El Shaddai, God Almighty, we humbly request on this beautiful and glorious day that you bless and reach out to the homes of your people. Touch them, oh gracious Father.
Lead them. Guide them. Walk beside them. Draw them closer to you and closer together as a family, each and everyday. Change their hearts. Help them to hunger and thirst after you.
2 Corinthians 4:4 In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
- 1 Cry for Family members to be saved
- 2 Reaching out for your lost children
- 3 Declaration over your Household
- 4 The Testimony of Bishop Curtis Kelley
- 5 Conclusion
- 6 Prayer to Keep Family Together
- 7 Bible Verses about Family
- 8 Prayer Request: Post Your Own “A Prayer for Family”
- 9 Recent prayer requests…
- 10 Prayer for Family Unity
- 11 Prayer for Protection Over Family Members
- 12 Prayer for a Troubled Family Relationship
- 13 Prayer for Grandchildren
- 14 Prayer for Your Family’s Strength
- 15 Prayer for a Healthy Pregnancy
- 16 Verses:
Cry for Family members to be saved
Jehovah-Rophe, Your people are crying out everyday for their families to be saved. Their mothers, their fathers, husbands, wives, sisters, brothers, in laws and even the extended family, oh God.
Heal their aching bodies. Bind every curse spoken against them. Cover them under the blood of the lamb and cleanse them to be as white as snow. May they be born again and saved, through your mighty name.
Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Reaching out for your lost children
There are a lot of parents reaching out to you, oh Lord, to save their children. Many of them have lost their way, but they shall be saved at the sound of your great name.
Save them from negative company, and bring them back to Christ. Help them to be a blessing in the lives of those who surround them.
Help them to understand and spread your word. Bring them back to you, oh Loving father. In Jesus’ most precious name, AMEN!!
Matthew 18:18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Declaration over your Household
Now declare this personalized prayer over your loved one:
“You spirit operating in the life of my loved one, blinding ________ to the gospel, to keep ________ out of the kingdom of God, I bind you now. I belong to the Lord Jesus Christ. And I carry His authority and righteousness. So, in His Name, I command you to desist in your maneuvers. I spoil your house according to the Word of God and I enter into it to deliver my loved one from your hands.”
“Father, I’m asking You to send laborers across ________’s path, laborers who are equipped with the Word of God about salvation, the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, healing and deliverance. Send laborers who can communicate effectively with ________ so Your Word can reach his/her heart.”
Per all of the articles we have discussing the different prayer strategies you can take with the Lord, and some of the conditions that He is looking for in order to answer more of your personal prayers – without question, the number one prayer request that each believer should be putting at the top of their personal prayer list with the Lord has to be that each one of us pray for any of our unsaved loved ones.
Your unsaved loved ones would be all of your immediate family members and all of the close personal friends that you may have in your life.
We can obviously pray for complete total strangers, but what makes praying for all of our immediate family members and close friends so special with the Lord is the direct personal connection that we already have with each one of them.
As a result of this direct personal connection that you already have with each one of them, you will have a much stronger desire to pray for each of them than you would have with a complete total stranger – and that stronger desire and passion that you will be showing in your prayers to God the Father may be the exact thing that will get Him to want to move on each one of them before they die and depart from this life.
One very special area in this realm is that every single Christian mother and father should be praying for all of their unsaved children.
Below I will give you a very dramatic and powerful testimony of a man who was literally spared going down into the pits of hell as a direct result of all of his mother’s continued prayers for him.
We all only have one chance, one window, one opportunity in the big-picture, eternal scheme of things to be used by the Lord to get other people saved in this life before we leave this life to be with Him for all of eternity.
And with all of us only having this one short window to be able to do this with the Lord, every single one of us should make it our absolute top priority to pray to God the Father that He move mightily on any of our close loved ones who are not yet saved through the blood of His Son Jesus.
