Ideally, the Lord wants our homes to be filled with His presence and love. One of the most effective ways to ensure your family is heading down the right path is faithful family prayers. From spouses praying for one another to parents praying over children, it's all directed at a strengthening family ties.
Incorporating more times of prayer into your family is very important. There is a saying that rings true. A family that prays together, stays together.
We challenge you to pray with and over your family more than you already are. Go beyond what you've been doing and watch the Lord work. Families who pray grow closer. It's that simple.
Below are 6 powerful prayers for your family.
God bless you.
1. Pray For Jesus To Be Number One In Our Family
Father, I want my family to be rooted in Christ like never before. I ask You that You would help us all to focus on all that He has done for us. I declare that we experience all that we can do, be, and have in Christ!
Remind me continually Holy Spirit to be grateful for all that Christ has provided for my family and I. May my children see Jesus in me and may I see Him in them as well.
I ask that You would help us all to grow stronger in our relationships with You. We want You to be number One in all that we say and do.
May everything we do be done to Your glory!
In Jesus Name, amen!
2. Prayer to Be A Praying Family
Father, please help us to remember that we can always take time to pray to You. Prayer is fellowship and communion in Your presence.
Please remind us Holy Spirit that we can just talk to our Father like we would a friend. And remind us to take time to be quiet and wait on the Lord.
Father, prayer is two-way communication. You do have answers to our questions and direction for us every time we seek You diligently.
Please help us to recognize other people outside of our family that You want us to pray for. Show us things You want us to lift up to You. We want to be a praying family that makes intercession for other people besides our own family.
We want to be a family whom You can bring things to that You want prayed over. Help us to recognize when You do this.
Praise You Lord! Thank You for hearing this prayer.
In the Name of Jesus I pray, amen.
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3. Pray Before Family Travel
Father, please guide us as we step away from our home. As we embark, we look to You to direct us. As we travel, please open our eyes to see things or people You want us to pray for. Show us the wonders of Your creation. May we grow closer with You and with each other during this time.
I pray protection over my family right now. In the Name of Jesus, surround us with Your angels. I plead the blood of Jesus over my family. Thank You for Your mighty protection Father! Guide us and keep us on paths that are safe to travel.
Lord, help us to recognize every moment we can grow closer as a family. May there be plenty of time where we are altogether, in the moment. Help us to keep distractions from growing stronger out of our paths.
I ask for grace and strength to travel and thank You for it. This will be a wonderful time away from home and I am grateful that You have provided it for my family.
In the Name of Jesus I pray, amen.
4. Family Prayer For Grace Before Eating
Father, we thank You for this food that is placed before us. We recognize that You have been faithful to provide it. Thank You for this time of eating as a family. We give You the glory for it. Bless this food and drink to our bodies in Jesus Name. Bless everyone who is at the table right now Lord. Help us all to grow closer and stronger as a family.
In Jesus Name we pray, amen.
5. Prayer For Family While Driving
Father, it seems that we are always coming and going to different things. We recognize that this time while driving is a wonderful time to seek Your face and step into a time of prayer.
Lord, thank You for our family. Thank You for all the blessings You have bestowed on us. We are eternally grateful for Your grace and mercy towards us. Hallelujah!
We ask that You continue to guide us to become stronger in our relationships with each other. Holy Spirit show us where we can improve. Help us to make loving each other of top priority in Jesus Name.
Even while we are driving we look up to Jesus and we ask You to help us to keep our focus on Him. May everything we do as a family bring You all the glory and honor. You are wonderful!
In Jesus Name we pray, amen.
6. Bedtime Prayer With Children
Father, we come before You and thank You for another day that You have given us. We are grateful for Your goodness that we see all around us. Your guiding hand is always there.
We praise You for the plans and purpose You have for all of us. Help us to recognize how we can walk in Your call for us each and every day. You've made us exactly as You have because of the purpose You have for us.
Please forgive us for anything we may have done that fell short of what You expected of us. Help us to make better choices each and every day in Jesus Name. We want to follow Your Spirit and Your Word in everything that we do.
Thank You for Your endless love that permeates every area of our lives. You are so good to us!
We ask You to continue to bless our family. Please continue to guide us to spending the right amount of time together without forgetting about spending time with You too. You have first place in our family Lord!
We love You!
Please give us all sweet dreams tonight.
In the Name of Jesus we pray, amen.
Bible Scripture Verses When Praying For Family
John 15:12-17 - This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
Colossians 3:20 - Children, obey [your] parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.
1 Timothy 3:4 - One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
Psalms 128:3 - Thy wife [shall be] as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.
1 Corinthians 11:3 - But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman [is] the man; and the head of Christ [is] God.
Genesis 18:19 - For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.
1 Timothy 3:5 - (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
Proverbs 22:6 - Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Exodus 20:12 - Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Genesis 2:24 - Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
Ephesians 6:1-3 - Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
Acts 16:31-34 - And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
Proverbs 15:17 - Better [is] a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
Ephesians 3:14-15 - For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
1 Peter 3:1 - Likewise, ye wives, [be] in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;
Colossians 3:19 - Husbands, love [your] wives, and be not bitter against them.
Ephesians 5:21 - Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.