Jehovah Mekoddishkem, I bless Your holy name. Fill me with Your Holy presence. Lord, in this hour, I lift up my family to You. The battles we face aren’t just of flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world. Our family, like many others, faces challenges that seek to undermine the unity You desire for us.
The divisive tactics of the enemy come in various forms – misunderstandings, unforgiveness, jealousy, and external influences. Today, I stand in the gap, decreeing and declaring unity, love, and understanding over every member of my family.
Guide our thoughts, our actions, our words, and our deeds so that they will all be used in the manner of glorifying Your precious name. Draw close to us as we seek Your face.
1 Timothy 5:8 But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
Ephesians 6:1-4 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke Your children to anger but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Lifting Up Family Members
I just want to lift up my family before You, Oh God. Thank You for each and every member. Give them peace in their hectic lives as well as protection against all evil wherever they go. Allow each individual to be a blessing to others.
I declare that every sign of gossip, confusion, hatred, bitterness, envy, jealousy, malice, and pride against one another will be dispelled in Jesus’ name.
Genesis 2:24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
Psalm 133:1 Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!
Breaking The Chains Of Family Misunderstanding
Abba Father, I recognize that misunderstandings are one of the enemy’s most potent tools. They breed resentment, sow discord, and create rifts even where love once flourished. Today, I pray against every spirit of misunderstanding trying to take root in my family.
I ask that You grant us the grace to communicate effectively, to listen with patience, and to approach each other with an open heart. May every word we speak be seasoned with love, and may we be quick to listen and slow to speak.
Pour out a spirit of reconciliation over my family, O Lord. Let our interactions be characterized by humility, willingness to understand, and the eagerness to resolve conflicts. Let every veil that the enemy tries to place over our hearts and minds be torn down, and may clarity and understanding reign supreme in our family conversations and interactions.
Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
James 1:19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.
Strengthening The Bonds Of Love
O Sovereign Lord, I pray for a fresh outpouring of Your love and unity upon my family. Let Your love be the glue that binds us together, even when external pressures threaten to pull us apart.
Rekindle the flames of love, affection, and care among us. Where love has grown cold due to past hurts or misunderstandings, I pray for a renewal and a fresh touch of Your divine love.
In areas where the enemy has planted seeds of jealousy, competition, or rivalry, I pray for a supernatural uprooting of such seeds. Instead, let the fruits of the Spirit – love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control – become evident in our family relationships. Let every member of my family be a reflection of Your love to one another.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Restoring Unity And Peace
Restore unity and peace, and may love, faith and hope invade the hearts of each of them. Mend the broken relationships within each circle. Let love never run dry for one another and let all situations be resolved.
Lord, I know that with You on our side, no scheme of the enemy can prosper against us. I declare unity, love, understanding, and harmony over my family, knowing that Your plans for us are for good, for a hope and a future. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
1 Timothy 3:4 He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive
Proverbs 18:22 He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.