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10 Scriptures to Pray When Parenting Gets Hard

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It’s no secret that parenting can get pretty hard at times. Depending on the age of your children, you’re probably somewhere between changing dirty diapers and dealing with a teen who wants the newest iPhone and personal space. Regardless of where you find yourself in the journey of parenthood, we have 10 scriptures to pray for when parenting gets hard.

10 Scriptures to Pray When Parenting Gets Hard

10 Verses Parents Can Pray When Things Are Hard

Before diving into the scriptures, please be comforted in knowing that even in the midst of chaos, you are not alone and God is with you. Although it seems easier said than done, He is always present on the good days and the bad days. Find encouragement in His Word and know that it’s all part of the process.

Here are some scriptures to pray when parenting gets hard.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. – John 14:27

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6-7

Scriptures to Pray When Parenting Gets Hard

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-6

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. – Isaiah 41:10

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. – 1 Corinthians 16:13

Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. – Psalm 55:22

Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal. – Isaiah 26:4

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. – John 14:27

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. – Matthew 6:33-34

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. – Psalm 46:1

3 Ways to Pray When Parenting Gets Hard

Now that you’re armed with some go-to scriptures, we’d like to give you some practical ways to put these verses to work. When you’re feeling overwhelmed and stressed out, the last thing you may want to do is pray. Instead of allowing yourself to stay stuck in the stinking thinking that often comes with tough parenting, consider the following 3 ways to pray when parenting gets hard.

Write the scriptures on notecards and place them around your home. Anytime you pass by one, simply recite the verse out loud. Turn it into a mini prayer by making it personal. For example, with 1 Corinthians 16:13, you could say – “I am on guard, standing courageously firm in faith because I am strong. Thank You for that strength, Father!” 

Choose a scripture to be your verse of the day and refer to it often. Not only will this help you memorize the verse, but it will also help keep your mind focused on the things of God. It becomes harder for negative thoughts to enter in, and easier to cast them down when they do.

Use bathroom breaks or times during household chores to meditate on one (or more) of the scriptures suggested. Just a few minutes here and there throughout the day can make a huge difference in handling things that could seem stressful. 

Being a parent is such a blessing and it is a role that helps fill a great commission. It may not always be easy, but it will always be worth it. Take courage, friend. God has you covered!

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