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Prayer Category: Family

March 19: A Prayer of Thanksgiving for Our Pastors and Their Families

Heavenly Father, we thank You for the men and women You have appointed as our Pastors. Thank You for blessing our Church Family with their leadership and wisdom. Thank You for leading, directing, and protecting their families. Lord, You are our Good Shepherd, our High Priest.  You are a great God and a great King above all gods. You hold in Your hands the depths of the earth and the mightiest mountains. The sea belongs to You, for You made it. Your hands formed the dry land, too. Today, we bow down and worship You. We kneel before You and acknowledge You as our maker. You are our God and we are the people that You watch over and have taken under Your care.

Almighty Father, Your Word says that those who fear You and delight in obeying Your commands will be joyful.  You promised that their children will be successful everywhere. We declare that the descendants of our Pastors are mighty on earth and blessed because they are the generation of Godly people.  We confess that our Pastors will be wealthy and their good deeds will last forever.  We decree that their peace is great and their composure is undisturbed.  We declare that our Pastors’ families will experience the Kingdom of God here on earth; people will see their good works and glorify You, our Father in Heaven. Our Pastors obey Your commands, therefore, their families will be blessed in the city and in the fields.  They will be blessed when they come in and when they go out.  Lord, we expect that You will cause their enemies who rise against them one way to be defeated and flee seven ways.  Lord, it is our expectation that You will command Your blessing upon their storehouses and in all that they set their hands to do and You will bless them in the land.

Holy Spirit, show me how to pray specifically for our Pastors and their families:

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Faithful Father, we joyfully lift up the families of our Pastors.  Holy Spirit, we ask You to fill their homes with Your gentleness, peace, joy, and Godly order.  We lift up their marriages and we ask You to bless them psychologically, emotionally and sexually. Bless their children to mature academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. Lord, strengthen and encourage those families who feel overwhelmed by the ministry.  Lord, we ask that You protect our Pastors and their families from the onslaughts of the devil and the disrespect of people.  Please help them to maintain balance in their public and private lives.

Merciful Father, forgive us for not being steadfast in praying for our Pastors and their families.  Forgive those in our Church Family for speaking ill against our Pastors and rebelling against their teachings.  Forgive those who gossip, murmur, complain, and whine. Please forgive our Pastors and their families for any acts of sinfulness including: anger, wrath, envy, jealousy, or dissension. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind our Pastors and their families to forgive each other and other people, and please help them to forgive.  As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive.  (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.) 

Holy Spirit, help our Pastors and their families to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

O Lord, the God of our ancestor Israel, may You be praised forever and ever!  Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory and the majesty.  Everything in the heavens and on earth is Yours.  This is Your Kingdom.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

March 16: A Spring Break Prayer for Our Families

Faithful Father, we thank You for our children and youth.  We thank You for fulfilling Your plans and purposes through our children and youth during their spring break activities. Thank You for blessing our children and youth with a chance to rest and relax.  Loving Father, we bless Your Holy Name. We come before Your presence with thanksgiving and we shout joyfully to You, the Rock of our salvation.  Lord, You are the great God, and the great King above all gods. In Your hand are the deep places of the earth; the mightiest mountains are Yours.  The sea is Yours, for You made it, and Your hands formed the dry land.  Lord, You are our God and we are the people You watch over, the flock under Your care.

Mighty Father, You make everything beautiful in its own time.  Your Word declares that there is nothing better than to be happy and enjoy ourselves as long as we can.  We confess that our children and youth will be happy and enjoy themselves during their spring break.  We declare that they live in Your shelter, Most High, so they will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  As a result, no harm will come near them during their spring break.  We confess that our parents will seek Your wisdom while planning activities for this week so that You will show them which path to take.  By faith, we declare that as our families spend time together during this week of rest and fellowship, that they will be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love.  Lord, we declare that as we spend time together during this week, the hearts of our fathers will be turned back to their children, and the hearts of the children back to their fathers.  By faith, we declare that our children and youth will obey their parents and the fathers will not provoke their children to anger by the way they treat them.   We confess that peace, joy, unity, love and relaxation will prevail during this spring break.

List your specific requests for spring break and take those concerns to the Lord in prayer:

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Holy Spirit, please open financial doors so that our families can take vacations. For those students whose parents aren’t planning a family trip, please lead and guide them to safe, holy activities and places during this week.  Surround our children and youth with Godly friends who will not lead them into evil or destruction, but will encourage them to stay on the path of holiness and righteousness.  Please help each student to find time to rest and relax, so that when they return to classes they are prepared to finish out this school year.

