7 Devout Prayers for A Missing Child

When a child goes missing, we feel it deeply, and as Christians, we know that a prayer for a missing child asks the Lord to hold them safe. He can send His angels to the child’s side and guide them back home.

As Christians, we have a duty of care toward those in need. Especially children who might be frightened, lost or at risk. Know that your prayers are heard and that praying with faith and trust in the Lord can save those in need.

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Prayer to Bring the Child Home Safely

Dear Heavenly Father,

We come to You in prayer in this time of need. An innocent child is missing and in need of Your help and guidance.

Lord, we know that You are our Sheppard and never lose one of Your sheep. Please guide us to where this child is and help us bring them home safely.

Grant us all strength and guidance. Send Your angels to watch over this dear child until they’re safely found.

Let them feel the love of Jesus, so they do not feel alone. Let them feel the warmth of the Holy Spirit so that they do not feel at risk. Let them see the light of God so that they do not wander further away.

Let everyone searching be filled with hope and vigor. Give them faith and send them swiftly to find the child. Let them see that all things are possible through You.

We know that all things are possible with You. We know our prayer is heard and Your will is done on Earth.

We ask all this in the precious name of Your son, Jesus.


You can also ask God to send his angels to watch over the child by offering a prayer for angelic protection.

Short Prayer For A Missing Child

Dear Father in Heaven,

Please bless this world that we will work together for the safe return of this missing child. Please keep this child safe from physical, mental, and emotional harm while they are missing.

Please illuminate our minds as to where to find this child so that they can safely find their parents again. Help the law enforcement officials searching for this child. Please return this child safely home.

In Christ’s name, I ask for the safe return of this child.


prayers for a missing child

“All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be enslaved by anything. – Corinthians 6:12

Prayer For Parent Of Missing Child

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Dear God,

Please watch over this family that is suffering while their child is missing. Place a special, deep blessing on the parent of that child. Ease their suffering.

Please guide this parent to know what they can do in this difficult time. Give them the illumination to know if there is someone they need to contact who can help them find their child. Let them know who to ask for help in the search for their child.

Give them mental clarity and peace at this time. Let them know that the anxiety is well-placed, but do not let their anxious thoughts dull their mind as they search for their child. Help their parental instincts increase and improve their memory to help them reunite with their family as easily as possible.

Please improve the communication skills of this parent. Help them know how to communicate the relevant information about their child. Help them communicate with love when their child does return.

God, please bless this parent.


You could also offer the parents some assistance in their time of need or a Bible verse for protection to help them keep their faith.

prayer for a missing child

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. – John 1:4

Prayer For A Runaway Child

Holy God,

I know that children are dear to Your heart. You care for them and want to see them safe and happy. I pray now for the safe return of a runaway child. The circumstances in this child’s life led them to flee their home, and they have not returned.

Please let the child know that You see their pain and care for them. Please help them find a safe place to stay. Help them stay out of danger while they are away from their home.

Please help the circumstances in their home life change so that this child can feel safe again. Let this child know that so many people love and care for them. Help them feel the limitless power of Your love and kindness. Let them feel the strength of that pure love that is not bound by mortal limits.

Please help this child return and be reunited with people who will love and care for them in all of the ways that they deserve. Watch over them and keep them close to Your omnipotent heart.

In Christ’s name, I pray, Amen.

prayers for a missing child

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. – Psalm 127:3

Prayer For Missing Children

Blessed Lord,

Please watch over all of the children who are missing from their families and loved ones right now. Please keep them safe while they are away and hold them in Your heart until they return.

Do not let any harm come to these children while they are alone and likely afraid. Fill them with courage. Help them find a safe place to stay until they can be returned safely. Send guardian angels to protect them from any wicked souls who would wish to cause harm to these sweet children.

Please bless the families of these children. Help them know where to search so that the family can be reunited in love and safety again soon.

Help the community gather together and do what they can to help these missing children find a safe and efficient return home.

We pray in Your name for their safe care.


a missing child bible verse

Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word. – Psalm 119:67

Prayer For The Safety Of A Missing Child

Dear God,

Please bless this missing child. They are away from their home, and they are out in the world. Please keep them safe. Protect them from harm. Do not let any malicious people take advantage of this innocent child and their solitude.

Keep the child safe from injury. Help them know where they can go to stay safe. Please help them know what they need to avoid if they want to avoid harm. Please keep this child safe from illness while they are out in the cold. Help them get adequate rest so that they can care for their body.

Keep this child safe from the emotional turmoil and harm that can befall them while they are away from their loved ones. Please help them find peace of mind and clarity. Keep them safe from dangerous places. Help them find a safe place to rest their head until they return home.

Bless them with Your love, Amen.

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By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” – Genesis 3:19

Prayer For The Return Of A Missing Child

Holy Father God,

Please watch over this child that is away from their family. They are alone out there, and their family is worried about them.

Please help this child return home safely soon. Please help us know where to look for them. Help them know who they can ask for help to be returned to their loved ones.

Please help the law enforcement officers investigating this disappearance. Give them the enlightenment to know where to look so that this child can be returned quickly and without grief.

Please help the parents of this child know what they can do to expedite the child’s return. Help them remember the important details that they need to recall that can help them find the child.

Help all of the members of the community unite to bring this child safely home.

In Christ’s name, I pray, Amen.

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It is written in the Prophets, ‘And they will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me— – John 6:45

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