I bow my knees to You, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, and ask that our family, too, find its name in You. I pray that You would grant us, according to the riches of Your glory, to be strengthened with might through Your Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in our hearts through faith; that we, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with our whole family and all the saints, what is the width and length and depth and height- to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that together we may be filled with all Your fullness, Lord. Ephesians 3:14-19
Father, I pray that You will help us obey Your command to love one another within our family. As You have loved us, Father, I pray that we will love one another. By this all men will know that we are Your disciples, Lord, if we have love for one another. John 13:34
Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! I pray, Father, that You will give our family the unity of love in You. Psalm 133:1
Father, I pray that our family will walk worthy of the calling to which we were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:1-3
Father, let our love for one another be genuine. Help us hold fast to what is good in each other. May we love one another with brotherly affection, in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving You, Lord, rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer for one another... As much as is possible, as far as it is dependent on us, let us live peaceably with one another. Romans 12:9-13, 18
Lord, when You asked Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?” You knew that Abel was already dead by Cain’s hand. But in this You showed Cain that he was in fact his brother’s keeper, responsible to him and for him. Please teach my children to love and care for their brothers and sisters, for if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for his own household, he has denied his faith and is worse than an unbeliever. Genesis 4:9, 1 Timothy 5:8
Father, You do not show favoritism. You instruct us not to hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ with partiality. You show us examples in Your Word, Lord, where fathers and mothers fail in this. Rachael preferred Jacob to Esau; Jacob preferred Joseph to his brothers, and in both families, the consequences were disastrous. Do not allow this in our home, Lord. We pray for Your wisdom and protection. Acts 10:34 NIV, James 2:1, Genesis
Father I pray that as a parent I will diligently keep myself, lest I forget the things my eyes have seen, lest Your Word depart from my heart all the days of my life. Help me obey Your command to teach Your Word and Your ways to my children and my grandchildren... That they may learn to fear You all the days they live here on earth, and that they may teach their children. Deuteronomy 4:9-10
Lord, I pray that my children will obey their parents in Your commands, for this is right. I pray my children will honor their father and mother, which is the first commandment with a promise: that it may be well with them, and they may live long in the earth. And I pray that we as parents will not provoke our children to wrath, but we will bring them up in the training and admonition You have ordained for them. Ephesians 6:1-4
Father, You promise that You will give me wisdom if I will just ask so Lord, I am asking. I need Your wisdom in every family relationship You have given me. I believe You will give me what I need. My faith is in You alone. James 1:5-6
Father God, I pray that, as a wife, I will submit myself to my husband, as is fitting in the Lord.
Lord, I pray that, as a husband, I will love my wife and not be bitter toward her. Let me love my wife as Christ loves the church.
Father, I pray that my children will obey their parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to You.
And as a parent, Lord, I pray that I will not provoke my children, lest they become discouraged. Colossians 3:18-21
As for me and my house, Father God, we will serve You. Joshua 24:15