Prayers 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

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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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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 can heal many things no matter what. Let’s look at the prayer for love. Love and Prayer stand as synonyms to one another. So, it is difficult to differentiate them and pray.

On this very day International day of peace, let us all pray for the peace and love to prevail all over the planet.

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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.

    Amen.

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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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Whether you have had a personal relationship with God for years or you are only beginning to discover who Jesus is, we all need guidance sometimes when it comes to prayers. It’s often hard to find the words to pray, that’s why we put together this collection of short prayers. The following short prayers offer guiding words to use for praying over various topics including worry, anxiety, doubt, forgiveness, fear, and other areas of life where we need to ask for God’s help. Please use these prayers and allow the Holy Spirit to guide you as you add some of your own words and personalize your petitions to God.

Short Prayer for Difficult Times

~ Jennifer O White

Prayer for Peace

Father God, my heart is filled with chaos and confusion. I feel as if I am drowning in my circumstances and my heart is filled with fear and confusion. I really need the strength and peace that only You can give. Right now, I choose to rest in You. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen. ~ Mary Southerland.

Prayer for the Broken-Hearted

Lord, my heart is broken but You are near. My spirit is crushed, but You are my rescuer. Your Word is my hope. It revives me and comforts me in especially now. My soul faints, but you are the breath of life within me. You are my help, the One who sustains me. I am weak but You are strong. You bless those who mourn, and I trust You to bless me and my family with all that we need. You will rescue me from this dark cloud of despair because You delight in me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Jennifer White
 

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Prayer for Perseverance

Holy Lord, Thank You for grace. Please help me move beyond the hurdles that trip me up and give me the strength and wisdom to look up and see the hope I run toward in Christ. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Gwen Smith

Prayer for Self Control

Father, today I ask forgiveness of all the negative and harmful words I have spoken about myself. I do not want to abuse myself in such a way again. Transform my thoughts and let me understand how marvelously you made me. Change my habits so I use my tongue to speak hope and favor upon my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen. ~ Sarah Coleman

Prayer for Your Children

~ Dr. Neil T. Anderson

Prayer for Loving Like Jesus

Father, I have to thank You for looking beyond my faults and for loving me unconditionally. Forgive me when I fail to love others in the same way. Give me eyes to see the needs of the difficult people in my life, and show me how to meet those needs in a way that pleases You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Mary Southerland

Prayer for God’s Direction

Lord, help me not to lean on my own understanding but in everything acknowledge You so that You can direct my words, thoughts and actions. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Sharon Glasgow

Prayer for When You Feel Unworthy

~ Renee Swope 

Prayer For Worry

Father, I am tempted to worry about so many things. Our world is a mess! Forgive me for focusing on anything or anyone but You. Thank You for the Bible that equips and empowers me to live each day. Right now, I declare that You are my only Hope. Please help me remember that You really are in control. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Mary Southerland

Prayer for God’s Strength

Lord, thank you for your greatness. Thank you that when I am weak, you are strong. Lord, the Devil is scheming and I know he desires to keep me from spending time with you. Don’t let him win! Give me a measure of your strength so that I might not give into discouragement, deception and doubt! Help me honor you in all my ways. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Debbie Przybylski

Prayer for Control of Tongue

~ Debbie Przybylski

Prayer When Feeling Inadequate

Dear Lord, Thank You for fearfully and wonderfully creating each of us. Thank You for giving us worth in Your eyes. Help us live as the one You uniquely intended us to be. Help us abide instead of strive, living peacefully and joyfully as heirs to Your Kingdom and co-heirs with Christ. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Julie Sunne

Prayer for Being Grateful

Father, I am so sorry for the way I complain about my circumstances. Please forgive me for my bad attitude when things don’t go my way. I want to see Your hand in every part of every day – good or bad. Help me learn how to face every storm with confidence, knowing that You really are in control even though I cannot hear Your voice or see Your hand at work. In Jesus Name, Amen. ~ Mary Southerland

Prayer of God’s Provision

Dear Father God, Thank You for Your unfailing love for me, Your blessings, and goodness. Thank You for Your faithfulness to guide me and see me through times of uncertainty, for lifting me up, and setting me on high. Thank You for Scripture that comforts and reminds me of Your promises, plan, and provision. Thank you for taking away my fears and worries, the what-ifs, and reminding me that my help comes from You. Help me be a good steward and to sow wisely. In Christ’s Name, Amen. ~ Renee Davis

Prayer for Growing Faith

Dear Lord, help me – every single morning – to find faith in the midst of the chaos. Give me the desire and ability to see You, hear You, talk to You, and give thanks to You. And as I do, I pray that I will draw nearer and nearer to You, and that my faith will multiply exponentially as I understand in new, deeper ways that You are everything I ever hoped You would be. And so much more. Amen. ~ Kelly O’Dell Stanley

Prayer for Confidence

Lord, help me let go of my fear of failure. I know Satan wants to use my fears to hold me back from living boldly for You. Forgive me for not living in faith, and help me from this moment on to live with bold confidence in You. Lord, help me not compare myself to others around me. I pray instead that I can keep my eye on You and live a life that proclaims Your excellence. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen. ~ Rick Warren

Prayer for a Heavy Heart

Lord, I want to lay before you all that weighs heavy on my heart. Reveal even the sin I am not aware of, Lord. I lay these at your feet and pray your forgiveness on me. I believe you when you say that you wash us whiter than snow. Thank you Lord for your unending love for me! Help me start fresh right now to make choices that honor you. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Rick Warren 

Prayer for Hope and Trust

Father, sometimes it does feel that you have left us in the battle. We know that you are with us, but so are our feelings of aloneness. The Enemy seems to be taking ground. Our crying out to you seems to go unanswered. We know you are at work, but help us trust you in the midst of our questions. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Ron Moore 

Short Prayer for Thankfulness

God, sometimes life gets me down and I find it hard to see things to be thankful for. Open my eyes to see the gifts you’ve given me in my life. I’m going to start by thanking you for loving me enough to come to earth and die so we can live together forever. Amen. ~ Wendy van Eyck

Prayer for Restored Relationships

Father God, open my eyes to see the ways I’m like Cain. What conflicts am I allowing to brew in my family? What anger is bubbling into murderous rage in my relationships? Thank You for the clarity to see how hatred kills relationships. I choose instead the way of love. Love protects. Help me to protect those I love by loving them. Your way is always best, Father. I pray in Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ James MacDonald

Which one of these short prayers spoke the most to you and how can we be praying for you? Comment below and let us know! 

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