Redeeming Father, please forgive our children and youth for disobedience and all acts of sinfulness.  Forgive those parents for any abuse or neglect of their children and youth.  Forgive those for being so preoccupied with their own needs that they fail to have structure in their homes for healthy meals and quality family time.  Forgive those for not always supporting our children’s educational needs.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind our families of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help our families to not yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.

 

Sovereign Lord, Your Name is very great; Your glory towers over the earth and heaven. You are worthy, Lord, to receive glory, honor and power.  You created all things and they exist because You created what You pleased. You are Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

March 10: A Prayer for Healthy Pregnancies and Healthy Babies

Gracious Father, we thank You for being the source of life.  Thank You for every expectant mother in our congregation.  Thank You for every child that has been born.  Father, we praise You.  We, who serve in Your house, praise You.  Lord, You are good; we celebrate Your lovely Name with music.  We know Your greatness, Lord; You are greater than any other god.  You do whatever pleases You throughout all heaven and earth, and on the seas and in the depths.  We sing praises to Your Name.  Every day we proclaim the good news that You save!

Omnipotent Father, our Creator, we declare that the children who are born are healthy and well loved. Lord, You knit them together in their mother’s womb.  We declare that each baby is wonderfully made. Your workmanship is marvelous!  You made all of their delicate, inner parts. Today, we confess that every baby in utero has exactly 46 chromosomes and they will develop without defect or deformity.  We declare that every cell, muscle, tissue and organ will develop according to Your divine purpose and plan.  We decree that mothers will carry their babies to full term. We destroy every demonic assignment against our unborn, including the assignment of premature birth. In Jesus’ Name, we proclaim that there will be no miscarriages or infertility in our congregation.  We proclaim that sickness and disease, including SIDS, autism, Down Syndrome, ADD, ADHD, juvenile diabetes, cancer, dyslexia, and all other childhood diseases or dysfunctions, have no legal right to inhabit our children because God is their Shepherd and Shield.

Holy Spirit, help me to pray strategically for the following families who are expecting a child:

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Holy Spirit, we ask You to increase Your wisdom, knowledge, and understanding in every expectant mother.  Remind them to get the proper rest and nutrition.  Lord, watch over each expectant mother and keep her body healthy.  Provide a support network of family and friends who will help them during and after their pregnancies.  Strengthen the minds, bodies and spirits of parents who have children with special needs.  Comfort and encourage those parents who have experienced a miscarriage.  For those couples who desire to have children, but have been unable to conceive, we ask that You would help them to not be anxious, but to trust You that in the ordained time and season, they will bring forth a child for Your glory.

 

Holy Father, please forgive our parents and expectant parents for any acts of sinfulness.  Forgive those who have committed fornication or adultery.  Forgive parents for stubbornness, quick tempers and lack of patience.  Forgive them for not seeking help when they are feeling anxious, depressed, fretful, angry or overwhelmed.   Forgive us for not offering more support to our parents.  Forgive us for the times when we have been insensitive to those families who have children with special needs.  Father, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind us of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

Holy Spirit, help our parents not to yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Eternal God, You are greater than we can understand.  Your years cannot be counted.  You draw up the water vapor and distill it into rain.  Only You know where light comes from and where darkness goes.  You direct the movement of the stars, binding the cluster of the Pleiades and loosening the cords of Orion. Holy and triumphant is Your Name!  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

March 1: A Spring Break Prayer for Our Families

Faithful Father, we thank You for our children and youth.  We thank You for fulfilling Your plans and purposes through our children and youth during their spring break activities. Thank You for blessing our children and youth with a chance to rest and relax.  Loving Father, we bless Your Holy Name. We come before Your presence with thanksgiving and we shout joyfully to You, the Rock of our salvation.  Lord, You are the great God, and the great King above all gods. In Your hand are the deep places of the earth; the mightiest mountains are Yours.  The sea is Yours, for You made it, and Your hands formed the dry land.  Lord, You are our God and we are the people You watch over, the flock under Your care.

