God, help us to see the good in those who make us so unhappy. Help us to be as generous as You are. Replace hostility with love and understanding. Help us search our hearts and be honest about our faults. Give us the happiness that families are meant to know. Amen.
Prayer For Family
Tap into God’s unconditional love and compassion for help in supporting those dearest to you—whether they need improved health, finances or relationships. Use these prayers for the family to draw your loved ones closer to one another and closer to God.
Almighty God, heavenly Father, you have blessed us with the joy and care of children: Give us calm strength and patient wisdom as we bring them up, that we may teach them to love whatever is just and true and good, following the example of our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
God, I love my children but they are driving me to distraction. I’m losing control. I need help. I realize I can never direct them in their young lives until I live my own life with integrity. Give me the strength and wisdom to be a good example. Replace my anger and shouting with patience, trust and a sense of humor. Help me see their restless energy as a sign of vitality and a part of their development. Even when I am tired and upset, help me find joy with them. Help me remember that children are a gift from You and an opportunity to learn wisdom, discipline and true, selfless love. Thank You for that gift. Please don’t let it get me down. Amen.
O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son:
Look with compassion on the whole human family;
Take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us;
Unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth;
That, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Almighty God, we entrust all who are dear to us to Thy never-failing care and love, for this life and the life to come, knowing that Thou art doing for them better things than we can desire or pray for; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.