Friday, June 18, 2021
Home Prayer of the Day 5 Prayers to Nurture Faith in the Family

5 Prayers to Nurture Faith in the Family

Lord, draw each member of my family into saving faith in Jesus Christ.

Prayer for Family Fellowship

Father, we pray that the homes of Christian families today, may return to the foundational bedrock of their Christian faith, where Christ is the focus of their hope, where prayer and praise become the daily delight of each member of the household, and where godly principles and practices become the standard and not the exception. Lord, we recognise that the foundations of family life and godly living are being eroded at the very core, by those that would seek to undermine godly principles and replace them with doctrines of demons, pagan practices and devilish devices. But Father, the Lord Jesus Christ Himself said that He would build His church and that the gates of hell would not prevail against her.

Strengthen we beseech You, Christian families today, and may they be drawn back into closer communion with You day by day as husbands and fathers resume their rightful place as the God-ordained head of their household, and their wives adorn the virtuous apparel of the godly and submissive wife. Where children learn respect and obedience to their parents, and when Christ is honored at every meal-table and reverenced at every bedside.

Hear oh Lord, the desires and petitions of Your servants, and may the Christian families of our nation and throughout the world, be united in family prayer, family praise, and family fellowship with each other and with You. In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Prayer for Fathers to Fulfil Their Spiritual Headship

Heavenly Father Who caused all the Holy Scriptures to be written for our learning, open the eyes of the fathers of Christian families everywhere to their God-given position of leadership in their own family unit. Father, we know that the family unit is the foundation upon which the truth of Your laws are founded and that a family that prays together and lifts up the Lord Jesus Christ into His rightful position in each of their heart, is the family that functions in godly unity and has its priorities secured in You.

May the foundation upon which Christian marriage and the family unit are established, remain as firmly rooted in the homes of believers today as it was when God first walked with Adam in the garden, in the cool of the evening, and ordained that a man and his wife should become one flesh and together they should live in the bond of unity and love, and be fruitful in spirit and in deed.

Help the men who are husbands and fathers of Christian families today to become the godly men they were created to be, and may they start to re-establish their God-ordained position as head of their own families, and become men who will courageously lead their wives and children into deeper spiritual knowledge and understanding of their Saviour and Lord, Jesus Christ, in Whose name we pray, Amen.

Prayer for My Whole Family – That We All Know Jesus

Dear Father God, thank You so much for my family and for making each one a part of my life. Lord, I praise Your name for each member of my family that knows and loves You and has placed their trust in the Lord Jesus as Saviour. How it rejoices my heart to know that they are secure in You and are bound for heaven. Fill each of us with Your grace and goodness, and may we learn day by day to cast all our cares upon You.

Lord, I also know that there are those that I love that have not yet placed their trust in Jesus and others that have grown weary of the Christian life and have wandered back to worldly activities or selfish pursuits. Reach out Your arm of love to each one and draw them back to You.

Lord, I know that it is not Your will that any of my family should perish, and I long to know that one day we will all be together in heaven. Convict every member of my family of their sin and bring them to saving faith in Jesus, in Whose name I pray, Amen.

Prayer to Strengthen Family Bonds

Heavenly Father, I pray that the light of Your countenance may shine into the lives of each member of my family, and that together we may draw ever closer to each other and to You, as side by side we work to overcome the challenges and difficulties that are part of everyday living, and which can so often rise up as a barrier and hindrance in our relationship with each other and with You. Strengthen I pray, that relational bonds that bind us together, and fill each one of us with the love of Jesus, for it is only as we draw closer to You in godly love that we will be equipped by Your Holy Spirit to reach out to each other in the spirit of unity.

Lord, it was by Your decision and will that we were born into this family, and although it is often said that we may choose our friends but not our family, nevertheless Lord, You were the one that chose us to be a part of this family unit, and You desire that each one of us are also a member of the wider body of Christ Jesus our Lord. Bind us together in love I pray, and forgive us all for the ways that we have not honored Your name in our home as You deserve.

Help us to be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ, God forgave each of us. And may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God shine in our hearts, from this day forward and for evermore. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Prayer for Unbelieving Members of the Family

Heavenly Father, we thank You for all our family members that have found peace with God, and who through the shed blood of our Lord Jesus Christ on Calvary’s cross, have made peace with You, and passed from the kingdom of darkness into the light of the glorious gospel of Christ. Lord, there is no greater joy than to know that our loved ones are born from above and are in union with Christ,  members of the body of Christ and united as one in the Church of God.

But Lord, the glorious joy of loved ones saved by grace through faith, is counter-balanced by the deep sadness of those members of our family who have stubbornly refused to accept Your free gift of grace, or through ignorance or pride have walked away from Your precious promise of eternal life in Christ.

Look with pity and mercy on each and every member of our family who has rejected Your gracious offer of salvation. Convict and convince them of their need of Jesus in their lives, and bring them we pray, to the foot of the cross until they recognize that there is salvation in no other name, for there is no other name given among men whereby we must be saved. Father, in mercy and grace, do whatever it takes to draw each member of my family into saving faith in Jesus Christ, to Whom be all honor and glory, both now and forevermore, Amen.

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