Mighty Father, You make everything beautiful in its own time.  Your Word declares that there is nothing better than to be happy and enjoy ourselves as long as we can.  We confess that our children and youth will be happy and enjoy themselves during their spring break.  We declare that they live in Your shelter, Most High, so they will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  As a result, no harm will come near them during their spring break.  We confess that our parents will seek Your wisdom while planning activities for this week so that You will show them which path to take.  By faith, we declare that as our families spend time together during this week of rest and fellowship, that they will be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love.  Lord, we declare that as we spend time together during this week, the hearts of our fathers will be turned back to their children, and the hearts of the children back to their fathers.  By faith, we declare that our children and youth will obey their parents and the fathers will not provoke their children to anger by the way they treat them.   We confess that peace, joy, unity, love and relaxation will prevail during this spring break.

List your specific requests for spring break and take those concerns to the Lord in prayer:

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Holy Spirit, please open financial doors so that our families can take vacations. For those students whose parents aren’t planning a family trip, please lead and guide them to safe, holy activities and places during this week.  Surround our children and youth with Godly friends who will not lead them into evil or destruction, but will encourage them to stay on the path of holiness and righteousness.  Please help each student to find time to rest and relax, so that when they return to classes they are prepared to finish out this school year.

 

Redeeming Father, please forgive our children and youth for disobedience and all acts of sinfulness.  Forgive those parents for any abuse or neglect of their children and youth.  Forgive those for being so preoccupied with their own needs that they fail to have structure in their homes for healthy meals and quality family time.  Forgive those for not always supporting our children’s educational needs.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind our families of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help our families to not yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.

Sovereign Lord, Your Name is very great; Your glory towers over the earth and heaven. You are worthy, Lord, to receive glory, honor and power.  You created all things and they exist because You created what You pleased. You are Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

January 25: A Prayer for Families in Distress

Heavenly Father, our souls honor You. Thank You for our family relationships. We thank You for peace umpiring our familial relationships and interactions.  Lord, we thank You for fulfilling Your plans and purposes in our lives and for surrounding us with favor like a shield.  Thank You for blessing us continually with Your loving-kindness and tender mercies.  Your mercy endures forever. You are great and Your power is absolute. Your understanding is beyond comprehension. We love You and extol Your Holy Name.  Out of the mouths of babes and infants, You have ordained strength.  What are mere mortals that You should think of them, human beings that You should care for them?

 

Glorious Father, we declare that our families will live in peaceful habitations, in safe dwellings, and in quiet resting places.  We declare that stability, salvation, love, wisdom and knowledge abide in each home. Lord, we rebuke the spirits of argument, slander, strife, perversion, violence, offense, lies, rebellion, disobedience and cruelty in our families.  We break all soul ties, strongholds and generational curses in our family bloodlines.  No weapon formed against our families will prosper.  We declare that everything the devil means for evil will be turned around by our God for the good of our families. We call for a spiritual renewal and restoration in our families.  Father, we will hold fast to the confession of our faith without wavering.  We confess that the love of God will reign supreme in our homes and the peace of God is an umpire in our family relationships. We decree that because our families seek Your Kingdom above all else, and live righteously, we will have everything that we stand in need of.

 

Holy Spirit, I declare the following promises of God to manifest in my family:

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Wonderful Father, we ask that You give our family members one heart and put a new spirit within all of us.  Where there are strained relationships in our families, please turn our hearts back to one another. Holy Spirit, please begin to heal the wounds that family secrets have inflicted on the souls and minds of some of our members.  Lead them to competent Christian counseling to help them process their pain. Give us Your wisdom.  Let discretion preserve us and understanding keep us from the way of evil. Please unite our families closer together.  Father, open the lines of communication in our homes so that there is a good rapport in our families. Please keep our children and youth as the apples of Your eye. Let Your peace, love and understanding reside in our families.  Lord, some of our families are in dire need of help.  Please rescue them and give them wisdom on how to begin to repair and rebuild those damaged relationships.

 

Merciful Father, please forgive our families for sin. Forgive us for allowing our jobs to be a greater priority than our families.  Forgive us for taking our loved ones for granted.  Forgive us for not praying for our family members consistently.  Forgive us for strife, anger, envy, jealousy, adultery and for verbal or physical abuse within our homes.    Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive.  As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive and help me to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help our families to not yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.

