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35 Poignant Prayers For Family Unity

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A prayer for family unity is important no matter what your family dynamic is.

Family is considered to be the basic unit of society. They are the root of children’s character and attitude toward others and dealing with life. 


That being said, it is essential for family members to be united, to be a support system to each other and have unfailing love for one another.


It is important for families to instill and practice the word of the Lord at all times. Through Bible verses and prayers, family members will definitely learn the value of unity, love, and faith. 


In this article, I have listed prayers that will help families to be united and have close ties with each other even with time and distance. 

Powerful Scriptures and Prayer for Family Unity 


The words and promises written in the Bible are the most powerful passages in all times and in any situation we are in. It provides words of encouragement and devotion that despite hard or good times, God has an answer to any questions we have. 


The words in the Bible also serve as a guiding light on how to deal with the mysteries of life. 


As a family, it’s a good thing to get buckled with the word of God. It will be the basis of how we live our purpose and our role in our family. 


Below is a list of Bible scripture passages and verses that every family should instill and get familiar with:


Ephesians 4:3

Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.


Ephesians 4:13

Until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.


John 17:23

I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.


1 Corinthians 1:10

I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.


Acts 4:32

All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had.


1 Timothy 3:15

If I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.


Colossians 3:14

And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.


1 Peter 3:8

Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.


Romans 12:16

Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.


Romans 15:5

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had.

Daily Prayers for Family Unity


It is important for families to practice offering a prayer every day. From morning prayers to meal prayers, it is essential for families to recite prayers together as it will basically strengthen their ties and their faith. 


Below is a list of short daily prayers that families can practice. 


Holy Father, our mighty savior, I lift up my family to you right now. Thank you for blessing me with such an understanding and supportive family. I ask that you would help us to unify as a strong family. I pray that you will get rid of any spirit of disunity, and help us to have our ears and hearts open to one another, loving one another, and uplifting each other. Help us to submit to one another out of reverence for you, and that we place each other’s needs above our own. Keep Satan far away from our home and unify us now in Your name so that You may be glorified, above all things. Amen.


Oh Lord, Father God, I lift up my prayers for my family to you today. I constantly hope and pray against any scheme the devil may have to cause disunity in our home. I ask that you renew our minds so that we may be in tune with your Holy Spirit throughout the day. I hope you open the eyes of each of my family members to see you in and through everything each day of our lives. Thank you in advance for protecting us and keeping us unified. This I pray, in Jesus’ name as we continue to glorify and praise your name.  Amen.


Oh Lord, Father Almighty, for our Family, please help us to love one another and let each one of us to feel loved and respected within the family. Help us embrace and give full dedication for the good and betterment of one another at all times. Oh Lord, help us always let go of our anger and not hold on to it in our hearts for it may end up making us resent, bitter, and even hate each other. Through your Holy Spirit, please teach us how to solve our conflicts candidly, honestly, openly and promptly. This I always pray in the name of the Lord, Jesus our savior, Amen! 


Lord, God, my Almighty King. I thank you for giving me a wonderful family. I am so blessed to have each one of them. I pray for us to always be united. Please help us to practice the humility to forgive others and also to admit our wrongs and failures and seek forgiveness, peace and love when we have done wrong to others. I pray for you to help every one of us to find peace in our hearts so as to maintain the unity of our family. In the Name of Jesus, I pray and believe. Amen.


God our Father, I am grateful for the life You have bestowed upon each and every one of my family members. We thank You for giving us the opportunity to praise and glorify You as a family. May You retain in us this feeling of gratitude and eternal love throughout the days of our lives, no matter what may be ahead of us. Bless each and every one of us, Lord—the parents of this household, and send them the wisdom and strength to be good leaders and providers of the family. I pray that You remain the center of our household, O Lord. Let Your unconditional and unwavering faith be the cord that strengthens and bonds this family together. Remind us each and every day of Your love so that we would remain good members of the family. This I continuously pray in Your merciful name, Amen! 


Powerful Family Prayer During Difficult Times for Family Unity


Unity is sometimes challenged by time, especially during difficult and bad times. However, when a family has huge faith and great believers in God, prayer will always be their solution to keep the family ties stronger.


Here are some short prayers for families during difficult times:


Heavenly Father, the merciful God. We thank you for having each other at these tough times. We come before you with a heavy heart as a family. The stress of our lives has taken its toll and we have nowhere else to go but in your loving arms.  We ask you, Lord, to take this burden from us and give us a renewed sense of strength, courage, and faith in your mighty works as a family, as one. Help us to encourage, forgive, and love one another even during hard times. Please be with us at all times, Oh Lord our savior. Amen.


Heavenly and Wonderful God, thank you for the great things you have bestowed on our entire family, however at this time, our family is shaking and experiencing some uncertainties. We beg for your mercy for continuously whining when things don’t go our way as a family. It’s an affront to you; everything in our life is dictated by your will. Help us find the lessons during this adversity and stay strong in you because adversity brings us closer together as a family. Let our togetherness bring you honor and praise. We appreciate you being a rock in our family, our confidant. This I pray in your holy name, Jesus. Amen.


