FAMILY PRAYER STRATEGY

Does your family have it all together, or do you need prayer like most of us? As part of my family prayer strategy, I print out the following prayer points on pretty 4x6 papers, paste them to favorite photographs, laminate, and use them as a guide to pray for my family and your family.

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FAMILY PRAYER FOCUS
 
  • May You and Your Will be the highest and all-consuming desire of our hearts (Ps. 37:4)...
  • May we willingly take up Your armor and run swiftly to the front lines of the battlefields of prayer and ministry. May our hearts and minds and activities not be entangled by the affairs of this life, but all invested to bring You great blessing and honor (2 Tim. 2:4)...
  • May we obediently respond to Your commission to go into all nations making disciples of all people, baptizing and teaching them, confident You are with us always (Matt. 28:18-20)...
  • May we daily focus on the fields - those ripe unto harvest and cry, “Here am I, send me" - please spend me (Matt. 9:37-38)...
  • Break our hearts for what breaks Yours with everything we are and everything we have wholly surrendered for Your Kingdom’s cause... (Inspired by “Hosanna” by Brooke Fraser.)
  • Grant us a sense of urgency within the days You have assigned us, so that we may walk with wisdom (Ps. 90:12). 
  • May we be meticulous doers of the Word, with every seed planted in our hearts bearing fruit 100 fold, for You desire that we do greater works than You (James 1:22 & John 14:12)...
  • Grant us a desperate passion for You, Your Word, Your Wisdom, Your Will, the people of Your world, and holiness…
  • May we worship You with every fiber of our beings and love all others with the same energetic passion with which we love ourselves (James 2:8)...
  • In every breath we take, may Your Presence and Purpose flood the chambers of our hearts and minds…
  • May we seek Your Wisdom without wavering (James 1)...
  • As faithful sheep, may we hear Your Voice and follow swiftly (John 10)...
  • May we decrease as You increase (John 3:30)...
  • This is my plea in accordance with the revelation of Your Will through Your Word.
 
He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life
in this world will keep it for eternal life. If anyone serves Me,
let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also.
If anyone serves me, him My Father will honor.
John 12:25-27 NKJV
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Isaiah 61 ~ Family Prayer
     
  May Your Holy Spirit rest upon our family, firmly guiding us.
You have anointed us to preach Your Good News
throughout the world.
May we long to bind up the brokenhearted,
proclaim liberty to the captives,
and release prisoners held hostage by the enemy of all souls.
May we faithfully declare that Jesus will return
while warning of The Judgment to come.
May we long to comfort all who mourn as You replace
their ashes with beauty and their grieving with gladness.
May we and those we minister to be called
oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord
for the display of Your splendor.
Send us and spend us to rebuild the ruins –
ruined lives, ruined cities, and to restore
the foundations of governments that are being devastated.
May we faithfully shepherd Your flocks and labor
in Your Harvest as ministers of our God and to our God.
Please direct our work in Truth as we fully trust You
to provide everything we need to execute Your sacred Will.
You are our inheritance – our everlasting joy.
Your Presence is our sufficient Eternal reward.
May our children and their children pray for
and labor among the nations throughout the world.
May all recognize You are the Source of our every blessing.
We will celebrate in Your Presence today and forever
for You have clothed us with garments of salvation
and arrayed us in robes of righteousness.
So may our lives be on display as a bride and groom
adorned in Your beautiful robes and jewels,
attracting others to You and to Your Light and Love.
Use us to plant immeasurable seed that will cause
righteousness and praise to spring up
before all the nations of Your earth.

Isaiah 61 ~ Family Prayer
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JABEZ
 
Father God,
please bless our family, indeed.
Let Your Hand rest upon us –
expanding the realm of our influence
for Your Kingdom,
keeping us far from every strategy and source of evil
that we might not cause pain.
Keep us far from vain distractions.
Gift us with a burning desire to know You
and to carry out Your Will. 
Teach us Your Ways, and we will walk in Your Truth. 
Unite our hearts to fear Your Name
that we may live in reverent humility
before You and the watching world.
Speak to our hearts day and night,
even as we sleep.
Show us great and mighty things that we do not know (Jer.33:3).
Give us a passion to walk in holiness before You…
Enhance the gifts You have given each of us…
Grant us favor as we pursue the Destiny
You desire for us…
May we faithfully place our lives upon the altar
of Your sacred Will that they may rise before You
as fragrant incense…    
 
Jabez ~ Family Prayer
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   FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT
 
   May our lives be marked by the fruit of the Spirit ~
love,
joy,
peace,
longsuffering,
kindness,
goodness,
faithfulness,
gentleness,
self-control,
crucifying the flesh with its passions and desires…
(Galatians 5:22-26)
 
