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


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,


89 thoughts on “Prayer for my family

  1. I pray for my husband who asks for a divorce when we have a disagreement. Who can’t see past the anger of his past holding him back. I pray he realizes that he is loved. Truly loved by the person he hurts the most.

  2. Please pray for me. I am very depressed and stressed out. My husband makes things horrible at times and my son talks to me like I’m a dog. I can’t take anymore of anything. I feel like if God took me I wouldn’t care. My grandkids make me not want to go, but the stress in my life is horrible. I have health issues that are getting worse. We’re trying to sell our house with no sucess yet. My husband makes every situation worse. He constantly fights with me or yells at me. I truly can’t take anymore. Please pray for me, I need it. Thank you

    • Dear Denise,
      I’m so sorry to hear about your troubles. Is there any way you can connect with a church nearby you? Being part of a community can be a great help during tough situations. It helps to talk to someone about your struggles. Maybe even a Christian counselor can give you some help.
      Do not give up! There is so much good and purpose in what you do for your family. Keep trying. Keep seeking the Lord. You can do it! Pray hard. Read your Bible. Let the Lord lift you up, love you and guide you.
      I will be praying for you and your family!
      God’s grace, blessings and peace to you,

  3. My husband, my son and I need and ask please pray for us. We have to move tomorrow. Rent a truck and move all of our belongings to a warehouse. We can’t afford any apartment or house to move Into. We can go to a motel for a couple nights, then….I don’t know what to do. I can’t work and get a small amount of SSI , my husband has a good job, but we still can’t afford anything we’ve seen. I say we have left it in God’s hands. Please pray for us. Thank you with all our hearts. We can’t be homeless and I am so afraid for us. But I have faith and try not to show my anxiety. Bless you 🙏

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