A Prayer for Families

Heavenly Father,

We come before You today, grateful for the gift of family. We thank You for the bond that we share, and for the love that we have for one another.

Help us to always remember that our family is a blessing from You, and to treat one another with kindness, patience, and respect.

Guide us as we navigate the challenges that life brings, and give us the strength and wisdom to support one another through the difficult times.

May our home be a place of peace, joy, and strength, where we can grow in our faith and draw closer to You.

We pray that You will bless our family, and keep us safe under Your loving care.

In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Suggested Bible Readings

Colossians 3:13-14 ESV

bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

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Ephesians 4:2 ESV

with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

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1 Peter 3:8 ESV

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.

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Psalm 127:1 ESV

Unless the Lord builds the house,
    those who build it labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
    the watchman stays awake in vain.

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Colossians 3:20 ESV

Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

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Ephesians 6:1-3 ESV

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”

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