We live in an uncertain world. Watch the news and it’s easy to feel discouraged and afraid. Though I’ve learned through the years that as a mother and wife, I have the privilege of setting the atmosphere of our home. I can claim the promises in scripture and bring peace and comfort to my family.
I may not have all the answers to the worlds problems, but I can fight against the darkness. Prayer is one of our greatest weapons.
When it comes to our families, one of the most powerful things we can do is pray for our family members!
In this post I share 10 Bible verses. Under each scripture, I include short daily prayers for your family. You can use the short prayers to pray by yourself or pray them together as a family.
Feel free to pray however the Holy Spirit leads you or use my guided prayers. Pray by yourself or have your whole family pray together each morning.
Let’s open the floodgates of Heaven and pray these daily for our families!
Also an added bonus, at the end of this post can you download a free printable with the 10 Bible verses.
*Side note: I’m also passionate about praying scripture over our children. See my favorite verses to speak over my kids here.
10 Scriptures to Pray Over Your Family
A Prayer for Protection:
The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17 NIV
Prayer: Thank you Lord that you are always watching over us. How amazing that you are rejoicing over us with singing right now. You are the mighty warrior who saves. May we rest in your love this day.
A Prayer for Peace:
‘May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.’ Numbers 6:24-26 NLT
Prayer: Lord we thank you that you are the God of peace. We thank you that even when the earth is trembling we can be still and know you are God. Nothing can seperate us from You. We praise you for your protection and favor. As we sit in your presence and focus our hearts and minds on you, give us your perfect peace. We trust that no matter what, you will guide us, protect us and be gracious toward us. Amen.
And become useful and helpful and kind to one another, tenderhearted (compassionate, understanding, loving-hearted), forgiving one another [readily and freely], as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32 AMPC
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father we thank you for your everlasting love. We thank you that because of your love we are able to love others. We pray that you would help us to be kind to one another, showing each other mercy, forgiveness and understanding. Help us to share the love you’ve so generously shared with us. As a family may we treat each other with compassion. Show us any areas where our hearts need to change or repent. May we so freely offer forgiveness to our family and friends as you so freely forgive us. Amen.
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Colossians 3:13-14 NIV
Prayer: Lord our hearts desire is to live in harmony and unity with each other. Bind your love to our hearts so we can live in perfect unity together. Teach us to care for our family members and forgive others for their mistakes.
Don’t turn your back on wisdom, for she will protect you. Love her, and she will guard you. Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do! And whatever else you do, develop good judgment. Proverbs 4:6-7 NLT
Prayer: Dear God, we thank you that if we ask for wisdom you freely give it to us. We need your insight. For your ways are higher than our ways and your thoughts are higher than our thoughts. You see things we don’t. Stir our family’s hearts to earnestly chase after wisdom. Help our family to develop good judgment. Guide our steps and provide us with direction in all areas of our lives. Amen.
Family Prayers! Have the Whole Family Pray These Together
My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26 (NKJV)
Prayer: Lord we thank you for your steadfastness. You never fail. You are our strength in our time of need. God we give you our worries, burdens and cares this day. Thank you that we do not have to fear for you are always right beside us. Encourage our hearts today. Remind us of your lovingkindness. In. Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me. Psalms 16:8 NLT
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, we thank you that you are always right beside us. We praise you, for you never leave us and you hold our right hand. We pray in the good times and in the bad that your praise would continually be on our lips. Though the earth may shake and the rain may come, we will not be shaken because you are always with us. Remind each member of our family today in a special way that you are at our right hand.
For a Disciplined Life:
For the time being no discipline brings joy, but seems sad and painful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness [right standing with God and a lifestyle and attitude that seeks conformity to God’s will and purpose]. Hebrews 12:11 AMP
Prayer: God we thank you for the teachable moments. We pray as a family that we would seek wisdom and live a disciplined life. Guard our hearts from temptation and help us to live out your will and purposes for our lives.
For Confident Hope:
I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 NLT
Prayer: Lord, we rejoice today because you never change. You are the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. We thank you that your Holy Spirit is filling our family right now with unspeakable joy and peace that passes all understanding. Not peace or joy from this world but from YOU. As we put our trust in you, overflow in us so we may be filled with confident hope.
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefits those who listen. Ephesians 4:29 NIV
Prayer: God help us to speak life to each other this day. May we be kind to our family and use words to build each other up. May we have a listening hear and respond to each other with compassionate hearts.
So there it is! 10 of my favorite scriptures to pray over your family.