 

Sovereign Lord, You are King!  You are robed in majesty and armed with strength. The world stands firm and cannot be shaken. Your throne has stood from time immemorial. You are from the everlasting past.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

January 8: A Prayer for Families in Distress

Heavenly Father, our souls honor You. Thank You for our family relationships. We thank You for peace umpiring our familial relationships and interactions.  Lord, we thank You for fulfilling Your plans and purposes in our lives and for surrounding us with favor like a shield.  Thank You for blessing us continually with Your loving-kindness and tender mercies.  Your mercy endures forever. You are great and Your power is absolute. Your understanding is beyond comprehension. We love You and extol Your Holy Name.  Out of the mouths of babes and infants, You have ordained strength.  What are mere mortals that You should think of them, human beings that You should care for them?

 

Glorious Father, we declare that our families will live in peaceful habitations, in safe dwellings, and in quiet resting places.  We declare that stability, salvation, love, wisdom and knowledge abide in each home. Lord, we rebuke the spirits of argument, slander, strife, perversion, violence, offense, lies, rebellion, disobedience and cruelty in our families.  We break all soul ties, strongholds and generational curses in our family bloodlines.  No weapon formed against our families will prosper.  We declare that everything the devil means for evil will be turned around by our God for the good of our families. We call for a spiritual renewal and restoration in our families.  Father, we will hold fast to the confession of our faith without wavering.  We confess that the love of God will reign supreme in our homes and the peace of God is an umpire in our family relationships. We decree that because our families seek Your Kingdom above all else, and live righteously, we will have everything that we stand in need of.

 

Holy Spirit, I declare the following promises of God to manifest in my family:

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Wonderful Father, we ask that You give our family members one heart and put a new spirit within all of us.  Where there are strained relationships in our families, please turn our hearts back to one another. Holy Spirit, please begin to heal the wounds that family secrets have inflicted on the souls and minds of some of our members.  Lead them to competent Christian counseling to help them process their pain. Give us Your wisdom.  Let discretion preserve us and understanding keep us from the way of evil. Please unite our families closer together.  Father, open the lines of communication in our homes so that there is a good rapport in our families. Please keep our children and youth as the apples of Your eye. Let Your peace, love and understanding reside in our families.  Lord, some of our families are in dire need of help.  Please rescue them and give them wisdom on how to begin to repair and rebuild those damaged relationships.

 

Merciful Father, please forgive our families for sin. Forgive us for allowing our jobs to be a greater priority than our families.  Forgive us for taking our loved ones for granted.  Forgive us for not praying for our family members consistently.  Forgive us for strife, anger, envy, jealousy, adultery and for verbal or physical abuse within our homes.    Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive.  As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive and help me to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help our families to not yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.

 

Sovereign Lord, You are King!  You are robed in majesty and armed with strength. The world stands firm and cannot be shaken. Your throne has stood from time immemorial. You are from the everlasting past.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

November 21: A Declaration of Restoration of the American Family

Heavenly Father, our souls honor You. Thank You for our family relationships. We thank You for Your peace umpiring our familial relationships and interactions.  Lord, we thank You for fulfilling Your plans and purposes in our lives and for surrounding us with favor like a shield.  Thank You for blessing us continually with Your loving-kindness and tender mercies.  Lord, Your mercy endures forever. You are great and Your power is absolute. Your understanding is beyond comprehension. We love You and extol Your Holy Name.  Out of the mouths of babes and infants, You have ordained strength.  What are mere mortals that You should think of them, human beings that You should care for them?

 

Omnipotent Father, we acknowledge that we are not fighting against flesh and blood enemies for our families, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.  Therefore, we gird ourselves with the full armor of God as we fight for the restoration of families in the United States of America.  We rebuke every enemy that is coming against our families including: domestic violence, divorce, adultery, incest, selfishness, poor communication and broken homes.  For the first time in recorded history, there are now more single adults than married adults.  We understand that not all are called to be married, but we rebuke the spirits of pride, stubbornness, fear and greed that prevent those who are supposed to be married from fulfilling their purpose.  Lord, You told Adam and Eve to be fruitful and multiply; to fill and subdue the earth and to have dominion.  Lord, it is Your will that the people created in Your image be in charge here and not the forces of darkness.

 

List those families that you know are in trouble.  Now ask the Holy Spirit how you can pray for them:

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Holy Spirit, help us, as a nation, to make the family a priority again.  Help parents to stop being so focused on material items, that they fail to spend time with their children and impart Godly self-esteem and emotional stability into them. Remind us that God’s Word should be our guide and not the norms and customs of the world. Help our parents to stop allowing the television, internet or video games to raise their children, but instead to spend time with their children and impart Godly values and wisdom into them so that when they have grown up, they will not depart from Your ways.  Help our married couples to honor one another and not take each other for granted.  Keep the lines of communication open in these marriage so that the marriage bed will not be defiled.  Help our married couples to honor their marriage vows and not be so quick to look for a way out when things get difficult.

