Not all prayers here provided need be used every day. The reader should make a selection of those suitable.
After the reading of a portion of holy Scripture, let the head of the household, or some other member of the family, say:
O GOD, thou art my God, early will I seek thee. In the morning I will direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
Let us pray.
OUR Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.
Let us confess our sins to Almighty God.
O ALMIGHTY Father, Lord of heaven and earth, We confess that we have sinned against thee in thought, word, and deed. Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us after thy great goodness; According to the multitude of thy mercies do away our offences; Wash us throughly from our wickedness, And cleanse us from our sins; For Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen.
For Pardon through the Cross.
ALMIGHTY Father, who of thy great love to men didst give thy dearly beloved Son to die for us; Grant that through his Cross our sins may be put away, and remembered no more against us, and that, cleansed by his Blood, and mindful of his sufferings, we may take up our cross daily, and follow him in newness of life, until we come to his everlasting kingdom; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Here may follow the Collect of the day.
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Daily Family Prayer is a free software application from the Food & Drink subcategory, part of the Home & Hobby category. The app is currently available in English and it was last updated on 2015-09-11. The program can be installed on Android.
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Here you can find the changelog of Daily Family Prayer since it was posted on our website on 2016-10-08. The latest version is 1.0.2 and it was updated on soft112.com on 2018-03-29. See below the changes in each version:
posted on 2015-09-11
Family Prayer – Preservation
One of God’s highest priorities is preserving family relationships. God designed marriage (Genesis 2:18, 24) and the family to accomplish His purpose and to enrich our lives (Psalm 127:3). While technology has enhanced the quality of our businesses and allowed families to stay electronically accessible, it has also curtailed communication. With greater regularity, parents and their children distance themselves from one another emotionally and spiritually. Ultimately, in this era of cutting-edge communication, the family unit “mis-communicates” with God by omitting family prayers.
A family unit is established upon divine creation and Satan utilizes any circumstances that promote disputes and destruction within a relationship (Ephesians 4:26–27, 1 Peter 5:7–8). The majority of families rarely participate in activities together, directing their attention to the television or computer. In forfeiting dialogue with family members, parents and children lack unity from God through prayer.
Family Prayer – Privilege
We may recall the familiar child’s family prayer, “God is great, God is good. And we thank Him for this food.” As a child facing the probability of a “creature” hiding under my bed I prayed, “If I die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take.” Some families may choose prearranged prayers or repetition, while others may prefer spontaneous, less structured prayers. In both cases, prayers are a privilege that require a commitment between parent and child as well as God. Including God in daily circumstances helps both child and parent to understand one another. With the freedom of praying together, families are partners, building strong spiritual foundations in their homes (1 Corinthians 3:9, 11).
Family prayers extend beyond meals and bedtime. Our needs extend beyond food and fears. Families should discuss and pray together on a variety of issues. By integrating a Bible verse(s) (Ephesians 6:1–3) with prayer, children can be encouraged to ask God to help them obey their parents. Parents show their obedience to God by respecting and honoring each other (1 Peter 3:7). Children experience security as they witness their parents praying for God’s help as well. As the mother seeks to please God in her prayers, God rewards her family (Proverbs 31:10–12, 28-29). As the father assumes his place as spiritual leader in the home, God blesses the family (Genesis 18:19). By example, their children will approach the Lord regularly as if they we were crawling up into a loving Father’s lap.
Family Prayer – Protection
In family prayer, it is important to remember that our Heavenly Father loves to talk with children and cares deeply about their problems. Knowing that He protects and rescues us from our fears provides invaluable peace and unity to a family. Praying together allows children to voice their concerns to both an earthly parent and their “Father, dear Father” (Romans 8:15) simultaneously. When our daughter was young, we read Romans 8:38–39 then prayed, thanking God for His love and asking Him to keep her safe as she began first grade. Years later, as our daughter headed off to college, our family prayers knitted us even closer, knowing God was faithful.
