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Author: Teresa Seputis <ts@godspeak.net>

Prayer-School Course #42

Proclamation Prayer

By Teresa Seputis

Lesson 6
Proclamation Prayers for Our Family and Loved Ones
Part 1 of 2

This lesson is a bit different than the others. Instead of providing a single prayer, I am providing a series of different proclamation prayers that might apply to your family, friends and loved ones.

I am doing it this way because each of us is in a slightly different place in regard to our family situation. Some of us are in Christian families where every member is a believer. Others have many unsaved relatives. Some of use come from broken families while others enjoy close-knit families. Some of us have family members with a health crisis, while others have family members who are frequently in dangerous situations (such as in the military or in high-risk jobs).

It isn't possible for me to cover all of the situations that your loved ones may face, but I am trying to cover some of the common ones. In particular, we will look at prayers for the following:

  1. A General Prayer For Your Family
  2. A Prayer for Family Unity
  3. A Prayer For Spiritual Growth And Maturity
  4. A Prayer Of Safety For Those In the military or In Dangerous Professions/Situations
  5. A Prayer For The Healing Of A Sick Loved One
  6. A Prayer For Unsaved Loved Ones

(We will cover the first three in this lesson, and the remaining ones in lesson 7).

If your family (or loved one) has a special need that is not covered in this lesson, I strongly encourage you to prayerfully sit down and come up with a Spirit-led proclamation prayer for that situation. Then pray and proclaim that prayer over them on an ongoing basis.

General Prayer For Your Family

The Lord Jesus prayed "Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven."(a) I stand in agreement with His prayer, especially in regard to my own family. Lord, I do call forth God's kingdom to come into the day-to-day lives of my family members. I agree for God's will to be done in each of their lives, and that His glory come into each of their situations.

Lord, let their days be good and filled with Your presence and Your peace. I stand in agreement with Your desire that they will live out the fullness of their days in Your joy and grace, and that they lack nothing (b). And in Jesus' name, I call forth Your provision into every area of their need, thankful that You will supply for them according to Your riches in glory (c).

Finally, Lord, I come into agreement with Your promise in Leviticus 25:19, and claim it over my family: that their work will be financially productive, that they will have enough to satisfy all of their needs and that they will live in peace and safety (d).

I thank You for my family Lord, and in Jesus' name, I release Your fullness and Your blessings upon each of them.

  1. Matthew 6:10 "Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven."
  2. 1 Thessalonians 4:12b "and that you may lack nothing."
  3. Phil 4:19 "And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus."
  4. Leviticus 25:19 "the land will yield its fruit, and you will eat your fill, and dwell there in safety."

Prayer For Family Unity

Lord, You have made it clear in Your word that You desire for us to dwell together in love (a) and unity (b), in peace (c) and prosperity (d). I stand in agreement with Your word for this for my own family.

I call forth the love and unity of God to be manifest in my own family, that there will be great love, affection, understanding and good relationship between all family members, especially between parents and their children (e), between husbands and wives (f), and between brothers and sisters.

Lord, let my family members be united as one (g), loving each other with the same type of love and compassion that Jesus has for each of us. Let my family be fitted together as a cohesive family unit, where Your presence dwells and your glory shines forth through us (h).

Lord, I call forth Your blessings and good plans over my family (i). And through the power and authority of My risen Lord Jesus Christ (j), I raise up to oppose the enemy's attempts to hinder God's good plans for my family.

In His authority, I cancel all assignments of strife (k) against my family, and I cancel the assignments of any spirits of discord, or any other plans of harm that the enemy has against my family. In addition, I break the power of the spirit of divorce, I break the power of the spirit of abuse, and I break the power of the spirit of rebellion. I also cancel the assignments of any spirits of offense or misunderstanding to hinder healthy communications between family members.

I command every unclean spirit that has assigned by the devil to harm my family in any manner to stop! You will release all family members who you are influencing and you will leave now, in Jesus' name.

Lord, I think you for My family. I bless them and I commit them into Your care.

  1. Ephesians 4:2 "with all lowliness and gentleness, with long- suffering, bearing with one another in love."
  2. Ephesians 4:3 "endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace."
  3. John 14:27a "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you..."
  4. Zachariah 1:17 "...My cities shall again spread out through prosperity..."
  5. Malachi 4:6 "And he will turn The hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers." and Ephesians 6:1 "Children, obey your parents in the Lord..." and Ephesians 6:4 "Fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord."
  6. 1 Peter 3:1a "Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands..." and 1 Peter 3:7a "Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife..."
  7. John 17:21 "that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You"
  8. Ephesians 2:22 "In whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit."
  9. Deuteronomy 12:7 "And there you shall eat before the Lord your God, and you shall rejoice in all to which you have put your hand, you and your households, in which the Lord your God has blessed you."
  10. Luke 10:19 (Jesus is speaking) "I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy..."
  11. Romans 13:13 "Let us walk properly, ... not in strife and envy."

Spiritual Growth And Maturity For Family Members And Loved Ones

This is intended primarily for our children and youth, but it may fit others as well, such as recently family members or people that your are discipling, etc. Where you see "______" in this prayer, please substitute in the person's name who you are praying for. Also, change "he" to "she" and "him" to "her" as appropriate.

Father, when Jesus grew from a boy to man, He was well pleasing to You (a). Let the same thing be said of ______, Lord, that he would grow in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men (b) until he is well pleasing to You.

Teach ______ of Yourself Lord, that he might learn Your ways and walk in them(c). Let him be empowered to walk out the fullness (c) of his God-appointed destiny, that ______ might do with You all that You desire to do through him (e). Accomplish great things thought ______ that bring glory to Your name (f).

While ______ walks in this world, he is not of this world(g); and You, Lord, are protecting him and keeping him from the influence and deception of the evil one. Jesus prayed that You would keep protect His own from the schemes of the devil (h), and I stand in agreement with His prayer for ______.

In Jesus' authority, I break off every scheme and deception of the enemy (i) that would try to waylay ______, or try to prevent him from knowing You and walking close to You. I stand in agreement with your word that that no temptation will push ______ beyond what he is able to withstand (j), and that You Lord, will make him a victorious overcomer.

Let the power temptation and deception be completely broken off of ______, that he not be led astray from God's paths. Let him grow and develop to his full maturity and stature in God (k), knowing Him and understanding His ways (l).

  1. Matthew 3:17 "And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, 'This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.'"
  2. Luke 2:52 "And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men."
  3. Isaiah 2:3 "...He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths..."
  4. John 1:16 "And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace."
  5. 1 Sam 13:14 "The Lord has sought for Himself a man after His own heart." and Acts 13:22 "...a man after My own heart, who will do all My will..."
  6. 1 Chronicles 16:29a "Give to the LORD the glory due His name..."
  7. John 17:11-12 "Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name."
  8. John 17:15 "I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one."
  9. Ephesians 6:11 "Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes."
  10. 1 Corinthians 10:13 "No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it."
  11. Ephesians 4:13 "till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;
  12. 1 Corinthians 14:20c "...but in understanding be mature"

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