Prayer for my family

If there’s anything we pray for, it’s for our family. No other place brings as much joy and pain to us. What are the reasons behind this?

First of all, the family is the source of life. We all have a mother and father. If you were brought up by relatives or adopted parents, they also provided for you. Even in the most difficult families, there is life.

Still, we often hurt the one’s we care for the most. Maybe it’s because we are tired, and we let our guard down. Or maybe it’s because we trust in our loved ones. We feel that they will still love us even when we don’t behave so well. We trust in love.

The family can be an abundant source of love. When you are sick or in need, family shows up. In the toughest moments, families often come together. In many families, the abundance of generosity and love is astounding.

Still, we can also observe great hurt and betrayal within families. It would be unrealistic to think that any family is perfect, and some live with much pain.

And many times, the greatest acts of forgiveness occur in families.  This is the message of Jesus — forgive and be forgiven.

Pray for your family in the tough times

If we think about Christ on the cross, it helps us to understand our family struggles. That moment of great pain and suffering was also the doorway to salvation. When we suffer and serve our family, the greatness of God’s love shines through. Remember this in the trials your family faces.

Seek God’s promises for your family. Ask the Lord to reveal them to you. Pray upon his promises. Get strength and peace from them. It may take days, months or years — but even a lifetime is worth the life and love that comes from your family.

Prayer for my family

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Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

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Oh loving Lord,

Do you see my family? Do you see how we have struggled? Do you see how we have hurt? Even each other. Pain going back, for generations.

So right here, right now, in your presence, I claim the promises you set forth for me and my family. Not a perfect family, that never suffers, that never bleeds – but a family united in LOVE, in Spirit and in Truth.

This can only come by your grace. Oh loving Lord, pour yourself out upon us. Wash us clean again. Reach down. Restore us.

Through your mercy, through your love.

In Jesus name,


62 thoughts on “Prayer for my family

  1. Dear lord. My daughter and her husband are struggling so soon in their covenant of marriage. I pray that they will find their way. Baptized as infants and dedicated to you. Confirmed and partaking in the holy sacrament in your presence. I believe that you have promised to raise up a child in the way they should go and when they are older they will not depart from this. You know their struggles, their heartache, their needs. We give them to you!

  2. Please pray for my family but especially for my three brothers who suffer from loneliness, depression, anxiety, anger, low self esteem, drugs due to the loss of my father.

  3. Dear Lord,
    You have given me so much so I feel awful to ask you to continue blessing me with my husband of 47 years. Recently I have found out that he is not true to himself and does not belong in a marriage with me. I am hurt beyond repair that false sense of being a couple was indeed false. I cannot leave him and hurt our family and church. But how can he be true to himself, I feel like I am keeping something that does not belong to me.

    • I’m so sorry to hear about your troubles… Keep asking for and seeking God’s help. He is generous and good.

      Don’t lose hope… don’t give up. I will be praying for you and your family!

  4. Thank you Heavenly Father for the beautiful family you so graciously shared with me. please hear my cry for help and understanding please heal the precious family that I have failed to hold together I pray You gather them in Your holy hands and heal their broken hearts heal their aching souls fill them with Your love and mercies . In Jesus most precious name amen.

  5. Please pray for my family to be United in Faith,Love and Forgiveness;for all of us to share in the blessing of Jesus and one another, while we are still together in flesh,so that we may be together for eternity. Humbly I pray and ask for your prayers for my beautiful family for it is weakening, in Jesus name I pray Amen

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