How to Keep a Happy Family with Prayer

Pray for FamilyKeeping relationships healthy, happy and full of life without resentment should be the goal for any marriage and parent-child bond. Focusing to make this the main goal will allow the entire family to thrive. Children need stability, love and good role models.  A happy family starts at the foundation with mom and dad. It is so important to make quality time for one another and to prioritize each other above your own needs. Easier said than done, but nonetheless, true.

The greatest gift you can give to your kids is to display love to them and your spouse outwardly, model forgiveness, show compassion and pray for them. Pray for your family, pray for your husband, pray for your children. But is a simple, “Bless us O Lord” with a laundry list of things to ask the best way? Hopefully, this article will shed some light on this question.

How am I Supposed to Pray?

When I came across the book The Power of a Praying® Wife by Stormie Omartian, I began to realize how bland, boring and nondescript my prayers had once been. After I learned how diverse prayers could be, my prayer vocabulary grew incrementally with healing in my life. 

Building Blocks for a Balanced Prayer:

  • Let God know how awesome and powerful you believe him to be.
  • Thank him for the numerous blessings he has provided you in your life and for answered prayers.
  • Pray for others.
  • When praying for yourself, ask for the guidance, tools and desire to be a someone he would proud of.

And food for thought: if you only pray when you’re in trouble, you’re in trouble. Pray dailySo whether you are happy as a clam, or need guidance in your relationships, pray. Pray whenever you are compelled to do so. After all, that is the Holy Spirit speaking to you.

Let God Heal Your Relationships

As all couples do, Chris and I had a rough spot in our marriage. I truly believe that prayers like the one below, and contained in the above book, not only helped us make it through, but allowed God to fully heal us. If you are having a difficult time in your marriage or any relationship, prayer is the best way to reunite you. “Give it to God,” was something I always heard but never really knew how to do until I began to pray descriptively

Below are 4 prayers so you can begin to pray more descriptively. Taking time out of the day to pray for your family automatically means your are prioritizing them above your own needs which can only yield positive results. It also means you are putting God above the daily grind, and that is the most important prioritization of all. Feel free to make these prayers your own or use them as is. 


Daily Prayer for my Husband

Lord please bless my husband today.
Spirit, guide his decisions so others may see you through him.
Let him find achievement and accomplishment in his work and connection with those around him.
Allow him to identify his purpose as a man of God and work with him to guide his family.
Keep his heart pure and full of compassion.
Keep his mind protected from thoughts of failure or unimportance.
Keep his body safe from physical danger.
Keep his soul protected from temptations that arise.
Tie us together with your unfailing love and provide us with the tools to stay in a happy marriage.
Bless our family with your presence today and all the days to come.

A wife's prayer


Daily Prayer for my Daughter

Father, you have given me the most precious gift in life, my baby.
Your works are awesome, she is perfect because of you.
Never could I explain how grateful I am to experience ultimate love and joy.
Protector, keep my baby safe in your angels’ watchful eye.
Holy Spirit, fill her soul with faith, and prepare her heart and mind for accepting you.
Please bless her future husband and his family, so he may become a strong provider and man of God.
Teacher, please work through me to raise a child of God you will be proud of.
Jesus, overflow in our relationship so it flourishes into adulthood.
Let me never take this priceless gift for granted.
Lord, please bless her steps today and each day forward until the day he sees you again.

 A Mother's Prayer for her daughter


Daily Prayer for my Son

Father, you have given me the most precious gift in life, my baby.
Your works are awesome, he is perfect because of you.
Never could I explain how grateful I am to experience ultimate love and joy.
Protector, keep my baby safe in your angels’ watchful eye.
Holy Spirit, fill his soul with faith, and prepare his heart and mind for accepting you.
Please bless his future wife and her family, so she may become a strong and loving woman of faith.
Teacher, please work through me to raise a child of God you will be proud of.
Jesus, overflow in our relationship so it flourishes into adulthood.
Let me never take this priceless gift for granted.
Lord, please bless his steps today and each day forward until the day he sees you again.

 A prayer for my son


Daily Prayer for Myself

God, you are capable of all things.
You are the prince of peace, the almighty healer and protector.
Spirit, I ask you today to guide my thoughts, heart and actions so my life is a testament to you.
Lord, grant me patience, selflessness, and peace today.
Healer, cleanse me from the evil thoughts of selfishness that so easily creep into my mind.
Jesus, protect my heart; keep it pure and full of love and honor for my family.
Spirit, guide my decisions with your ultimate knowledge, and remind me that your way is best.
May I be an example of your love and forgiveness today and forever more.

A Prayer for myself

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