Family Prayer Points

Check out these Family Prayer Points you might want to add to your prayer time.

The strength of a family lies in its faith. The saying that a family that prays together stays together is not only relevant but it absolutely changes the atmosphere of the home.

Praying together as a family is one of the best ways to surrender your family life to God.

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God has created the family to be the foundation of our society.

We as parents have the ability to set the tone for the home from the very start, and it is our responsibility to lead our children in the way.

Incorporating prayer into your life as a family will encourage closeness, dedication and unity.

You can say these prayers over your family, pray them together as a family or take turns to pray.

Make use of prayer as an opportunity to share with your children, and to encourage them to share what they are going through and what they could use prayer for.

Here are 6 family prayer points, to get you started!

Family Prayer Points

  1. Prayer for God to use your family in His kingdom
  2. Pray for unity as a family
  3. Pray for your family’s daily needs
  4. Pray for your children’s lives
  5. Pray for your leading as parents
  6. Prayer for Protection Over Your Family

Prayer for God To Use Your Family in His Kingdom

Heavenly Father,

Thank You for my wonderful family. Out of all the people in the world, You have chosen us to be a family.

I know that all You do is done with a purpose. And I am so thankful that I get to be a part of this family.

Today, I want to dedicate our family to You.

This family is not ours to do as we please.

This family belongs to You.

Please help us to surrender our lives individually, and as a family to Your will.

Give each of us a heart to pursue You and to proclaim You to the world.

Please forgive us for the times that we get so consumed with our daily lives, that we forget about Your kingdom.

Help us to become a family who is on mission everyday.

May our foundation be founded on who You are and what Your word says.

Make us useful for Your kingdom, as parents and as children.

Help us to encourage one another and remind each other of our true home and purpose on this planet.

In Jesus’ matchless name, amen.

Prayer for Unity As A Family


I know that relationships aren’t always easy.

Especially as a family, there are times when we test one another or even hurt one another.

There are days when we might not always feel as though we like each other, but I pray that You will always remind us to love one another.

When we are testing one another, give us patience and long suffering. When we have hurt one another, give us the humility to apologize and the grace to forgive.

And when we don’t feel as though we like one another very much in the moment, remind us that our feelings are fleeting.

Please help us to become unified as a family.

Help us to respect one another, and to love one another as You have loved us.

Help us to be gracious, kind, patient and forgiving of each other.

May we experience days of joy and oneness together.

Even when things are tough, help us to stick together and to remember that we are not each other’s enemy.

May we be unified through Your love.

In Jesus’ name, amen.

Prayer for Your Family’s Daily Needs

Dear God,

We are so thankful for how You have cared for and carried our family through different seasons.

No matter where we find ourselves, whether in plenty or whether in lack, remind us of our need for You.

Today, we just want to bring our requests before You.

Even before a word escapes my mouth You already know it Lord. I know that You hear us when we pray, and that You care for our needs, whether big or small.

They are all the same to You.

Thank You for taking care of our family.

I ask that You bless our family in our daily needs. Please provide for us in food, and keep us safe and shielded.

Help us to make ends meet, and to be wise in how we manage our time and resources.

Bless us, and make us a blessing to others who are in need.

In Jesus’ name, amen.

Prayer for Your Children’s Lives


Thank You for entrusting me with my children. I know that You have created them according to Your good pleasure.

Even before they were born You knew them, and You had a purpose for them.

My prayer is that You would be King in their hearts and over their lives.

Even when I am not there, I pray that they will always turn to You. May their faith in You be genuine, and grow stronger as time goes on.

I ask that You would make them a light in this dark world.

May Your word be a lamp to their feet and a light to their path. Help them to keep their path pure by keeping it according to Your word. Let them in the gifts and talents that You have given them.

Help them through all the seasons that they will face in life.

May they know You as a Father, and a Friend.

May they learn to lean on You and to trust in You.

And may their lives bring glory to Your name.

In Jesus’ name, amen.

Prayer for Your Leading As Parents

Father in Heaven,

You are the perfect example of what it means to be a parent. You are patient with us, merciful yet, You are fair and just. Your kindness towards us is what leads us to repentance.

Thank You for being a Father to us. Thank You that we as parents can learn from You.

We acknowledge that we are far from perfect.

We have our own sin, and our own faults.

Please help us to never be too prideful to apologize to our children or to show them that we are also fallible people.

Help us to be an example to our children of what grace looks like, and may they see us leaning on You as our strength.

Apart from You we can do nothing, especially parenting. Please help us to seek Your will for our family.

Help us to be encouraging to our children, but also to lead them on the right path.

Please guide us through Your word, and shape us into the parents that our children need most.

In Jesus’ name, amen.

Prayer for Protection Over Your Family


I ask for Your protection over my family today. As we go about our day, please place Your hedge of protection around each of us.

Please keep us from any physical harm as we leave the house or even as we stay in the house.

I pray for Your protection against any harm that others might incur. Please keep any evil plans from succeeding against our family, and keep us shielded under Your wing.

I know that we are facing a spiritual battle each day. I ask that You would put the armor of God on us as we walk through our day.

May we put on the helmet of salvation, the breastplate of righteousness, the belt of truth, the shoes of readiness that comes from the gospel of peace, the shield of faith and the sword of the Spirit.

Prepare us to stand firm through the battle, and to be aware of the enemy’s schemes.

Help us to turn to You as our rock and our shield.

In Jesus’ name, amen.

Whether you’re just starting to pray with and for your family, or you were simply looking for new ways to pray with your family, I hope that these prayers will draw you closer and bless your family!

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