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Whether you’re part of a blended, single-parent, foster, adoptive, or traditional two-parent family, your family is important to God. You can ask him for anything in regard to your family as long as it’s in line with his heart, his desires . . . and essentially, His will. (See scripture prayers at the bottom of this post.)

Just so you know, family unity is definitely “according to his will.”

“Families are the basic, foundational social units in all human communities around the world, and healthy individuals within healthy families are at the core of a healthy society.”  University of Nebraska – NebGuide by UNL Extension Family Life specialists and educators. (John DeFrain, Gail Brand, Jeanette Friesen, Dianne Swanson) 

Healthy families are good for all of us, because the state of the family directly impacts the state of our society.

Strong families produce children who have the tools to grow up to become healthy, mature, well-adjusted adults.

The family unit is:

  • God’s idea
  • God’s design
  • An expression of God’s nature and essence (The Truth Project, Del Tackett)

How God designed the family:

When God formed the earth, flinging stars in the sky, and creating life, he said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.”

When he says “us”, he’s referring to the active participation of every member of the godhead in creation. Father. Son. Holy Spirit.

There’s community and relationship within God between:

God the Father . . . God the Son . . . God the Holy Spirit.

(John 10:302 Corinthians 13:14John 4:34Matthew 26:39)

Within family, we’re meant to experience the same intimacy, oneness, community, and fellowship God experiences in the godhead. That’s his plan for our families.

Family members are meant to take care of one another, and sacrifice for “us.” But we’re each imperfect and we live with imperfect people. Rather than fighting with our families, it’s important to fight for our families.

Praying hard. Praying often.

Here are some powerful prayers you can use to pray for strength, unity, forgiving hearts, harmony, and steadfast love within your family. These prayers are powerful because they’re based on the things God has had inspired men write down for our benefit.

Scripture prayers for your home and family:

  • “Father God . . . I ask you to help each member of our family (name them) to be completely humble and gentle in our interactions with each other; and to be patient, bearing with one another’s faults in love – even when we’re tired, frustrated, angry, or hurt. Help us Father, to make every effort to remain united in the Spirit in this home. Please bind us together in peace.” Ephesians 4:2-3
  • “Gracious God . . . help us (name your family members) to love each other fervently. Grow our love so deep that it is able and willing to overcome and forgive a multitude of sins. Inspire a spirit of hospitality in (family member names) and enable us to cheerfully share our home with those who need a meal or a place to stay. God I acknowledge that you have given each one in this family spiritual gifts. Help us to put our own needs aside and use those gifts to serve one another well. We will rely on the strength and energy you alone supply. I pray that everything we do within this family unit will bring you glory through the One who lives in us – your Son, Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 4:8-11
  • “God – you are the One who gives us perseverance and encouragement. In you, we have hope. Help our family (name family members) live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Jesus Christ.” Romans 15:5
  • “Loyal and trustworthy God, help my spouse (insert name here) and I to honor our marriage and clearly see how valuable and precious it really is. As we honor our marriage to one another, and our covenant with you, help us keep our marriage bed pure.” Hebrews 13:4

Other links you may be interested in: 

Scriptures to Pray Over Your Family

Bible Verses About Family

Are You a Prayer Worrier or a Prayer Warrior?

Strong, united families are not only good for our children, they’re a refreshing and beautiful reflection of God’s glory in the world. 

Because families are worth fighting for . . .

Lisa


 

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8 Comments

  1. dee dolloff says:

    Love this, Lisa! So very timely, as we are doing family small groups right now. Our little family is really trying to be exactly who we are called to be as family members with each other. I am going to print this off and share with my sweet family! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Casey says:

    Please pray for me and my family that God will bless my us with unity and not separation.

    • Lisa Button says:

      Casey – I will most definitely pray for your family. Your family’s strength and unity are at the core of my heart – and God’s. Thanks for entrusting me with this request. I will also pray for your comfort and hope in the midst of it all. :)

  3. Lucy Donald says:

    Please pray for my family. We are so distant and so broken. We need God’s wisdom and guidance to bring us back together. In Jesus name!

  4. Margaret says:

    Thank you your prayers and scriptures was what I was looking for. My family is in a uproar and we need prayer for God intervention

  5. Sandy says:

    Please pray for my family. We are struggling in every area. We are hurt and broken, I know there is nothing impossible for the Lord and i have faith that he will restore my family. Heal our wounded hearts and make us happy and united once again. We need deliverance and salvation and healing and forgiveness in all our lives. In Jesus name I ask these things Amen.

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