Oh Lord, our Heavenly Father, thank You for this word from You that has spoken so directly into our lives as a family today. It’s true that sometimes, each of us feels very alone and trapped in a situation where we don’t know what to do and what step to take, what to say, or where to turn. Please help each of us during this time, and enlighten each of our family members to be the strength of those members that were broken apart. Right now – at this very moment – We are throwing the full weight of our burden and cares on Your huge shoulders! I thank You for taking some of these burdens from us and for filling us with the strength we need to press through this time in our lives! I pray this in Jesus’ name. 


Dear Lord, our savior, and Merciful God. I put my prayers upon you for my family who is struggling at the moment with much fear and confusion. At these doubtful times, we need your strength and power to embrace the obstacles that come in our lives. We need to sense your comfort and peace. Wrap your arms around us and fill us with your love. I pray for my spouse and my children. I pray for every member of my family. You know each of our individual fears and needs. Provide us all with the strength we need to keep going and comfort us as we continue along the journey of our daily life. This we continuously hope to pray in your mighty name. Amen!


Father, Almighty. We glorify thy name and praise you to the highest. We face you today as one family, for we know you are the light that would shine our paths. Our family seems to face one struggle after another. There are so many things we are dealing with at once which at times, we thought was too much. We need your strength and guidance during these trying times. Surround us with your comfort, pour your Spirit on us, and give us the power to keep fighting and going to serve our purpose. We not only pray for you to lift each of us up but help us to support each other. Help us to have genuine empathy for what each one of us is currently facing. We thank you and love you, our heavenly and mighty Father. Amen. 


Powerful Prayers for Peace and Perfect Harmony Among Family Members


Peace and harmony are the basis of unity. If these two transpire within the household, unity is never difficult. Harmony and peace bring patience and understanding, thus maintaining happiness among family members. 


Here are Prayers for Peace and Harmony for families that they can start reciting together as one:


F ather in Heaven, Our Lord, I came before you to ask for your guidance in keeping my family in peace and harmony. That you will bless each member with understanding, patience and love for one another. It’s excellent and lovely when your people coexist peacefully. The devil is threatening our peace with claims against our family members, but we announce that he is doomed, for we believe in Your mighty power and protection. We are protected by Jesus Christ’s blood, and the devil cannot destroy us. As a family, we bring our burdens to you and you alone, for we know you will give us rest. We have faith in you and we will never get tired of praising thy holy name forever. Amen.


Lord Jesus, we believe in your unending love. Please be with my whole family at all times. Grant us Your peace and harmony, for us to end conflict and division that may tear us apart as one. Give us compassion to better understand each other, wisdom and love to assist each other, and trust and patience to live peacefully together. Grant that through the intercession of your mother, Mary, and St. Joseph, our family may become a holy family accepting each other, working together in unity, and selflessly dedicated to one another and to You. All we do, we offer it to you and your goodness. Amen! 


Oh Lord God, the great provider, please help my family members be in peace and unity with one another. Please help each of my family members embrace and practice the core values and importance of Family.  Let everybody feel loved and respected in the family, and never alone. Help us be committed to the good of one another at all times. Do not let us nurture anger in our hearts for it to lead to resentment, bitterness, and even hatred. Teach us how to resolve our conflicts openly, honestly, and promptly. Please make us humble enough to admit our faults and to seek forgiveness, love, and peace when we have wronged others.  Dear God, please help each of us to seek peace so as to maintain the unity of my own family. In the name of Jesus, Amen.


O God our great creator, bless the homes in which your people live and strengthen the bonds of love between husband and wife, parent and child, sisters and brothers. Make our homes the places of refuge and sources of strength where we support and encourage each other, love and care for one another. When conflict and tension arise, help us to work out our differences in honest dialogue, trusting that you will give us grace to forgive and strength to love in even the most difficult times. This we always pray in your mighty and loving name, Amen.


Almighty God, the great creator of heaven and earth, all thoughts of truth and peace proceed from you. Kindle in the hearts of my family members the true love of peace and harmony.  Please guide us always with your pure and peaceable wisdom especially those who will take counsel for the peace and reconciliation of our family; that in tranquility your kingdom may go forward, till the earth is filled with the knowledge of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Our family is nothing without your presence Oh Lord. Amen.


Powerful Prayers for Family Strength 


A united family requires strong bonds within each other. Strength is essential to maintain unity. The stronger the bonds among family members, the harder it will be cut off. Thus, it’s always important for families to pray together for strength to keep them together despite the hard things life will offer. 


