Prayers for family members are prayers for keeping a family together and safe. It is a prayer to ask God for help to solve family members’ problems and strengthen your family.
Sometimes our family members can be the cause of distraction and worry. Some of your family members don’t have a personal relationship with God, so your prayer for these family members is essential. Remember the words of John Paul II: “A family that prays together stays together.”
Prayer for Family Problems
Here are some special intentions that you can pray for family members who are facing problems and need strength:
- Prayer for Healing
- Prayer for Comfort
- Prayer for Guidance
- Prayer for Strength
- Prayer for Wisdom
- Prayer for Protection
- Prayer for Forgiveness
- Prayer for Gratitude
Prayer for Healing
Perhaps the biggest shock and stress for the whole family is when one of the members falls seriously ill. Pray for healing any physical, emotional, or spiritual issues your family member may face.
Heavenly Father, we come to you today with a heavy heart, praying for healing for our family member facing health challenges. We pray that you will heal their body, mind, and spirit. Please give them the strength to endure this difficult time and the faith to trust your divine plan. We ask that you bless them with your love and grace and comfort their soul. May they feel your presence with them, and may they know that they are not alone. We pray all this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen.
Prayer for Comfort
Conflicts often flare up when problems arise in the family because everyone is living in internal tension. Therefore, pray for comfort and peace for your family member during difficult times.
Dear God, we pray for comfort and peace for our family members struggling with challenges in their life. We know that you are the God of all comfort and that you are near to the broken-hearted. Therefore, we ask that you wrap your arms around our family members and give them the strength to face their difficulties with hope and faith. May they know that you are with them always and that they can find rest in your loving arms. We pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer for Guidance
When problems arise, we are often overwhelmed by negative emotions and cannot find a solution. Pray for guidance and direction for your family member as they navigate challenging situations.
Father God, we ask for your guidance and direction for our family members facing difficult decisions. We know that you are the source of all wisdom and promise to guide us when we seek you. Please give our family members clarity and discernment as they navigate challenging situations. Please help them to trust in your plan and to follow your lead. May they find peace in knowing that you are with them every step of the way. We pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer for Strength
Pray for strength and resilience for your family member to face any obstacles that come their way.
Heavenly Father, we pray for strength and resilience for our family members facing trials and obstacles. We know that you are the source of our strength, and we ask that you fill our family members with the courage and perseverance needed to overcome any challenges they may face. May they find comfort in knowing that you are always with them, and may they be reminded that they can do all things through Christ who strengthens them. We pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer for Wisdom
When we are stressed, thinking logically and finding the best way to solve a problem is complex. Therefore, pray for wisdom for your family member to make good decisions and choices that honor God.
Lord, we ask for your wisdom and guidance for our family members as they make decisions and choices that will impact their life. We know that you promise to give wisdom to those who ask, so we seek your divine guidance before you. Help our family members make wise and discerning choices that honor you and bring blessings to their lives. May they trust in your plan and have confidence in your guidance. We pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer for Protection
God is the first and foremost defender in all disasters. Therefore, pray for protection over your family member from any harm or danger.
Dear God, we pray for protection over our family members from any harm or danger that may come their way. We know that you are the God of protection, and we ask that you surround our family members with your divine shield of protection. Keep them safe from any harm or danger, and guide them away from situations that may cause harm. May they find comfort in knowing that you are their protector and defender. We pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer for Forgiveness
When problems arise in the family, family members often start blaming each other. This only makes the situation worse. Pray for forgiveness and reconciliation if there have been any broken relationships or conflicts within the family.
Lord, we pray for forgiveness and reconciliation for broken relationships or conflicts within our family. We know that you are the God of forgiveness and that you call us to forgive others as you have forgiven us. Help us to extend grace and mercy to one another and to seek reconciliation and healing in our relationships. May we follow your example of forgiveness and love, and may our family be united in peace and harmony. We pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer for Gratitude
It is essential not to lose hope in difficult times. Gratitude and realizing that not everything is wrong is the first step to keeping hope alive. Pray for gratitude and thankfulness for the blessings and joys in your family member’s life.
