Family Unity. It is a treasure to us all, and something very precious to each of us. The Lord blesses us with family members to lead, counsel, love and take care of, and in exchange, our family does the same for us. Praying for our family is something we should do daily. Whether someone you love needs God’s grace in a hard situation, or you simply want to bless his or her walk in life through our Lord Jesus Christ.
If the need for prayer and protection for your family and loved ones is what you are seeking most, whether in your own life, or in the life of someone you love, let us pray for you at the holiest place on earth, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. We have faith that sending your prayer to the place where our Lord Jesus Christ gave his life for us will help your request be granted! It is our honor and privilege to be a prayer warrior for you, and to ask the Lord to watch over you, protect you, and keep you, always. Please submit your prayer request today.
They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.” Acts 16:31
Table of contents
- 1 Prayer for Family Unity
- 2 Prayer for Protection Over Family Members
- 3 Prayer for a Troubled Family Relationship
- 4 Prayer for Grandchildren
- 5 Prayer for Your Family’s Strength
- 6 Prayer for a Healthy Pregnancy
- 7 Verses:
- 8 A Heart for God
- 9 Unity
- 10 Fulfill God’s Purpose for My Family
- 11 Godly Friendships
- 12 A Heart to Serve Others
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- 14 8 Most important for Breakthrough Prayer points for the Family
- 15 Protection
- 16 Revival
- 17 Prayers For Grandchildren
- 18 Blended Families
- 19 It’s Time For War!
- 20 Are You Sitting Down?
- 21 Fellowship Of Believers
- 22 Conclusion
Prayer for Family Unity
Lord, I want to thank You for this precious family of mine. For the talents and good things that You have given each of us. Please keep us united, and our bond strong as the days pass. Please guide us, protect us and equip us to do Your will each and every day. Thank You for all that You are, and all that You have given us. My heart is forever grateful!
Prayer for Protection Over Family Members
Lord, I ask for protection and safety over my spouse, my children, my parents, my family members and myself today. Please lead us with Your mighty hands today and always. Deliver us from any enemy and evil that try to hinder our way. Do not let the ways of the enemy blind our eyes. We know that You are for us, so that no one could ever stop us. Please watch over us and guide us all safely throughout this day, so that we may all arrive safely back home, Father. Amen.
Prayer for a Troubled Family Relationship
Heavenly Father, there is a war going on in the souls of many of my family members. I will not be silent about this, and I pray that you will look after them. I also come to you today to pray for the salvation of my family as well. Lord, may my family know You. I pray that they will learn to crave You just as I do. I pray that they will learn to stand strong in the face of trials and tribulations in life. When people knock them down, I pray that they stand up even stronger in You than ever before. I pray that they show love instead of revenge on those who do not agree with them. Give me strength to persevere through any troubles that come my way today. It is time to rise above the sin that comes at me and to that of my family members. It is in Your precious name I pray these things.
Prayer for Grandchildren
Heavenly Father, You have blessed me with precious grandchildren, and I am ever so grateful! I pray for these little souls, Lord. I also want to thank you for my own children. I have raised them up to praise You, and to look to You in all things. I lift up my grandchildren to You today, Lord. These little ones are precious gems in Your eyes, as well as in mine, and that of our family. Please watch over them each and every day. Keep them safe, and guide them in all that they do. I ask these things in Your precious name. Amen.
Prayer for Your Family’s Strength
Please shine your light upon my family today, Lord. Give us strength to overcome all of the difficulties that we are currently dealing with, and protect us against any and all problems we may encounter in future days. Lord, please bring us together as we are meant to be. May the love that binds us only grow stronger as we fulfill the path and desires You have laid out before each of us. Grant my family forgiveness for any sins we have committed against one another. Amen.
Prayer for a Healthy Pregnancy
Thank you Father for the little baby that is about to be born. Lord, I pray that You would protect this unborn child that is being knit together in his/her mother’s womb, and I pray Lord that You would give grace for a safe and healthy delivery at the right time.
May this baby grow up to know and love the Lord Jesus, which will make him/her wise unto salvation. I pray for Your protection and grace for this little baby who is shortly to take his/her place in this world, and I ask that he/she may grow in wisdom and understanding. Guard and protect both mother and child as the day for delivery draws ever closer, and keep them from all the perils and uncertainties in this journey. Amen.
“I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.” 1 Corinthians 1:10
“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!” Psalm 133:1
“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.” Proverbs 17:17
Do you pray for your family?
Most of us can say that we pray casually for our families.
We ask God to bless them and keep them safe or to help them in a time of need.
But I believe we can take prayer for our families a step further.
I have found that being specific and strategic in my prayers for my family can have a greater impact.
Several years ago I began praying and declaring God’s Word over myself and my family.
At first it seemed a little…..legalistic.
I had my list written out and every day I prayed through it.
Until one day I had the thought that maybe my repetitive prayers weren’t really “doing” anything. The idea crossed my mind that perhaps I was just being redundant and just maybe God was tired of hearing these same requests and declarations.
I’ll never forget His response as I spent time talking with Him about it.
“You have no idea how powerful it is when you pray and declare My Word.”
As I’ve continued to strategically pray for my family over the years, I can’t count the amount of specific requests that have been answered.
When we pray specifically, our faith grows.
We see the hand of God move on behalf of the request that we make.
It builds our trust in Him, knowing that He answers us.
Perhaps this is a new concept to you. No worries…
Today I’m sharing a few prayers I use to pray specifically and strategically for my family.
A Heart for God
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. Mark 12:30 NIV
Above all else I pray that my kids will do this one thing….to love the Lord with all their heart, soul, mind and strength.
Their relationship with God is most important.
We teach our kids the Bible, spend time as a family reading and praying, but at some point, they have to have their own relationship with God.
As my children get older, I realize how hard it is to let them walk this relationship out. When they aren’t reading their Bibles or spending time with God, I want to “make” them do it. But as they become adults, they have to have the “want” to do it on their own.
So what I do?
Prayer to Have a Heart for God
Father, thank you for each one of my precious children. Lord, you know their hearts. You know their strengths, their weaknesses and every tiny detail about them. God, I pray that You draw them closer to You. Show them who You are. Let them see their need for you, Lord. Capture their hearts and fill them with Your Spirit. Lord, I pray that they would seek You above all else. That as they wake up in the morning and go to sleep at night, You would be on their minds and hearts. That everywhere they go and in everything they do, they would see You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down on the collar of his robe. It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore. Psalm 133 NIV
As the new year began, I felt God planting the word unity in my heart….specifically for my family. This scripture from the Psalms came to my mind. The ending really grabbed my attention.
The blessing of the Lord dwells in unity.
When we are united as one, there’s nothing that can’t be accomplished.
Remember the tower of Babel?
At that point in history, the people of the world spoke the same language. A certain group had come together and decided to build a city in Babylonia. However, they were building it for their own fleshly desires. But even in the midst of their carnality God had this to say about them and their efforts:
The people are united, and they all speak the same language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them! Genesis 11:6 NLT
This is what I want for my family. I want us to be united, speaking the same language and having the same values. Because when we do, nothing will be impossible for us! We will fulfill everything God has for us.
Prayer for Unity
Father, we thank You for Your blessing over our family. Help us to be unified. Help us to speak the same language and share the same vision that You have for us. Lord, guide us and keep us on the right path. I pray that NO weapon formed against my family will prosper. No plot, ploy or scheme from the enemy will divide us or cause dissension in our house. Help us to stand in unity…preferring one another over ourselves and loving You above all else. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Fulfill God’s Purpose for My Family
The Bible clearly shows us that God has a purpose for us.
But did you know God has a purpose for your family as well?
Think about your ministry, your business, or even your church. God has a plan for each one of those organizations, right?
So why wouldn’t He have a plan for your family?
He carefully chose each person for each family and handcrafted the personalities, gifts, and abilities that each person would have to complete that family.
My prayer is that we would discover His purpose for our family and walk it out daily.
