31 Powerful Prayers for Family Unity (with Free Printables)

Are you looking for prayers for unity to pray for your family? Perhaps your family is going through a difficult time, and you need peace and joy once again to flood your family. 

Here are 31 powerful prayers for family unity that you can pray for the Lord to bring healing, hope, and restoration to you and your loved ones.

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Powerful Prayers for Family Unity in Times of Trouble

Revelation 22:21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen.

Lord, we thank you for the wonderful blessing of family, and we pray for family unity within our homes. Allow our families to experience peace and joy. Remind us of the beautiful gift of family, and that you have created us to live together in unity. May Your light shine upon our family, and keep us strong during hard times. Amen.

1 Peter 3:8 Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.

Lord, we ask for Your perfect harmony within our families. Mend every broken heart and every shattered relationship. We ask that you will help us to forgive one another, just as you have forgiven us. Your love does not keep a record of wrongs. Help us to not hold grudges against one another, but teach us Lord to walk in your forgiveness and in Your perfect love. Amen.

1 Peter 1:22 Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart.

Lord, I pray for a spirit of unity to reign in our homes. We know that You are an ever present help in our time of need, and I ask that You will help us to love one another deeply. Teach us to love each other in our families by the power of your Holy Spirit. Amen.

James 2:8 If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right.

Lord, bond our family together in unity and oneness. Bring healing and restoration to broken relationships through Your power and strength. Teach us to love our family members with Your grace and unconditional love. Amen.

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Dear Father, we ask that we will lift one another up in prayer, and that we will surround each other with support, love and strength. We pray for family unity in the midst of difficult times and tough circumstances. Draw us closer together and surround us with Your peace. Amen.

Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Lord, may Your peace can reign in our hearts and in our homes. When we experience sadness and despair, bring us together through the power of Your love. We know that the struggles we face are not against flesh and blood. Our fight is not against one another, but against the principalities of this dark world. By Your power and might, restore our families and make us whole. Amen.

Psalm 5:11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.

Lord, cover our family with Your protection, peace, love and joy. Remind us that if You are for us, nothing can be against us. We pray against dissension, division, and argumentative speech–instead, we pray that Your peace, love and kindness will rule in our homes today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Short Prayers for Family Unity with Scriptures on Oneness

One of the best ways to pray for your family is with the power of Scripture. The prayers below are powerful prayers for family unity based on specific Scriptures in the Old and New Testaments relating to unity in the family and in the body of Christ.

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.

Lord, may we accept your calling to live in harmony and unity. May it be the foundation of our home. Help us to love one another in everything we do. Amen.

Colossians 3:14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. 

Lord, I ask You to help us put on the virtue of love, which binds us together in perfect unity. Teach us how to radiate Your love within our family. Amen.

Ephesians 4:2-3 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.

Dear Lord, in our families, teach us to bear with each other in love. We pray against a spirit of disunity and ask that you grant us patience, humility, and gentleness to maintain the unity in our family strengthened by the unshakable bond of peace. Amen.

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1 Peter 3:8 Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.

God, we pray for family unity based on 1 Peter 3:8. May we remain sympathetic and kind to one another, demonstrate Your love, and be compassionate and humble–just as Your Word instructs us. Amen.

Family Prayers for Peace and Unity

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.

Heavenly Father, may we live in harmony with one another as a family. Help us to not be arrogant, but to joyfully love everyone in our family. Teach us to humble ourselves to put the needs of others in our family above our own. In Jesus’ name, amen.

1 Corinthians 12:24a-25 But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. 

Dear God, we pray that there will be no division in the body of Christ, or in our families. May we have the same care and concern for one another, and may our family reflect the joy and love of Christ. Amen.

Ephesians 2:19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.

Father, strengthen our bond and unity, and teach us support and love each other. Remind us that we are members of Your household, and may You build a strong foundation of faith in our families. Amen.

Ecclesiastes 4:12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Lord, as it says in your Word, a cord of three strands is not easily broken. We pray for our family to mirror this strength in unity and love. May our bond of peace never be broken. Amen.

Psalm 133:1-3 How good and pleasant it is
    when God’s people live together in unity!

It is like precious oil poured on the head,
    running down on the beard,
running down on Aaron’s beard,
    down on the collar of his robe.
It is as if the dew of Hermon
    were falling on Mount Zion.
For there the Lord bestows his blessing,
    even life forevermore.

Lord, inspired by Psalm 133, we pray for our family to live together in unity. We know how pleasant and wonderful it is when we live together in love and grace. Bless our family as we seek to exemplify Your love every day. Amen.

Romans 15:5-6 May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Dear God, may You grant us the grace to live in harmony with one another, so together, we may glorify You with one heart and mind. Amen.

Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Gracious Lord, thank you that those who belong to the family of God are all one in Christ. Help us to apply this unity within our own families, and help us respect each other and maintain peaceful homes through the power of Your love. Amen.

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1 Peter 4:8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

Lord, help us love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins. Even in the midst of our differences, teach us to forgive one another and to build each other up. May our love for You foster unity and peace in our family. Amen.

1 Corinthians 13:7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Lord God, we thank you that Your Love always protects, trusts, hopes, and perseveres. May we always seek this type of love in our family, and may Your wisdom be our guiding light. Amen.

2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.

Heavenly Father, may we strive to live in peace as a family, knowing that your grace enables us to be in harmony. We pray for strong family relationships and the power to maintain a spirit of love, joy and forgiveness. Amen. 

Philippians 2:2 Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.

Lord, I praise You that we as a family are united in Christ. Through Your grace and power, may we be one in mind and in spirit. Gird us with the mind of Christ, that we may love one another with joy and compassion. Amen.

Psalm 34:14 Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.

Dear Lord God, today I ask that we will seek Your peace and pursue it. Guide us in seeking reconciliation and harmony as a family, and draw us closer together in family unity. Amen.

Hebrews 12:14 Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.

Heavenly Father, help us to make every effort to live at peace with those in our families, our churches, and in our communities. You have set us apart as a royal priesthood, and a chosen people to live holy lives for your glory and honor. May we live together in peace, and praise You with our lives today. Amen.

a prayer for unity in my family

Colossians 3:13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

Lord, teach us to bear with one another in patience and kindness, and to extend forgiveness and love. May Your grace abound in our hearts and rule in our homes through Your goodness. Teach us to promote unity and kindness each day in our family. Amen.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.

Lord, you have lovingly placed us in families for Your great purpose. Thank you that we can support one another when we are in need of help, strength and encouragement. May we always be available for each other in our family, and may our love bind us together in peace. Amen.

Romans 12:5 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.

Lord, we are reminded that in Christ we as a family of believers form one body. We all need each other to function and to carry out the great plans you have for our lives. May our family be a reflection of this oneness, and help us live in harmony through your love and grace. Amen.

Free Printable Prayers for Family Unity

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In Conclusion

I hope that these prayers for unity will strengthen family bonds and serve as a blessing for your entire family. May God’s unending love speak to your heart in a powerful way, as you seek to pray for God’s hand of blessing and favor over your family. 

May He grant your family unity and peace in the good times, and in times of need. He is an ever-present help in times of trouble, and he promises to never leave or forsake us. What a mighty God we serve!

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