Family is the most important thing in any man or woman life. Family is the first source of support and security, love and understanding, protection and help in any human life. It doesn’t matter where you are at the moment, you always know and have a feeling, that you can go back to your family home. If you have family, you will never feel alone and lost in the world. It is necessary and very key that our families remain and progresses in Christ. The only way to achieve that is by constantly speaking prayer for my family protection and peace together with other family members or just sending prayer words from your heart to your family members.
Prayer for my family protection and peace
Dear Lord, I thank you for my family and for the health you have given us. I thank you because you are always with us. May your presence and your mercy never depart from us in Jesus name.
Dear Lord, in Joshua 24:15, Joshua declared that he and his family will serve the Lord. Father, I pray that my family will not be led away from you. I pray that every single member of my family will be kept under your banner and in your refuge and that we will always serve and worship you in Jesus name.
Dear Lord, I pray for peace and protection in my family. I pray that we will make good strides and we will not stumble. I pray that we will have good success and that we will not fail at whatever we put our hands to do.
Dear Lord, I ask for your grace and your protection for every member of my family. I ask that your grace will open doors for my family and give us numerous breakthroughs.
Dear Lord, I pray for your financial assistance in my family. I pray for assistance in any we may need it. I ask for your provision and I pray that you keep us from lack in the name of Jesus.
Father, I pray that you will keep my family strong to pray and not to faint. I pray that you will give us the peace and grace to pray without ceasing in Jesus name. Amen.
What is prayer for my family?
Prayer for my family is supplications, declarations or utterances made for your family. When you say a prayer for my family, you are interceding or standing in gap for your family. Prayer for my family protection and peace is quite important. It reminds your family of the God they serve and keeps them constantly in tune with His word. Prayer for my family also has the effect of positively affecting family members by God’s grace, since God answers prayers. Only by praying it is possible to reach peace, progress and any positive impact on your family.
Bible proves, that constant prayers really can make changes in each family and it’s members lives. Here are some examples:
Genesis 25:21-22 says, “Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was barren. The Lord answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant”.
1 Chronicles 16:43 “Then all the people left, each for his own home, and David returned home to bless his family”.
2 Timothy 1:16 “May the Lord show mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains”.
Endeavour to say a prayer for your family protection and peace every day, every now and then. Ask your family members to do the same. Let it be that important to you and you will see the changes you desire in your family in Jesus name. Remember the saying: “Family which prays together, stays together”. What could be more important?
Also read: PRAYER FOR FAMILY – bring the needs of your loved ones to God
A Prayer for Family
By Rick Warren
“Let us think about each other and help each other to show love and do good deeds” – Hebrews 10:24 NCV
I am the man that I am today first of all because of my parents. They instilled in me certain values to care about other people.
Our home was constantly filled with other people. If people were in pain, they were at our house. If they were on the road, they were at our house. If they were going through a conflict, they were at our house. If they were a well-known Christian leader coming through town, they were at our house. One day my dad added up how many meals my mom had cooked for guests in our home in one year. It was over a thousand meals! I grew up learning an attitude of “give your life away” and that it’s not about me. It’s about helping other people.
That’s what awesome families do. They teach each other to show love and to do good deeds. Good deeds are called ministry. They are called service.
A good example of this is Cornelius’ family in the book of Acts: “He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly” (Acts 10:2 NIV).
What a great legacy! Wouldn’t you like to have people writing that about you and your family one day?
Pray this prayer today:
“Dear Jesus Christ, I want to live an awesome life. And I want to have an awesome family. I know I won’t have either if I just live for myself. So today I give myself to you. As for me and my house, we’re going to serve the Lord. I want my family to be a place of play and fun, not just work and negativity. I want my family to be a place where we encourage each other to grow constantly. I want to be a family that is a shelter in the storm, a safe haven, a refuge. Help me to protect my family — not just their bodies but also their minds. I want my family to serve you by serving others. Help us to find our family mission, our purpose, what you shaped our family to do. Help me to teach my kids to be generous by modeling generosity to God and to others. Help me to have a bifocal vision to not just care about my family but to teach them to care about the whole world. May we model dedication and service and generosity and prayer. I can’t do this on my own, Lord. So I ask you to come into my life and take complete control of every area and give me the power to do the right thing. In your name I pray. Amen.”
