12 POWERFUL Prayers For Family In 2024

Family Prayer

Dear Lord,

We thank you for the gift of family and all the joy it brings. We ask that You be with each member of our family and grant us Your protection, whatever may come our way. Help us to love each other in difficult times, forgive one another’s mistakes, and give us strength to overcome any trials we may face.

May we be a light to those around us, and an example of faith and trust in You. In the Bible you say, “A man should leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one” (Genesis 2:24).

Please give our family this unity. Let dad, mom, and children be united together by our love for you. Give us peace and joy as we strive to be obedient children of God.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer for Family Protection

Heavenly Father, we humbly come before you asking for protection over our family. Please grant us Your strength when we are weak; give us the courage to stand firm against evil forces; and provide us with Your wisdom to make wise decisions.

Protect us from physical, emotional, spiritual, and financial harm. May we recognize the traps of the enemy and be kept free from his schemes. Keep us safe from any attack that is sent to divide or destroy our family unity.

We know that Jesus said, “I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand” (John 10:28). We depend on You to keep our family safe in Your care.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer for Financial Provision

Lord God, we come before You asking for Your financial provision as a family. We thank You for meeting all of our needs according to Your riches in glory. Please give us the wisdom needed to be good stewards of the resources You’ve provided, and help us to make wise decisions with our money.

Give us favor when we seek new job opportunities or business ventures, grant us discernment in our investments, and provide us with creative solutions to financial troubles. Help us to not be anxious or fearful when it comes to our finances, but rather, trust in You and Your perfect timing.

We know that Your Word tells us that if we “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, all these things will be added to you” (Matthew 6:33). We pray for this blessing in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Family Prayer for Guidance

Heavenly Father, we come before You asking for guidance and direction for our family. Please provide us with wise counsel and open our eyes to Your will as we face decisions and seek new opportunities. Give us wisdom to discern between right and wrong choices, so that the paths we choose will honor You.

Help us to listen for Your still, small voice and discern the leading of the Holy Spirit in our lives. We ask that You would surround us with godly mentors who can provide insight and advice when needed.

In Proverbs 3:5-6 Your Word tells us to, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on our own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight”.

We pray for this blessing.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer for Family Unity

Heavenly Father, there is nothing more important than family unity. Please help us to come together in harmony and respect for one another, despite our differences. Give us the courage to speak up for our beliefs and opinions, but also the grace to listen with humility.

Help us to remember that Your Word tells us in Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.”

We pray that our family would support each other in times of difficulty, forgive quickly when we are wronged, and lift each other up in times of need.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayers for Love and Compassion

Heavenly Father, we come to You asking that You would fill our hearts with Your love and compassion. Help us to interact with each other in a way that conveys understanding and acceptance of one another.

We pray that we will be an example of unconditional love just as 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 teaches us. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”

We pray that You would fill our family with this kind of unconditional love and understanding so that we may be a reflection of Your love for us.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer For Mom

Dear Lord, we thank You for mom. She is a source of unconditional love and guidance for our family. We pray that You would protect her and give her strength to face the challenges of life.

Help us to show mom how much we appreciate all she does for us, even when we don’t always show it. Teach us to honor her just as You commanded in Ephesians 6:2, “Honor your father and mother.”

We thank You for the example that she has set for us in living a life of faithfulness to You. May her example continue to inspire us all as we seek to follow in her footsteps.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer For Dad

Heavenly Father, we come to You asking for Your grace and protection over our dad. We pray that You would give him strength and wisdom to make decisions that are pleasing in Your sight.

Help us to honor him just as You have commanded in Ephesians 6:1-3, “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with a promise— that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”

Give dad Your peace as he seeks to provide for our family and give us guidance in making choices that will honor You.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Family Prayer For Siblings

Merciful Father, we thank You for the blessing of our siblings. Help us to love one another even when we don’t always agree and show respect to each other as commanded in 1 Peter 3:8, “Finally, all of you be like-minded, sympathetic, loving toward one another, compassionate and humble.”

We ask that You would give them strength and courage to face the challenges of life with confidence in You.

Lord, let Your peace reign in our home and guard our hearts from jealousy or envy as we seek to love each other like Jesus loves us.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer For Husbands and Wives

Almighty God, You have designed us to compliment each other in relationships and marriages. We pray that You would give us the grace to love each other as Jesus loves us.

Fill our home with Your peace that surpasses all understanding and let it be a place of refuge from the sadness and pain of this world. Help each of us to be understanding and patient with each other as we navigate through life together.

Give us the strength to rely on You when times are tough and to celebrate Your goodness in the good times.

We commit our marriage to You Lord, trusting that You will lead it according to Your will – this is our prayer in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer For Grandparents and Grandchildren

Heavenly Father, we thank You for the blessing of our family through generations. Bless us with wisdom to steward our heritage and use it as a foundation from which to build strong relationships between the older and younger generations in our family.

In Psalm 71:18, You say “even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God”. We pray that You would give our grandparents the strength to share their experience and life lessons with us so that we can learn from them.

Help us to honor each other with respect and reverence, and kindle within us a spirit of love and compassion for one another. Let our home be an example to others of all ages that You are the Lord Almighty and that You have blessed us with an everlasting heritage.

We pray these things in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Daily Prayer For Family

Heavenly Father, we commit our family to You each day. We pray that You would give us strength on the days when life feels overwhelming and peace when we are anxious or troubled.

We ask for Your guidance as we navigate different situations in life together, and give us the grace to be patient with one another. Help us to demonstrate your love to each other and to those around us.

We thank You for the many blessings You have bestowed on our family, and we praise Your name for bringing us closer together through life’s ups and downs.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Hey, I'm Stephen Altrogge. I'm a dad and published author. I've written for The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, ERLC, Church Leaders, Crosswalk, and many more outlets. You can follow me on Instagram and Facebook .

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