We live in an uncertain world. Watch the news, and it’s easy to feel discouraged and afraid. However, a life filled with fear and concern is not what God wants for us. Thankfully, through prayer and supplication, we can present our requests to God.
And right now, Jesus is at the right hand of the Father, advocating on our behalf. What if we stormed His throne with prayer!? I bet we’d see more of His peace and comfort in our lives.
That’s what this post is all about. Providing you with scripture promises to claim in your family this year.
You have the privilege of setting the atmosphere of our home! You may not have all the answers to the problems of the world, but you can fight against the darkness by praying. Prayer is one of your 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, you will find 12 Bible verses. Use the verses to pray for your family.
Feel free to pray however the Holy Spirit leads you, or use our 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!
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Download it, print it, and read it with your family.
12 Scriptures to Pray Over Your Family
ONE: A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps. Proverbs 16:9 NKJV
Here is a guided family prayer from scripture 1:
Pray: God, we thank you for a new year and new possibilities! Your Word says Your goodness and mercy will follow us all the days of our lives, and we thank you that this is true for us in 2024. Lord, as we make plans for this year, order our steps. Direct us. Lead us down the path of everlasting life. As a family, may we give you room to move in our lives. We give you this year. Lead us, O Lord! In Jesus’ Mighty Name, Amen.
TWO: He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. Psalm 23:2 NKJV
THREE: “Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters;
And you who have no money, Come, buy and eat.
Yes, come, buy wine and milk Without money and without price. Isaiah 55:1 NKJV
FOUR: And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. Deuteronomy 6:6-7 NKJV
FIVE: How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!
fI Ishould count them, they would be more in number than the
sand; When Iawake, Iam still with You. Psalms 139:17-18 NKJV
SIX: Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones. Proverbs 16:24 NKJV
Prayer changes things!
SEVEN: For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10 NKJV
EIGHT: Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. Luke 6:12-13 NKJV
NINE: Listen to counsel and receive instruction, That you may be wise in your latter days. Proverbs 19:20 NKJV
TEN: And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the
renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2 NKJV
ELEVEN: Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7 NKJV
TWELVE: But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6 NKJV
Family Prayers! Have the Whole Family Pray These Together
Here is a guided family prayer from scripture 12:
Pray: God, thank You that You are a rewarder of those who diligently seek You. You care so much about us. Lord, as we draw close to You and pray these scriptures over our families this year, we pray You’d show us Your face. We long to be in Your presence, for there is no better place. Show us the wonders of Your love and teach us in all things. We love you, Jesus! In Your Mighty Name, we pray, Amen.
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