 

Merciful Father, please forgive our American families for sin. Forgive us for allowing our jobs to be a greater priority than our families.  Forgive us for taking our loved ones for granted.  Forgive us for not praying for our family members consistently.  Forgive us for strife, anger, envy, jealousy, adultery and for verbal or physical abuse within our homes.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive.  As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help our families to not yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.

 

Sovereign Lord, You are King!  You are robed in majesty and armed with strength. The world stands firm and cannot be shaken. Your throne has stood from time immemorial. You are from the everlasting past.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

November 9: A Declaration of Restoration of the American Family

Heavenly Father, our souls honor You. Thank You for our family relationships. We thank You for Your peace umpiring our familial relationships and interactions.  Lord, we thank You for fulfilling Your plans and purposes in our lives and for surrounding us with favor like a shield.  Thank You for blessing us continually with Your loving-kindness and tender mercies.  Lord, Your mercy endures forever. You are great and Your power is absolute. Your understanding is beyond comprehension. We love You and extol Your Holy Name.  Out of the mouths of babes and infants, You have ordained strength.  What are mere mortals that You should think of them, human beings that You should care for them?

Omnipotent Father, we acknowledge that we are not fighting against flesh and blood enemies for our families, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.  Therefore, we gird ourselves with the full armor of God as we fight for the restoration of families in the United States of America.  We rebuke every enemy that is coming against our families including: domestic violence, divorce, adultery, incest, selfishness, poor communication and broken homes.  For the first time in recorded history, there are now more single adults than married adults.  We understand that not all are called to be married, but we rebuke the spirits of pride, stubbornness, fear and greed that prevent those who are supposed to be married from fulfilling their purpose.  Lord, You told Adam and Eve to be fruitful and multiply; to fill and subdue the earth and to have dominion.  Lord, it is Your will that the people created in Your image be in charge here and not the forces of darkness.

 

List those families that you know are in trouble.  Now ask the Holy Spirit how you can pray for them:

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Holy Spirit, help us, as a nation, to make the family a priority again.  Help parents to stop being so focused on material items, that they fail to spend time with their children and impart Godly self-esteem and emotional stability into them. Remind us that God’s Word should be our guide and not the norms and customs of the world. Help our parents to stop allowing the television, internet or video games to raise their children, but instead to spend time with their children and impart Godly values and wisdom into them so that when they have grown up, they will not depart from Your ways.  Help our married couples to honor one another and not take each other for granted.  Keep the lines of communication open in these marriage so that the marriage bed will not be defiled.  Help our married couples to honor their marriage vows and not be so quick to look for a way out when things get difficult.

 

Merciful Father, please forgive our American families for sin. Forgive us for allowing our jobs to be a greater priority than our families.  Forgive us for taking our loved ones for granted.  Forgive us for not praying for our family members consistently.  Forgive us for strife, anger, envy, jealousy, adultery and for verbal or physical abuse within our homes.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive.  As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help our families to not yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.

 

Sovereign Lord, You are King!  You are robed in majesty and armed with strength. The world stands firm and cannot be shaken. Your throne has stood from time immemorial. You are from the everlasting past.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

October 20: A Prayer for Healthy Pregnancies and Healthy Children in Our Windsor Village Church Family

Gracious Father, we thank You for being the source of life.  Thank You for every expectant mother in our congregation.  Thank You for every child that has been born into the Body of Christ.  Father, we praise You.  We, who serve in Your house, praise You.  Lord, You are good; we celebrate Your lovely Name with music.  We know Your greatness, Lord; You are greater than any other god.  You do whatever pleases You throughout all heaven and earth, and on the seas and in the depths.  We sing praises to Your Name.  Every day we proclaim the good news that You save!

