NIV Sample Scripture Prayer List

When choosing a Scripture template to pray for your sons and daughters, you may select one from the topical list below, choose your own, or your I55 leader will assist in finding just the right Scripture. You may also contact us at for assistance. For ladies new to Scripture praying, we've included an example in each section below.


  • Psalm 118:19-21
  • John 3:16-18
  • II Timothy 2:25(b)-26
  • Isaiah 45:8
  • II Corinthians 7:10
  • Colossians 1:13-14

Father, I pray that You would grant [insert name] repentance leading her to knowledge of the truth, that she would come to her senses and escape the trap of the devil, who has taken her captive to do his will. In Jesus' Name, Amen (II Timothy 2:25b-26)

Strength; Courage; Spiritual Growth and Maturity; Good Spiritual Character

  • Joshua 1:7-9
  • Psalm 119:33-40
  • Colossians 3:1-3,12-14
  • II Samuel 22:33-37
  • Ephesians 1:17-19
  • I Peter 2:2-5
  • Psalm 1:1-3
  • Ephesians 3:16-19
  • II Peter 1:5-9
  • Psalm 119:9-16
  • Ephesians 4:22-27

Father, I pray that out of Your glorious riches, You may strengthen [insert name] with power through Your Spirit in his inner being, so that Christ may dwell in his heart through faith. And I pray that he, being rooted and established in love, may have power together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that he may be filled to the measure of all Your fullness. In Jesus' Name, Amen. (Ephesians 3:16-19)

Babies (In the Womb)/Infants; Young Children; Special Needs; Emotional Needs

  • Psalm 139:13-17
  • Isaiah 61:3
  • Luke 2:40,52
  • I John 3:18

Father, may [insert name] grow and become strong, being filled with wisdom and Your grace be on him. May he grow in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with You and with man. In Jesus’ Name, Amen (Luke 2:40,52)

Broken Heart; Depression; Suffering; Health-Physical/Spiritual

  • Psalm 25:16-18a,20-22
  • Psalm 116:1-9
  • Isaiah 61:3
  • Psalm 42:5
  • Psalm 119:105-112
  • Lamentations 3:19-26
  • Psalm 103:1-5
  • Proverbs 3:5-8
  • Lamentations 3:55-58
  • Psalm 107:13-16,20-22
  • Isaiah 58:11

Father, guide [insert name] always. Satisfy his needs in a sun-scorched land and strengthen his frame. Make him like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. In Jesus' Name, Amen (Isaiah 58:11)

Deliverance; Refuge in Disaster; Stress; Anxiety; Anger; Facing Trials; Testing of Faith; Addictions
  • II Samuel 22:17-20
  • Psalm 107:19-22
  • James 1:19-22
  • Psalm 25:16-22
  • Isaiah 42:7,16
  • Isaiah 58:8-9a
  • Ephesians 4:22-27
  • I Peter 1:6-7
  • Psalm 37:1-8
  • Philippians 4:4-7
  • I Peter 5:6-10
  • Psalm 57:1-3
  • James 1:2-4
Father, open the eyes of my son [insert name], for addiction has blinded him; free him from captivity, from this prison. Release him from this dungeon, this darkness. Lead him by ways he has not known; guide him along unfamiliar paths. Turn his darkness into light before him; make the rough places smooth. Do it, O Lord; please do not forsake my son. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. (Isaiah 42:7,16)

Waiting; Joy in the Waiting; Joy in All Circumstances

  • Psalm 33:18-22
  • Psalm 130:5-7
  • Habakkuk 3:17-19
  • Psalm 40:1-3
  • Lamentations 3:22-26

Father, may [insert name] know that because of Your great love, he is not consumed. May he know that Your compassions never fail, that they are new every morning, and know how great is Your faithfulness. May he say to himself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” You, O Lord, are good to those who hope in You, to the one who seeks You. May he wait quietly for the salvation of his God. In Jesus' Name, Amen (Lamentations 3:22-26)

Thirst for God; Pursuing God; Spiritual Confidence in His Plans; Actively Sharing Faith

