ABIDE Prayer: Family Freedom Prayers

The purpose of ABIDE is to seek God through prayer, rely on the Spirit as we gather together, and pray with unity and purpose. ABIDE prayers are Scripture-led and Spirit-focused prayers.

Prayers of Praise and Thanksgiving

I called to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I was saved from my enemies (Psalm 18:3).

Prayer

Lord, you are worthy of praise!  We praise you__________________________(fill in the blank with praises to the Lord for who He is – attributes or names of God).

For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory (Deuteronomy 20:4).

Prayer

God, thank you that you fight for us and give us victory over the enemy.  We praise you for giving us victory over__________________________(fill in the blank with ways the LORD has given you and your family victory over the enemy).

Prayers for Family Freedom

What does freedom have to do with our family?  In order to experience true fulfillment in Jesus Christ, we need freedom.

We need Jesus to set us free from the enemy’s lies, heal our hearts and help us walk in truth. As Jesus heals our hearts and sets us free, we experience true fulfillment in Jesus Christ and can lead others to experience true fulfillment in Jesus Christ.  If not, we are leading out of our own brokenness and lies from the enemy. So, leading our families starts with our own hearts!

Prayers for our Hearts

God, we confess our need for you.  We have pain, brokenness and sin in our own lives.  The enemy has taken ground in our hearts and homes through his lies and attacks on our lives.  Heal our hearts and heal our homes.  Set us free from_____________________________(fill in the blank with anything that is hindering us from experiencing true fulfillment in Jesus Christ. This may be something you have experienced in your own life, or something you believe is hindering others in our community) and restore our hearts and homes. In Jesus’ Name.

Prayers for our Families

Scripture tells us in Ephesians 6:10-11 “Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by his vast strength. Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the schemes of the devil”

The enemy has plans to destroy us and our families, but God tells us to take a stand against the schemes of the enemy (Satan).

Let’s pray for God to strengthen us by His vast strength so that we can stand against the enemy.

Prayer

God, we need your strength.  Strengthen us to stand against the enemy and his attack on_________________________(fill in the blank with ways the enemy attacks our families).

Prayers for Freedom

God, we ask you to set us and our families free from ____________________________ and help us experience true fulfillment in Jesus Christ.

Prayers for God’s Blessings

Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavens in Christ (Ephesians 1:3).

God, thank you for blessing our family with_________________________ (fill in the blank with a spiritual blessing God has given your family through Christ).

Closing Prayer

The LORD is great and is highly praised; his greatness is unsearchable.  One generation will declare your works to the next and will proclaim your mighty acts (Psalm 45:3-4).  You are great and we thank you for the mighty acts you are doing in our lives and in our families through our prayers today!  We ask you to continue to lead us as we study your Scriptures together.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Susan Sowell
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