Day 7 – Families

When we become a believer in Christ, we step into a family. Scripture tells us that we are sons and daughters, brothers and sisters. Our God is a relational God moving as one among the Trinity with Jesus and the Holy Spirit, and He has invited us to become one with them. Family represents this bond of relationship, the core and heart of the Kingdom – people united in one purpose under a shared inheritance.

In John 17, Jesus says it this way, “The glory that You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one even as We are one, I in them and You in Me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that You sent Me and loved them even as You loved Me. Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, may be with Me where I am, to see My glory that You have given Me because You loved Me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father, even though the world does not know You, I know You, and these know that You have sent Me. I made known to them Your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which You have loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”

Our families, steeped in love and freedom, moving together in vibrant vitality – advancing, fortifying, expanding, and taking territory – is key to the move of God and forefront on His heart. Let’s pray together for families today.

Father, we ask that you heal families. Reconcile strained relationships. Heal open wounds and broken hearts. Redeem past experiences and shed the light of Your revelation on every misunderstanding and scheme of the enemy. Father, invite estranged family members home.

Lord, we ask that You strengthen marriages. Provide wisdom and insight for spouses to see one another the way You see them. Give spouses revelation and strategy for how to partner, work, and build together in pursuit of Your heart. Ignite Your love, peace, and joy in marriages like has never before been seen. Let Your people become known as the ones who love to be together!

King Jesus, we ask that You guide parents. Awaken them to who they are in You. Bring awareness to Your Presence at every turn. Inspire parents to righteous leadership, compassion, and individualized strategies for their children. Anywhere that there is a void or lack, King Jesus please invite Your people to step in with Your empowerment and fill the hole. Ignite awareness of who You created each child to be and provide opportunity and knowledge for nurturing that identity.     

Take a minute and thank God for your family. Ask Him what He wants you to know about them.