  • Psalm 42:1-2
  • Hosea 10:12
  • Colossians 4:2-6
  • Isaiah 26:7-9
  • Ephesians 2:17-21
  • Philemon 1:6
  • Jeremiah 29:11-13
  • Philippians 3:7-8

Father, whatever is to [insert name]’s profit, may it be considered loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, may he consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus his Lord, and for His sake, lose all things. May he consider them rubbish, that he might gain Christ and be found in Him. In Jesus' Name, Amen (Philippians 3:7-9a)

Protection from Troubles in this World; Kept from Sin; Unhealthy Relationships; Peer Pressure; Enemies; Seduction to Evil; Kept from the Wicked

  • Psalm 31:14-16
  • Psalm 119:65-72
  • Proverbs 2:9-16
  • Psalm 86:14-17
  • Psalm 119:105-112
  • Proverbs 4:11-15
  • Psalm 101:3-4
  • Psalm 119:113-120

Father, guide [insert name] in the way of wisdom and lead her along straight paths. When she walks, may her steps be not hampered; and when she runs, stumble not. I pray that she holds onto instruction and does not let it go but guards it well, knowing it is her life. May she set not her foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evil men. May she avoid it, travel not on it, turn from it, and go on her way. In Jesus' Name, Amen (Proverbs 4:11-15)

Prodigals; Rebellion; Strongholds; Idolatry; Strong-willed Child

  • Psalm 50:14-15
  • Psalm 119:33-37
  • II Corinthians 10:3-5
  • Psalm 51:7-10
  • Psalm 139:7-10,23-24
  • Ephesians 6:1-4
  • Psalm 51:12-17
  • Ezekiel 11:19-20
  • Colossians 3:1-5,8

Father, cleanse [insert name] with hyssop, that she might be clean. Wash her, until she is whiter than snow. Let her hear joy and gladness, and let the bones that sin has crushed again rejoice. Hide Your face from her sins, and may her iniquity no longer separate her from You. Create in her a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within her. May she sacrifice to You a broken spirit, a broken and contrite heart that You will not despise. In Jesus' Name, Amen (Psalm 51:7-10,17)

Wisdom; Discretion; Sound Counsel; Discernment

  • Psalm 119:97-100
  • Isaiah 50:4
  • Proverbs 2:9-11
  • Philippians 1:9-11

I pray Father, that [insert name] would understand what is right and just and fair – every good path. May wisdom enter his heart, and knowledge be pleasant to his soul. I pray that discretion would be his protector and understanding his guardian. In Jesus' Name, Amen (Proverbs 2:9-11)

Trust in the Lord; Faith in Uncertain Times; Standing Firm in the Faith; Perseverance; Reject Worldly Philosophies; Holy Living

  • Proverbs 3:5-7
  • Colossians 2:6-10
  • Hebrews 12:1-3
  • Isaiah 42:16
  • Colossians 3:1-2
  • I Peter 5:6-10
  • II Corinthians 4:16-18
  • II Timothy 2:21-25
  • Philippians 3:7-8
  • Hebrews 10:35-36

Father, I pray that [insert name] would humble himself under Your mighty hand, that You might lift him up in due time. May he cast all his anxiety on You, knowing You care for him. May he be self-controlled and alert, knowing his enemy, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. I pray that [insert name] resists the devil and stands firm in the faith, knowing that Christian brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. May You, O God of all grace, Who called [insert name] to Your eternal glory in Christ, after he has suffered a little while, Yourself restore him and make him strong, firm, and steadfast. In Jesus' Name, Amen (I Peter 5:6-10)

Divine Favor

  • Psalm 5:11-12
  • Psalm 84:10-12
  • Jeremiah 17:7-8

Father, may [insert name] take refuge in You, be glad, and ever sing for joy. Spread Your protection over [insert name], and may she love Your name, and rejoice in You. Surely, O Lord, you will bless righteous [insert name]. Surround her with Your favor as with a shield. In Jesus' Name, Amen (Psalm 5:11-12)