A Prayer for Fulfilling God’s Purpose for My Family
Father, thank you for creating our family with a purpose. We know that you have plans for each of us individually and for our family as a whole. Lord, I pray that you would reveal this purpose to each one of us and help us to walk it out daily. Help us to have an appreciation for each other’s personalities, gifts and even our weaknesses. Lord, teach us and guide us in all that we do, that we may glorify You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. Proverbs 27:17 NLT
Friendship are so important.
Not just for us individually, but for our family as a whole.
We have several family friends. The kids get along, and so do we as parents.
There’s something special about having another family over where everyone connects.
This is one area that I want our family to continue to grow.
Prayer for Godly Friendships
Father, thank You for the family friends that You’ve given us. Lord we are so grateful that You’ve knit us together with other families to do life with. Lord help us to always be reminded of how blessed we are to have them. We pray blessing over these relationships. That no weapon from the enemy could cause division between us. Lord, we ask that You give us more relationships like these. Connect us with like minded families that will sharpen us and bring us to a new level of faith in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
A Heart to Serve Others
A few summers ago, our family and some friends arranged a retreat with a wonderful organization called Family-iD. The founder, Greg Gunn took us through an exercise to discover what our core values are as a family.
Each family member was given a list of values and we were to select our top 30. After we were finished, we met as a family and circles all the ones that we all had in common.
One of the values that emerged was LEADERSHIP.
Our family loves to serve others.
My husband and I know the value of investing in others and were thrilled to find out that our children felt the same way.
As a family we want to be the hands and feet of Jesus.
My prayer for my family is that we would continue to have a heart for serving others.
Prayer for A Heart to Serve Others
Father, thank You for the opportunity to serve others. I pray that You would continue to instill this value into us and our children. Help us to see others the way you see them. Lord, we pray that You show us the needs of those around us. Help us to be others focused and in tune to Your Spirit, so that we can help those that are hurting. Lord, give us the grace to serve when it’s hard. Give us the strength to keep going when we are worn out from our own situations. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
What do you pray over your family?
Do you have specific prayers that you pray?
Feel free to share them in the comments below.
**If this is an area where you are struggling, I’ve included a printable bookmark of the prayers for you to store in your Bible.**
This weeks feature is from Esther Hosea @ His Dearly Loved Daughter.
In her post Finding My Identity Through the Fog, she shows us the importance of declaring God’s Word over our lives.
8 Prayer Points for the Family: Most important for Breakthrough. The family is established upon divine creation to accomplish God’s purpose and to enrich our lives. Eventually, in this present age of advanced communication, the family unit neglect communicating with God by omitting family prayers.
Focusing on prayers will make the entire family thrive. Take a look at these prayer points for the family and use them daily in your family life. Praying for your family – here 8 most important for breakthrough prayer points for the family.
8 Most important for Breakthrough Prayer points for the Family
Praying for your family:
- Pray and ask God to go with your family.
- Dedicate your family to serve the Lord.
- Pray for the release of vision into your home.
- Pray for unity in your family.
- Pray that God would bless your family with good health.
- Pray and thank God for meeting your financial needs.
- Pray for the Children.
- Pray for Parents.
1. Pray and ask God to go with your family
“And he said unto him, if thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence” (Exodus 33:15).
We must daily take out time to dedicate our family into the hands of God. Pray that His presence will always go before and after them wherever they are. Speak a covering over each member of the family.
2. Dedicate your family to serve the Lord
“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15).
Pray and disconnect from every affiliation from previous generations. Use the blood of His son Jesus Christ to break any covenants made in your family bloodline with other gods. Pray against generational curses. Declare that your family is God’s and you all are moving forward in Jesus name.
3. Pray for the release of vision into your home
“Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he” (Proverbs 29:18).
In the case where there is lack of vision in the family, the verse above states that the people perish. Prayer points for the family here is to ask God to pour out vision into your home today. Pray and believe God to release vision into every member of the family. Pray against all kinds of stagnancy and declare progression into all they do.
4. Pray for unity in your family
Unity is very paramount in the family (Psalm 133). God has a principle of commanding His blessing where there is unity. Lack of unity devoid families of God’s blessings. Our prayer points for the family as related to this is to ask that God blesses our family with unity. Pray and ask God to give every member of your family the heart of forgiveness. Pray against any rooted seed of bitterness in our hearts. Ask God to bring you all together in love peace and unity in the name of Jesus.
