living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

prayer for peace in the family

isolated shelter in the mountains

Gathered together on this page are several prayers for those who are seeking peace in family life. The first prayer is for harmony and unity to return where there is conflict and problems in a family. This is followed by the inspiring prayer for peace by St Francis of Assisi, with an uplifting video based on this famous prayer. There is also a short prayer for the healing of a broken relationship, and a prayer for love to return. Be encouraged as you read these prayers and offer your family over to God.

Let Peace Return
(a prayer for peace in the family where there has been disagreement and discord)

Let peace return, O Lord please bless
Our hearts with love, our minds with rest,
Our bonds with unity and trust,
Help us to kneel now at your cross.

Let peace return, O Lord refill
This place with gentle words until
This home becomes a sanctuary
A harbour safe, a hope retreat.

Let peace return, O Lord we need
Your words of life, to sow new seed
To grow new hope, to rise anew
And find the light of forgiveness in you.

Let peace return, O Lord blow through
Our family with grace and truth.
Blow through the storms of life we sing
Our faith is in the peace you bring!

The Prayer of St Francis

the famous 'make me an instrument of your peace' prayer, with inspiring images and tranquil music:-

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.


Prayers for My Family

An uplifting short blessing for family unity, safety and strength:

Prayer for a broken relationship

Father in heaven,

I feel so sad, because my heart is broken. I have lost the feelings of love in this relationship. I feel empty and so bewildered by what has happened.

You are my rock, my help in times of trouble.
I need you. I need your restoration, your love and hope in my heart. I trust you can heal the brokenness I feel.


"Blow through the storms of life we sing"

The Serenity Prayer

The words to the Serenity Prayer

Prayer for love to return

O Lord,

Each moment of everyday I trust my loved one to you. May you cover them with protection, carry them through the hard times, and lead them to love and happiness.
May you rekindle the fire of our love. Come inspire my mind and show me if there is anything I can do to care for my loved one.

I can not always be there for them, but you are forever besides them. Each moment of everyday I trust my loved one to you.


A Prayer for Family Strength

An inspiring short film to watch when praying for your loved ones:-

quotes on love from the bible

"Love cannot be drowned
by oceans or floods;
it cannot be bought,
no matter what is offered"

(Song of Solomon 8:7, CEV)

"Above everything, love one another earnestly, because love covers over many sins."

(1 Peter 4:8, GNT)

"Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves."

(Romans 12:9-10, NIV)