The benefits of family prayers impact the parents in dramatic ways. Unemployment can tear a marriage and family apart. When Dave lost his job of 8 years, he was shaken. The children began praying for their father before and after school. Dave and Christy shared their need for direction and resources with their children. Dave recalls, “There were days when I felt frustrated and my heart was restless. But then one of the children would put their hand on my shoulder and ask God to ‘help Daddy not to be sad and for some nice people to give our daddy a job.’” Dave shared how he felt his heart being guarded, even protected, whenever his family prayed with him. When that perfect job was provided, the whole family gave thanks and their children realized their vital part in praying (Philippians 4:6–7). Prayer plants a hedge of protection around families.
Family Prayer – Priority
Though family prayer is effective in strengthening members, it’s often difficult to find a specific prayer time. Parents approach family prayer with the best of intentions, only to find schedule conflicts. A parent may feel unqualified to lead in prayer, believing that they will appear ineffective communicating with God. So are there guidelines to establishing family prayer as priority each day?
- Talk about whatever is bothering you, no matter how small (1 Peter 5:7).
- Invite God to reveal His purposes, plans, and desires for your life (1 John 5:14–15).
- Make God the head of your home (Deuteronomy 6:5–9).
- Expect God to respond as you humble yourself before Him (Mark 11:22–25).
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All the members of a family should meet once a day for family prayer God’s blessings comes to the family that prays daily as a unit. By daily family prayer, humility, good conduct, and love for God become apparent and mutual affection, goodwill and co-operative spirit lead to family solidarity.
All the members of the family, big and small, must participate in the prayer at a convenient time. Visitors and servants present should be also included. All should assemble after washing their hands and face and sit or stand in a convenient posture with the palms of the two hands clasped in a “Namaste” position. Then a lamp should be lit and with quietness and peace of mind, the prayers should be said sincerely and solemnly.
The prayer set out here is made up Universal Prayer, Prayer for Family Welfare, Meal time Prayer, Arti and Shanti Path. Prayer for Health should be done for sick member in the family.
Om Bhur bhuvah swah, tatsavitur
varenyam bhargo devasya dhimahi
dhiyo yo nah prachodayat.
O God, The Giver of life. Remover of pains and sorrows Bestower of happiness, and Creator of the Universe Thouart most luminous, pure and adorable .We meditate on Thee May Thou inspire and guide our intellect in the right direction.
Om vishwani deva savitar duritani parasuva
Yad bhadram tanna asuva.
O Lord! The Creator of the Universe, remove all forms of vice and sorrow from us. Give us those qualities that are enobling.
Om agne naya supatha raye asman vishwani
deva vayunani vidwan. Yuyo dhyasma jjuhurana
meno bhuyishthane nama uktim vidhema.
O luminous God! Lead us to the noble path of Thy devotion and grace; Lord! Thou knowest all our deeds. Remove from us all our vice and sins. We offer in every way our homage and salutations to Thee
Om asato ma sad gamaya.
Tamaso ma jyotir gamaya,
Mrityorma amritam gamaya
O Lord! Lead us from untruth to truth Lead us from darkness to light Lead us from death to immortality
Sarve bhavantu sukhinah
Sarve santu niramayah
Sarve bhadrani pashyantu
Ma kashchit dukha mapnuyat
O Lord! in Thee may all be happy May all be free from misery may all realize goodness, and may no one suffer pain.
PRAYER FOR FAMILY WELFARE
- Om anuvratah pituh putro matra bhavatu sammanah. Jaya patye-madhu matim vacham vadatu shantivam.
- Om ma bhrata bhrataram dwikshan ma swasara muta swasa. Samyanchah savrata bhutva vacham vadata bhadraya.
- Om samani prapa sahavo nna bhagah samane yoktre sahavo yunajmi Samyancho agnim saparyatara nabhimiva bhitah
O supreme and merciful Lord, we, the members of this family, have assembled here to offer our prayers to Thee. Grant us wisdom and understanding for the promotion of mutual love and affection. May there be complete absence of hatred and may harmony prevail among all the members of the family. May the interaction between the members of this family and others be full of justice, love and mercy. May the younger members of the family be polite, respectable and dutiful and may all speak the truth seasones with sweetness.
