Prayer For Family Relationships

Heavenly Father, The distance between me and my estranged family member is almost too much to bear anymore. I don't want to live a life of grief and despair. I have realized my faults and want to shrink the distance between us, but I do not know how or where to begin. Please grant me the knowledge and skills to learn! I want to reach out to them and show them the love and care they deserve. The love and care that I should have already been granting towards them. I apologize for my failure and cause in this situation. Please bring them back closer to me please let them see how I want to help slowly build a bridge back to a strong and positive relationship. Amen.

Lord, I am slowly coming to terms with the fact that my family member will no longer be a part of my life and it is something I have to accept. While I do not wish to lose someone near and dear to me, I will work towards moving forward and providing those in my life with the love and blessings they still deserve. I will not show anger, fear or frustrations to others. I pray you help me remain positive and peaceful. During this difficult time when things all look bleak, I ask that you wrap your arms around me and support my broken heart. I love my family members and only wish the best for them. Guide me to the path they are supposed to take in life. Grant me the peace, strength and serenity to get through this time. Amen.

Our Holy Father, I have made mistakes in this relationship and I ask for forgiveness and repentance of my sins. I have disobeyed you and broken the trust you had in me. I have left a family member out of my life and have not shown them the love and kindness all of your children deserve. I know that they have made mistakes too, and I pray for continued forgiveness of their sins. I work hard to forgive them daily as you would want me to do. At the end of the day I shall always love them for being a part of the beautiful family You have provided me with. No matter the mistakes, negative feelings, and evil that comes into my heart I will forgive my family member and ask for forgiveness with you. Please continue to guide me during this time. Amen.

Heavenly Father, I do not know where to begin to start rebuilding a relationship with my estranged family member. I miss them dearly, but I know the damage of the past bears down on them and our relationship. I fear being able to reach out to them and fear rejection. I pray for guidance to say the right things and courage to take the high road. Father, I know you want our family to be together and to show each other love, support and positivity. I know I have failed you in the past. Today I begin to take the steps forward to fix this broken relationship and I only ask that you help wrap your loving arms around me during this time. Amen.

Lord, I miss my family member dearly and I worry about their safety, happiness and health daily. I don't know the simplest of things, like if their basic necessities are being met. Lord please watch over them! Please provide them with the tools they need to live and lead a successful, peaceful and joyful life. I want nothing more than for them to be safe, despite all of my grief and anger. My personal anguish shall not triumph what your Son taught us to love all. I love my family member no matter what, and I pray for their safety during this time. Please continue to push me in the correct direction and put my own ideals and selfishness aside as I move forward. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Jesus, I bring to you myself and my family member.

You know our hearts, our wounds, and our sins.

You know how much I love and care for my family member.

Jesus, You also know our relationships is strained. It's been mangled by hurtful worlds and actions.

You saw the times I spoke and acted in ways that have injured the heart of my family member from a place of defensiveness and hurt.

You also saw how my own heart was torn by my family member's words and actions, which came from a place of deep pain.

Jesus, help me to remember we are both children of God. Help me to remember we were created in His love.

Help me to remember when I hurt others and when others hurt me that this is not who we were created to be.

Jesus, I ache for the reunion of our hearts. I yearn for the days of old when our relationship was good, peaceful, harmonious, and filled with laughter and good tears.

Jesus, I feel I've done all I can do. I've spent my last efforts on trying to repair this strained relationship. So now I hand it over to You.

I entrust both of us into Your Most Sacred Heart.

When I desire so deeply to fix our relationship, help me to first come to You and ask for the Holy Spirit's guidance in what I should do or say, or if I should stay still in Your presence, trusting You are healing our relationship in this very moment without me lifting a finger.

Where there is pain, heal the layers of infection that has caused resentment and any desire for revenge.

Where there is sadness, lift our hearts to hear the choirs of angels singing of Your glory in heaven.

Where there is anxiety about the future and fears of our relationship never being healed, fill me with the joy of knowing healing has already begun through my entrustment of our relationship to You.

Jesus, Your Heart is the source of all hope, peace, love, and healing.

Fill me with the peace of knowing that You are watching over us and You are tending to our aching hearts. You are calling us out of our misery to rest in You.

Help me to offer up the pain of my longing for our restored relationship and unite it to Your longing to be reunited with all of God's children who are in pain and misery because they are unaware of their need for their Savior.

Help me to remember that You desire that we spend eternity with You and with each other. Help me to trust so deeply in Your Divine timing that I know within the depths of my soul that even should reconciliation not happen in this life, in the next life we will worship You side by side forever.

Jesus, I entrust myself to You, with all my hurt, sinfulness, and woundedness.

I entrust to You my family member, who I know deep within their heart also desires purification, healing, and to rest in Your peace.

Jesus, I trust in You. I surrender myself and my loved one into Your Most Merciful, Loving, Healing, and Sacred Heart, trusting there You will cleanse our sins, heal our wounds, and restore our relationship to one which gives all glory to You.

Amen, my Jesus, amen.


I come to you to lift up (name(s) and ask for your healing hand to be upon their hearts.

Soften the hardness of their hearts and help them to be open to one another to repair what's been broken.

Help them to forgive and to love the other as you love them.

Help them to see the other through your eyes and to love through your heart.

You are the healer of all brokenness, and I trust in you Lord.

For I lift these things up to you and pray in your most heavenly name Amen.

Dear God,

Thank You for giving me such an amazing family. I realize what a blessing it is to have people who love me.

I'm certain of the fact that, deep down, regardless of the present situation,

we all genuinely love one another, and I praise You for this.

My heart is heavy and I'm at my wit's end regarding the challenges that my family is facing.

Lord, I ask that You awaken the love that exists in our hearts.

Bring to the memory of each and every one of us the moments of peace and togetherness we once shared.

According to Your Word,

And be kind to one another, tender hearted, forgiving each other, just as God also in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32

I pray that You teach us to be kind and tenderhearted towards one another. Teach us to forgive just like You forgave us.

Help us to see one other through Your eyes so that we can show true mercy, compassion, and love at all times.

Lord, please restore the respect and honor that once defined how we treated one another. Help us to relate as described in Colossians 3: 12-15.

Let Your humility, mercy, kindness and peace rule each heart. Rebuild every broken bridge and fill every vacuum, dear God.

Let everything that does not glorify You be uprooted from this family, even according to Your promise in Matthew 15:13. Anger, jealousy, hatred, malice, rebellion, vengeance, regret, be-gone!

Jehovah Shalom, I ask that You send Your peace into this family right now. I ask that Your healing power eliminate every hurt and mend every broken heart.

According to Your promise in Joel 2:25,

I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the great locust, the grasshopper, and the caterpillar, my great army, which I sent among you. Joel 2:25

I pray for a total restoration of all the years we have lost.

Lord, strengthen the bond of this family. Help us to love and tolerate one other. Teach us to work in unity, as Your Body.

Your Word in Matthew 16:18 says that Hell will hold no sway over the Church You are building.

May Your Name alone be glorified in our lives.

I ask in the Name of the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ.