In this article we will go over prayers for family unity for Christians and Catholics that you can use during your alone time with the Lord, or in during devotional time or even during dinner time prayer. Great for moms, dads, brothers, and sisters. We should all be praying for unity within the home!
When family life is good, it’s a beautiful thing. But it can be so hard to keep our families together. With busy schedules, different hobbies and interests, and plenty of distractions, it’s no wonder that relationships within families can often feel strained. We should be keeping our family in prayer especially for unity. The world is constantly trying to bring division and offense within families.
Praying for our families can be so powerful, and today we’re going to look at some prayers for family unity. Whether you’re praying for your own family or someone else’s, these prayers will help guide you in the right direction. I go over quite a few different topics and some are short prayers and some are a little longer. But before we dig in I want to cover something very important.
Important Note on Prayers for Family Unity
I mention these a lot in my written prayers. And that’s because it’s REALLY important! When it comes to prayer we want it to come from our heart. Our wonderful heavenly Father desires to hear from us. So, when praying for family unity make sure to have it come from your heart. These prayers are a guide and a help for you. Don’t let it replace your personal prayer.
Make sure to add your own specific needs, mention specific family members, certain situations. These prayers are more generalized to fit many families, but you know you family. Express those things to the Lord.
Therefore, confess your sins to one another [your false steps, your offenses], and pray for one another, that you may be healed and restored. The heartfelt and persistent prayer of a righteous man (believer) can accomplish much [when put into action and made effective by God—it is dynamic and can have tremendous power]. – James 5:16 AMP
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Family Unity Prayers
A Prayer for Family Love and Unity
Heavenly Father, I thank You for the gift of family; for dad, mom, brother and sister, nieces and nephews, uncles and aunties, grandpa and grandma. I pray for Your love to dwell always among us and to unite us as a family. I ask Lord that we will learn to care for one another. Teach us to forgive one another when we are wronged just as You always forgive us our trespasses. May we not grow weary of doing good to others as a family Father.
In our uniqueness may we all reflect Your love. Draw our family together, help us to respect one another and to support one another in every way possible. Lord Jesus, teach us to be happy for others when they win and encourage one another to become better versions of ourselves. I pray that You may inspire us to work together as a family, dwell together in harmony and always have each other’s interest in our hearts in the Name of Jesus I pray. Amen
A Prayer for Family to Stay United during Difficult Times
Gracious Father, I am grateful for every good thing, time and season we have enjoyed in this family. I also thank You for this season we are going through. It is easy to stick together when everything is working out well for all of us but sometimes when one of us is going through a hard time like now, we tend to alienate ourselves. Father may You bring us closer to each other than before. Let Your unfailing and unending love that knows no bounds to fill each one of us this trying times Father. I pray for peace and comfort upon each member of the family in the Name of Jesus.
May we feel the warmth of Your embrace Lord. I pray that this season is going to remind us of the power of walking and working in unity as one. Lord, we ask for Your wisdom that none of us will feel like they brought solutions to this problem, but we will understand that, every answer or solution or help will have been planned by You as help sent to all of us. Remind us that this season as we pass through the waters you are with us,the rivers will not sweep us and as we walk through the fire we shall not be burned. Let us stand as a unit to face this challenge Lord. Thank You for answering my prayer Lord. Amen.
A Prayer for Family to be Reunited
Loving Father, I thank You for my family or what is supposed to be my family. I understand that this is not what You have in mind for a family and though people in a family may have their differences, there is nothing more important than family. I know that nothing is broken beyond repair to You. So I pray for my family asking for Your intervention in bringing our family back together. God, You are a God of miracles and restoration and You are able to restore any broken thing.
I pray that You may restore our broken relationship. Lord Jesus, where there has been hurt I pray for healing; help us to let go of any pride and ask for forgiveness where we are wrong. Prepare our hearts to be ready to forgive when we are asked for forgiveness Lord. I ask that our hearts which are full of rage, bitterness and jealousy will be consumed with Your love. Help us to be able to show love and kindness once again among us in Jesus Name, amen
A Prayer for Peace and Unity in the Family
Lord, thank You for being a father to us and keeping us in one accord as a family. I pray that Your peace and unity will continue to dwell among us in the Name of Jesus. Shed Your love in each one of our hearts and help us to love one another as You have loved as God. May we be instruments of Your love and peace every day.
I pray that we shall not let anger, strife and bitterness rule over our hearts but may we always be ready to forgive and let Your love fill our hearts so that we would be able to show this love in our family. Heal our wounds when we are hurt and humble us to be able to ask for forgiveness when we have wronged others. Your Word says it is beautiful when brethren dwell together in unity, may this family dwell together in unity in Jesus Name, amen.
Thanksgiving Prayer for Family Unity
Heavenly Father, I thank You for the gift of family. I am grateful for the love and unity in this family Lord. I thank You because You have helped us to be forgiving towards each other which has enabled us to always live in peace with one another Father. Lord, I thank You for giving us the strength to stand with each other in the good times and the bad times alike.
You have made it possible for us to celebrate one another and have removed any string of jealousy in us. We do not take it for granted Father. Thank You for Your love which always drew us to each other and made us aspire to live in peace with everyone. Continue being with us Lord and keep us together as a family in Jesus Name, amen.
Short Prayers for Family Unity
Prayer for family unity during meals:
Father, we thank You for this time that we can share a meal together. We pray that You would bless us as we eat and that we would be unified in Your love. Let our heart be joined to Yours and to each others. In the name of Jesus, amen.
