Family Prayer – A look at how to carry out a family prayer
A family prayer is one of the more common prayers that people take part in. The reason for this is that whether there is an issue or not, people want to say a prayer for family. A family prayer doesn’t even have to be for your own family, it could quite easily be for a friend’s family or family in general. In this article we will take a look at how to carry out effective prayers for family. As with any prayer, prayers for families should be as personal as possible which is one of the areas we will cover within this article.
You may be wondering why this article doesn’t just contain a list how prayers for family. The reason for this is that as with any other type of prayer, a family prayer should be as personal as possible. The reason for this is that you’re asking for help or guidance with what is undoubtedly a personal matter. Of course if your prayer is a vague one then you can get away with missing out the details but if it is something like a tear in your family or trouble with your marriage then the more specific you can be, the better.
Example of a Family Prayer
Before we take a look at an example of a prayer for family, let’s take a look at some of the other potential uses. You can use a prayer for family as part of a daily prayer or you could even adapt it for prayers for families outside your own. You could also head in the other direction and make it even more specific to your own family by converting it into a prayer for siblings or parents. That’s one of the many advantages of coming up with your own prayer template as you can adapt it and change it while still feeling like you put in all the effort.
Dear Archangel Michael (just an example, you could be praying to any higher being). I’m reaching out to you in my time of need in the hope that you can answer my prayers. I know that you’ve been a beacon in the past to guide me down the right paths and for that I am eternally grateful. I come to you once again in search of answers as to how I can keep my marriage together in light of my recent arguments with my partner. We are still very much in love and all I hope for is the opportunity to say the right thing so that it may continue. I know in my heart that you will help me in the manner that you believe is most productive. Amen!
With a prayer such as a family prayer, you’re always going to have certain expectations. As with any prayer, you have to set your expectations and understand that the response may come in unexpected ways. Sometimes with family matters, the solution is right in front of you the whole time. In other instances it is within you and just requires you look inward to find the answer. So either before or after you carry out the prayer, take some time to do some self-reflection. Ask yourself what advice you’d give if someone prayed to you in the exact same way.
Just remember that when it comes to praying, there is no right or wrong way to do it. You could go online and copy a prayer from the Internet or come up with your own and both would likely be just as effective. The only real difference is how you would feel about doing it one way or the other. Simply reach out from your heart and soul and you can’t go wrong. Good luck with your family prayer!
Learn more about the world of Guardian Angels: