“Bless My Family” Prayer
Father God, you have provided me with one of life’s greatest blessings: family.
We have laughed together, cried together, and made so many unforgettable memories.
Thank you for placing each one of these beautiful people into my life, into this amazing God-ordained structure called family.
You always intended for the family to be a representation of the household of God – a reflection of your unconditional love for us.
But since we are only human, we fail at this all too often.
So, Father, I ask for your forgiveness and grace.
I ask you to bless us as we strive to be more like you every day. Let the words we speak, the attitudes we show, and the way we serve one another be reflective of who you are.
Bless us as we attempt to become the God-honoring family that you want us to be. Lord Jesus, may we be deeply rooted in your gospel truth.
Strengthen our faith individually so that together, we may better glorify you.
Without you as our cornerstone, our family will crumble.
So let our love for you be the glue that holds us together.
I also pray that you would bless my family with a sense of deep emotional security.
This world can be scary, and there are a lot of things that pose a serious threat to our finances, our health, or our relationships with one another.
God, just help us be confident in the knowledge that you are with us.
No matter what comes our way, you will be our strength and our guide.
Calm our anxious minds with your everlasting love; bless us with the peace that passes understanding.
And I pray for your blessing of physical protection, as well.
Lord, never let us take this life for granted. In a moment, any one of us could be taken from this earth.
So by your will, Father, keep us from the many dangers of this world. Keep us from disease, from natural disasters, and from all the works of evil happening in this world.
Give us the wisdom to guard ourselves against these things, as much as it depends on us.
And help us to cherish each other, knowing that each day is a precious gift from you. Bless us in this way, Lord.
Ultimately, Father God, let us be a family that honors you.
This is the greatest blessing that I could ever ask upon my family. Let every decision that we make together be for your glory and not our gain.
Help us to serve one another in humility, in the roles that you have assigned us.
Bless us each with opportunities to share your gospel with everyone around us – whether they are relatives, strangers, or somewhere in between.
You are so good to us, Lord. Even as I ask for these blessings, I praise you for all that you have done and for all you will do through my family.
I pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.