Powerful Prayers To Start Praying For Your Family Now

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**This is a guest post by Kate Tekurio.

Our family is the most precious thing we have in this life, so we want to treasure and protect them with all we can!

No matter how big or small your family is, you can pray for them. Everyone is going through a challenging time, so every family member will need some type of help that only God can give!

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Powerful Prayers for Family

Praying is one of the easiest ways to spend time with God, and it is super easy to do! You can pray anytime and anywhere.

We love our family, so of course, we want them to be safe, not just from temporal things, but from spiritual things, heartaches, pain, and so much more.

Here are some simple prayers for protection over your family, along with other great prayers for each family member and situations you might be going through.

You can say these prayers in the morning, night, or anytime during the day. Insert your kids or spouse’s names where you can to personalize and strengthen your prayer.

Protection Prayer for My Children

Dear Father in Heaven,

Please watch over and protect my children this day. Keep them safe as they travel. Help them feel my love while they are apart from me. Protect them from physical dangers that may come their way. Please, Father, also protect them from evil temptations and struggles they might face. Help them have the strength to work through the challenges that arise. Be with them until we are reunited.

In Jesus’ name, amen.

Prayer for Family Protection and Guidance

Oh Lord,

Guide us this day. Help us find those who need our light so that we may share your love for them. Keep us safe as we depart from our home and family, and help us return when the day is through. Allow your spirit to be present so we can be guided along our journey this day.

I pray for these things, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Prayer for Health

Dear Father,

Help (name) to receive the strength they need to be strong and healthy once again. Allow their body to rest, so they can fully heal. Comfort them during this painful time and help them to know exactly what they need to do to regain their health. Send your love and my love to them.

In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.

Prayer for Healing for a Family Member


Please heal (name) them from their sickness/injury/ailment. Guide them on their path to recovery. Protect them from further pain and please, Father, bring them relief. Please help them to find comfort through your word and power. Help them draw upon Christ’s atonement for strength during this difficult time.

Your will be done.

I pray, in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

Protection Prayer for Loved Ones Far Away

Dear God,

I pray for protection over (name) while they are far away. Help them to find the happiness they are seeking. Please allow them to travel wherever they may safely and without any harm. I ask that they will feel your love on this day.

In Jesus’ name, amen.

Mental Health Prayer for Children

Father in Heaven,

Thank you for always watching over my family. I pray now for special emotional help for my children. Help (name) to remember that they are Your Child and that You love them. Help them to feel peace during these challenges. Guide (name) to seek help for the mental struggles they are currently facing. Be their emotional support throughout this day. Please help them be strong and work through the stress of whatever they are facing. Father, please give (name) hope to endure one more day.

In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.

Prayer for My Family in Difficult Times


(Name) is facing a difficult time right now in their life. I pray for strength to help them through their trial. Please give them strength and help them turn to you for guidance and direction. Help to feel loved and hope even though they are struggling. Strengthen them to bear the burden that is placed on their shoulder. Please continue to stay in their presence. Support (name) as they endure this challenge.

We pray, in Jesus’s name, amen.

Prayer for Things We Need

Our Heavenly Father,

We need your help this day and everyday. Guide our family as we go throughout our day. We pray for blessings to be bestowed upon us as we continue to endure this challenge we are facing. We ask for help while we (insert here). We pray for each member of our family to have everything they need and desire, according to your will.

We pray for these things in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

Daily Prayer for Family

Dear God,

As we rise this morning, we ask for a special blessing upon our family. Keep us safe and help us return to each other once again at the end of our day. Protect us from physical and spiritual dangers. Help our children remember who they are and to feel Your love for them.

Father, we are so thankful for the blessings we have received. Thank you for your constant help through our trials and for giving us strength. We are thankful for the food you have blessed us with this day. As always, we are eternally grateful for our family.

Keep us in tune with your Spirit this day. In Jesus’ name, amen.

A Short Prayer for My Family

Dear Heavenly Father,

I pray for each member of my family. Guide them, protect them, and keep them safe from any harm that may come their way. Help them feel my love for them, and please help them feel hopeful about their day.

In Christ’s name, I pray, amen.

A Gratitude Prayer for My Family

Heavenly Father,

I am beyond grateful for my family. Thank you for our health and prosperity. Thank you for blessing us with each child we get to raise. Thank you for your love for us. Thank you for the time we have to be together on this earth.

Thank you for blessing us in abundance with our home, clothing, and everything we own. We are so grateful for your constant Spirit teaching and guiding us.

Thank you for (name) for their happiness and joy. We are grateful for (name) for their ability to help us feel peace and calm during hard times. Thank you for keeping us close together and for always protecting us.

Father, we are truly blessed and give all thanks to you for our family.

We say these things, in Jesus’ name, amen.

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Powerful Prayers to Pray for Family

Give these simple prayers for your family a try next time you are lost for words and want to reach out to your loving Father in Heaven.

You don’t necessarily need to repeat these word for word but you are more than welcome to! Feel free to make them your own and speak from your heart. He is always with open arms, ready to listen. 🙂

This is a guest post from Kate Tekurio. Kate is a mom of two toddlers, with a passion for mental health and helping moms find relief from the stress of motherhood. Check out her site HERE!

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