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A Family’s Prayer

It is the will of God to bless every family on earth. It is His desire for every family to come to the knowledge and understanding of Who He is, the One True God in Christ Jesus, because life abundance, life eternal, and all forms of long-lasting blessings can only come from God (see John 10:10, John 3:16, and James 1:17). On the other hand, it is the enemy’s desire to steal, kill, and destroy, including families (see John 10:10). The enemy aims to do whatever it takes to destroy families and create a ripple effect on their children, the next generation, and the next. That is why it is so important that as believers of Jesus Christ we are to pray for our families without ceasing, and even fast if we must. How can you pray for your family? You can pray A Family’s Prayer in this manner:

Heavenly Father, I lift up my family to You. I thank You and glorify Your name for being sovereign, merciful, faithful, and good to my family. You are always there, protecting each one of them and guiding them to the right path and away from harm. You constantly bless them with good things, and you draw them to Jesus Christ that they may know You, our Heavenly Father. May You always give them Your peace, joy, satisfaction, and godly contentment in Christ Jesus. Amen.

Sometimes, it can be overwhelming to pray for your family, especially when you have a bigger family. There can be a lot of issues and matters that individual members may be going through and you wish to address in your prayers, so that sometimes you just don’t know where to start. Don’t worry, because the Holy Spirit is always there to help the believers in their weakness especially when it comes to praying (see Romans 8:26).

Whenever you find yourself overwhelmed by many things in your family, you can also opt to pray the Scriptures, which is also a powerful and effective prayer because you are declaring the very Words of God. For instance, if you want to bless your family with wisdom, you can declare James 1:5; for good health, pray 3 John 1:2 and use Philippians 4:6-7 for peace. As you read the Word of God, simply be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit as He highlights some scriptures that you can pray and declare for your family.

How can I pray for my parents?

Prayers for your parents are one of the greatest blessings they can receive from you as their child. They may not know you are praying for them, but God does, and He hears your prayers and answers them. You can expect God to move powerfully in the lives of your parents. There are many ways to pray for your parents, and there are many things that you can pray for their benefit. You can pray for them during your quiet moments with God, or you can lay your hands over them and pray for them directly.

Here are some ideas for prayers for your parents:

  1. You can pray for their daily strength physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
  2. You can pray for financial breakthroughs in their areas of lack. 
  3. You can pray for God’s revelation of His principles, which they can apply in their lives to be effective in their faith walk and prayers.
  4. You can pray for their faith in God, especially during trying times.
  5. You can pray for wisdom to come upon them in their time of need.
  6. You can pray for God to fulfill their personal and unfulfilled dreams in life.
  7. You can bless their identity and purpose in Christ Jesus.
  8. You can declare good health, long life, and fruitful years of experiencing God’s goodness.
  9. You can declare the Scriptures over them.
  10. You can pray for their protection daily and ask the Father to send them holy angels to guide them.

There are many more ways that you can pray for your parents. Just be in partnership with the Holy Spirit as you pray daily and let Him guide you in things you must pray for. Here is a simple prayer for parents:

Heavenly Father, I lift up my parents to you. Thank You for always guiding them, protecting them, and providing for all they need. You bless them and shower them with Your favors, and You make Your face shine upon them. I declare good health, long life, and prosperous future upon them. May they be blessed and fully rewarded as they see their children, their grandchildren, and the next generation grow up to be godly men and women in Jesus’ name. Amen.

How do you pray for your siblings?

To have a sibling or siblings is a gift from God. They are like instant friends (and sometimes enemies) that God has given you for a lifetime. Regardless of the fighting, misunderstandings, and differences that can happen sometimes, love always abounds within siblings. So how can you pray for your siblings? There are many things that you can pray for your siblings. You can pray for their education, hopes and dreams for the future, careers, and even romantic partners if they are at the right age. You can declare a godly path for their lives and God’s guidance upon them. You can pray for them in this way:

Heavenly Father, I lift up my siblings to You (or you can specify their names). Thank You for their lives and for giving me lifetime friendships through them. You have chosen them for me, and I have been chosen for them as well. I am blessed to have them in my life, and I pray that all the best comes into their lives. May You always protect them from harm and give them wisdom as they take on their separate lives each day. I pray that their dreams will come true according to Your will and purpose in Jesus’ name. Amen.

You may pray for your siblings in person directly or privately in your room. You can also lift them up to God individually or in general, depending on the matters and concerns you may see for them. What is important is that you always let the Holy Spirit lead you in your prayer time and allow Him to just flow through you. Your prayers are such a great blessing to your siblings, and they have an impact in their lives.

How do I pray for my husband or wife?

As a family, it is vital that couples pray for one another. Since together you are the head and the leader of your family, it is vital that God is above you both so He can have full access to your home. When a husband and wife pray for each other, it keeps the devil away because if prayers are made in agreement by two or more in the name of Jesus, the Father hears them and answers them in Jesus’ name. The Lord is present in their midst, and He protects them from the works of the enemy. 

As a couple, you can pray for each other by setting a private time for prayer. You can make an exchange prayer, lay your hands over each other as you pray, or hold hands together, depending on what makes you both comfortable. Moreover, you can also pray for your spouse individually in your prayer closet. But make sure you both have time to pray together as a couple as well as individually. 

There are many things that you can pray for your spouse. The more specific you are in your prayer, the better results you will see. For instance, you can pray for a promotion in your husband’s job or a raise in salary for your wife. You can also pray for the healing of wounds or simply blessings and good health for your spouse. Let the Holy Spirit reveal what you can pray for your spouse as He leads you. Sometimes, unspoken words are revealed by God during your intercession time for your husband or wife. 

Here is a simple prayer for appreciating and blessing your spouse:

Heavenly Father, I lift up to You the life of my spouse. Praise Your holy name for giving me such a wonderful partner for life. He/she is a precious gift from You that I truly treasure. I love him/her so much, and I pray that You bless him/her in all aspects of life. May You continue to fulfill his/her dreams and desires as I know that You are not yet finished in his/her life. I bless him/her with joy and peace in Jesus’ name. Amen.

May the Lord bless you and your family as you constantly pray for them without ceasing. May He fulfill the desires of your heart for your family in Jesus’ name.