 

Omnipotent Father, our Creator, we declare that the children who are born into our Church Family are healthy and well loved. Lord, You knit them together in their mother’s womb.  We declare that each baby is wonderfully made. Your workmanship is marvelous!  You made all of their delicate, inner parts. Today, we confess that every baby in utero has exactly 46 chromosomes and they will develop without defect or deformity.  We declare that every cell, muscle, tissue and organ will develop according to Your divine purpose and plan.  We decree that mothers will carry their babies to full term. We destroy every demonic assignment against our unborn, including the assignment of premature birth. In Jesus’ Name, we confess that there will be no miscarriages or infertility in our congregation.  We decree that sickness and disease, including SIDS, autism, Down Syndrome, ADD, ADHD, juvenile diabetes, cancer, dyslexia, and all other childhood diseases or dysfunctions, have no legal right to inhabit our children because God is their Shepherd and Shield.

 

Holy Spirit, help me to pray strategically for the following families who are expecting a child:

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Holy Spirit, we ask You to increase Your wisdom, knowledge, and understanding in every expectant mother.  Remind them to get the proper rest and nutrition.  Lord, watch over each expectant mother and keep her body healthy. Provide a support network of family and friends who will help them during and after their pregnancies.  Strengthen the minds, bodies and spirits of parents who have children with special needs. Comfort and encourage those parents who have experienced a miscarriage. For those couples who desire to have children, but have been unable to conceive, we ask that You would help them to not be anxious, but to trust You that in the ordained time and season, they will bring forth a child for Your glory.

 

Holy Father, please forgive our parents and expectant parents for any acts of sinfulness.  Forgive those who have committed fornication or adultery. Forgive our parents for stubbornness, quick tempers and lack of patience.  Forgive them for not seeking help when they are feeling anxious, depressed, fretful, angry or overwhelmed.   Forgive us as for not offering more support to our parents.  Forgive us for the times when we have been insensitive to those families who have children with special needs.  Father, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind our parents of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help our parents not to yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Eternal God, You are greater than we can understand.  Your years cannot be counted.  You draw up the water vapor and distill it into rain.  Only You know where light comes from and where darkness goes.  You direct the movement of the stars, binding the cluster of the Pleiades and loosening the cords of Orion. Holy and triumphant is Your Name!  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

September 7: A Prayer for Families in Distress

Heavenly Father, our souls honor You. Thank You for our family relationships. We thank You for peace umpiring our familial relationships and interactions.  Lord, we thank You for fulfilling Your plans and purposes in our lives and for surrounding us with favor like a shield.  Thank You for blessing us continually with Your loving-kindness and tender mercies.  Your mercy endures forever. You are great and Your power is absolute. Your understanding is beyond comprehension. We love You and extol Your Holy Name.  Out of the mouths of babes and infants, You have ordained strength.  What are mere mortals that You should think of them, human beings that You should care for them?

 

Glorious Father, we declare that our families will live in peaceful habitations, in safe dwellings, and in quiet resting places.  We declare that stability, salvation, love, wisdom and knowledge abide in each home. Lord, we rebuke the spirits of argument, slander, strife, perversion, violence, offense, lies, rebellion, disobedience and cruelty in our families.  We break all soul ties, strongholds and generational curses in our family bloodlines.  No weapon formed against our families will prosper.  We declare that everything the devil means for evil will be turned around by our God for the good of our families. We call for a spiritual renewal and restoration in our families.  Father, we will hold fast to the confession of our faith without wavering.  We confess that the love of God will reign supreme in our homes and the peace of God is an umpire in our family relationships. We decree that because our families seek Your Kingdom above all else, and live righteously, we will have everything that we stand in need of.

 

Holy Spirit, I declare the following promises of God to manifest in my family:

 

Wonderful Father, we ask that You give our family members one heart and put a new spirit within all of us.  Where there are strained relationships in our families, please turn our hearts back to one another. Holy Spirit, please begin to heal the wounds that family secrets have inflicted on the souls and minds of some of our members.  Lead them to competent Christian counseling to help them process their pain. Give us Your wisdom.  Let discretion preserve us and understanding keep us from the way of evil. Please unite our families closer together.  Father, open the lines of communication in our homes so that there is a good rapport in our families. Please keep our children and youth as the apples of Your eye. Let Your peace, love and understanding reside in our families.  Lord, some of our families are in dire need of help.  Please rescue them and give them wisdom on how to begin to repair and rebuild those damaged relationships.

 

Merciful Father, please forgive our families for sin. Forgive us for allowing our jobs to be a greater priority than our families.  Forgive us for taking our loved ones for granted.  Forgive us for not praying for our family members consistently.  Forgive us for strife, anger, envy, jealousy, adultery and for verbal or physical abuse within our homes.    Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive.  As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive and help me to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help our families to not yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.

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