Prayers for family members are prayers for keeping a family together and safe. It is a prayer we say to ask God for help to solve family members problems and to strengthen your family. Sometimes our family members can be the cause of distraction and worry. Some your family members don’t have a personal relationship with God, so your prayer for these family members is essential. Remember the words of pop John Paul II: “A family that prays together stays together”.
Prayers for family members problems and strength
Heavenly Father I thank you for the family I am born into. I thank you that it is the greatest choice you made for me. I ask that you keep my family from all forms of evil in Jesus. God, I pray that your presence never departs from my family and that your purpose for my family be established. Let my family solve all the problems we face. May the plan of the devil to steal, kill and destroy never succeed against any member of my family. I declare that in my family everyone will grow in the knowledge of the Lord. God, I pray for strength to my family members. In Jesus name. Amen.
Our scriptural reference for importance of family prayer is taken from Joshua 24:15: “But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord”.
Joshua said to the Israelites, as for me and my household we shall serve the Lord because he knew the great benefits that lie in one’s relationship with the Lord. Beloved, if indeed you love your family you will know that organizing of special prayers for your family members will go a long way to help them. It’s long way to know the Lord and to have His divine purpose fulfilled.
Also 1 Corinthians 7:14, shows us the power of prayers for family members. It teaches us that we can by prayer help to seek of sanctification of our unbelieving spouse.
Do you know that even Jesus our Lord, while he was on earth, prayed to God over certain issues? (Hebrews 5:7-8). It shows us how powerful prayer. It’s cleat that we need to include a special prayer for family members in our daily routine.
Two major reasons why we must say prayers for family members:
- They are our loved ones.
- It is important that we pray for our family members. Then the Lord could protect them from the devil’s attack that can make them become a major source of distraction to us. In the Bible, we see how Abraham involved in a war with five kings because he wanted to rescue Lot from their bondage.
In special prayer for family members we shall be taking our prayer points from the passages of the Bible. Since the Bible is the word of God, there is no way one will prayer wrongly in accordance to it. Prayer is the involvement of the hand of God in making what we want to become possible. When God gets involved, it becomes easy to solve the problems, to get the result we desire.
- I command all the threefold assignment of the devil written in John 10:10 never succeed against my family in Jesus name.
- Like Joshua I confess that both I and the members of my family will serve the Lord in Jesus name.
- Heavenly father I pray that you preserve my family from making wrong choices capable of causing untimely death in any way in Jesus name (Ruth 1:1-5).
- Isaiah 54:13 O God according to your word, teach my children the way of salvation and let their peace be great in Jesus name (Isaiah 54:13).
- I rebuke the spirit of untimely death from my family and call that the promise of God for long life be made manifest upon every member of my family in Jesus name (Psalms 91:16).
- According to your word of God in the book of Ephesians 3:14-15 the name of my family springs from you let it be impossible for evil powers to destroy my family in Jesus name.
- O God expose by fire every serpent-like person sent to disorganize my family in Jesus name.
Read also: PRAYER POINTS FOR THE FAMILY
Oh Lord my God, I praise Your Holy name. I bow down at the essence of the Holy Spirit. Heavenly Father, my family is struggling, fighting and bickering at each other. They are drifting further apart and away from You. Father, draw them near and bring them back to You.
Read: Prayer for Family Members who have turned away
Joshua 24:15 But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.
Peace in the family
Help them to be at peace with one another. Manifest Your divine love within their hearts. Let Your tranquility be bestowed upon their lives.
In Jesus’ name, I rebuke every thought of hatred, malice and pride towards one another. I rebuke every dispute, situation and argument in our home today, Lord.
Read: Prayer for Peace in the Family
But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children.
Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
Transform distress to joy
Yeshua, reach out and touch. Pass through each and every home today that is struggling. Restore the peace, love and tranquility that they once knew.
Allow the tears of distress that fall to be transformed into tears of joy. And I pray that You will be praised in every household during the raging storms.
Even as they await their victory, to overcome these situations and problems within their home, may your name be lifted high. In Jesus’ mighty and powerful name I pray, Amen and Amen!
Read: Prayer for Renewed Relationships among Family Members
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.
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Dear Lord God,
I pray for your Divine Intervention to resolve all our problems in the family that we’re facing recently. We have a lot of experiences in the past which have resulted to deep heartaches, feelings of frustration and grudges. Please heal and strengthen each member of my family so that we will have the courage to forgive and move on with our lives as one united family.
Lord, I ask to Thee for forgiveness for our failure to make ourselves open to one another, for letting our pride prevail within us and for being pessimistic. I pray that each of us will be bless with more patience, apprehension, good communication and predominant love.
