How To Pray Daily for Your Children Pt. 1 – A Free Calendar

“God, please let them all nap at the same time today.”

Most mothers do a lot of praying like this every day, but these are really the types of prayers that Abraham Lincoln talked about when he said

“I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.”

I love to imagine children walking around with all the things their mothers have prayed for them clinging to them like armor.

I WANT to pray more often and more intentionally for my kids, but I usually do one of two things:
1. I fall off the wagon and just throw out a couple random prayers throughout the day.
2. I get in a rut and pray the same things over and over every day – without getting specific or taking the time to listen.

Deep, meaningful, passionate prayer for my children is something I desperately want.


Sometimes we just need a little direction. That’s why I love this prayer calendar adapted (with permission) from Bob Hostetler’s prayer list for parents. It’s a great starting point as we develop a daily habit of praying for our children.

Each day has a prayer topic and verse. It’s just the inspiration I need to get me going.

You can download the Mother’s Prayer Calendar here.

Enjoy! May all our children be well prayed for today.

(Read Part 2 of this series here.)

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  • Avatar Jamee says:


  • Avatar Lisa H says:

    This is really great! I saw the link to this in your ebook but haven’t had a chance to print it out yet. (We don’t have home access to a printer until we get back into our house!) I really love the way it is set up. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Avatar Erin says:

    I keep a little spiral 3×5 notebook with my Bible. Every time I come across a verse that strikes me as a good one to pray for my kids, I jot it down. Sometimes I pray one of those verses for them, sometimes I go through the whole notebook, but I like the inspiration that comes from praying the words of God for my kids. My practical tip =)

    PS – Love the new blog Kat!

    • Avatar Kat says:

      I love that idea.

      I tend to have little scraps of paper all over. And then they get lost…

      I’m totally hitting up the office supply store today to get a little notebook like that.

  • Avatar Jenny says:

    That’s brilliant. Praying the Word of God into our children is the best thing we can ever do for them. Thanks for this.

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  • Avatar c says:

    I have three month old twin girls, my first! and your prayer calendar is a complete inspiration for me. I am working hard to form habits like this that help me to be a good mother. I can’t wait to use it and share it. Thank you so much for the inspiration! Blessings~c
    P.S. I found this link at your post on Passionate Homemaking
    .-= c´s last blog ..Joy in the Morning =-.

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  • That is such a useful resource that you are providing and you give it away totally free. I appreciate seeing websites that comprehend the value of supplying a useful resource for no cost. I definitely loved reading through your article 🙂 Many thanks

  • Avatar Traci says:

    Thank you so much for all of this… it came to me at the right time. I feel like I am trying so hard, and even praying about everything, but I always feel that I am coming up short and not good enough. I know this will all make a big difference in my life and therefore my children and husbands lives as well, God bless you… I will be back often 🙂
    Love Traci
    weary Mommy of two

  • Avatar Danielle says:

    thank you for the prayer calender! I am one of those people who have tendency to pray for the same things without being too specific…simply because sometimes I’m just not sure what to pray for. I am new to this blog and it’s just great. Thank you for taking the time to do this for all of us mommies! xoxo

  • Thank you very much for this great idea, in time like this in this season, this is what i needed, a calender of prayer for our childern to defit the power of the devil in their live. god bless you.

  • Avatar Shantele says:

    I just finished 31 days of interceding for my child. It has been an amazing experience. My almost 18 year old son was making terrible choices. As a parent, my first and last defense was prayer. Our daily prayer combined with a Bible verse for the day has been a powerful reminder that God is in control. I found sending him the prayer as a text message while he was in school was a great reminder that he has others praying for him. Facebook messages were also good in that prayers and scripture that could influence his friends were posted on his wall. All glory goes to God, in that we saw other teens and their parents make comments on his prayer of the day. To wrap this up…thanks. My daily prayers had found the end of the month and I was looking for other inspired words of prayer. Thanks again.

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  • Avatar Lisa White says:

    is this calendar still available? i can’t seem to get the link to work. i’m in desperate need of it right now!

    • Avatar Kat says:

      I just tested it and it worked fine. Are you on a slow connection? You might also try right clicking and “Save As…” the file…

      • Avatar Lisa White says:

        I got it – thanks! For some reason it just took a while for the pdf to load. Now I’m trying to figure out how to get your ebook. I just subscribed to the feed but don’t see a link for the book. I seem to be challenged tonight!

  • Avatar Nicole says:

    What happened to the Praying for your Husband calendar?

  • Avatar Carla says:

    I am from Brazil and I have been praying with Mother’s praying Calendar for Children . Than I told some friends here and they ask me to translate for them. So every day after my devotional I send them a e-mail and tell them what to pray at that day.
    They are loving and ask me to tell you about it. Thank you for that .

  • Avatar Crystal says:

    I just found this. Thank you for creating the calendar. It is just what I need to pray with purpose for my children.

  • Avatar Glenna says:

    Hi Kat. can’t get any of the prayer calendars to work on my computer. it stops printing about 2/3 of the way on each one. my printer does fine on other websites. help, please. thanks!!

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  • Avatar Susana says:

    Thank you very much Kat, for the calendar, it is great idea!
    Blessing to you.

  • Avatar Fred says:

    Regretfully, it’s sexist — a calendar for parents would have been gender neutral.

  • Avatar patti says:

    I have used this prayer calendar daily for three years – wonderful resource. During the months with 31 days, I pray that God is preparing a loving spouse for my daughter and son!

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  • Avatar Amy says:

    I tried to access the calendar without any luck. It won’t open up. Is the link no longer working?

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  • Avatar Jacqui says:

    Hi Kat,

    I see your calendar has 30 days, do you know the original had 31? Praying for missions on the 31st.


  • Avatar Maria E. Gil says:

    God bless you for your precious calendar. I know it will bless my live life and my daughter. with a humble heart, I would love to share how I pray after I thank the Lord for the precious miracle gift of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. I cover my daughter with the blood of Jesus and thank Him for the legion of angels protecting her at all times. And since God is not a man to lie, faith is NOW. I remind myself that I have to pray thanking him in the present. For example:
    1. Salvation: Lord thank you that salvation springs within my daughter, (it’s already done, God said that once we are saved, ALL our family is saved – we walk by faith not by sight). Thank you that she has obtained Salvation that is in Jesus Christ with eternal glory…..

    I desperately need an encounter with the Lord each morning and receive the precious gift of Peace from the Holy Spirit that surpasses all understanding.* Wow!!! I adore the Lord and ask Him at all times, to make me in His image and then all is added unto me in the Name of Jesus:):)

    *2 Corinthians 3:17-18 17 For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the Glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like Him as we are changed into His glorious image.

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  • Avatar Kevin L StJohn says:

    This is Inspiring! Is there a daily prayer calendar for single fathers, as I am my two beautiful little girls (Grace 7 & Faith 6) only teacher and hope in their daily holy up bringing!!! Thank you and God bless your ministry, and your mind and hands as you continue to use them as a tool in this world spiritual battleground.
    Kevin S

  • Avatar Catherine says:

    I love your calendar! I noticed that Bob Hostetler’s version includes “Gratitude” as one of the prayer items. Do you have a version that also includes Gratitude? Currently, there is a repeat of “A heart for missions” (#28 and #31). Thanks!

  • Avatar oluajo olutola says:

    daily prayer for my children in yoruba.

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  • Avatar fausta sanyu says:

    always send me prayers for my kids

  • Avatar angie says:

    I love this calendar,i am going to print ,and stick where my husband can see it also .

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