Prayer for Peaceful Family Time During the Holidays

Got a tad bit anxiety about your family having a peaceful time during the holidays? No worries. We've got you covered. In fact, here's how you can cover your family time in prayer during the Christmas season.

Picture this:
You're looking forward to your family getting together for the holidays. There's not one hint of anxiety that rises up within you. Not a trace of angst. There's no fear in your bones. You know God is going to overshadow your family time with his peace. Your heart starts to get excited and do a little happy dance! You walk into a conflict-free environment.

Every room is filled with love. Real love. Not sentimental gush or garbage. Your family holiday time is filled with genuine sweet expressions of kindness. Even those who don't normally ooze with sweetness will be dripping with supernatural goodness. Goodness toward you and goodness toward other family members this year.

Scripture This:
Philippians 1: 9-11 MSG, “So this is my prayer: that your love will flourish and that you will not only love much but well. Learn to love appropriately. You need to use your head and test your feelings so that your love is sincere and intelligent, not sentimental gush. Live a lover's life, circumspect and exemplary, a life Jesus will be proud of: bountiful in fruits from the soul, making Jesus Christ attractive to all, getting everyone involved in the glory and praise of God.”

Isaiah 32:18 NLT, “My people will live in safety, quietly at home. They will be at rest.”

1 Corinthians 13:4 - 8 CEV, “Love is patient and kind, never jealous, boastful, proud, or rude. Love isn't selfish or quick tempered. It doesn't keep a record of wrongs that others do. Love rejoices in the truth, but not in evil. Love is always supportive, loyal, hopeful, and trusting. Love never fails!”

Pray This:
God, thank you for this Christmas season and what it means to us. I ask you to help each member of my family to flourish with love this holiday season. Let this be the most incredible time we have ever had together.

Help us to not only love much but also well. Show us how to love each other appropriately. I pray we will treat each other with sincere love that is intelligent. And that we will behave in a way that makes Jesus attractive to all members of our family. Even bringing them to know you as their savior if they don't all ready.

Give us patience with each other when we rub each other the wrong way. And to have mercy when we blow it with one another. Enable us to each have the ability to overlook spiteful words when we say something we shouldn't. God help us to release hurts from the past and hurts that may touch us in the future.  Remind us that we are dealing with humans who are imperfect and sometimes do not know how to love each other perfectly.

Give us the ability to love each other the way 1 Corinthians 13 shows us to love. Thank you Lord that there will be safety in our home this Christmas. I am grateful that we will be at rest. And have a wonderful fun-filled family time this holiday season.

Say This: 
I declare that each member of our family treat each other with genuine love, respect, and kindness. There will no trace of conflict, unforgiveness, pride, jealousy, or anger when we are together. Everyone will be able to put their differences aside and love on each other in a genuine way.

I make a decision to be patient and kind, never jealous. I will not be boastful, proud, or rude. I will not be selfish or quick tempered. I won't keep a record or wrongs that my family members do. I will rejoice in the truth, not in evil. My love for them will be supportive, loyal, hopeful, and trusting.

My love for each member of my family will not fail. I will love them unconditionally and they will do the same for each other and me. This will be the best holiday season we have ever experienced together celebrating the love of the Father and the birth of His son, Jesus.

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