Prayer for peace and unity

by Danielle ()

Lord God, Heavenly Father, Jesus our Lord and Savior,

Please grant blessing over my family. We are in a state of crisis, yet we continue to act like everything is normal. We need you, Lord God, Heavenly Father to rescue us from our dispare. Please grant us peace in our home.

Help us to recognize the needs, respect the struggles, and support each other through this trying time. Help us to think before we judge. Help us to put ourselves in eachother’s places. Help us to recognize the struggles that each of us face daily through our acts and thoughts of compassion and empathy. Help care for one another through your grace and love.

May we love one another as you love us. With your guidance and strength, I plead for you to help us replace negative thoughts, action and words by reframing and rephrasing them. May we appreciate and recognize the daily acts of love and kindness that we experience and express our love for each other without fear. Help us heal our wounds, both physical and emotional, through your guidance.

Please be our light during this dark period and guide our way as we grow and adapt to our changing lives. Help this experience bring us closer through your love and healing. Help us find our purpose and role during this new phase of our lives. Help us to appreciate every day and live a life of grace through you. Please free me and my family from the pain we are feeling.

My our blessing help spread your love throughout our community, and may that love travel infinitely through everyone whose lives we touch. I ask this on your name. Lord God, Heavenly Father.
And so it is done through your healing love and grace.

Thank you for giving being the light that shines through our darkest hours!
I feel your healing light spread throughout my body and know that you are healing my family and directing our path.
And do it is done. Amen.

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by Ketan (Nadiad,Gujarat,India)

please pray for me and my family.i am suffering last 10-12 month extremely. first by neighbour and then last 7 8 month my wife. i am mentally broken. my wife cannot support me always excuse to save her job, always excuse mummy pappa,not like my brother’s family, not control in me. i am not concentrate my whole day activity and prayer.real truth is i can not tell her you are wrong and i am sleep last few month with sleeping pills and habited tobaco….now my problem disturb our whole family, all we are disturb,we need peace, love, joy, health, protection by jesus and trust.

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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.

Also read: PRAYER POINTS FOR THE FAMILY

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