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Scriptures to Pray Over Your Family


Insert your family member’s name in the blanks.


Pray for Protection:

Merciful Father, I ask that you command your angels concerning
__________________ to guard him/her in all his/her ways. (Psalm 91:11)


Pray for Growth in Faith:

Faithful Father, I pray that _________ may not waver through unbelief
regarding your promises, but will be strengthened in his/her faith and
give you glory, being fully persuaded that you have the power to do
what you have promised. (Romans 4:20-21)


Pray for Integrity:

Help ____________ conduct himself/herself in the world, and
especially in his/her relations with others, in the holiness and sincerity
that are from God. (2 Corinthians 1:12)


Pray for Discernment:

Wise Father, give _________________ a discerning heart so that
he/she may be able to distinguish between right and wrong. (1 Kings


Pray for Moral Purity:

Sovereign God, help _______________ flee from sexual immorality.
Give _________ the understanding that his/her body is a temple of
your Holy Spirit. (1 Corinthians 6:18-19)


Pray for Perseverance:

My “Strong Tower”, please strengthen _______________. Help
___________ stand firm. Let nothing move _____________. I pray that
___________ will always give himself/herself fully to the work of the
Lord . . . knowing that his/her labor is not in vain. (1 Corinthians 15:58)


Pray for Courage:

Father, I pray that ________________ will be strong and courageous . .
. that _____________ will not be terrified and will not be discouraged.
Please allow ______________ to know that you are with him/her
wherever he/she goes. (Joshua 1:9)


Pray for a Loving Heart:

As God’s chosen son/daughter, holy and dearly loved, clothe
_______________ with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and
patience. (Colossians 3:12)


Pray for a Grateful Heart:

Father, help _______________ rejoice in you, you who are righteous,
and praise your holy name. Let gratefulness become a state of heart
and a way of life within _____________. (Psalm 97:12)


Pray for a Life of Excellence:

Whatever _______________ does, I pray that _____________ will work
at it with all his/her heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.
(Colossians 3:23)


Pray for Protection From the Evil One:

My prayer is not that you would take _______________ out of the
world, but that you would protect ________________ from the evil
one. (John 17:15)


Pray for a Consistent Walk:

My prayer is that ____________ will not walk in the counsel of the
wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. I
pray that ____________’s delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his
law ______________ will meditate day and night. I pray that
______________ is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields
its fruit in season and whose leaf never withers. (Psalm 1:1-3)


Pray for Faithfulness to God:

I pray that _______________ will never forget your teaching, but will
keep your commands in his/her heart, and that those teachings will
prolong ____________’s life many years and bring ______________
prosperity. (Proverbs 3:1-2)