve breaking how our children love to imitate us

  4. Such a fabulous reminder of the importance of walking out our love for Him every day! Isn’t it amazing how the way our children see us is so much like the way our Father sees us?!? 🙂

  5. Beautiful, powerful thoughts. I am reminded that my little ones are always watching and internalizing and mirroring me. What hymn was it? 🙂

  6. This is beautiful Diana! I love how God works and these littles ARE like sponges aren’t they? I love how you said when they look at you they “will” see Jesus. Amen!

  7. Even though my children are most grown now, it’s still so important that I walk in a way that they would want to imitate me. I pray my life always points them in the direction of Jesus. Thank you for sharing and linking up with the #glimpses community.

    1. Barbie, I love visiting #glimpses and love getting your comments on my post. Imitating Christ will be life long process right?
      May we shine for Jesus

  8. I’m visiting from the LiveFree community. This is so beautiful, Diana — and so true! There is no greater tool for bringing our children to Christ, than that of LIVING BY EXAMPLE. If we can’t show them the truth and power behind God’s transforming work in the heart of a Christian, our testimony is lost. Thank you for sharing this. You’re a GREAT mom!

    1. Rebecca ,thank you so very much for visiting me today and for your kind words. You said it well, there is no other greater tool than living by example.
      May your family be ever blessed

  9. What a beautiful prayer expressing a wonderful desire! They do pick up on everything we do and say. I too pray that what they imitate will honor God.

  10. So true, children pick up on everything we say or do, even when we don’t realise it! I love your prayer- it is so important that we imitate Christ so that we are setting a good example. Glad to be your neighbour at Chasing Community today!

  11. Diana, how precious that your sweet children wanted to sing like their mama! I love your suggestion to pray that our kids will imitate us as we imitate Jesus. So glad to meet you this week through the #HeartEncouragement linkup!

  12. Diana, very smart post. You are so right that our children are our most important audience. Beautiful blog! I hope you are having a precious time journaling with God! 😉

  13. I distinctly recall this with my own children, and now I’m seeing that my grandson copies his dad flawlessly — in both the admirable and the not-so-great qualities. It was the same for me, and it kept me ever on my knees. Still does.

  14. Beautiful Diana! And your words share the truth, we are the role models for our children. We have three adult sons and they still learn from us. It’s amazing to see the influence we have on our children, family, and those around us. I continue to pray to be the Salt and Light! Thank you for sharing!

  15. Well said Di, This is a wonderful part that you have said. Till today I have been imitating u n will be… becoz u have always been a best example go me through my parents… N its very true that u are n will always be an inspiration to us…. Thank you…

  16. A beautiful read to start the day , you doing a great job .. To bring in godly way and I pray God be with you and incline His spirit in you to touch many others

  17. I love this prayer, Diana. It is SO true how important our own behavior impacts our children! I pray I too, constantly reflect the heart of Chris in everything I do as a parent. Pinned this one too!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *