Today, we turn our thoughts to the topic of prayer for family unity. Some families are fractured for many reasons. This indicates the need for unity whether or not all members are living under the same roof. There is the need for forgiveness and the restoration of broken relationships so people can be whole again. It has been observed that people who live in harmonious families are usually happier. They are more fulfilled and more productive than those who live in problematic families.
Another reason for seeking unity is because the family is the most fundamental unit in society. Therefore, if every family could live in harmony and peace, then the society would also be more peaceful.
Psalm 133: 1 says “Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity.”
Here are some example of prayer you can pray for family unity.
Oh God, help my family members be in peace and unity with one another. Please help each my family member embrace and practice the core values of our family for the well-being of us all. Let everybody feel loved and respected in family. Let us be committed to the good of one another all the time. Dear God, let us not nurture anger in our hearts for it to lead to resentment, bitterness and even hatred. Teach us how to resolve our conflicts openly, honestly and promptly. Please make us humbly enough to admit our faults and to seek forgiveness when we have wronged others. Dear God, please help each of us to seek peace so as to maintain the unity of the family. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
What is a Prayer for Family Unity
Prayer is talking to God. So a prayer for family unity is talking to God about family and your desire to live in unity. This is a state of existence where the family has a sense of well-being and harmony arising out of a shared feeling of commitment, responsibility and loyalty to each other and a set of core beliefs pursued in an environment where each person is loved and valued. Here, the individual can make decisions knowing that they are supported by the family, even when at times they might not agree. This kind of environment contributes to unity as a group while providing each member with the optimal chance of achieving their fullest potential.
Why Such a Prayer is Important
Such a prayer for unity is important because God invites us to come to Him with our needs. He promises to answer us when we pray according to His will. Also He will answer us in ways we never imagined or dreamed about. These are enough reasons for us to come to God in prayer about unity in our families.
Family unity is worth pursuing not only because it pleases God. Where the family has a sense of well-being and harmony arising out of a shared sense of commitment, responsibility and loyalty. Family base is a set of core beliefs pursued in such a way that each person feels loved and valued. Within such a setting, the individual feels free to make decisions knowing that he has the support of the family, even when at times they might not agree with him. This contributes to their peaceful co-existence as a group while providing each member with the optimal chance of achieving their fullest potential.
This is why we need a prayer for family unity because it is so important to a person’s well-being. We must also not forget that it is God who created families to accomplish his purposes and he also made the rules for bringing about peace and harmony within them.
Biblical View on Unity
The scripture from Psalm 133 cited above states very clearly the goodness and pleasure that come when brothers and sisters, or family members, live together in harmony. The psalm goes on to say it is like oil running down Aaron’s beard, suggesting a smooth, free flowing relationship within the family. This sounds like a place where biblical love is in practice and manifests kindness, patience and readiness to forgive each other.
A united family is one that prays and works together for the well-being of the individual as well as the group. Parents have a task with the primary responsibility to create harmonious setting, they should seek to establish between themselves soon after marriage. They also should lay the foundation for the rest of the family. This should include a common set of values, based on the word of God, to promote unity.
How and When to Pray
Say prayer for family unity at regular family devotions. Then all family members may hear and give mental or verbal consent to the desires expressed since it concerns everyone. Pray it on important occasions when individuals go off to college or marry. When you make important decisions such a prayer becomes relevant. It can reduce the possibility of decisions turning out to be disruptive. Prayer should also be offered when actions reinforce the value of family unity. This can be an encouragement to others to pursue it.
Never forget that true peace and harmony begins in the individual’s heart when Jesus is Lord. This is the best preparation for living in unity within the family.
Also read:PRAYER POINTS FOR THE FAMILY