5. Pray that God would bless your family with good health
“And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee” (Exodus 23:25).
We would suffer and perish if there is no physical and spiritual sound health in the family. Pray that God should send divine health to you all. Pray for those that are with disease and ask God to destroy all forms of sickness in Jesus name. Ask and pray that God would revive your prayer lives and spiritual health.
6. Pray and thank God for meeting your financial needs
God promises that He would meet and supply all our needs in Philippians 4:19 “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus”. Thank God for daily meeting the needs of all family members. God honours His word more than His name. He would do whatever He says He would. Speak His blessings over all family members. Don’t forget that you should pray and declare that you all will reap whatever you have sowed.
7. Praying for your family Pray for the Children
But Jesus said,“Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven”(Matthew 19:14).
Children are the heritage of God. We are to train them in the right path as they make their way through this world. Our prayer points for the family as regarding the children is that God would furnish the parents to raise children in the way the Lord wants them to go. Pray for wisdom for parents to nurture the children in the way of the Lord. Also, pray against any hindrance that would stand against them in knowing God. Pray well that God would preserve your children and keep their purity.
8. Pray for Parents
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6).
God instructs parents on the plan to follow when raising children. Pray that God would raise fathers in this fatherless generation that would stand in the gap. Also, pray that God will give fathers the wisdom they require to lead and make them humble.
Pray and bring the mothers into the hands of God to strengthen them in their daily challenges. Pray that mothers will never feel inadequate for the task and they geared up for such a time as this in Jesus name. Amen.
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I just finished praying for a friend of mine who is participating in a revival soon. Satan is on the move to make sure this revival doesn’t happen, but Satan being the “Great Deceiver” has deceived himself. I know God wants this revival to happen and it is time for war! Through prayer and supplication I know that God will make sure this revival happens! If our God can make a revival happen for many people, He can also make a revival happen in just one person’s heart. Here are 7 prayers that you can pray for your family, whether it is for revival of those lost or the protection of those in your home.
“I know Who goes before me. I know Who stands behind. The God of angel armies is always by my side.” (God Of Angel Armies, Chris Tomlin)
I ask for protection over my spouse, my children, and myself today. Lead us with Your mighty hands today. Deliver us from any enemy that tries to harm us. We know that You are for us, so that no one could ever stop us. (Ref. Romans 8:31) Please guide us all safely throughout this day, so that we may all arrive safely back home, Father. You are Great, Powerful, Strong, Mighty, Awe-inspiring, Amazing and AWESOME! Be with us all this day. I love you, Father! Amen
“You will seek Me and find Me, when you seek Me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:13)
You have been so patient with my own brother. He says he believes in You, but his actions still say differently. He has not surrendered everything to You, Lord. Lord I pray that he would sincerely seek You with his entire being! I praise Your Name because You have allowed him to live another day in hope that he will return to You. Father, I pray that You do everything necessary to bring him back. If he must lose his job, so be it. If he must go through health issues to find You, so be it. Father, whatever it takes, please bring him to You. Better to suffer immensely in this world to find You, then to suffer eternally in hell without You. Father, I cannot imagine heaven without any of my family. I love them all so dearly! Please, Lord, bring your long, lost son home! Bring a revival in his heart! I love You! Amen
Prayers For Grandchildren
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)
You have blessed me with enough years to enjoy my precious grandchildren! Thank you, Father! I pray for these little ones, Lord. I will be crossing the finish line of heaven in a short while and I pray that Your Name will be glorified in everything I do with them. I thank you for my own children. I have raised them up to praise You, Father! I am filled with joy to see them reading the Bible to my grandchildren. O Lord, it brings me to tears of joy to hear those tiny voices singing “Jesus Loves Me”. I cannot contain the tears for my cup is overflowing with joy! I praise Your Name! I lift up my grandchildren to You today, Lord. These little ones are precious gems in Your eyes. Watch over them and lead them to the finish line that I will cross soon. I want to be there as they do cross it to see Jesus embrace them and say, “well done!” Father, You are worthy of so much more than I can give, but I offer up this prayer in faithfulness to You. I love You, Father! Amen
