There’s a lot I can say about this prayer that was woven together out of need, but sometimes less is more. I’m just gonna set this prayer right there, propped up on your screen, just in case you might need it too. Surely I can’t be the only one…
I praise you for knitting my children together as siblings. I confess I have let their relationships spin out of control, leaving them in discord. Bitterness, rude comments, selfishness and unforgiveness are reigning in our home. I ask that in your name, you would push back these things happening in our home, anything not of you, that aims to bring strife and break down relationship among my kids or even between parent to child. Convict their hearts–our hearts as parents too–remind them that if they say they love you and yet hate their brother, they are a liar. They cannot hate their sibling who is seen and yet say they love you who is unseen. Show them that if they do not forgive their siblings, neither will their Heavenly Father forgive their sin. Reveal to them their sin, prompting them to confess it to you and empower them to make changes that would bring your glory to their relationships. I ask that you would give them all a unity of mind, sympathy for each other, patience, compassion, strong ties of brotherly love, tender hearts toward another, selflessness and humble minds. May they no longer repay evil for evil, insult for insult, but on the contrary, blessing for blessing. In public and behind our closed doors, may there be peace, love and grace among my children that could only come from you, giving you glory. May they have eyes to see You intertwined in their relationships as a result of the work you will do in their lives. The enemy is no longer welcome here.
1 Peter 3:8-9, Matthew 6:14-15, 1 John 4: 20-21, Colossians 2:2-3