Praying for Girls

Asking God for the Things They Need Most

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What Are Your Biggest Concerns for Your Daughter?

Do you feel uncertain about what or how to pray for your daughter? You're not alone! Praying for our daughters can seem overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. This easy-to-use book features 200 Scripture-based prayers that cover key areas of every girl's life:

Her identity--finding her security and strength in God's love and acceptance
Her heart--pursuing a life of purity and devotion to the Lord
Her mind--committing to growing in wisdom and discernment regardless of her circumstances
Her relationships--developing skills and attitudes to foster healthy relationships
Her purpose--trusting God with her life, gifts, and passions

With simple ideas to nurture your daughter's faith from toddler through teen, this encouraging book will equip you to pray with more confidence and power.

"This book is a lifeline. I might not be able to bubble wrap my girl away from the world, but I sure can wrap her up in fierce prayers and send her out into it bravely."
--Lisa-Jo Baker, author of Never Unfriended and Surprised by Motherhood

Teri Lynne Underwood leads Prayers for Girls, a popular online community for mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and anyone else who wants to invest in praying for the girls in their lives. A writer, ministry speaker, and Bible study teacher, she is a frequent contributor to parenting blogs and is constantly on the hunt for ways to communicate truth with grace and, if possible, humor. Teri Lynne and her husband live in northern Alabama with their teenage daughter.


"After losing my mother young, I grew up surrounded by boys. And after having two boys of my own, I was straight-up terrified of having a girl. A girl was all-new territory to me. For this mom afraid of messing up her daughter, this book is a lifeline. I might not be able to bubble wrap my girl away from the world, but I sure can wrap her up in fierce prayers and send her out into it bravely. Each prayer, each activity, each new way of seeing my girl with Jesus' eyes filled me with gratitude and a hearty Amen for this book!"

Lisa-Jo Baker, author of Never Unfriended and Surprised by Motherhood, and community manager at 

"I'm a mom of girls who feels desperate at times. The reality of what's coming their way hits me and I feel frozen. Praying for Girls isn't just a rally cry for prayer--it's a practical and powerful weapon I can use daily. I feel equipped and cannot wait to share it with all my friends."

Courtney DeFeo, author of In This House, We Will Giggle and founder of Lil Light O' Mine

"Teri Lynne Underwood understands girls--and moms. Her book Praying for Girls is one you'll want to keep on your bedside table for those sleepless nights when your heart is heavy and you just can't find the words. She's found them for you and will lead you on a journey that will ultimately invite your daughter and you deeper into God's grace, love, and sovereignty."

Sissy Goff, LPC-MHSP, director of child and adolescent counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries and author of Raising Girls and Are My Kids on Track? 

"I want my girls to be world changers. I want them to be strong. I also want them to be grace-filled seekers of truth. Meanwhile, the world is doing everything it can to claim their hearts. Teri Lynne understands that praying for our girls is never a waste of time. She reminds us in her sweet Southern style that it might be the most important part of our day."

Stacey Thacker, mother of four girls and author of Fresh Out of Amazing: Opening Your Heart to God's Unexpected Invitation 

"As a mom of seven daughters, this book will be put to good use. As I pore through the pages, I'm reminded of what an honor it is to prayerfully guide my daughters into womanhood. My favorite part is the Scripture-inspired prayers. I can't recommend this book enough!"

Tricia Goyer, USA Today bestselling author of over sixty books, including Praying for Your Future Husband 

"This book makes me so happy. For years I've been asked to recommend a book about praying for girls, and now I finally can! Teri Lynne Underwood is deeply committed to the truth of God's Word, and she understands how to apply it to godly parenting. This practical and highly usable book will change a generation of future women. As a mom raising two sons who will one day need godly wives, I'm thrilled at that possibility!"

Brooke McGlothlin, co-founder of the MOB Society (for mothers of boys) and author of Praying for Boys: Asking God for the Things They Need Most 

"Raising godly girls in today's culture can feel daunting. Too often mothers will focus more on the challenges rather than the solution. Teri Lynne equips moms to utilize the most powerful weapon in their parenting tool belt: prayer. . . . This book should be on every mother's nightstand!"

Vicki Courtney, national speaker and bestselling author of 5 Conversations You Must Have with Your Daughter 

"Teri Lynne has crafted a treasure! This is not the kind of book you read once and put away. This is a book you take your time with and read over and over again. You let tears fall on the pages and journal through the margins until God's truth about our daughters becomes your own."

Wynter Pitts, author of She Is Yours and For Girls Like You: A Devotional for Tweens 

"There's nothing I want more than to raise daughters who love Jesus, others, and themselves--in that order. This book will help moms do just that. Praying for Girls will take moms on a beautiful journey of trust as we commit our girls to Him."

Kristen Welch, blogger at We Are THAT Family and author of Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World 

"There's no greater honor than to be Mom to our five blessings, yet it's also filled with seasons of doubt and loneliness. Teri Lynne's warm, big-sister-like encouragement reminds us it's all going to be okay, and her profound prayers point us to the One who makes it better than okay. Praying for Girls is a lifesaver for girl moms."

Jen Schmidt, founder of The Becoming Conference and blogger at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam

"As a mother to seven daughters, it is a blessing to have such a relevant parenting resource. Praying for Girls spans the topics and heart matters that every girl faces as she grows, encouraging moms to pray over their daughters and help them through their journeys."

September McCarthy, author of {Why} Motherhood Matters

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  1. Teri Lynne Underwood

    Teri Lynne Underwood

    Teri Lynne Underwood leads Prayers for Girls, a popular online community for mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and anyone else who wants to invest in praying for the girls in their lives. A frequent contributor to parenting blogs, Teri Lynne lives in northern...

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