Prayers for the Family Unit

Blessings of Those Who Fear the Lord A Song of Ascents. 1Blessed is every one who fears the Lord, Who walks in His ways. 2When you eat the labor of your hands, You shall be happy, and it shall be well with you. 3Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine In the very heart of your house, Your children like olive plants All around your table. 4Behold, thus shall the man be blessed Who fears the Lord. 5The Lord bless you out of Zion, And may you see the good of Jerusalem All the days of your life. 6Yes, may you see your children’s children. Peace be upon Israel!

Psalms 128

LORD I pray that you pour out your Spirit upon each individual in each family unit and each household reading this and anoint us for all that you have called us to be and do. May they never stray from your path and try to be something they are not created to be.

Deliver us from every evil plan of the devil to rob us of the promised abundant life: steal their uniqueness and giftedness, to compromise the path you've called us to walk, or to destroy the persons you have created us to be.

Lord forgive us for all the hurt and pain we have caused you and our parents as rebellious children. Help us to remember this when the actions of our children do not please us.

Thank you Father that we are all miracles of creation. We are the apple of your eye and precious treasures dear to your heart. You love us equally. We are all blessed and highly favoured in your sight. Thank for life and an Abundant life through Christ in you- our hope of glory. Abba you have shown us your love and how to love.

Help us not only to receive it but impart it deep within us through the Holy Spirit- shed it abroad in our hearts. Teach us and train us to love until it is woven into our personalities. We often talk about having the fruit of the Spirit. Lord we have learnt the theory help up to put our learning into practice in our day to day lives.

You have given us family and children to practice on. Forgive us for messing up. Cast our sins into the depths of the sea. Pick us up Lord, dust us off put a new song in our mouths a hymn of praise to you.

Teach us to be like you our Perfect Parent and role model. You love the unlovable. You love until it hurts. You love even when you are hated, despised, cruelly treated, profaned and abhorred. It takes more love at these times. It takes LOVE ON A CROSS.

Strengthen all families: mothers and fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles the church family mentors and responsible adults. Guide them with wisdom good examples and love. Restore your image, your divine order, the sanctity of marriage, supreme obedience to you and honour to parents.

Lord I present all the males in our lives to you. You have designated them to be priests and priests-to-be in our homes. Lord give us the vision of Hannah that even in her distress and desperation she sought you with tears and gave you her son that had not even been born. Speak the things that are not as though they are and revive the priesthood in the 21st century.

In the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth I come against to utterly annihilate every plot scheme plan and evil device of the devil to kill, steal and destroy our godly inheritance through the priestly ministry.

Lord raise up Samuels, Daniels, Josephs, Abrahams and modern apostles who understand their position in Christ, trust and obey your word. Make them strong in faith prayer and the word. That they would be wise, discerning, bold, courageous and willing to fight with the weapons of spiritual warfare: overcoming with the blood of the lamb and the word of their testimony.

Forgive us for our rebellion as men and women. Forgive us as wives and husbands and for creating marriage to suit ourselves. Help us to understand how special this covenant that you instituted in the Garden of Eden is and value it.

Heal all those hurting husbands and wives spiritually, emotionally and physically. Heal any resentment, bitterness and unforgiveness lingering in our hearts and turn us back into the right relationship of love with you. Fill our hearts with your Agape love and teach us how to love unconditionally- love first, rather than waiting to be loved.

You said in the Scripture above if our relationships are right we will inherit grace in our lives and our prayers will not be hindered. I claim it for each person and their spouse/ex spouse. I claim it in advance for those who will be spouses in future.

Father show us how to graciously take up our crosses of shame, pain, illness, disappointment, disillusionment, despair, depression and disaster. It is through our crosses that we will triumph.

Through and in Christ Alone we can be more than conquerors. We love you because you first loved us and died to set us free so that we can be reunited with you. Father help us bear our crosses with your Agape love. Mould, shape and refine us for the crown you are preparing for us in the name of Jesus Christ your Beloved Son and our Precious Saviour, AMEN.

Karen Plumb 2018

For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. Ephesians 3:14-21

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