May all the families in the world especially experiencing broken family relationships, depression, addiction, agitation and other relationship problems be resolved and entirely healed by our Almighty God.
I ask and pray to Thee through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Return to A Prayer for Family
BLESSED BE THE HOUR IN WHICH THE INCARNATE GOD WAS BORN
PRAYER OF ST COLETTE
For any Spiritual or Temporal Favour
Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father, etc.
Blessed be the hour in which the Incarnate God was born; blessed be the Holy Spirit by Whose operation Jesus Christ was conceived; blessed be the glorious Virgin Mary of whom the Word Incarnate was born; through the intercession of the glorious Virgin Mother and in remembrance of the most sacred hour in which the Incarnate Word was born, may the Lord hear my prayers and accomplish my desires. O Jesus, Who art mercy and goodness itself, do not abandon me on account of my sins or punish me as I deserve, but graciously hear my humble prayer, and grant me the favour that I ask for thy honour and the glory of thy holy name. Amen.
ALCOHOL – DAILY TEMPERANCE PLEDGE
O God, my Father, to show my love for thee, to make reparation to thy wounded honour, to obtain the salvation of souls, I firmly propose to take this day neither wine nor beer, nor any intoxicating drink.
I offer thee this act of mortification, in union with the sacrifice of thy Son Jesus Christ, Who daily offers Himself a Victim on the altar for thy greater glory. Amen.
LIVING THE GOSPEL: LITTLE GOOD WORKS OF LOVE FOR CHILDREN, TEENAGERS AND ADULTS (I)
The Repairer of Neglects
Even persons of most generous dispositions and quick perceptions, in the midst of the unceasing occupations of a family, will often forget a number of those minute details, insignificant in themselves, but the deprivation of which is a real trial to certain temperaments. The details of family life are like the small screws which bind together the different parts of a piece of furniture: withdraw one or two of them, and the piece of furniture loses its shape; it becomes disjointed.
It is thus, also, in a family; its harmony is oftentimes only to be ascribed to the care taken not to neglect one of those trifling nothings of politeness, punctuality, or habit, to all of which we should pay almost as much attention as we give to greater duties.
Doing one’s bit for love: happiness, harmony and emotional security in the family
Each member of a family, especially if he is advanced in years, has his little peculiarities, which render him happy in some way or other.
Perhaps it is a garment made to a special pattern.
Or a newspaper brought at a particular hour.
Or a game played in such a place.
Or a visit expected at some precise moment.
Or the expression of congratulations at a particular hour.
Or a desire scarcely manifested, but often experienced…
Watch all these little things. Take it upon yourself to visit every morning the corners where the members of the family like to find everything that may be useful during the day. Go first to the apartment where they all assemble; remove everything that might displease them; perfect all the arrangements which have been carelessly made.
But do it all without noise, and unostentatiously. Enjoy only the happiness which it affords you. Oh! how God will repay you in heaven.
– From: Golden Grains, Eighth Edition, H.M. Gill and Son, Dublin, 1889
WHAT IS THE REASON FOR THE INQUIETUDE OF A SOUL OR OF A FAMILY?
The inquietude of a soul or of a family always comes from the absence of the direct action of God.
Do you wish that life should return to these drooping souls with all its fullness, bringing its clear sky and joyous sun?
Bring back God to them.
– From: Golden Grains, Eighth Edition, H.M. Gill and Son, Dublin, 1889
A PRAYER TO THE HOLY FAMILY
Lord Jesus Christ,
who, being made subject
to Mary and Joseph,
did consecrate domestic life
by Your unspeakable virtues;
grant that we,
with the assistance of both,
may be taught by the example
of Your Holy Family,
and may attain to
its everlasting fellowship.
Who lives and reigns,
world without end.
WE PRAY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN KILLED ON OUR ROADS
We pray for those who have been killed on our roads and for those who grieve their loss. We remember also all who have been injured in body and mind and those who care for them.
Loving God, use us as we are able, to comfort and support those who suffer and what we cannot do for them be pleased yourself to do so that in the mystery of your love they may find peace and healing. Amen.
– Don Maclean, Knocking on Heaven’s Door, Catholic Universe newspaper, issue 14th November 2014. For subscriptions please visit (external link)
PRAYER FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE TOO VAIN
O almighty and most loving God, mercifully regard my prayer and free my heart from vanity and from all preoccupations with looks, physical appearance and from considerations of what people think of me, so that I may become the worthy dwelling-place of thy Holy Spirit.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.