When you really stop and think about the big picture we are all dealing with – the number one thing that we should all be focused on is our eternal salvation in the Lord.
All of the money we will ever make in this life, all of the personal possessions we will be able to buy with that money, all of the successes we may have in the different jobs we may take, and all of the personal friends we will end up making in this life will all be for naught if we do not accept Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior before we die and depart from this life.
Not one ounce of all of the money you will make in this life, and not one ounce of all of your personal possessions will be going with you to the other side when you die and cross over.
No suitcases will need to be packed on your deathbed. The only thing that will be crossing over to the other side when you die will be your soul and your spirit. Everything else will be left behind. Naked you came into this world, and naked you will leave this world.
Once we die and cross over, judgment will then be set on each one of us, and our eternal fates will be forever decided by the Lord – heaven for the saved and hell for the unsaved!
There will be no reincarnation back into this life to get another chance as the New Agers will try and tell you. We only have one chance in the eternal scheme of things to accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior – and it can only be made on this side of heaven, not on the other side.
Granted, God has a set plan and purpose for each person’s life. But as we embark on that incredible journey to fulfill whatever God will be calling us to do for Him in this life, we must never, ever forget that the number one thing we must always do for Him is to keep our radars up to either witness to someone who may not yet be saved – and/or pray behind the scenes to God the Father for their eternal salvation if for whatever reason we cannot reach and witness to them direct.
Your direct, personal, intercessory prayers to the Lord for someone who may not yet be saved may be the only thing that will end up getting them saved, and thus preventing them from being thrown into the pits of a real, live, living hell where they will be forever tormented day and night with Satan and all of the rest of his fallen angels.
Now here is a dramatic, bone-chilling testimony from a man who was spared from being thrown into pits of hell for all of eternity as a result of his mother’s continued prayers for him.
This dramatic and powerful testimony will show you how God can actually hear and answer your direct personal prayers to Him for a loved one’s salvation – if only you will be willing to take the time to actually pray for that loved one’s salvation in the first place!
The Testimony of Bishop Curtis Kelley
I had just heard this man’s testimony the other day on one of the Christian TV stations. This man’s name is Bishop Curtis “earthquake” Kelley. He now has his own church in Hollywood, California. He specializes in dealing with the worst cases in his area due to the kind of past he grew up in.
Long story short, he had a very strong, praying mother who was always preaching the Word to him, anointing his head with oil to protect him when he was running wild out in the streets in his early years, and telling him that he would be preaching the gospel when he got older.
Curtis said he was always running from this call as a young man. When he was 4 years old, he heard a voice tell him that he did not have to wait for his brothers to lead him to the drugs that could get him high. This voice told him that he could get to these types of drugs much sooner. As a result of listening to this demonic voice over the following years, he became fully hooked on cocaine at the actual age of 10!
When he turned 15, the demonic voice came back to him and told him that he could get a bigger and better high than what he was getting from just using the cocaine by itself. The voice told him he could mix the cocaine with some of the other drugs he was using to get that bigger and more intense high.
Again, not realizing what he was dealing with, he went ahead and mixed the cocaine with the other drugs and he immediately overdosed. He was at a bar when this happened. He was then given some alcohol to top the drug mix he had just taken. He then told some of the people in the bar to take him home.
As he was in this overdosed condition from this lethal mixture, he literally saw demonic spirits coming out from underneath the bar floor. They started to grab and pull on him. When he got into the car, they were then able to literally drag him out of his body and into an actual pit in hell itself.
He said the demons then started to do horrible and evil things to him down in this pit. But right in the middle of this horrible torment and torture being done to him by these demons, a “hand of light” all of a sudden appeared, grabbed him by his shoulders, and pulled him back up into his body. After he was pulled back into his body, another voice came to him and said:
“Because of your mother’s prayers, you were spared.”
Shortly after that experience, he went to a church. The pastor called him out from the back of the church and he then received his salvation from the Lord. He later became a professional boxer and then became a pastor of the church he now has.
