And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.
1 Timothy 3:5
(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.
Gathering family members together for prayers is a wonderful experience ever. It creates an atmosphere of love, supports and care for one another. Prayer for families is the very foundation that keeps a family unit together. It is said that a family that prays together achieve greater results faster than individual. Family prayers give everyone the chance to come together in agreement and with faith. The prayer become necessary because of the challenges of some families are too burdensome.
Holding a family prayers can have a wide varieties of advantages. For example, one of the purposes of all important meeting can be for God to restructure the family, restore peace and bring light into all family members. Other reasons could be to break satanic yokes and put a stop to evil patterns. Prayer is the foundation of every Christian home and is one of the best ways to stand in unity without division.
When you pray together as family, the problem afflicting the family begins to reduce gradually. While family meeting has enhanced the quality of love, and support, it has also able to drive away evil strangers in the family. One observation even revealed that there are lots of hatred going among many families. The presence of anger, pride, arrogance, unforgiving, bitterness are one of the many negative examples that has invited envious witchcraft into the families. That’s part of why there are perverse wickedness in many families.
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
One of the benefits of praying together as a family is that it makes you to understand one another and ability to know your family members immediate needs. Maintaining family connection strengthens togetherness. In this month of November practical assignment, we are going to gather our family together and pray.
Prayer for families can be done in a variety of ways – by you in your prayer closet, through phone, by sending an invitation to them for family prayers, praying together as one big family, and praying together in one spirit. Praying for your family not only lays a foundation for family life, it also surrounds your family with protection and peace.
Can you tell yourself the truth: When last has your family come together and pray, especially your extended family? We often pray for ourselves which is good, but many people cant even recollect when they pray for others. Do you know praying as a family brings your family name closer to God for remembrance?
In many cases, the Lord reveals specific needs for your family members. He reveals pain that they may be feeling or certain things that are drawing them away from fellowship with Him. Praying for your family can give you insight from the Lord and most of all, prayer will bring you comfort as God reminds you of His promises. Perhaps some members of your family do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Prayer for the unsaved is vital.
When your family prays together, also remember to intercede for other members of your family. Many a times, your prayer can go along way in bringing the blessings of God to them. There are times when the Holy Spirit would reveal or tell us to stop our selfish prayers, and concentrate our prayers on others. Through family prayer, the chains of limitation, poverty, late marriage, untimely death, sickness etc binding you can be broken in the name of Jesus. It doesn’t really matter if a pastor has to be doing this regularly because one day the pastor will get tired.
We bind, loose, shake demonic territory through our prayers and fasting, but don’t you think that there will be a whole lots of impact if for example, those prayers were taking together with your family.
A family came to me about a particular problem that has bedeviled their family. The family line is engrossed with the pattern of late marriage, backwardness, struggle, and loss. Asking me to come for family liberation which I resisted; I asked them when last has their family come together and pray against this problem. They said it’s about 15 years ago. There was a word of knowledge then that if such family gather themselves and pray against this problem, there will be freedom. The good news was that, they did, and there was deliverance from curses of disappointments at the edge of breakthroughs.
Ephesians 6:18 ,“Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;”
God wants the best for your family, but if you do not create available time for your togetherness, there are chances that God might not even perform His signs, miracles and wonders. We know that there are stubborn witchcraft in most families blocking the atmosphere of freedom and breakthrough to thrive effectively. But if such element is in your family, it is prayer you will use to silence or hibernate their powers. While prayer is going on, it is therefore important to bind and cast out the family strongman completely.
Prayer Points And Bible Verses About Family
- Psalms 133:1
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”
- 1 John 4:19
“We love him, because he first loved us.”
- Luke 6:31
“And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.”
- Genesis 28:14
“And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.”
- Romans 12:17
“Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.”
- Matthew 19:19
“Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.”
- 1 Timothy 5:8
“But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.”
- Colossians 3:19
“Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.”
- Malachi 2:16
“For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.”
Write out the names of your family members you can remember in a jotter and begin to pray over them for 7 days. This may be hard to do, but trust me, you will see the good news. Our LORD Jesus takes time to pray for others, including his disciples. Job prayed more for his friends and there was a great reward of divine blessings upon his life.
PRACTICAL PRAYER ASSIGNMENT: Prayers For Family
“Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye
- My Father, bless every member of my family and lay Your hands upon them, in Jesus name.
- Jesus Christ, release your power upon my surname and let there be miracles, in Jesus name.
- O Lord, let there be good news and celebrations in my family, in the name of Jesus.
- Father Lord, bless my family with good health and progress, in the name of Jesus.
- Lord, destroy with Your fire anyone used by devil to torment our families, in the name of Jesus.
- Father, we invite Your presence in our midst this moment. Let Your glory overshadow all my families, in Jesus name.
- Every evil plan concerning my family, I return it back to senders, in the name of Jesus.
- I rebuke any problem that would make my family to divide, in the name of Jesus.
- My family will not lack food. God would always sustain my family, in Jesus name.
- As from today, I bring all my families under your anointing, establish the spirit of love among us, in Jesus name.
- My children will not marry the wrong person and they will not marry my enemies, in Jesus name.
- Let any evil power that wants to use my mother or father/children as a source of pain or sorrow to me, Lord God, destroy them by fire, in the name of Jesus.
- Every spirit of stubbornness upon the life of my family members, come out and die in Jesus name.
- None of my family will die mysteriously this year. We shall not mourn untimely death, in Jesus name.
