A Prayer for Families

God, our loving Father

Thank you for the beautiful gift of family, created from your heart because you designed us to journey through this life in community with others. We are grateful for every group of people we are blessed to call ‘family’.

We offer prayer for the families of our leaders, thankful that you know them each by name and circumstance.

Many of our leaders are serving in places separated from their own families and we acknowledge before you the sacrifice that this brings. We pray that you will provide good people to ‘stand in the gap’ when parents and grandparents are unable to be close by.

For any who hold deep concern for the physical, emotional or spiritual well-being of their children, grandchildren or other family members, we ask for your divine counsel and peace to intervene. As well, for any necessary practical human support to be provided.

Along with appointment related responsibilities requiring time, strength and energy, our leaders also have families that need the same and we will often be completely unaware of personal burdens that they may be carrying. Remind us of this reality and give us sensitive spirits, we pray.

In your perfect timing, open the way for precious moments when our leaders can give their full attention to their families. And when it is time to take up their responsibilities again, may they know the blessing of release from those they love.

Thank you that you are intimately aware of the needs of every family.

May you bless and protect them.
May you smile on them and be gracious to them.
May you show them your favour and give them your peace.



‘One generation commends your work to another; they tell of your mighty acts.’
Psalm 145:4 NIV
‘May the Lord bless you and protect you.
May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you.
May the Lord show you His favour and give you His peace.’
Numbers 6:24-26 NLT

Personalise the blessing found in Numbers 6:24-26 for the family of your leaders by including their names as you pray it over them through the coming week.