One of the most caring and thoughtful things you can do for your family is to pray for them. Whether you actually tell them you are or whether you keep it to yourself, praying for your family shows them that you deeply love them and that you care for them. It can bless you as well when you see your prayers for them being answered and when you see how God blesses their life because of your faithfulness! Your prayers can also help bring your family together and strengthen it. Here are 4 ways that you can pray for your family.
- For a pure heart and mind: “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from
it.” – Proverbs 4:23. Pray that your family’s hearts and minds are guarded from the negative influences and sin in the world.
- For others to see God’s love through your family: “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16. Pray that your family’s example would point others toward God.
- For courage in the face of hardship: “Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” – Deuteronomy 31:6. Pray that your family will endure with courage through hard times. Be strong and courageous!
- For love: “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins.” – 1 Peter 4:8. Pray that each member of the family has a genuine love for others.
Hopefully these verses help give you an idea of how to pray for your family! God has so many blessings in store for you and your family in the future!