Spiritual Boldness; Witness for Jesus Christ

  • Jeremiah 20:9
  • Romans 1:16-17
  • Ephesians 6:19-20,24

Father, should [insert name] say, “I will not mention Him or speak any more in His name,” may Your word be in his heart like a fire, a fire shut up in his bones, until he is weary of holding it in, and indeed, cannot. In Jesus' Name, Amen (Jeremiah 20:9)

Hope and Encouragement; Peace; Contentment; Living Simply; Quiet and Gentle Spirit; Practical Daily Living; Satisfaction in Labor

  • Ecclesiastes 5:18-20
  • Romans 15:13
  • Colossians 3:15-17
  • Jeremiah 29:11-13
  • Ephesians 1:17-19a
  • Colossians 3:22-24
  • Malachi 2:5-6
  • Ephesians 6:5-8
  • Hebrews 13:5-6,15-16
  • Romans 12:9-13
  • Philippians 4:4-7
  • I Peter 3:3-5
  • Romans 12:14-18
  • Philippians 4:12-13
  • I Peter 3:8-12

Father, may [insert name]’s love be sincere. I pray that she hates what is evil and clings to what is good. May she be devoted to others in brotherly love and honor others above herself. I pray that she is never lacking in zeal, but keeps her spiritual fervor, serving You Lord. May she be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer. May she share with Your people who are in need and not fail to practice hospitality. In Jesus' Name, Amen (Romans 12:9-13)

Surrendered Life; Serve the Lord; Devotion to the Lord’s Work; Know God’s Will; Servanthood; Prayer and Study of God’s Word

  • Psalm 32:6-8
  • Romans 12:9-12
  • Galatians 6:7-9
  • Psalm 86:11-13,16-17
  • Romans 12:17-21
  • Ephesians 5:8-13
  • Romans 6:11-14
  • I Corinthians 15:58
  • Philippians 3:7-9
  • Romans 12:1-2,11-12
  • Galatians 5:16-18,24-25
  • Colossians 1:9b-11

Father, I ask that You would fill [insert name] with the knowledge of Your will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. I pray this in order that he might live a life worthy of You and please You in every way. May he bear fruit in every good work, grow in the knowledge of You, and be strengthened with all power according to Your glorious might, so that he might have great endurance, patience, and joy. In Jesus' Name, Amen (Colossians 1:9b-11)

Spiritual Battles; Taking Thoughts Captive; Spiritual Armor; Bridled Tongue

  • II Corinthians 10:5 and Philippians 4:8-9
  • Ephesians 6:13-18
  • Galatians 2:20,5:22-25
  • Ephesians 4:29-32

Father, I pray that no unwholesome talk would come from [insert name]’s mouth, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. May she grieve not the Holy Spirit, with whom she has been sealed for the day of redemption. Rid her of all bitterness, rage, anger, brawling, and slander, along with every form of malice. May she be kind and compassionate to others and forgive others, just as in Christ, You have forgiven her. In Jesus' Name, Amen (Ephesians 4:29-32)

God’s Design for Family, Marriage

  • Ephesians 5:22-28
  • Colossians 3:17-21, 4:2
  • I Peter 3:3-7

Father, may [insert name]’s beauty come not from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, may it be that of inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in Your sight. May [insert name], as her husband, be considerate as he lives with [insert name] and treat her with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs together of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder their prayers. In Jesus' Name, Amen (I Peter 3:3-4,7)

In Physical Danger; Fearful Circumstances; Overcoming/Conquering Fear; Safety; Safe from Harm

  • II Samuel 22:17-20
  • Psalm 91:1-7
  • Isaiah 54:13-15
  • Psalm 23:1-4
  • Psalm 91:14-16
  • Jeremiah 15:20-21
  • Psalm 57:1-3
  • Proverbs 3:23-26
  • Psalm 87:15-17
  • Isaiah 43:1-2,4

Father, I pray that [insert name] would go on her way in safety and that her foot would not stumble. When she lies down, may she be not afraid. When she lies down, may her sleep be sweet. I pray that she has no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked. May You, O Lord, be her confidence and keep her foot from being snared. In Jesus' Name, Amen (Proverbs 3:23-26)