11 Powerful Prayers for Families in Need

The Lord is known for bringing relief to those in need and helping those that seek to live within his will for their life. Here are 11 powerful prayers for families in need.

Prayer for a Family’s Unity
Prince of Peace, this family is in disarray. There is strife between us where there should be love. I know that it is a dishonor to You and grief to all of us. God, please grant this family unity. Let our hearts be softened toward one another and let us seek to obey You by loving each other in a Godly way. Help each of us to show Christlikeness, patience, and forgiveness. Let us be inspired by the way You have forgiven sinners for far greater offenses than the disputes between us. I pray in Jesus’s sacred name. Amen.

Prayer for a Family’s Strength
My God, please hear me. This family is under threat, and the trial is more than we can bear on our own. We need Your supernatural support to build us up in strength. Please supply us with the fortitude that we need to press on through the trial while seeking to obey You and Your righteous commands. Help us to be strong in a way that will stand out to others, and in a way that will shine a light on Your gospel. Thank You, Lord. Amen.

Prayer for a Family’s Direction
Father of Lights, You are a beacon of wisdom and truth in a world that is full of darkness and confusion. This family must choose which path we will follow. Help us to discern Your will for our lives. Help us to make a decision that will honor You and serve the kingdom. Illuminate us with insights from the Scriptures and give us the boldness to faithfully follow through. We ask You this in faith and trust. Amen.

Prayer for a Family’s Finances
God of Providence, You possess all the resources of heaven and earth. You created them all, and by Your active hand, they are upheld. Please, God, if it be Your will, grant this family with the resources we need to pay our bills and maintain stable finances. Help us to be fruitful with our earning, wise with our spending, and generous with our giving. Grant us the heart to honor You with every dollar that You allow to pass through our hands. Amen.

Prayer for a Family’s Faith
Lord Jesus, my Savior, this family is in a crisis of faith. Fears, doubts, and unbelief are attacking us like cancer. God, please shatter these destructive influences, and replace them with resolute, confident faith in Your Word. Use Your Holy Spirit to grant full conviction of sin and a repentant faith in Your gospel for salvation. Let this family become a beacon of faith, repentance, and a Christian testimony to the world. I pray in Your name. Amen.

Prayer for a Family’s Provision of Food
Blessed Creator, You teach us in Your Word that Your children have no need to be anxious because You know all of our needs even before we ask You. We know that there is no reason for us to worry about what we will eat tomorrow. Yet, You tell us that it is a righteous thing for us to ask You to provide. God, we now ask You to supply our needs according to Your limitless resources. Please grant us enough food to eat and help us to be thankful for every bit. We praise You for Your generosity. Amen.

Prayer for a Family’s Employment
Dear God, this family is struggling to find gainful employment. I know that this is not a problem too big for You to solve. Lord, if it be Your will, please grant an opportunity to find consistent work. Open a door for a job that would honor You and provide resources for this family. Help us to be thankful for each opportunity to earn money, and to use each one wisely as if we were working directly under Your supervision. Thank You for Your provision. Amen.

Prayer for a Family’s Reconciliation
God of Eternal Wisdom, our family seems to be torn apart and disconnected. We know that You are the Great Reconciler since by Your Son’s death You reconciled Yourself with sinners. Please act now to reconcile this family. Bring us together in forgiveness, overlooking past faults. Let us each be willing to set aside differences and deep hurts. We ask Your gracious help, Lord. Amen.

Prayer for a Family’s Healing
Great Physician, this family is gripped with infirmity and health problems. We turn to You, our God, to provide healing and restoration. Please heal this family and help us to be spiritually strong while we are physically weak. Let Your healing touch give us all that we need in this time of trouble. We trust that Your grace is sufficient. Amen.

Prayer for a Family’s Living Situation
God, my Fortress, we entrust our lives to You, knowing that You are good and gracious. We ask You to place Your blessing on us in our living situation. Please grant us a safe and stable home, where we may serve and worship You. Help us to remain content in all of our circumstances, and to remember that Your own Son Jesus had nowhere to lay His head. Let Your will be done, Lord. Amen.

Prayer for Parenting Wisdom
Holy Father, we know that You love us with familial love and that You have secured us as Your adopted children by the blood of Christ. We ask You now to grant us wisdom as parents to raise the children You have given us. Help us to raise them up in love, train them in righteousness, demonstrate Your example, and discipline them in wisdom. Help us to lead these children to Jesus. Amen.

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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.