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15 Effective Prayers for Family Problems

15 Effective Prayers for Family Problems

Family is a precious gift from God, but it has its challenges. Whether it’s financial problems, communication breakdowns, or conflicts between in-laws, family problems can cause significant stress and turmoil.

These issues can be particularly difficult to navigate when they involve emotional abuse, trauma, addiction, or other serious challenges. The good news, however, is that we can seek God’s guidance and comfort in times of need.

In this post, I have provided some powerful prayers that can help families facing various problems so that you can pray for your family out of its problems.

The resources these article covers include:

  1. How do you pray for family in crisis?
  2. 15 prayers for family problems.
  3. 11 Scriptures to pray for your family.
  4. Frequently asked questions about prayers for family problems.

How Do You Pray for Family in Crisis?

The first thing you must know is that there is no one right way to pray. You can use your own words and follow your instincts. The most important thing is to open your heart and connect with God with your spoken words declared with faith.

Below are how you can pray for your family in a time of crisis or any kind of problem they might be facing.

  • Start your prayer with gratitude.

Begin your prayer by expressing gratitude to God for your family members and their well-being. By this, I mean thank God for His many blessings in your family and the lives of its members.

  • Tell God your concern.

Speak honestly and openly to God about any concerns or worries you have about your family. You should name specific struggles, like health issues, financial stress, or relationship difficulties.

  • Ask God for help or divine intervention.

Ask God for His help, guidance, healing, protection, strength, resilience, peace, comfort, divine intervention, and solution to any family problems. Trust that your God is listening and that He will answer.

  • Pray for each family member.

Take a few moments to pray for each member of your family individually. This might bless their health, relationships, work, or whatever is most important to them.

  • End with thanks and have faith in the requests you have made.

End your prayer with thanks and have faith in your heart that God will grant the answers you seek on your family’s behalf.

I guess you are ready now to pray for your family so that God will proffer a divine solution to the particular challenge your family is going through.

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Here Are 15 powerful effective Prayers for Family Problems.


1. Prayer for Overcoming Family Problems.

Revelation 12:11 NIV. They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.

Dear Lord Jesus, my heart is overflowing with gratitude for the blessing of family despite the problems we are currently having because I know you will divinely intervene.

With faith in my heart, I pray specifically for my family in these difficult times, asking that you help us overcome our many problems. Please bring us to a place of forgiveness and healing and cause us to find peace in our hearts.

Dear Lord, I also ask that you protect and comfort those having family problems like mine and others experiencing domestic violence or other significant issues such as divorce, marriage problems, child custody, and domestic violence.

I ask that you grant them the strength and courage to face these challenges with faith and overcome them. Lastly, Lord, I pray that you give us all the strength to overcome all our problems and find hope and joy in your eternal love.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

2. Prayers for Family Members’ Problems and Strength.

Isaiah 41:10 NIV. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Gracious God, thank you because you are a God of love and mercy, and I trust in your power to heal, strengthen, and restore.

Today, I ask for strength for my precious family currently facing different problems. I also pray that you inspire our hearts with hope and fill us with the strength we need to overcome all obstacles.

Dear God, in addition to my family, I also pray for families dealing with infidelity that they may find forgiveness and healing.

I also lift those struggling with parenting issues so that they find the patience and wisdom needed to guide their children. And for blended families, you will bring them together in love and unity.

I also pray for those experiencing parental alienation that you may comfort their hearts and provide them with the strength to persevere.

In Jesus’ Mighty name, pray. Amen.

3. Prayer for My Family in Difficult Times.

Isaiah 40:31 NIV. But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint.

Almighty God, I pray for my family during these difficult times. As a family, we trust in your love and mercy, and we know that with your help, we can overcome anything. Please give us the strength and hope we need to face these challenges and find joy and peace in your eternal love.

Lord Jesus Christ, please be with us and comfort any member of my family who might be dealing with a personal issue. Help us to find the courage and wisdom to address all our issues and to seek the help we need to heal and overcome them.

As I have prayed for mine, I also pray for other families, especially those where there are child abuse, substance abuse, anger management, and mental health issues. I ask for your guidance and strength to help them through these struggles.

Loving God, I also pray for families where they are struggling with substance abuse so that they may find the support and resources needed to overcome their addiction.

May those dealing with anger management issues find peace and learn to manage their emotions in healthy ways. And those struggling with mental health issues, please provide them with the healing and support they need to find hope and happiness.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.