Editor’s Note: Content taken from the Daily Hope devotional, How to Leave a Family Legacy, written by Rick Warren. You can read that piece in full here. All rights reserved.
Father/Mother: Let us begin with the sign of the Cross.
All: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end.
All: Dear Jesus, we are here to spend a few minutes with you in prayer. We want to pray for ourselves, our friends and neighbours and for everyone in the world. We know that you came to call all of us to know, love and serve your heavenly Father so that we would be one big, happy family.
Parent: Jesus, be close to us now as we pray to the Father in the words you taught us.
All: 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 those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Parent: Jesus, we want to pray to your Mother too. We want to remember how the angel told her she was to be your Mother. We want to remember how she went to Elizabeth who praised her for saying to God, “Be it done to me as you wish.” That was saying a big “yes” to God. We want to ask Mary to pray for us because we know, Jesus, that if we are close to her, we will be close to you.
All: Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.
Parent: Jesus, as God, you were in existence before the world was made. Then you became a human being with Mary as your mother so that you could tell the world how you and the Father and the Holy Spirit together love all of us and want to share your holy life with us. all praise to this Most Holy Trinity.
All: Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end.
Parent: (Name) will you read for us that we will have something special to think about?
(Here mother or dad asks someone to read a Bible story selected from the following.)
The Annunciation – Luke 1:26-38. The Visitation – Luke 1:39-80. Jesus’ birth – Luke 2:1-20. Jesus’ baptism – Mark 1:3-11. Cana – John 2:1-11. Cure of Leper – Mark 1:40-45. Feeding Crowd – Matthew 15:32-38. Ten Lepers – Luke 17:11-19. Labourers in Vineyard – Matthew 20:1-16. Merciless Servant – Luke 18:21-35. Pharisee and Tax Collector – Luke 18:9-14. Good Samaritan – Luke 10:29-37. Good Shepherd – John 10:1-21.
Parent: Let’s talk a little bit about the story. Would you like to tell the story yourself? Did you like the story? Who were the good people in the story? Were there any bad people in the story? Suppose you had been there; what would you have done?
(Here mother or dad gives each one a chance to answer. At the end, he or she can talk briefly about a lesson that can be learned from the story.)
Parent: I think now that we should pray for our family and for all families. We can begin by remembering the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and St. Joseph. They had their good times and parties and they had their hard times too, like when it rained every day for a week, or when Jesus went to Jerusalem and got lost, or when St. Joseph was sick, or when their friends were sick. But they were happy because they loved each other and were kind and helpful to each other. So let us pray that God will help us to be a kind and loving family with each one trying to obey God and to help one another.
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Of course, the Holy Family had relatives and friends, and they cared about them too. We remember Mary went to stay with Elizabeth when she was going to have a baby. And St. Joseph was a carpenter and was always fixing things for the neighbours. And Jesus, besides being a young boy was also God, so he was always being good to others. Imagine living next to Jesus! Could he ever help you with your homework! So let us pray for our friends and relatives that God will bless them and keep them from harm.
When Jesus grew up and left home to go around preaching about God the Father and his love for us all, he remembered how happy he had been with his family and tried to make everyone understand that we are really one big family, with God as our Father. he talked about being kind, about forgiving those who hurt us, about taking care of the hungry and those who have no families of their own. So let us pray for everybody in the world and especially for those who have no one to care about them.
There were men and women who listened to Jesus and prayed with him for those who were poor or sick or hungry or did not know that God the Father loved them. Jesus said to many of these men and women, “I am glad that you are praying with me. But I would like you to work with me too.” So the apostles and others went around preaching about God’s love. Other men, and some women too were busy helping the sick and feeding the hungry and teaching the children. As we grow up, Jesus says to us, “I am glad that you are praying for your family and for others. I would like you to work with me too.” To some he says, “I want you to get married and teach your children to be good and loving.” To some boys he says, “I would like you to be priests when you grow up.” To others he says, “I would like you to be religious brothers when you grow up.” To some girls he says, “I would like you to be nuns when you grow up.” And to still others, boys and girls, he says, “I would like you to grow up to be single people working in the world and helping me to make others understand that God loves them.” So let us pray that as we grow up, we will try to know what Jesus wants us to be, and we will be ready to listen to him.
