Prayer for love and peace

by Saundra (Kansas City, MO U.S.)

Gracious Lord, I am here on my knees begging you to bring peace into my home. I ask that you send your angels down to protect us and keep us safe. Lord, allow us to trust one another and allow us to be vulnerable with one another. Allow us the right words to speak and true feelings to share.

I am patiently waiting for you to grant me this request. Help us to love you more, love one another under you and love our children with all our hearts. Please cast away all negativity so that we can love one another as you love us. Guide us and teach us how to love as you love. In your son Jesus’ name I pray. Amen

Today, we turn our thoughts to the topic of prayer for family unity. Some families are fractured for many reasons. This indicates the need for unity whether or not all members are living under the same roof. About this tells inspirational love and peace verses from Bible.

There is the need for forgiveness and the restoration of broken relationships so people can be whole again. It has been observed that people who live in harmonious families are usually happier. They are  more fulfilled and more productive than those who live in problematic families.Another reason for seeking unity is because the family is the most fundamental unit in society. Therefore, if every family could live in harmony and peace, then  the society would also be more peaceful.

Prayer for Family Unity, Love and Peace

Oh God, help my family members be in peace and unity with one another. Please help each my family member embrace and practice the core values of our family for the well-being of us all. Let everybody feel loved and respected in family. Let us be committed to the good of one another all the time. Dear God, let us not nurture anger in our hearts for it to lead to resentment, bitterness and even hatred. Teach us how to resolve our conflicts openly, honestly and promptly. Please make us humbly enough to admit our faults and to seek forgiveness, love and prace when we have wronged others.  Dear God, please help each of us to seek peace so as to maintain the unity of the family. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

What is a Prayer for Family Unity

Prayer is talking to God. So a prayer for family unity is talking to God about family and your desire to live in unity, peace and love.  This is a state of existence where the family has a sense of well-being and harmony arising out of a shared feeling of commitment, responsibility and loyalty to each other and a set of core beliefs pursued in an environment where each person is loved and valued. Here, the individual can make decisions knowing that they are supported by the family, even when at times they might not agree. This kind of environment contributes to unity as a group while providing each member with the optimal chance of achieving their fullest potential.

Why Such a Prayer is Important

Such a prayer for unity is important because God invites us to come to Him with our needs. He promises to answer us when we pray according to His will. Also He will answer us in ways we never imagined or dreamed about.  These are enough reasons for us to come to God in prayer about unity in our families.

Family unity is worth pursuing not only because it pleases God. Where the family has a sense of well-being and harmony arising out of a shared sense of commitment, responsibility and loyalty. Family base is a set of core beliefs pursued in such a way that each person feels loved and valued. Within such a setting, the individual feels free to make decisions knowing that he has the support of the family, even when at times they might not agree with him. This contributes to their peaceful co-existence as a group while providing each member with the optimal chance of achieving their fullest potential.

This is why we need a prayer for family unity because it is so important to a person’s well-being. We must also not forget that it is God who created families to accomplish his purposes. And he also made the rules for bringing about peace and harmony within them.

Inspirational Love and Peace Verses in Bible

Psalm 133: 1 says “Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity.” This verse from Psalm 133 cited states very clearly the goodness and pleasure that come when family members live together in harmony.  The psalm goes on to say it is like oil running down Aaron’s beard, suggesting a smooth, free flowing  relationship within the family. This sounds like a place where biblical love is in practice and manifests kindness, patience and readiness to forgive each other.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 says, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”

Colossians 3:13-14 says, ” Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”

A united family is one that prays and works together for the well-being of the individual as well as the group.  Parents have a task with the primary responsibility to create harmonious setting, they should seek to establish between themselves soon after marriage. They also should lay the foundation for the rest of the family. This should include a common set of values, based on the word of God, to promote unity.

How and When to Pray

Say prayer for family unity at regular family devotions. Then all family members may hear and give mental or verbal consent to the desires expressed since it concerns everyone. Pray it on important occasions when individuals go off to college or marry.  When you make important decisions  such a prayer becomes relevant. It can reduce the possibility of decisions turning out to be disruptive. Prayer should also be offered when actions reinforce the value of family unity. This can be an encouragement to others to pursue it.

Never forget that true peace and harmony begins in the individual’s heart when Jesus is Lord. This is the best preparation for living in unity within the family.


Any problem and every problem under the sun can be solved only with prayer but we as human beings neglect this thinking that God wouldn’t answer us. But the sad part is that we do not believe in our prayer to God and just for namesake does it so, our prayers are not answered many times. Lord Jesus many times in all his miracles, always says your trust has healed you, meaning we need to have trust on the prayer we do.