4. Short Prayer for Family for Protection and Safety.

Psalm 121:7-8 NIV. The Lord will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.

Dear Father God, please protect my family from harm and danger. Shield us from problems, especially health and financial problems that may cause stress and anxiety.

Also, help us to remain loving and kind to one another. And heal all the trust issues we have with one another and help us communicate openly and honestly.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

5. Prayer for Family Conflict Resolution.

Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways, submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Holy God, please guide the members of my family and me in resolving the conflicts within our family. Assist us in approaching parent-child conflicts with compassion and understanding.

Bless us with the wisdom to seek family therapy and mediation if needed. Protect us from the pain of separation and bring us closer together through your love.

Most importantly, may we always strive to be a source of love, encouragement, and inspiration to one another and to be grateful for the many ways in which family enriches our lives.

Thank you because I know you have restored peace and love in our hearts again.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

6. Prayer for a Friend with Family Problems.

Psalm 91:1-2 NIV. Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.

Merciful God, please comfort my friend who is struggling with family problems. Heal the wounds of emotional abuse in his family and grant them the strength to overcome the challenges of borderline and narcissistic personality disorders prevalent in their family.

Also, lift their burden of depression and fill them with your peace and love. Lastly, assist them in finding the support and resources they need to heal and thrive both individually and as a family.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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7. Prayer for Family Relationships.

Psalm 133:1 NIV. How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!

Dear God, thank you for the love, support, and companionship that we used to experience in my family relationships. Help us never to take for granted the gift of family and to cherish the moments we have together. 

I pray for the deteriorating relationships that exist among members of my family. I ask that you strengthen our family relationships. Help us navigate parental conflict with grace and compassion and always seek forgiveness and understanding.

Give those bereaved the courage to face the challenges of bereavement and grief and ease any anxiety currently making any family drift apart.

Lastly, I pray that we are a source of comfort, joy, and support to one another in our different families.

In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.

8. Prayer to Keep Family Together.

Psalm 121:7-8 NIV. The Lord will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.

Precious Holy Spirit, I come before your throne of grace with a grateful heart, asking that you keep my family together.

Bless us with the patience, love, and understanding to overcome every problem in my unique family, including in-law problems, step-parenting challenges, and step-sibling rivalry.

Grant us the strength to approach family conflict resolution with compassion and forgiveness and to always seek unity and harmony in our family.

Most importantly, may your love and grace be the foundation that binds us together as one.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.

9. Prayers During Family Conflict.

James 3:18 NIV. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.

Dear Heavenly Father, amid my family conflict, seeking your guidance and wisdom.

Please bless my family relationships with your love and grace and help us communicate with one another in the spirit of openness and honesty.

Abba Father, I also request that you grant us the gift of understanding so we will always see one another’s perspectives and motivations.

And above all, fill our hearts with the desire for family harmony so that we may work together to build a strong and united family.

I pray this in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

10. Prayer for Family Healing.

Psalm 147:3 NIV. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Great Physician, I request your healing touch upon my family and its members. I lift members of my family who have experienced trauma and pray for their emotional and spiritual healing. Please heal those battling self-harm or suicidal thoughts and lead them to the help they need.

Holy God, I also ask for your healing touch upon those who struggle with eating disorders, body image issues, sexual dysfunction, reproductive health problems, and addiction recovery; please heal every one of us.

As you heal us of our brokenness, fill us with your strength so we can support and care for one another as a family. May we feel your love and grace and be empowered to overcome our many struggles. 

Thank you, dear Father, because I know you have healed us; therefore, affliction will not rise again in our lives as a result of your healing touch.

This I pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

11. Prayer for Family Reconciliation and Restoration.

Colossians 3:13-14 NIV. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all, these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

Gracious God, I commit my family to you. Please heal, reconcile, and restore our broken family relationships.

I acknowledge the pain and hurt caused by dysfunction, family violence, child neglect, and resentment. Hence, I pray for your mercy and forgiveness so we can forgive one another however we have hurt ourselves.

Dear Jehovah Shalom, our peace, reconcile us and help us embrace your love and grace so that we may be instruments of your peace henceforth.

Also, grant us the wisdom and strength to rebuild trust and restore our relationships so that we will be a shining example of your love and grace to other dysfunctional families.

In Jesus Christ’s name, I pray. Amen.

 12. Intercessory Prayers for Family.

Ephesians 6:18 NIV. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

Awesome God, I am before you in prayer, interceding for my family. I ask that you lead us on the right path and always make wise decisions that move us forward as a family.