All: Dear Jesus, we pray with you to the Heavenly Father for all the men and women and children of the world, those who live with their families and those who do not. Make us kind and generous to one another and protect us with your loving care. Mary, our Mother and good St. Joseph, keep us close to Jesus so that we too will be a holy family.
Parent: Now let us close by asking God’s blessing. May almighty God bless us, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Family Unity. It is a treasure to us all, and something very precious to each of us. The Lord blesses us with family members to lead, counsel, love and take care of, and in exchange, our family does the same for us. Praying for our family is something we should do daily. Whether someone you love needs God’s grace in a hard situation, or you simply want to bless his or her walk in life through our Lord Jesus Christ.
If the need for prayer and protection for your family and loved ones is what you are seeking most, whether in your own life, or in the life of someone you love, let us pray for you at the holiest place on earth, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. We have faith that sending your prayer to the place where our Lord Jesus Christ gave his life for us will help your request be granted! It is our honor and privilege to be a prayer warrior for you, and to ask the Lord to watch over you, protect you, and keep you, always. Please submit your prayer request today.
They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.” Acts 16:31
Prayer for Family Unity
Lord, I want to thank You for this precious family of mine. For the talents and good things that You have given each of us. Please keep us united, and our bond strong as the days pass. Please guide us, protect us and equip us to do Your will each and every day. Thank You for all that You are, and all that You have given us. My heart is forever grateful!
Prayer for Protection Over Family Members
Lord, I ask for protection and safety over my spouse, my children, my parents, my family members and myself today. Please lead us with Your mighty hands today and always. Deliver us from any enemy and evil that try to hinder our way. Do not let the ways of the enemy blind our eyes. We know that You are for us, so that no one could ever stop us. Please watch over us and guide us all safely throughout this day, so that we may all arrive safely back home, Father. Amen.
Prayer for a Troubled Family Relationship
Heavenly Father, there is a war going on in the souls of many of my family members. I will not be silent about this, and I pray that you will look after them. I also come to you today to pray for the salvation of my family as well. Lord, may my family know You. I pray that they will learn to crave You just as I do. I pray that they will learn to stand strong in the face of trials and tribulations in life. When people knock them down, I pray that they stand up even stronger in You than ever before. I pray that they show love instead of revenge on those who do not agree with them. Give me strength to persevere through any troubles that come my way today. It is time to rise above the sin that comes at me and to that of my family members. It is in Your precious name I pray these things.
Prayer for Grandchildren
Heavenly Father, You have blessed me with precious grandchildren, and I am ever so grateful! I pray for these little souls, Lord. I also want to thank you for my own children. I have raised them up to praise You, and to look to You in all things. I lift up my grandchildren to You today, Lord. These little ones are precious gems in Your eyes, as well as in mine, and that of our family. Please watch over them each and every day. Keep them safe, and guide them in all that they do. I ask these things in Your precious name. Amen.
Prayer for Your Family’s Strength
Please shine your light upon my family today, Lord. Give us strength to overcome all of the difficulties that we are currently dealing with, and protect us against any and all problems we may encounter in future days. Lord, please bring us together as we are meant to be. May the love that binds us only grow stronger as we fulfill the path and desires You have laid out before each of us. Grant my family forgiveness for any sins we have committed against one another. Amen.
Prayer for a Healthy Pregnancy
Thank you Father for the little baby that is about to be born. Lord, I pray that You would protect this unborn child that is being knit together in his/her mother’s womb, and I pray Lord that You would give grace for a safe and healthy delivery at the right time.
May this baby grow up to know and love the Lord Jesus, which will make him/her wise unto salvation. I pray for Your protection and grace for this little baby who is shortly to take his/her place in this world, and I ask that he/she may grow in wisdom and understanding. Guard and protect both mother and child as the day for delivery draws ever closer, and keep them from all the perils and uncertainties in this journey. Amen.
“I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.” 1 Corinthians 1:10
“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!” Psalm 133:1
“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.” Proverbs 17:17