As Dorothy says "There's no place like home." Home is a place each and every family member should feel safe and secure in. A place each member longs to come to after a tiring day of running errands or going to school or to work. A place of comfort and nurturing and growth.
But our homes and the family are under attack in America. Satan is seeking to destroy the family unit, and we are constantly bombarded with the world's views of what a family can look like, so that we can easily lose sight of how God intended our families to be. God created our families to be a holy unit, one in which He is priority, in which the husband and wife lovingly live out their God-given roles in marriage, and the children are obedient to their parents. Once we get our own families in alignment with God's desired order for families, I think we'll see God do mighty things in our churches, in our nation, and around the world. But it starts with us, in our own homes and within our own families.
Feel free to print out this list of scriptures to pray for your family and home. Personalize the scriptures while you pray the specific things your family and home needs. I recommend praying these scriptures out loud in various places throughout your home.
Also, you may want to consider anointing your home with oil while you pray these scriptures. Oil is used throughout scripture as a symbol of faith, and anointing someone or something with oil set it apart as holy. You can purchase holy oil or use essential oils and place a drop of oil over door frames, bed frames, and places your family hangs out the most as you pray these scriptures. This provides supernatural protection of your home and also consecrates your home, or sets it apart as one that is belonging to God. As it says in Proverbs 21:20 "In the house of the wise are treasures and oil."
Pray that God would be the builder and protector of your home. "Unless the LORD builds a house the work of the builders is wasted. Unless the LORD protects the city, guarding it with sentries will do no good." Psalm 127:1 17
Pray that all the members in your home would love and serve the Lord. "Choose today whom you will serve...But as for me and my family, we will serve the LORD." Joshua 24:15
Pray that your home would be established under your husband's provision and protection. "The LORD God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend it and watch over it." Genesis 2:15
Pray that you would grow in wisdom as to how to care for your home and the family members who live in it. "The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down." Proverbs 14:1
Pray that you would faithfully care for your home and family members as God has called you to. "Women are to love their husbands and children, to live wisely and be pure, to work in their homes, to do good, and be submissive to their husbands." Titus 2:4-5
Pray that your home would be protected by God. "If you make the Most High your dwelling–even the LORD, who is my refuge–then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone." Psalm 91:9-12
Pray that your home would be one of health and wellness. "I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security." Jeremiah 33:6
Pray that your home and family would be blessed. "If you pay attention to these laws and are careful to follow them, then the LORD your God will keep his covenant of love with you, as he swore to your forefathers. He will love you and bless you and increase your numbers. He will bless the fruit of your womb, the crops of your land ... you will be blessed more than any other people." Deuteronomy 7:12-14
Pray that your home would be one where your children are taught about God. "These commandments that I give you today are to be upon our hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Ties the as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates." Deuteronomy 6:6-7
Pray that your home would be filled with godly love. "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. it always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails." 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a
Pray that your home would be filled with all the fruit of the Spirit. "The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control." Galatians 5:22-23a
Pray that all the members of your home would be strong in the Lord and protected against the enemy. "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes." Ephesians 6:10-11
Pray that your home and family would be one of hospitality and love toward others. "...is well known for her good deeds, such as bringing up children, showing hospitality, washing the feet of the saints, helping those in trouble and devoting herself to all kinds of good deeds." 1 Timothy 5:10
Pray that your home would be filled with godly wisdom. "By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures." Proverbs 24:3
Pray that each member of your family would grow in a relationship with God. "Be sure to fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart, considering what great things he has done for you. " 1 Samuel 12:24
Pray that your home would be filled with God's peace. "The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever. My people will live in peaceful dwelling places; in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest." Isaiah 32:17-18
Pray that your home would be focused on the things that really matter and not get distracted by other things. "Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him [Jesus] and asked, "Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me! "Martha, Martha," the LORD answered. "You are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed." Luke 10:40
Get ready to see God do mighty things in your home and within your family. Happy praying!!