Now, coming to the International day of peace prayer, here at least on this day shall we all pray for peace to rule the planet instead of power, greed, wickedness etc.

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Prayer for Peace and Love

  • Paul’s prayer for joy and peace
    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit – Romans 15:13, (NIV)
  • May God give you…
    For every storm, a rainbow,
    For every tear, a smile,
    For every care, a promise,
    And a blessing in each trial.
    For every problem life sends,
    A faithful friend to share,
    For every sigh, a sweet song,
    And an answer to each prayer.
  • Lord, we pray for the power to be gentle; the strength to be forgiving; the patience to be understanding; and the endurance to accept the consequences of holding to what we believe to be right.
  • May we put our trust in the power of good to overcome evil and the power of love to overcome hatred.
  • We pray for the vision to see and the faith to believe in a world emancipated from violence, a new world where fear shall no longer lead men to commit injustice, nor selfishness make them bring suffering to others.
  • Help us to devote our whole life and thought and energy to the task of making peace, praying always for the inspiration and the power to fulfill the destiny for which we and all men were created
  • Heavenly Father,Please help me to rest in your happiness,
    To allow a smile to linger on my lips,
    To dwell within a wonderful memory,
    To walk back through sunlit places.Please help me to awake with hope,
    To engage with life in all its variety,
    To take in the beauty of others joys,
    To touch the souls of those I meet with thankfulness.Please help me to sing with faith,
    To carry the truth close in my heart always,
    To rejoice at new life and
    To have peace as I age.Please help me to indulge in love
    To breathe in the sweetness of intimacy,
    To taste the kindness of friendship,
    To feel the warmth of embrace.

    Please help me not to miss
    A single drop of heaven,
    To catch each moment
    And drink in the great joy of life.


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Prayer for Peace for the World

  • Almighty God,
    from whom all thought of truth and peace proceed:
    kindle, we pray, in the hearts of all, the true love of peace
    and guide with your pure and peaceable wisdom
    those who take counsel for the nations of the earth
    that in tranquility your kingdom may go forward,
    till the earth be filled with your knowledge of your love;
    through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
  • O God, you are the source of life and peace.
    Praised be your name forever.
    We know it is you who turn our minds to thoughts of peace.
    Hear our prayer in this time of crisis.
    Your power changes hearts.Muslims, Christians and Jews remember, and profoundly affirm,
    that they are followers of the one God,
    Children of Abraham, brothers and sisters;
    enemies begin to speak to one another;
    those who were estranged join hands in friendship;
    nations seek the way of peace together.Strengthen our resolve to give witness to these
    truths by the way we live.
    Give to us:
    Understanding that puts an end to strife;
    Mercy that quenches hatred, and
    Forgiveness that overcomes vengeance.
    Empower all people to live in your law of love
    Amen.— Source: Pax Christi
  • God, our refuge and strength,
    bring near the day when wars shall cease
    and poverty and pain shall end,
    that earth may know the peace of heaven
    through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

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Lord, we’re filled with grief that another human being has been


in the name of peace. I have claimed Allentown as a place of peace, yet I still see murders both inside and outside of the law. I would ask now in Jesus’ name that you send peace again to our city and let murders become a thing of the past. I pray that we would stop trying to solve our problems by putting more armed “peacekeepers” on the streets and instead in love address the real issues.

I pray that institutional racist with be obliterated in Jesus’ name and that there will be a new wave of freedom and hope for those in the inner-city. I pray that the violence will stop here and that the friends and family of this man recently murdered by police will not use this incident as justification for more violence.

Please fill our churches so full of love that it literally bursts out of our hearts in torrents both day and night. Lets those of us who claim the name of Jesus be known as those who love and live for the benefit of those around us. Please replace confusion with understanding, and lies with truth. The next time a person raises a loaded gun towards another, let that person become overwhelmed with the value of the life that he or she is about to take.

No one has the right to take another human’s life and I pray that we will all come to understand that down to the deepest parts of our souls. Please speak your truth about the value of life and the joy of peace to those who believe violence is the best means of dealing with sin. We know that You, Lord, took the punishment for all of our sins so we can be free. We have been redeemed and given new lives of love, joy and peace through Jesus. Let us all live out of this truth and let the same flow out into our streets in Jesus’ name.

Allentown is my city and in Jesus’ name it is a city of peace.

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