Prayer for Unity for Siblings
Lord, we pray that our siblings would be united in Your love. We know that there can be conflict at times, but we ask that You would help us to overcome any barriers that stand in the way of our unity. Give us hearts of compassion and love for each other. That no matter what may come up we would be quick to forgive and quick to love. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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Prayers for Family to love each other:
Father, we ask that You would pour out Your love into our hearts, so that we might love one another and walk in unity. We know that this is not always easy, but with Your help we can do it. Thank You for the gift of family. We pray that we would cherish one another and never take each other for granted. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for Compassion Within the Family
Father God, we pray that You would help us to have compassion for one another. That we would see each other through Your eyes and love each other with Your love. We know that there can be times when we don’t agree or understand why someone is acting a certain way, but help us to always respond with compassion and an understanding heart. That unity would abound in our home and that the Holy Spirit would fill it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for Grace in the Family
Lord Jesus, we ask for Your grace to be at work in our lives and in our families. We know that we all need Your grace every day. Help us to extend that same grace to others, especially those within our own families. That this grace would bring a greater level of unity and togetherness. In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.
Unity and Protection for Family Members
Father God, we ask for Your protection over our families . We know that the world can be a scary place and we want to make sure that our loved ones are safe. We also pray for unity within our families. That we would all stick together and support one another, no matter what comes our way. That our hearts would be glued to You and each other. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for Forgiveness and Unity
Father, we ask for Your forgiveness for the times when we have not been united as a family. We know that there have been times when we have allowed division to creep in. But from this day forward, we want to be more intentional about being unified. Help us to forgive one another quickly and to always look for ways to come together instead of apart. Let us see things they way You see them Lord and let us respond in love. In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen
Prayer for Love to Abound at Home
Father, we pray that Your love would abound in our homes . That no matter what is going on in the world around us, we would always feel Your love in our hearts and in our families. Help us to express that love in a way that brings You honor and glory. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for Unity in Disagreements
Lord, we know that there will be times when we disagree with one another. But we pray that even in those times we would remain unified as a family . Help us to see things from each other’s perspective and to always communicate with respect and kindness. That we would never say anything that would deliberately hurt one another. We also pray that we would be quick to apologize when we do wrong or hurt each others feelings. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for Reconciliation
Father God, we ask for Your help in reconciling any relationships within our family that are not right at this moment. We know that conflict can happen, but when it brings division and offense we need You to intervene! We also ask that You would give us the wisdom and courage to approach one another and work things out. We don’t want anything to come between us and our loved ones. Let a spirit of reconciliation rest on all of us. In the mighty Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for Patience with One Another
Father, we know that being patient is not always easy, but we pray that You would help us to be patient with one another . That we would never lose our temper or say hurtful words in the heat of the moment. But that we would always take a deep breath and remember how much we love each other. Help us to be slow to anger and quick to forgive. Let your unity about in our home. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for a Desire to Spend Time Together
Father, we pray that You would give us a desire to spend time together as a family . That even when we are busy with other things, we would always make time for those who are closest to our hearts. That we would cherish the moments that we have together and never take them for granted.And Lord in our modern world it’s hard with all the distractions we have with screens. Help us to put our phones down and connect with each other in a fresh new way. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for Laughing and Enjoying One Another
Father, we pray that our time together as a family would be filled with laughter and enjoyment . That we would make memories that would last a lifetime. And even when things are tough, we would remember the good times and let them carry us through. Lord, thank You for the gift of family. We love each other deeply and we are so grateful for the bond that we share. In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.
Prayer for My Parents to Stop Fighting
Father, I pray that my parents would stop fighting . That the anger and hurt that they are feeling would dissipate and be replaced with love and forgiveness. I know that they have been through a lot lately and they are both under a lot of stress. But, I pray that they would lean on each other during this time instead of pushing each other away. Help them to communicate effectively and to always express their love for one another. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
A Blessing For Family Unity
Heavenly Father, we praise You for the gift of family . We thank You for the loving bonds that we share with our parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. We know that we are not perfect, but we pray that You would help us to always strive for unity within our families. That we would love and support one another through thick and thin. That we would be quick to forgive and slow to anger. We also pray that You would bless our families abundantly and pour Your favor over us. In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.
Prayer for Family Breakthrough
Father, we know that You are the God of breakthroughs and that nothing is impossible for You . So, we come to You today with a heart full of faith, believing that You will do a new thing in our family . We know that we have been going through a difficult time lately, but we trust that You will turn our situation around for good. You are the One who makes all things possible and we know that with You nothing is impossible. We thank You in advance for the breakthrough that we are believing for. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer to Heal My Family
Heavenly Father, I come to You today on behalf of my family . We have been through a lot lately and we are all feeling the pain. But, I know that You are the healer and so I am asking You to touch each one of us and bring emotional, physical and spiritual healing. Help us to let go of the hurt and pain from the past and to start afresh with a new attitude and outlook. Fill us with hope for the future and enable us to move forward in life with joy and confidence. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
I hope you have enjoyed these prayers for family unity and my heart is that it has encouraged you to seek God to move in your family! I pray for blessing to be poured out on your family and that each person would grow in their relationship with Jesus!
Melissa is a passionate minister, speaker and an ongoing learner of the Bible. She has been involved in church and vocational ministry for over 18 years. And is the founder of Think About Such Things. She has the heart to equip the saints by helping them get into the Word of God and fall more in love with Jesus. She also enjoys family, cooking, and reading.
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