For a Blessing on the Families of the Land
Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who sets the solitary person in the comfort of families; I commend to your continual care the homes in which your people dwell. Put far from them, I beseech you, every root of bitterness, the desire of boastful vanity, and the pride of life. Fill them with faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness. Knit together in constant affection those who, in holy wedlock, have been made one flesh; turn the heart of the parents to the children, and the heart of the children to the parents; and fill us all with true love and charity, so that we put aside petty differences and act with kind affection and the sympathy of brotherly love; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
For the Children
Almighty God, heavenly Father, who has blessed us with the joy and care of children; Give us light and strength to train them, that they may love those things that are true and pure and lovely and of good report, following the example of their Jesus Christ.
For the Absent
O God, whose fatherly care reaches to the uttermost parts of the earth; I humbly beseech you graciously to behold and bless those whom I love, now absent from me. Defend them from all dangers of soul and body; and grant that both they and I, drawing nearer to you, may be bound together by your love in the communion of your Holy Spirit, and in the fellowship of the faithful; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
For Those We Love
Almighty God, I entrust all who are dear to me to your never-failing care and love, for this life and the life to come; knowing that are doing for them better things than I can desire or pray for; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
A Parent’s Prayer (1)
O God, Maker of all creation, you have made me worthy to be the of a family, and through your goodness have given me to raise. Let me remember that yours, for you have given existence to all of us; and that you have infused with an immortal soul, and have raised to eternal life through baptism. In accordance with your will, you have adopted and received into the congregation of your Church. I pray that you will send down to me your help in raising my . Give me patience and strength to do your will in raising . Remind me to plant in heart the root of all true wisdom — the fear of the Lord — so that all may know and live by your Words. Open to the understanding of your law. Until the end of days let act with the sense that you are present everywhere may venture. Plant in heart aversion to all wrongs, that may be pure in intentions. O righteous judge, in this world children suffer for the sins of their parents; I pray that you will not punish my for my mistakes, but let your grace fall on like the dew of the morning, fresh and new.
A Parent’s Prayer (2)
O Heavenly Father, give your blessing to the fate of my . Do not deprive of daily bread, send down to in due time all that is necessary for the acquisition of blessings in eternity. Be merciful to , when sins against your holy word; look not upon the sins of youth and ignorance; chastise and have mercy on , but I pray, do not turn your face away from . Let your countenance shine upon in the days of tribulation, that may not fall into temptations beyond strength. Cover with your mercy, that your Holy Spirit may walk with always, to preserve and comfort and instruct . Do not abandon my , O Lord, but give all that is profitable for salvation.
Prayer for Family and Friends
Blessed are You, loving Father, For all your gifts to us. Blessed are You for giving us family and friends To be with us in times of joy and sorrow, To help us in days of need, And to rejoice with us in moments of celebration.
Father, We praise You for Your Son Jesus, Who knew the happiness of family and friends, And in the love of Your Holy Spirit. Blessed are you for ever and ever.
Oh God, who ordained marriage for the comfort of humanity and the continuation of life on earth, I give you thanks for the love you have implanted in my heart for my spouse. I pray that your love will inspire me to be gentle kindness in my words, consideration for the feelings of my spouse, and continual concern for earthly needs and desires.
I pray for your Holy Spirit to guide me and help me in understanding of my spouse’s shortcomings and fill me with forgiveness when may fall short of your glory. Let me see more clearly my own human quirks and faults, so that, in the enjoyment of your forgiveness given to me freely, I may also forgive. May our faith in you always grow stronger and serve to guide us in our lives together. Bless my marriage, I pray, oh loving God, fill it with your peace and joy, and help us in times of difficulty to remember your glory and call upon the powers of your Holy Spirit.
Prayer for One’s Home (by Edgar Guest)
Peace, unto this house, I pray,
Keep terror and despair away;
Shield it from evil and let sin
Never find lodging room within.
May never in these walls be heard
The hateful or accusing word.
Grant that its warm and mellow light
May be to all a beacon bright,
A flaming symbol that shall stir
The beating pulse of him or her
Who finds this door and seems to say,
“Here end the trials of the day.”