- My father, my wife, my husband, my wife, my children etc will not be victim of anybody’s mistake, in Jesus name.
- Marks of witchcraft upon my children be wiped off by the BLOOD of Jesus name.
- O God! Reveal and revoke every negative agenda of the enemy concerning my family in Jesus name.
- Father, deliver each and every member of my family from satanic attack and oppression, in Jesus name.
- I break and release my family from the curse of stagnancy and loss, in the name of Jesus.
- Spirit of disobedience, rebellion and anger working against the glory of my family, release them now, in Jesus name .
- Any power that is using one person in my family against my success, marriage, finance, catch fire, in Jesus name.
- Any evil family laws affecting my helpers, break now, in Jesus name.
- Anything that has gone wrong in my life as a result of family evil pattern, be corrected by fire, in Jesus name.
- Any evil spirit controlling the destiny of my families, Holy Ghost Fire separate us from it, in the name of Jesus.
- I break every evil cage holding down my testimonies, in Jesus name.
- Every dark arrow of the wicked attacking my family, go back and kill your senders, in the name of Jesus.
PRACTICAL PRAYER ASSIGNMENT: Prayers For Family Deliverance
But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.
- Thank God for your family for the provision and protection of God over my family from January to December in the name of Jesus.
- Mercy of God, overshadow the foundation of my family in the name of Jesus.
- End of the year blessing, end of the year testimony locate my family in the name of Jesus.
- Hand of God, deliver my family from mysterious attacks, in the name of Jesus.
- Ancient altar crying against my family be silenced in the name of Jesus!
- The chief priest of my father’s house asking for my family worship, die in the name of Jesus.
- Evil family chain break in the name of Jesus.
- Evil family pattern break in the name of Jesus.
- Evil altar in my family compound, catch fire in the name of Jesus.
- Family poverty release me and die in the name of Jesus.
- Blood of Jesus go into my foundation and fight for me in the name of Jesus!
- Evil covenant that my family has entered into, I break myself loose in the name of Jesus.
- Evil curse operating in my family, break by fire in the name of Jesus!
- Inherited family sickness in my body, as I shake my body now, Go! Go! Go! In the name of Jesus!
- Lord, cut down the idols of my father’s house, in the name of Jesus.
- Every dedication, made by my ancestors before any idol to cage my future, I break that dedication by the power in the blood of Jesus.
- Any agreement, between my family and any demonic covenant, I break that agreement, in the name of Jesus.
- I break the flow of any evil river coming into my family through my foundation, in Jesus name.
- Blood of Jesus flush out anything that stand against your visitors in my family, in the name of Jesus.
- I release my family from the bondage of sickness, profitless hardwork, in the name of Jesus.
- Peace of the most High, come down and reign in my family, in the name of Jesus.
- Every family cage sponsored by one strange woman/man, release us and die, in the name of Jesus.
- Every strongman, assigned by the idols of my father’s house against my life, die, in the name of Jesus.
- Satanic covenant following me anywhere I go through my family name, be separated from me by fire, in Jesus name.
- O Lord, let them be clothed, with shame and dishonor that magnify themselves against me, in the name of Jesus.
PRACTICAL PRAYER ASSIGNMENT: Prayers For Family Restoration
Joel 2:25-26, And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.
- O Lord, let fire burn every demonic watchers and monitors, that have been delegated against my family, in the name of Jesus.
- O Lord, arise and let all the enemies of my family scatter, in Jesus name.
- The surname of my family that has been bewitched to work against us, receive deliverance, in Jesus name.
- My next door neighbour that does not want the blessings of God to locate us, Fire of God silence them, in Jesus name.
- Every demonic agent, that wants no one to climb the ladder of greatness in my family, be frustrated by the blood of Jesus.
- Every power, that has determined to put me to shame, be destroyed by the blood of Jesus.
- Every power, that is sucking the fruit of my destiny, be consumed by the fire of the Holy Ghost, in the name of Jesus.
- Every spirit of failure, in our lives be destroyed, in the name of Jesus.
- I reject, every garment of poverty prepared for my life, in the name of Jesus.
- I shall not miss, my time of visitation of prosperity, in the name of Jesus.
- Lord Jesus, have mercy on us, if there is anything the devil holds against us, to block our breakthroughs, forgive and cleanse us by Your blood.
- Before this time next year, I will be a bigger bundle of testimonies, in the mighty name of Jesus.
- All weapons, fashioned against my testimony shall not prosper, in the name of Jesus.
- You devil, loose your hold upon my family deliverance, in the name of Jesus.
- From now on, let no man trouble us, for we bear in our body the marks of the Lord Jesus Christ.
- From now on, let no ancestral power trouble me, and let no power from my father’s house disturb my prosperity, in the name of Jesus.
- From now on, let no marine power trouble my destiny, and let no disease trouble my destiny, in the name of Jesus.
- By the bulldozing power of the Holy Ghost, I command every hindrance to prosperity in my life to die, in the name of Jesus.
- Every disturbance and blockage, physical or spiritual, in my destiny, or anywhere in my system, get out, in the name of Jesus.
- All the negative consequences of satanic dreams upon the life of my children, be cancelled by the blood of Jesus.
- Those that are singing a song of sorrow and dancing a dance of mockery against me, Father paralyze them.
- By decree, whatever has been hindering my family breakthrough ever since, today, it shall clear away, in Jesus name.
- Father disappoint those saying will good things ever come out from this family, in Jesus name.
- O Lord, as from today, let poverty, loss, delay be prohibited in my family, in Jesus name.
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