Please, Lord, bless my family, so we grow together, especially in faith. Also, bless us with your abundant blessings and lead us to fulfill your purpose in our lives.

Father God, I also pray for other troubled families, asking for your healing touch upon their lives. I commit the ones in need of support and encouragement to you; may they find strength in your love and the care of those around them.

Thank you, dear God, for hearing me.

In the victorious name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.

13. Prayer for Family Unity and Love.

Ephesians 4:3 NIV. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.

Almighty God,  I pray for unity and love among members of my family so that we will begin to love, trust, and support one another in all things. Also, make us united and strengthen our faith in you so that our lives will please you and glorify your name.

Please fill our hearts with joy and happiness so we may radiate your love and grace to others. Grant us also the grace to overcome any devices of the enemy to tear us apart.

Thank you, Father, because I know you have heard me, and you will, without doubt, fill our hearts with love for one another and cause my family to be united again.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

14. Prayer for Peace in the Family.

Philippians 4:6-7 NIV. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Loving God, I pray for my family members struggling with compulsive behavior, obsessive behavior, and codependency that they may find healing and freedom through you.

Help us pursue peace in our relationship so that we will always seek to support and encourage one another instead of control or enable.

Lord, I pray for your peace to reign in our hearts and home so that we will live in harmony with one another from now on. Also, grant us the strength to overcome any trial that may come our way and to always trust in your steadfast love.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

15. Prayer to bring Family Back Together.

Joshua 1:9 NIV. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

Gracious God, I seek your strength and courage for my family today.

I pray that those burdened by guilt, shame, and enmeshment may find healing and freedom according to the fullness of your grace. Please help us lean on you during times of struggle and uncertainty so we can overcome any trial.

Give us the courage to speak the truth, even when it is difficult, and to stand up for what is right. I also pray for your grace in all things, that we may live according to your will and purpose.

And lastly, Lord, I ask for your blessings upon my family so we will constantly live in abundance.

I pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

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Scriptures to Pray for Your Family.

  1. Jeremiah 33:3. Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.
  2. Psalm 16:8. I have set the Lord always before me; Because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
  3. Isaiah 55:2. Listen carefully to Me and eat what is good And let your soul delight itself in abundance.
  4. Exodus 20:12. Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
  5. Psalm 23:6. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me, all the days of my life.
  6. Ephesians 2:6. And raised us up together and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
  7. Proverbs 22:6. Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old, they will not turn from it.
  8. 1 Timothy 3:4. He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full respect.
  9. Psalm 122:8. For the sake of my family and friends, I will say, “Peace be within you.”
  10. 2 Corinthians 5:17. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
  11. Galatians 6:10. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.


Whether you are struggling with conflict resolution, reconciliation, healing, or simply seeking greater unity and love within your family.

These powerful prayers for family problems will produce the desired result even more than you expect because you have prayed with faith. However, I urge you to keep praying until the answers are fully manifested.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a prayer for family problem?

A prayer for a family problem is an opportunity to express your deepest concerns and fears to God for your family and to seek His grace in finding solutions.

A powerful prayer for a family problem should begin with acknowledging your family’s difficulties and asking for God’s help in overcoming these challenges. It also expresses a desire for greater understanding, communication, and unity within the family.

The prayer might also ask for the healing of any emotional or physical wounds and for the strength and grace to overcome anything standing in the way of your family’s progress.

Lastly, a prayer for a family problem is an expression of faith and trust in God’s love and provision and a reminder that we are never alone at any point.

2. Which Psalm is for Family Issues?

Psalm 133 is a short but powerful Psalm that talks about the importance of unity within families. It begins by declaring, “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!” (Psalm 133:1, NIV)

There are also several other Psalms in the Bible that can be helpful in addressing family issues; these include Psalm 133, Psalm 127, and Psalm 128.

3. What is a short, powerful prayer for family?

Father in Heaven, I am thankful for the gift of family. I ask that you be with us in all that we do, guiding us with your wisdom, and filling our hearts with your love. Help us to be kind and compassionate toward one another and to always seek to understand each other’s needs and concerns.

Dear Lord, grant us the strength and courage to face any trial that may come our way. Also, give us the grace to always support and encourage one another in all that we do. May we always be a source of joy and hope for one another.

And above all, Lord, I ask that you bless my family with your peace.

Thank you because you have heard me and will grant me speedy answers.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

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