I know sometimes life can feel chaotic in my home. I don’t always have the strength to keep it together. When the kids fight nonstop or there are disagreements between loved ones, how do we find and keep our peace, let alone find joy? On hard days I might pray the following prayer for peace in the family:

God, in Jesus’ name, I declare that the LOVE, JOY, PEACE, FREEDOM, and LIFE of God rests upon this home and all the people in it. I pray for the spirit of disharmony and strife to leave this home, and be replaced with unity and love for each other. Lord, help each member of this family encourage each other with words of peace. I pray we will love one another like the Lord Jesus has loved us. Thank You, Lord, for guiding each person in this family to let the peace of Christ rule in their hearts, minds, and mouths.

But I admit there were plenty of times I screamed and yelled, instead of praying. Certainly, my behavior wasn’t very Christ-like. So, I’m going to share what I’ve learned on how to prayer for peace in the family.

When I prayed for peace at home, I’ve found praying can help bring us closer. Prayer helped me stop yelling, and that’s why I’m sharing what worked for my family and hopefully yours too.

A peaceful woman sitting in her sun room with bible for prayer for peace for the family

How To Pray For Peace in the Family With Words of Peace

Reading my Bible consistently showed me I wasn’t speaking words of peace in fact, my mouth was causing problems. I confess I can be a touch sarcastic and order my family around. I’d yell at my kids to tell them to stop yelling! Then I realized, I had a revelation you don’t yell at someone to stop them from yelling and who likes to be yelled at anyway? So, to break from my screaming cycle. (my mother yelled at me when I was a little too). I found and memorized the following Bible verses about the tongue.

A soft answer turns away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. Proverbs 15:1

She opens her mouth in wisdom, And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue Pro. 31:26

Life and death are in the power of the tongue. Pro. 18:21

Jesus opened not his mouth. Isa. 53:7

Blessed are the peacemakers for they should be called the sons(or daughters) of God. Matt. 5:9

Then I’d turn the above verses into a prayer for peace in the home, as shown in the following prayer.

Prayer To Control My Tongue

Lord, in Jesus’ name, help me bridle my tongue at all times. Your word says life and death are in my tongue’s power. God help me speak life into my family. Show me when to speak and when to be silent. Help me to always speak to my family with gentleness. Let my words be kind, teaching and encouraging to those around me. Thank You Lord that I’m You call me your blessed daughter since I’m a peacemaker in my home.

How to Pray For Peace in the Family, With A Heart of Peace

Bob Jones, a prophet, clinically died and went to heaven. While Bob was in heaven, he said the Lord asked him one thing, “Did you learn how to love?” Ouch! Ever since I heard that phrase, I’d examine my heart and questioned , am I truly loving those God has placed in my life?

I do love my family!

 But… many times my immediate or extended family would wound my heart by actions or words or their was the typical strife. I wanted to love those around me in the chaos of life. So , below is my how I would prayer for my family in difficult times when I wasn’t feeling very peaceful or loving.

Prayer For Loving My Family

Lord, in Jesus’ name, help me be patient and kind, not to be rude, boastful, or proud. Help me to not be easily angered and not to keep a running record of previous hurts or wrongs. Lord, help the peace of Christ rule in my heart and my mind toward my family. Help each of us clothe ourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Remind us to put up with each other and forgive one another as the Lord has forgiven us. And help me to walk within my house with a perfect heart that is filled with peace toward my family. (Cor 13-4:8 Col. 3:12-15, Ps. 101:2)

After continually praying the above prayer and meditating on “Did you learn how to love.” Honestly, I’d feel more peace, less anger and unconditional love toward my immediate and extended family.

Of course there’s still frustrating days, of teenagers snubs, rebellious children and unresponsive spouses with ear buds stuck in their ears. But little by little it’s been easier to let go of anger and bitterness replacing them with forgiveness and unconditional love.

If you wanted to ways to pray consistently for your family, see some ideas below.

How Do I Pray For Peace In the Family

 How do I pray for peace at home when my home’s not peaceful?

  • Ask God what is the real problem
  • Use some prayers provided Or write out your own
  • Pray several times a day about the situation in the morning, in your car
  • Speak Relevant Bible Verses over the situation
  • Read Your Bible
  • Pray with a trusted friend over the situation
  • Write or journal out your prayers
  • Thank God for your family
  • Ask God How to infuse peace into this circumstance
  • Tell God Thank You for working this problem out
  • Speak and pray positive words over the situation
  • Ask your church to pray(you don’t have to go into the details)
  • Ask God to help you reconcile
  • Go on a prayer walk
  • Pray for your family’s reconciliation.
  • Establish boundaries at home and stick to it(like turning off electronic at mealtimes.
  • Find a pastor to talk

The hardest part is praying yet trusting God will act in this situation, So while you’re going this turbulent situation, cast your cares on the Lord because He cares for you. Make sure you rest and take care of yourself!

What is a Good Family Prayer For Peace and Unity?

Any prayer you pray from the heart, God will hear and honor. Here is an example of a good family prayer for peace and unity.

Lord you say when two or three are gathered together in Your name. Help us gather in your name so you will be in the midst of our family. Help us to always be thankful, grateful, joyful loving toward each other. Fill our hearts with unity, peace and understanding – Amen

You can create your own family prayer, the following prayer is an example of how do you pray for family problems.

A Prayer For The Family in Difficult Times

I’m praying for God’s peace in our family that surpasses all understanding as we go through this difficult time. Help our hearts not to be troubled. Fill us with Your Hope and Joy while we believe in the power of the Holy Spirit working out this troublesome situation. (John 14:27, Ro. 15:13)

Thank You God you are working all things work out for our good and that peace will prevail in our home and fill my family with joy as we navigate through this hard time.

God, help us to overcome this test with Your power, your wisdom and Your anointing so we can be victorious over it! In Jesus Name Amen.

If there is strife in your family you can add this- Lord, I pray for a miracle of healing from the pain that has caused such division between us. Help me extend grace not to feel anger or resentment towards each other.

Conclusion

Whether your home is in turmoil. Or you desire your home to grow into an atmosphere of peace, joy and harmony that will last for generations. A prayer for peace for the family can bring change. Prayer is a one of the most powerful forces on earth. Anyone can pray for peace for their family, strengthening their own relationship with God and bringing some joy into their own home.

I hope and pray these prayers and steps for a peaceful home will bless your family. Please contact me on my contact page if you would like a tailor-made prayer for your situation.

Resources to help pray for peace in your home.

This was an answer to one of my prayers how to deal with my teenager’s who were triggering my angry responses.

If you would like to learn how to pray out scripture in your own life for breakthrough.

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