Here are three short prayers for having a peaceful home that you might want to use.
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Peace in the Home
Sometimes the only refuge in this world is my home dear God so I pray that You would bless my home with the peace of God that only You can give. Jesus promised the disciples peace (John 14:27) and so I ask you to bless our home with the peace of God that we who have repented and trusted in Christ can have with You (Rom 5:1). Oh righteous Father, You alone have given me and our home peace but it came at the infinitely costly price of Jesus Who took the wrath of God we deserved but was placed on Your Son, Jesus Christ so it wouldn’t be placed upon us, even though we deserved it. Thank you for the peace that we can have through the suffering and death of Jesus at Calvary. I am so thankful for the privilege of being able to talk to You through our Mediator Who paid with His life for this to be possible and so in the Mighty Name of Jesus I pray for peace in our home for the Son of God’s honor in which I pray, Jesus Christ, amen.
Tribulations in the World
God my Father, Jesus told us that we would have trials, troubles, and tribulation in the world but He has overcome the world and brought the possibility of having peace through Him. I ask You to give us all peace of mind to know that You are never going to forsake us or leave us (Heb 13:5), knowing Your love never fails and You never give up on us. Even though I have forsaken You at times, You never forsake me. I have been unfaithful at times but You are always faithful. Thank You for Your Great Son Jesus Christ Who made it possible for us to have peace with You O God. By His paying the ultimate price, we don’t have to, even though we deserve it. You are so patient, even when I am not. You are so longsuffering even when I’m not. How can I ever truly thank You with mere words but let me offer the sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving (Lev 7:11, 13; 22:29) which You accept and in Jesus’ glorious name I pray, amen.
Faithful till the End
God, I know You are not like a man who changes his mind like the wind changes direction. You are faithful to Your own word since there is no sin, no fault, and no error in You and in all Your ways. You cannot deny Yourself by the precious promises You have made. I have not been true to my word at times but You always are. Heaven and earth will pass away before Your promises ever will (Matt 25:34) and so help me to remember to see things in our home with the eyes of faith and not the eyes of flesh. Help me to focus on Your Son, Jesus Christ, when the storms of life hit our home. We have built our home on the Rock because all other ground is sinking. You are our foundation and upon You we rest in peace and even though my natural tendency is still to worry about things, I need to learn to trust You more and more every day and I know I can do that by looking back on my life to remember all the times you’ve been so very faithful so please God, bless our home and give us the peace that surpasses all of our human understanding (Phil 4:7) and in Jesus’ strong name I pray, amen.
I find it hard to pray at times. I need the Spirit’s help but God has sent us His Helper to know how to pray when words fail us (Rom 8:26-27) and for me, that’s fairly often. Cry out to God to bless Your home and bring peace to it but no one can really have the peace of God until they are first at peace with God and that means they must repent of their sins and turn away from them and forsake them and then put their trust in Christ. None who do so will ever be ashamed. Those who don’t will live in that state forever and ever. Paul wrote that “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame” (Rom 10:11).
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She dropped by unannounced.
And I couldn’t help cringing somewhat. Ever-so-slightly mortified.
You see, she was an author, something of a celebrity, and now a personal friend. So, of course, I was thrilled to see her, but was also deeply concerned about the impression we were making. Suddenly self-conscious of the layer of dust on the piano and the ridiculous pile of dirty socks by the front door.
I faintly whispered to my husband, “Oh, what must she be thinking??”
And his helpful response, “That we live here.” (Thank you, Dear).
But we soon lost ourselves in conversation and enjoyed a lovely time of catching up on each others’ lives. Ignoring the young boys rollerblading through the entryway and the teens crooning love songs while cleaning up the lunch dishes. Our own happy kind of chaos.
The hour passed quickly and our glamorous friend got up to go. Before leaving, however, she turned to say something. Then stopped. Clearly something was on her mind.
“I don’t know quite how to say this….,” she began.
Oh dear. Here it comes.
“But you know what I’ve noticed whenever I’m in your home?”
The dust? The heap of shoes on the porch? An impressive amount of loud noise? Some of my silent guesses.
“It’s the peace that I find here.”
Hubby gave me a slight nudge.
Well. What d’ya know. Where I saw mess and mayhem, she saw joy and contentment. A peaceful home.
Maybe there’s no easy formula, but here are 10 little things that can help bring peace into your home:
- Speak kindly. It’s amazing how a little kindness goes a long way to setting the tone for the home.
- Gather regularly. For meals. For prayer. To simply hang out with each other. Enjoy your togetherness.
- Laugh readily. Joke and play. Be ready to have a good time with one another. Lighten one another’s load with a good laugh.
- Work cheerfully. It seems there’s always a job to be done. So why not make the most of it? Do all things without complaining and disputing. (Phil. 2:14).
- Give generously. Of your time and your possessions. The home is a place full of all kinds of giving opportunities.
- Forgive quickly. Don’t waste time nursing a grudge. Let it go right away and get on with a loving relationship.
- Hug freely. Give your little ones a squeeze. Wrap your arms around your big kids. Your spouse could probably use one too!
- Pray frequently. Ask God to bring peace into your home. Lift up the needs of the day. Seek Him for wisdom when you’re stumped (or even when you’re not).
- Cheer loudly. Let your family know you’re behind them. All the way. Offer your enthusiastic support. Who doesn’t need to hear a warm cheer now and then?
- Love genuinely. Seems obvious, I know. But sometimes we forget how powerful love can be in our home. And above all things have fervent love for one another, for ‘”love will cover a multitude of sins.’” (I Pet. 4:8)
So in all honesty? I often wish there was a little less dust on our piano and a few less shoes jumbled up on our front porch. I don’t know why those dirty socks can’t seem to make it to the laundry room and I wouldn’t mind if it was a wee bit quieter.
But I guess we live here (as he often likes to remind me).
In our dusty, noisy, slightly crazy – nevertheless peaceful – home.
So how about you? What little things do you enjoy that contribute to a peaceful home? I’d love to hear them!
In His grace,
Praying for peaceful sleep
Oh Heavenly Father, as I lay my head down to sleep, I ask for your comfort and strength. Ease my mind. Help me to let everything go, and leave it all in your hands. Give me peace that I may sleep without tossing and turning.
Encamp your angels around me, that no harm will come to me or my household. I cover each and every member of my household in the blood of Jesus.
Read also: A Prayer for those Sleepless Nights
Praying for a restful night
Almighty God, bless my night, and bless the coming day. I’m so tired and anxious, burdened by the cares of the day. Lay your hand upon me and quiet my restless soul. Cradle me in your protective arms, dear Lord. Give me rest that tomorrow will be a very productive day.
1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because He cares for you.
Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
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Refresh me fully and fill me with your joy, oh Heavenly Father. Wipe away my tears of today. I repent of my sins and look to your Holy Spirit for guidance and protection. In Jesus name, Amen!
Psalm 56:3 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”
Psalm 46:1-2, 10-11 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble, therefore we will not fear…Be still, and know that I am God…the Lord Almighty is with us.”
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