Father God, we thank you for the blessings and joys in our family member’s life. We know that every perfect gift comes from you, and are grateful for your provision and care. Help us cultivate an attitude of gratitude in our hearts, and be mindful of the many ways you bless us each day. May our family members be filled with a sense of thankfulness and joy, even amid difficulties. May they recognize your hand at work in their life and thank you for all you have done and continue to do. We pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayers for Family Members’ Problems and Strength
Carry your family members in your heart. They are the most important people in your life. Prayer is the best way to do this.
Heavenly Father, I thank you for the family I am born into. Thank you for that; it is the most excellent choice you made for me. I ask that you keep my family from evil in Jesus. God, I pray that your presence never departs from my family and that your purpose for my family is established. Let my family solve all the problems we face. May the devil’s plan to steal, kill, and destroy never succeed against any family member. I declare that in my family, everyone will grow in the knowledge of the Lord. God, I pray for strength for my family members. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Remember to lift your family members in prayer regularly, trusting that God hears and answers our prayers according to His perfect will.
- Prayer for Family Protection
- Prayer for Peace in the Family
- Prayer Points for the Family
- Prayer for Family
- Prayer for Family Unity
- Prayer for Family and Friends
- Prayer for my Daughter
Find Support in the Bible
Our scriptural reference for the importance of family prayer is taken from Joshua 24:15: “But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But for me and my household, we will serve the Lord”.
Joshua told the Israelites we shall serve the Lord for me and my household because he knew the great benefits of one’s relationship with the Lord. So, beloved, if you love your family, you will know that organizing special prayers for your family members will go a long way to help them. It’s a long way to know the Lord and to have His divine purpose fulfilled.
Also, 1 Corinthians 7:14 shows us the power of prayers for family members. It teaches us that we can, by prayer, help to seek of sanctification of our unbelieving spouse.
Do you know that even Jesus, our Lord, prayed to God over specific issues while he was on earth? (Hebrews 5:7-8). It shows us how powerful prayer is. We must include a special prayer for family members in our daily routine.
Reasons for Prayers for Family Members
There are several reasons why we pray for family members’ problems and strength:
- Love and concern. We love our family members and want to see them happy and healthy. So when we see our loved ones struggling with problems, we naturally pray for them to find strength and overcome their difficulties.
- Support. Praying for family members going through tough times can offer support and show they are not alone in their struggles.
- Faith. Praying is a way to connect with our faith and believe that the highest power can intervene and provide help and guidance.
- Gratitude. We pray for our family members as a way of expressing gratitude for the blessings we have in our lives and asking for continued protection and strength.
In special prayers for family members, we shall be taking our prayer points from the passages of the Bible. Since the Bible is the word of God, there is no way one will pray wrongly by it.
Prayer is the involvement of the hand of God in making what we want to become possible. When God gets involved, solving problems and getting the desired result is easy.
Some Prayer Points
- I command all the threefold assignment of the devil written in John 10:10 never succeed against my family in Jesus’ name.
- Like Joshua, I confess that the members of my family and I will serve the Lord in Jesus’ name.
- Heavenly Father, I pray that you preserve my family from making wrong choices capable of causing untimely death in any way in Jesus’ name (Ruth 1:1-5).
- Isaiah 54:13 O God, according to your word, teach my children the way of salvation and let their peace be great in Jesus’ name (Isaiah 54:13).
- I rebuke the spirit of untimely death from my family and call that the promise of God for long life be made manifest upon every member of my family in Jesus’ name (Psalms 91:16).
- According to your word of God in the book of Ephesians 3:14-15 the name of my family springs from you; let it be impossible for evil powers to destroy my family in Jesus’ name.
- God, expose by fire every serpent-like person sent to disorganize my family in Jesus’ name.
God bless you all.
Read also: PRAYER POINTS FOR THE FAMILY