Hold us together, gentle Lord,
Who sit about this humble board;
May we be spared the cruel fate
Of those whom hatreds separate;
Here let love bind us fast, that we
May know the joys of unity.
Lord, this humble house we’d keep
Sweet with play and calm with sleep.
Help us so that we may give
Beauty to the lives we live.
Let Thy love and let Thy grace
Shine upon our dwelling place.
Bless This Little Child, Lord
Lord, look down from heaven above
And touch this special child with love.
Protect and guide this little one
‘Till each and every day is done.
Remind us often that it’s true:
This little life is a gift from you.
A miracle You’ve sent our way!
Lord, bless this little child today.
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.
The family is established upon divine creation to accomplish God’s purpose and to enrich our lives. Eventually, in this present age of advanced communication, the family unit neglect communicating with God by omitting family prayers. Focusing on prayers will make the entire family thrive. Take a look at these prayer points for the family and use them daily in your family life. Praying for your family – here 7 most important for breakthrough prayer points for the family.
7 Most important for Breakthrough Prayer points for the Family
Praying for your family:
- Pray and ask God to go with your family.
- Dedicate your family to serve the Lord.
- Pray for the release of vision into your home.
- Pray for unity in your family.
- Pray that God would bless your family with good health.
- Pray and thank God for meeting your financial needs.
- Pray for the Children.
- Pray for Parents.
1. Pray and ask God to go with your family
“And he said unto him, if thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence” (Exodus 33:15).
We must daily take out time to dedicate our family into the hands of God. Pray that His presence will always go before and after them wherever they are. Speak a covering over each member of the family.
2. Dedicate your family to serve the Lord
“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15).
Pray and disconnect from every affiliation from previous generations. Use the blood of His son Jesus Christ to break any covenants made in your family bloodline with other gods. Pray against generational curses. Declare that your family is God’s and you all are moving forward in Jesus name.
3. Pray for the release of vision into your home
“Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he” (Proverbs 29:18).
In the case where there is lack of vision in the family, the verse above states that the people perish. Prayer points for the family here is to ask God to pour out vision into your home today. Pray and believe God to release vision into every member of the family. Pray against all kinds of stagnancy and declare progression into all they do.
4. Pray for unity in your family
Unity is very paramount in the family (Psalms 133). God has a principle of commanding His blessing where there is unity. Lack of unity devoid families of God’s blessings. Our prayer points for the family as related to this is to ask that God blesses our family with unity. Pray and ask God to give every member of your family the heart of forgiveness. Pray against any rooted seed of bitterness in our hearts. Ask God to bring you all together in love peace and unity in the name of Jesus.
5. Pray that God would bless your family with good health
“And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee (Exodus 23:25).
We would suffer and perish if there is no physical and spiritual sound health in the family. Pray that God should send divine health to you all. Pray for those that are with disease and ask God to destroy all forms of sickness in Jesus name. Ask and pray that God would revive your prayer lives and spiritual health.
6. Pray and thank God for meeting your financial needs
God promises that He would meet and supply all our needs in Philippians 4:19 “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus”. Thank God for daily meeting the needs of all family members. God honours His word more than His name. He would do whatever He says He would. Speak His blessings over all family members. Don’t forget that you should pray and declare that you all will reap whatever you have sowed.
7. Praying for your family Pray for the Children
But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 19:14).
Children are the heritage of God. We are to train them in the right path as they make their way through this world. Our prayer points for the family as regarding the children is that God would furnish the parents to raise children in the way the Lord wants them to go. Pray for wisdom for parents to nurture the children in the way of the Lord. Also, pray against any hindrance that would stand against them in knowing God. Pray well that God would preserve your children and keep their purity.
8. Pray for Parents
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6).
God instructs parents on the plan to follow when raising children. Pray that God would raise fathers in this fatherless generation that would stand in the gap. Also, pray that God will give fathers the wisdom they require to lead and make them humble.
Pray and bring the mothers into the hands of God to strengthen them in their daily challenges. Pray that mothers will never feel inadequate for the task and they geared up for such a time as this in Jesus name, Amen.
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