As you are listening to his testimony, the one thing that he kept repeating was that a strong praying mother has the power to turn their sons and daughters back to the Lord with their strong prayers to Him. He said the only reason he is alive today and not burning in the pits of hell is all due to the powerful prayers of his mother on his behalf to the Lord.
His testimony just cuts right through you like a knife when he gets to the part of the hands of light coming right down and pulling him back into his body from the pit of hell he was in – and then telling him that he was spared this final horrible fate as a result of his mother’s continued strong prayers for him to the Lord.
His dramatic testimony shows how powerful and how important it is that all parents keep praying for their children, no matter how far off the track they may appear to be, and no matter how hopeless and dire their situation may appear to them in the natural.
He said he was as wild and messed up as you can be, but yet the power of God was able to come upon him and set him completely free, which was all as a direct result of his mother’s continued prayers for him! His testimony shows very graphically and very vividly how the power of intercessory prayer can help set a captive completely and totally free from the clutches of pure evil.
With the above testimony showing you how powerful of a thing it really is that we all pray for the salvation of all of our close loved ones, my personal recommendation is that you take an index card and write down all of the names of your close loved ones who are not yet saved.
Pray for each one of them as the Holy Spirit leads, even if it means staying with them for 10, 20, 30 years or more. Some people will literally get saved on their death beds. I would pray for their eternal salvation to the day they literally die, as you never know when the Lord will move on them based upon your direct, heartfelt, personal prayers to Him.
I do not believe that you can “over-pray” to the Lord, or pray in vain on these types of extreme situations. You will not be bugging, bothering, or pestering God with your continued and repeated prayer requests that He move on them in a mighty way to get them saved before they die.
In fact, I believe God will really be moved and touched by your continued prayer requests, and this constant wrestling and prevailing with Him may be what will get Him to eventually make that big move on your close loved one like He did on the above testimony.
The above testimony is a perfect example of God actually moving to save this young man’s eternal life – and this was all as a direct result of his mother’s passionate and intense prayers to Him to save her son in the first place.
I would play it out with each one of your unsaved loved ones until the last pitch has been thrown in the bottom of the ninth inning, which will be when they die and depart from this life. Sometimes games are actually won in the bottom of the 9th inning, with two outs left and one strike left to throw.
Again, if no one else is praying for any of your unsaved loved ones, your direct personal prayers to the Lord for their eternal salvation may be the only thing that will end up getting them saved before they die and depart from this life.
And there will be no greater act of love that you can do for another human being than to be able to be used by the Lord to save that soul from a life of eternal torment and punishment.
Here, we have a prayer for family to ask for God’s help in strengthening a family’s bond. Sometimes, members of our families can be the cause of a lot of stress and worry.
Bring them closer to yourself, and God with this family prayer.
Prayer to Keep Family Together
Say this prayer to help bring your family closer together. Make sure to say the names of any family member you want included in the prayer. Your husband (or wife), sons, daughters, father or mother.
Use this prayer, and write your own at the bottom of this page.
A Prayer for Family
Please shine your light upon my family.
Give us strength to overcome all of the
difficulties that we are dealing with now
and protect us against any and all problems
we may encounter in the future.
O Lord, please bring us together as we
are meant to be. May the love that binds
us only grow stronger as we fulfill the destiny
you have laid out for us.
Grant my family forgiveness for any sins we
have committed. May we also forgive one
another Lord, as it is sometimes difficult to do.
Bless us Lord,
In your name I pray, Amen
Bible Verses about Family
“For the unbelieving husband is made holy because of his wife, and the unbelieving wife is made holy because of her husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy.”
Check out what the bible has to say about family with these Bible Verses.
Family is an important part of one’s life, and is also very important to God. From Adam and Eve onward, God made humans to be together with love to guide and support one another. Through prayer we can make our families stronger.
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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
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.
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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.
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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
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