Below are some prayers for strength of family:


God the great King, I pray that You would bring relational healing and strength into our family. Let our children appreciate one another and be the support system of one another.  Let them interact harmoniously with love and care toward one another. Please let them have an open mind to easily forgive and move on from anger and bitterness rule into peace and love. Please give us, the parents, the wisdom to uphold your goodness. Help us know how we can be an example of the kind of relationship that is based on love and trust. Strengthen our relationships. In Jesus’ holy name, I pray, Amen.


Dear Father, I bow down before you with thanksgiving for the gift of family you have given. Thank you to my grandparents, parents, siblings, uncles, aunties, nephews, and nieces. I pray that your love keeps us united always, through happy and sad times, through sickness and health, and job loss and promotions. Help us to always pray for each other and wish each other well in our endeavors and success. Remove any shred of jealousy in our hearts so that we may celebrate each other’s achievements. Keep us a family with full strength to face life. This we pray, in your name, Amen.


God our Great Provider, I thank You, God, for this family and home where we can grow together and come together as one. Thanks for each member’s presence; living their life’s purpose. I pray for each one’s happiness and understanding that will keep us strong as a family. Provide us with what You believe is ours to deserve. Thank You for this house. In Jesus’ righteous name, I pray, Amen.


King of kings, Father almighty, I am on my knees seeking your guidance in keeping my family strongly united. Everybody is busy with their lives. We’ve grown distant from each other. I desire that despite time constraints and distance, our family bond will continue to grow stronger. Lord, step in and bring us together at all times. Let us share our laughter in joyful times and cry together in sad times. Help us to be there for one another, both in sadness and happiness. This I pray in thy name oh Lord, our Gracious Father. Amen.


Dear Heavenly Father, we praise Thy name to the highest with much glory. We are asking for your help in maintaining unity with our family. Our challenges may have drifted us apart in terms of time and distance. However, with your help, we will surpass it and continue to stay as one. We desire to be happy and united at all times and at all cost. We pray that you may strengthen us to overcome our challenges and see beyond them as a reward for putting all our trust in you. Let us pray for each other and share your message of love and hope as we obey your will for our lives. In Your merciful name, Amen.


Powerful Prayers for Protection Among Family Members


Maintaining a well-united family also requires protection from adversaries or problems that may occur. To keep unity within the family, it’s important to always ask for guidance and protection from God. 


Below is a list of powerful prayers for the protection of the family in order to keep unity:


God of Heaven’s Armies. I pray for my family today, as they go to school, and go to work, that You will keep them safe and protected among life’s dangers and obstacles. I pray that wherever they are and whatever they do, they will remain safe. Please do not let them get harmed by others with bad intentions.  I pray that You will protect my family members from bullies and adversaries. Keep them in the palm of Your hand, Lord. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.


Heavenly Father, thank you for being our protector, our ever-present help in times of trouble at all times. Your word says that you are faithful, you will not let us be tempted beyond what we can bear. When we are tempted, you have promised that you will provide a way out so that we can endure. Grant our family protection from temptation. Give our family the strength to overcome everything that stands against us not just today but all the days of our lives. Please sustain us through your unfailing love. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.


Mighty God, thank you for the gift of family. They are my support system in everything I do. Thank you for the unity we have. I pray that you cover us with the mighty blood of your son so that the devil may not disrupt our peace, for he is roaming around looking for whom he can devour. Help us encourage each other by sharing your word, which has all your promises. Pray for each other’s strength in moments of weakness. Shelter us under your wings. This we always pray, Amen.


O Lord my God, thank you that you are my creator, you know me better than anyone else in this world. I bow down for my family’s protection. I do not know what lies ahead of us but you hold the keys to the future. You have promised that if we delight ourselves in you, you will give us our hearts desire. Protect us from evil, Lord. Guard our minds, our hearts, and our spirits. Please hear the prayers of those who cry out to you in times of trouble. Hear our prayer, as one family for protection Lord, and may we continue to rest in your powerful name. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.


Great God, the creator of heaven and earth. I thank you for being so faithful and fulfilling all your promises towards my family. We always believe in your goodness. You have said that you give strength to the weary and increase the power of the weak. Those who take refuge in the shadow of your wings will find safety in times of difficulty and yes, O Lord! O God, deliver my family from evil and be our fortress against the pressures that seem to be surrounding us. Always remind us that you are greater than any enemy. Please help us to lift our eyes away from my circumstances and temptations and only up towards you. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.


Final Thoughts 


A prayerful family is a happy family. They will grow strong despite trials and problems. A family that prays together will never experience difficulties in terms of patience, understanding, love, and forgiveness. 


Prayers for family unity should always be the top priority among members. You will never know the true power of prayer unless it is practiced daily. Through constant prayers, family ties will be stronger; strong enough that nothing can tear them apart. 



  • Cristen Cordova

    Cristen believes that everyday is an answered prayer. Born with disability, she never questioned God's purpose towards her life and just continued living a normal life with God as center of everything she do. She is an advocate for health and welfare of Children with Disability and Special Needs. She is a single mom, to her miracle baby, Miguel and lives in the southern part of the Philippines.

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