5 Prayers for a Damaged Household

5 Prayers for a Damaged Household

Rising up, kids and adults alike marveled at my family. Three kids and two dad and mom married for many years. What I didn’t understand till later in life was that having each dad and mom in the home was as soon as the norm. Lately, such households are the exception.

Over 20 million kids in America come from fatherless houses. Relying on the place you reside, that quantity might be as excessive as 60%. The older I turn into, the clearer I see the impact of fatherless houses, and never simply fatherless houses, however damaged houses.

Dad and mom who don’t get alongside. Kids who don’t get together with their dad and mom. There are kids who don’t be in contact with their dad and mom, out of selection. Others who don’t like, even hate their dad and mom. Younger children with their faces caught on screens and chasing false identities. The divorce price is excessive, and so many kids are born out of wedlock that lots of them don’t see a goal to marriage.

Actually, there’s plenty of ache and struggling occurring on the planet at present. How a lot of this ache traces again to the house, to our damaged households?

Damage individuals damage individuals, because the adage goes. The total fact is that we’re all hurting in a method or one other. Every of us carries a point of brokenness (Romans 3:23).

We’ll by no means be excellent individuals on this aspect of life, however we will attempt to be higher. Our households won’t ever be immaculate, however we will work to enhance them. And once we can’t management a circumstance, or an individual, or many individuals, we will and all the time ought to pray. Listed below are 5 prayers for a damaged household.

Prayer for an Finish to Battle


My household and I’ve been caught up in battle for much too lengthy and for thus many causes. I don’t bear in mind when our issues began. 

We will’t get collectively anymore with out somebody saying or doing one thing that offends one other, even on holidays. I’m saddened by all of this and afraid that there’ll by no means be an finish to the battle.

So, I come earlier than you now, eagerly asking you to melt our hearts, to assist us make amends with each other. I pray that we’d attempt to embody the grace and forgiveness that you’ve towards us. Give us sort phrases and delicate hearts. Present us a greater technique to work together. Assist us finish the battle.

We’ve bickered for thus lengthy, however battle doesn’t should final without end. I pray that it will not. Assist us embrace a godly love very like the daddy did the prodigal son. With the hurtful previous behind us, we will transfer ahead in a more healthy and united future.


Prayer for Reconciliation

Heavenly Father,

With all that’s occurring on the planet, battle throughout the household seems like an pointless downside added to all of the issues occurring. We will, nevertheless, reconcile, however we don’t see a necessity. Everyone desires to be proper, and at occasions, even me. Lord, I pray to you with a request to melt our hearts. Remind us of the significance of forgiveness. A grudge is a burden, one which we stock and remind ourselves of regularly. However once we select forgiveness, we let go of the burden and select to embrace your way of life as an alternative. Please assist us to see your manner as the higher manner. Assist us to commerce phrases of cruelty for phrases of affirmation and commerce resentment for reconciliation.

Your manner is best.

Thanks, Lord. Amen.

Prayer for Forgiveness


If we may tally all of our sins over time, the quantity would exceed something that we think about. The quantity would trigger us to grieve and really feel disgrace. The quantity would rattling us to Hell, and but you selected to forgive us.

I thanks for the forgiveness afforded to us by way of Jesus, however I’d be a liar if I claimed to forgive simply as simply.

Lord, my household is embroiled in animosity and even within the moments once we aren’t, the strain is palpable. We don’t like one another, and the reason being that now we have not chosen to forgive. Too typically can we act like forgiving is the top of the world. We’d a lot reasonably have revenge than let one thing go.

I’m sorry, God. I ask that you simply forgive me and my household. Assist us to get proper with you, after which get proper with each other. Forgiveness is the way in which to dwelling life with out the necessity for retaliation, to dwelling life joyfully with household.

Assist us to forgive and turn into extra like your Son.

In Jesus’ identify. Amen.


We will’t erase the previous. I can’t. My household can’t. However we do have management over at present and the way we stroll into our future. Lord, I ask that no matter damage was performed prior to now, we’d select to forgive each other. We will’t erase the damage, however you possibly can heal us. Please any and all of our damaged relationships. Take our household’s damaged items and make us entire once more. And as we come again collectively, I pray that our love will probably be stronger than ever earlier than.

Thanks for listening to my prayer. Amen.

Prayer for Gratitude


I thanks for the household that I’ve. Thanks for the nice occasions and the dangerous, the occasions once I was capable of serve them, and the occasions once I was served. I thanks for one of the best reminiscence and the worst, the moments of laughter and the occasions once we couldn’t assist however cry.

I could not all the time see eye to eye with my household, however I acknowledge the blessing in my life that’s household. I acknowledge that not everybody has a father, a mom, a sister, a brother, a cousin, and so forth. And so, I’m grateful for those who I do have, the moments we do share.

Thanks for being part of our lives even once we selected to not acknowledge you. Even once we nonetheless do.

I pray that as we transfer ahead into our future, daily, you’ll draw us not simply nearer to at least one one other however to you. And as we draw close to, assist us to like each other increasingly more in a manner that you’ve proven.

In Jesus’ identify. Amen.

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