Do not skip! 5 powerful prayers for the family this year!
What is a family without love and care? What do you have to offer to your loved ones? We are blessed to live through the year 2021 and experience this year 2022. For families who didn’t lose any member, should be in-depthly grateful for such a rare gift. It’s a new year, everyday is a 50% chance at life as tomorrow is not guaranteed for all.
All the more reason why we must implore divine protection for our families. There was Covid in 2020, you never know what fate holds for us this year.
Here’s a list of 5 very simple but powerful prayers to say for your family, especially this new year:
1. Prayer of Thanksgiving for last year
Dear God, Thank You for all of the ways You worked in our lives in 2021. You have blessed us with good things, comforted us in hard times, and challenged us to grow more like Jesus every day. We know that even when we can’t see it or feel it, You are always working. Help us to look for Your hand in our lives every day and be thankful. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
2. Vision for the future
Dear God, Give us the strength to work on these goals for our family. If these are not the goals You have for us, give us Your vision for the future of our family. Help us to encourage each other to grow rather than criticize. Lord, change us from the inside out to be more like Jesus every day. In Jesus’ name, Amen
3. Powerful prayer for Patience with one another
Dear God, Thank You so much for Your patience with us when we are not behaving as we should. Please forgive us for our impatience with each other. Fill us with Your love and kindness, so that we can be patient with one another no matter what is going on or how we are feeling. Help us to bear with each other in love and gentleness. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
4. Prayer for Blessings upon Your Family
Dear Father, in Your beautiful book of Psalms, chapter 103 and verse 17, You give us this wonderful promise, “From everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children.”
What better promise could we receive from You in our lives than to see our children and children’s children blessed with Your love and righteousness? We ask for Your hand of blessing on us as well.
Bless us with strength to be there for those we love, and wisdom to know what to say to bring comfort, encouragement, and sometimes difficult truth. We will need Your patience as we wait for Your perfect will and way in each of our loved one’s lives. We are so grateful, Lord God. Amen.
5. Prayer of Protection over Your Family
Lord, I pray Your emotional, physical, and spiritual protection over my family. Keep evil far from them, and help them to trust You as their refuge and strength. I pray You will guard their minds from harmful instruction, and grant them discernment to recognize truth.
I pray You will make them strong and courageous in the presence of danger, recognizing that You have overcome and will set right all injustice and wrong one day. Help them to find rest in Your shadow, as they live in the spiritual shelter You provide for them.
Let them know that the only safe place is in Jesus, and that their home on earth is only temporary.
__Rebecca Barlow Jordan
Family is all we’ve got. Remembering our loved ones and offering up prayers for them, their dreams, needs and aspirations should be a thing of obligation to us. May the love of the Holy Family transcend to our families and work wonders!