O merciful Father/Paramatma, free us of ailments and worries and help us enjoy good health up to hundred years. May we work together with joint effort to achieve success in our undertakings with Your help. May we obtain all our earnings by honest means and may we enjoy them by sharing with others.
Om jay jagdish hare, swami jay jagdish hare,
Bhakt janon ke sankat, kshan men dur kare.
Jo dhyava phal pave, dukh vinse man ka,
Sukh sampati ghar ave, kasht mite tan ka.
Mat pita tum mere, sharan gahun kiski,
Tum bin our na duja, as karun jis ki.
Tum puran paramatma, tum antaryami,
Param brahma parameshwar, tum sab ke swami.
Tum karuna ke sagar, tum palan karta,
Mein sevak tum swami, kripa karo bharta.
Tum ho ek agochar, sab ke pran pati
Jis vidhi milun dayamay, aisi do sumati
Deenbandhu dukh harta, tum rakshak mere;
Karuna hasta badhao, sharan pada tere.
Vishay vikar mitao, pap haro deva,
Shraddha bhakti badhao, santan ki seva.
PRAYER FOR HEALTH
Om Bhur bhuvah swah, tatsavitur
varenyam bhargo devasya dhimahi
Dhiyo yo nah prachodayat.
O God, The Giver of life. Remover of pains and sorrows Bestower of happiness, and Creator of the Universe. Thouart most luminous, pure and adorable .We meditate on Thee May Thou inspire and guide our intellect in the right direction.
Om tanupa agne si tanvam me pahi
Om ayurda agne syayurme dehi
Om varchoda agne si varcho me dehi
Om agne yanme tanva unam tanma aprina
O Lord, make my body healthy, Give me a happy, long life, make me strong, Remove from my body all ailments and weakness
Om tatchakshur devahitam purastat
chhukram uchcharat Pashyema
sharadan shatam jivema sharadah shatam
shrinuyama sharadah shatam prabravama
sharadah shatam adinah syama sharadah
shatam bhuyashcha sharadah shatat.
O Benefactor of Devotees, I concentrate on Thy pure energy. Give me perfect health. May my eyes, ears, tongue and the others organs function in a proper and healthy way for a hundred years. May I not become helpless and dependent during this time. Give me a hundred years of joyous life free from disease.
Om apah shivah shivatamah shantah
shantastama state krinvantu bheshajam.
O all pervading Lord, Thou art beneficent, make me good Thou art the Giver of Peace, cure me of my illness By Thy grace may the germ destroying medicines prove effective in curing me speedily.
Om tryambakam yajamahe sugandhim
pushti vardhanam urvaruk miva
bandhanan mrityor mukshiya ma amritat
O sustainer of the Three Worlds, Destroyer of illness and Supporter of all! As a ripe fruit gets its release from its pedicel so free us from disease and give us immortal life.
MEAL TIME PRAYER
Om annapate annasya no dehyana mivasya
shushminah, prapradataram tarisha urjam no
dhehi dvipade chatushpade.
O Lord, the Giver of Food! May Thou provide us with healthy and energy-producting food. Grant happiness to those that give in charity. May all living beings be pleased with energy giving food.
SHANTI PATH(HYMN OF PEACE)
Om Dyauh shanti rantariksham shantih
prithivi shanti rapah shanti roshadhayah
shanthih. Vanaspatayah shantir vishwedevah
shantir brahma shantih sarvam shantih
shantireva shantih sa ma shantiredhi.
Om Shantih, Shantih Shantih
There is peace in the heavenly region; there is peace in the atmosphere, peace reigns on the earth, the water is cooling, the herbs are healing, the plants are peace-giving, there is harmony in the celestial objects and perfection in knowledge, everything in the universe is peace, peace pervades everywhere. May that peace come to me!