Prayer For Families And Friends
Father God, we come before You today to ask for your protection over our families. Let no trouble fall on them today. Keep them away from accidents. Allow no evil to influence their hearts. Cover them with the precious blood of Christ. Take charge over them so that they do not strike their foot against a stone.
We may not be with our families all the time today, but I trust that You, Lord, are always with them. Keep them safe today and allow them to give glory to You further. Give them peace of mind so that they may not worry about anything. Guard their hearts so that they may only display love instead of hate, anger, or bitterness. Amen
Father in Heaven,
We thank you that you relate to us as a father. You are our good Father who delights to give his children good gifts. You are the father who runs after his lost children whether we run away from you or we try to earn your favor by our good deeds.
Show us the kind ways how you parent us how you surround us like a house, how you shelter us under the shadow of your wings. Show us your intimate care as we care for our own families today.
Today, we confess our worries from yesterday. We confess all the ways specifically we've let the cares, concerns, and opinions of others shape how we respond to our families, our closest neighbors. We confess all the ways in which we've used our families to puff up our importance, or how we've been slow to see our sin.
Forgive us, Father, for the ways we've used spouses, friends, children, relatives, to make us feel seen and worthy.
Forgive us for looking to our roles as mother, wife, friend, colleague to define if we're worthy of love and belonging. Thank you, Father, that even in our mess you see us. Even in our sadness, grief, fear, doubts, and ways where we forget you, you call us your beloved child.
Thank you for Jesus. Thank you that we have a Savior who was the perfect Son who perfectly obeyed the law of God on our behalf. Thank you that Jesus did all that we couldn't do, so that we could be beloved sons and daughters of God.
We thank you for our families. Some of our families are rent by dissension, frustration, and betrayal. Others, still, are places where it's hard to be ourselves. Thankfully, some families are places where we grow and thrive, where we parent and are parented from grace.
Relationships are both beautiful and broken.
Whatever our family dynamics, we pray that today, we would experience your redemptive parenting. We need to see ourselves as you see us. We need to have safe places to make mistakes, say I'm sorry, and ask for forgiveness. We start today, with our Father God who tenderly cares for us.
We confess we can easily be overwhelmed with all that needs doing as we love our families. We know that our relationships with our family can also be strained, because they're the most intimate.
We know we'll try to make ourselves feel seen by the ways we get angry, frustrated, sad, and lonely with our families. We know you see this, and yet you love us, and you forgive us because of Jesus.
We pray for your eyes to see our families how you see each member of our family. Help us not be ruled by our to-do list and emotional responses. Help us offer love as a gift to each member of our family today.
We have much to do today. There are errands and relationships; dinner to make and work to do. Yet we know we're not alone. We know we do not love others alone or in our own strength.
Give us your strength to see ourselves and our families how you see us. As we move in our own families today, we pray we can see you more clearly. As we go about our work, may we see how it reflects your goodness. As we love our spouses, may we see love as a gift that comes from your love for us. As we parent children, may we count it a privilege to shape little people. May they know they are loved, they are safe, and they have worth and dignity because they are made in your image.
When our children fall apart, let us move towards them rather than walling them out. When our spouses are distracted and tired, let us listen well. When our friends are hurting or distracted, let us ask good questions that draw them closer to you. When we're tired and hurt, may we express our needs but always come to you first, confident that you parent us well.
Today we know we will fail. When we fail, may we run quickly to you. May we start again. We rejoice because your love is greater than our failures.
Slow us down. Remind us of your great love and mercy. Let us love our families well because you first loved us.
We give you our days with our families, knowing you will work to bring about the good for each member, and you will receive glory. May we be families who love well.
Blessed are You, loving Father,
For all your gifts to us.
Blessed are You for giving us family and friends
To be with us in times of joy and sorrow,
To help us in days of need,
And to rejoice with us in moments of celebration..
We praise You for Your Son Jesus,
Who knew the happiness of family and friends,
And in the love of Your Holy Spirit.
Blessed are you for ever and ever.
Dear God please keep my family ,friends, and loved ones safe.Please watch over them always, and let good health, happiness, your blessings be upon them .Amen !
We thank you, Gracious God
for Hallelujah moments.
Those turning a corner
and meeting a long-lost friend
Those climbing a mountain
and standing in awe of the view
Those wiping of tears
from our eyes as a baby is born
Those welcoming back
a prodigal child into our arms
Those answers to prayer
at times when we feel totally helpless
Those sighs of relief
at the end of a dear friend's suffering
For these and all
we thank you, Gracious God.
Thank you, Lord
for showing us that love
has no boundaries or end
but listens, has patience,
and gives without counting cost.
Thank you for granting us
a heart for those you love
and a willingness
to step out in faith
Thank you, Lord
for showing us true love
can be ours to know and give.
O Lord my God, I thank you for the loving people you have surrounded me with. I thank you for helping them to overcome trials and tribulations and thank you for being their source of joy. Lord, I thank you for keeping them alive and strengthening them. I thank for blessing them with all the good gifts of life. In the name of Jesus. Amen.
O Lord my God, I entrust all my loved ones in your care and I pray you protect and guide them daily. Meet them O lord, at every point of their need and fulfill all their heart desires. Be there keeper and grant them the opportunity to enjoy good health all the days of their lives.
My Lord and my God, keep my family and friends safe. Keep them far away from oppression. I will not receive any bad report concerning any of them. They will not die an untimely death and they shall all live to reap the fruits of their labor.
O Lord, touch the hearts of (.., you can call the names), that is yet to receive you into their lives. Touch their hearts that they may accept that you alone is the true Savior. Touch them that they may enjoy the joy of salvation in Jesus mighty Name. Amen.