“All the hearts who are content and all who feel unworthy and all who hurt with nothing left, will know that You are holy.” (All The Poor And Powerless, All Sons And Daughters)
Much hurt and turmoil has ripped apart what man should never have separated. (Ref. Mark 10:9) I thank You, Lord that You sustained me through the storm of divorce and brought me safely to the other side. Sin is the reason for my blended family and I pray right now that sin will affect it no more! Lord, I pray for my ex and her soon-to-be husband. I pray that you would watch over them both and guide them back to You. I pray for the children they will have together. I pray that they would raise them in the church. I pray that their children will come to know You, Lord. Father, I pray for my children, Lord. I pray that they learn to stay strong in You when they miss me and can’t have me. I pray that you would shower them with love and affection! Thank you for Your comforting word, “He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet You by His love; He will exult over you with loud singing.” (Zephaniah 3:17b) Thank you for quieting my stormy spirit when I ache for my kids. Your love is unending and it never fails me. Lord, words cannot express how thankful I am for Your love and compassion for me. Be with my entire family, Lord. For those that live in the flesh, I pray that they would turn and seek You. Father, I need You more than ever before to be strong and courageous for You. May my life show clearly how much I love Jesus! I love You, Lord! Amen
It’s Time For War!
“Everybody with your fists raised high, let me see your battle cry tonight! Stand beside or step aside from the frontline!” (Frontline, Pillar)
There is a war going on for the souls of my family. I will not be silent about this! Lord, I pray for the salvation of my family. Lord, my children know You. I pray that they will learn to crave You without me talking with them first. I pray that they will learn to stand strong in the face of the storms in life. When people knock them down, I pray that they stand up even stronger in You than before. I pray that they show love instead of revenge on those who hate them. I pray that their lives will show Jesus to this dark world. We are in a battle and I will not back down! I commit this day to You, Lord. Give me strength to persevere through any troubles that come my way today. It is time to rise above the sin that comes at me and shove it to the wayside. Sin has no place in my heart or mind, Lord! If I fall today, I pray for Your patience with me. I am a sinner and I do not want to sin! I praise Your Name, Lord! I love You! Amen
Are You Sitting Down?
“With full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” (Philippians 1:20b-21)
The passing of my mother last night is grieving me. Lord, how do I tell my children that their grammy is in Heaven? I can shower them with love and affection immensely, but I cannot take the pain away from their tears. I need You now more than ever, Father. I keep thinking about how grieved Your own heart must have been when You watched Your own Son shed His blood on the cross for us all. Father, I am so sorry that my sin helped drive those nails into His hands and feet. Lord, I ask that You give me the words to speak as I deliver this news to my babies. I know that my mother is in Heaven and that makes me so hopeful, but the pain is still here. I pray that You would wrap Your arms around me, Lord. I need Your affection so badly right now. Give me “peace that passes all understanding” (Philippians 4:7a) Prepare the hearts and minds of my little ones, Lord. This will be one of the toughest days of my life. May Your Name be glorified this day. I love You! Amen
Fellowship Of Believers
“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” (Hebrew 10:24-25)
I have an awesome family of believers to call my brothers and sisters! I thank you for them all. Through our unity we are strong through Christ Jesus, our Lord. Father, I pray that as the Day does draw near we continue to shine the light of Jesus to this hurting world, even to each other. Lord, sometimes it hurts more when a fellow brother/sister hurts me. Lord, give me compassion to forgive them as I should. Sin is to blame, end of story. Not one member of Your church is faultless, Father. I love my church family dearly! I also pray that You would soften the hearts of any that may have callouses starting. Father, rip those callouses away layer by layer. We all need to let go and let You be in control. Father, bless my fellow brothers and sisters this day! May it be a day of rejoicing in You through every single thing that we experience! I love You! Amen
Whether it is your own family or your church family, there are many things that we can all pray for, for the wellbeing of them all. Lift up your loved ones today! Pray for them! May God bless you as you live a life worthy of the calling!
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Resources – The Holy Bible, English Standard Version “Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. YouTube video “Whom Shall I Fear?” by Chris Tomlin.
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