"Love SUFFERS long
and is kind;
LOVE does not envy;
LOVE does not parade itself,
is not puffed up;
does not behave rudely,
does not seek its own,
is not provoked,
thinks no evil;
does not rejoice in iniquity,
but rejoices in truth;
BEARS all things, BELIEVES all things,
HOPES all things,
ENDURES all things.
LOVE never fails"…
1 Corinthians 4:4-8 NKJV
    
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Arise, cry out in the night,
as the watches of the night begin;
pour out your heart like water
in the presence of the Lord. 
Lift up your hands to Him
for the lives of your children…
Lamentations 2:19 NIV
 
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Be sober, be vigilant;
Because your adversary the devil
walks about like a roaring lion, seeking
whom he may devour.
Resist him, steadfast in the faith…
I Peter 5:8 & 9 NKJV    
  • every member of my immediate & extended family…
  • those who long to marry…
  • those preparing to marry…
  • those attempting to have children…
  • those who are pregnant…
  • those facing the heartache of miscarriage…
  • those unable to have children…
  • those attempting to adopt…
  • those contemplating divorce…
  • those with broken hearts…
  • those struggling to meet the needs of their children…
  • those wrestling with financial concerns…
  • those adjusting to the loss of a loved one…  
  • those caring for elderly or one with special needs…
  • those trying to lead a loved one into Your Love…
  • those who have strayed from Truth…
  • all caught in chains of verbal, physical, sexual abuse…
  • those engaged in sexual behavior violating Your Design…
  • those who are lonely, abandoned, ill, dying, homeless, contemplating suicide, in bondage to addictive substances, or held hostage to any form of terror…
All Families
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FOR YOU
 
Take each beat of my heart
Every breath that I breathe
Every song that I sing ~ Let it honor You
Let it rise to Your Throne
Moving deep in Your Heart
Loving all that You are ~ Let it be for You
 
May each step that I take
Every move that I make
Every prayer that I pray ~ Let it honor You
Let it rise to Your Throne
Moving deep in Your Heart
Blessing all that You are ~ Let it be for You
 
I lift my hands to touch Your Face
Reaching up for Your embrace
Loving You, loving me
You are all, I’ll ever need
 
Let each thought that I think
Every word that I speak
Everything that I do ~ Let it be for You
Let me rise to Your Throne
Hold me deep in Your Heart
Embracing all that You are ~ Let me be for You
 
I lift my hands to touch Your Face
Reaching up for Your embrace
Loving You, loving me
You are all, I’ll ever need
Connie - 2013    
    
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      The eyes of the Lord run to and fro
throughout the whole earth,
to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart
is loyal to Him.
2 Chronicles 16:9 NKJV
 
Father God,
please grant us hearts that relentlessly pursue You.
May we laugh when You laugh,
and when You weep, break our hearts
that Your Tears may roll down our cheeks.
Speak to us day and night,
even as we sleep.
Grant us a fierce passion for You,
Your Word, Your Will, Your Wisdom,
all people of Your world,
and holiness.
Grant us a clear revelation of the Destiny
You desire us to embrace.
Unite our hearts to fear You.
Show us great and mighty things that we do not know.
Please grant us faith that moves mountains.
Use us; spend us completely for Your glory.
In the beautiful and wonderful Name of Jesus…
Amen
    
The Eyes of The Lord
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Father God,
Those being destroyed daily are Your children,
the work of Your Hands, the treasure of Your heart…
By the Power of Your Holy Sprit, breathe
upon the people of Your world…
Give birth to a passion for these helpless, innocent babies
who are being mercilessly and violently slaughtered as lambs
and tossed into trash pails or sold under the guise of medical research.
Yet the price You paid for their lives was great – the violent sacrifice of the Savior/Son.
Breathe upon hearts of those promoting this atrocity – haunt them with Your holiness.
Breathe upon the hearts of those who work in this industry – disturb them day and night.
Breathe upon those within the political realm who package and sell this violent agenda
for profit and power – at the cost of their very souls.
Hover over them – convict them and bring them to their knees, fully repentant.
Release them from the power of the enemy who holds them captive to do his will.
May they recognize the heavy chains of their slavery and seek You for their freedom.
Grant favor to those who fight for this - Your cause.
Open blind eyes, and grant spiritual discernment to deaf hearts.
Your Word correctly states these are fearfully and wonderfully created.
May the church recognize the judgment that is falling upon our nation because of
their cries and their blood.
Move us to act – today, in this moment.  Let the church rise.
The Children
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