Prayer For Healing Family Relationships
We are very thankful, God, for the good times we have with our families. Thank You for allowing us to enjoy each other's company. Thank You for giving us time to spend with them each day.
Preserve our good relationships, Father, whenever we are with our beloved families. Let peace reign in our homes and let compassion fill each of our hearts. Teach us what it is to experience real joy and enable us to show each other what this means.
Lord, You are our Prince of Peace and the One that guards our hearts. May You always remind us to be peacemakers, especially within our families. Protect us from hateful thoughts, and let us not be the reason for causing chaos in our homes. Guide us each day as we walk through life with our families, wherever each of us may be. All these we ask in Your Name, Amen.
Heavenly Father, thank You for renewing our hearts and minds. Thank You for sending Your Spirit to us that we may express Your love to our families. We are also grateful to You for giving us our loved ones.
But we also admit, God, that we are not always the lovers of peace that You want us to be. There are times in our families when we fight and bicker with each other. There are times when we let anger, strife, and bitterness rule over our hearts and because of this, we end up hurting our families. We ask for You to forgive us, loving Father, for these sins against our own families. Change our hearts and make them truly loving.
Also enable us, Father God, to extend the same forgiveness to the members of our families whom we have hurt. Humble us, Lord, so that we may seek forgiveness without pride. We ask You to heal the wounds in their hearts as well. Touch their hearts that they may accept our pleas for forgiveness. Amen.
Heavenly Father, You are our ultimate source of strength. When we are weak, You are strong. You lift us up when we are down. You renew our strength, and we soar on wings like eagles. Thank You, God, for always raising us up with Your mighty hands.
How strong our bonds are with our families depends on You, Lord. Which is why we ask You to always be the center of our family relationships. Enable our families to be as a triple-braided cord that cannot easily be broken. Let Your Spirit fill our hearts so we can love each other just as Christ loves us.
In our times of trials and troubles, God, we look to You. Life can hand us many different challenges that we know we cannot face on our own. But with You, Father God, we believe that nothing is impossible. We believe that You will always grant us the endurance to overcome any obstacle that may come our way.
You are our strength when we are weak, God, and we are always grateful when You manifest Your power through our lives. All these we pray in Your Name, Amen.
We also pray that You would restore the bonds that have been broken with some of our family members. We know, God, that there is nothing You would want more than feuding relatives to reconcile with each other. But we also admit, Lord, that we cannot do this on our own. For that, we ask Your Holy Spirit to surround us with Your love. May we be filled to the brim with love, that it may overflow and we may share it with our families. Allow us to be instruments of Your blessings to them. In due time, Lord, let our relationships also be restored. All these we pray in Your Name, Amen.
Dear God, we commit to you those in our families who have fallen sick. We believe that you are our Healer, our Great Physician. May You be the comfort of our family members who are physically in pain right now. Touch them with Your Healing Hands, Lord. Send forth your Word and heal their diseases. Let Your healing power flow through every cell of their bodies.
Loving Father, we also ask that you heal the members of our families who are hurting emotionally. Their affliction is not physical, but we know that they are also in pain. Give them comfort as well, God. Give them the peace that transcends understanding. Heal their hearts, Lord, which may be full of anger, hatred, strife, bitterness, and unforgiveness. Clear their minds of any doubt, anxiety, or depression. Renew in them a peaceful spirit, Lord. Amen.
Guide our way, Lord, as we go on with our lives today. Also, be our shield as we go back home later. May you always preserve the bond that we have as a family, and may we look forward to seeing each other once again at home.
Guard our home as well, God, that no harm will fall on it as we are away. May it continue to be a sanctuary of blessing, comfort, and love for each one of us. Let it always be a restful place for our tired bodies at the end of the day.
Continue to protect us, Lord, as we rest at night. Allow no intruders or calamities to disturb my home tonight. I trust in your mighty power to keep me and my family safe from any form of evil. In Your Name, I ask all these things, Amen.
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
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.