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A Focus On Your Family: Family Prayer Guide


There is an attack on our children today. It’s in the news, in the street, practically everywhere we go, and its our job to protect our kids. Because the attack is so outright and prevalent, it can make us feel as if we are already defeated before we even begin! If you have a child going back to public school or currently in public school, you have a war on your hands. A war that involves outside forces attempting to capture and keep the mind of your child. These outside forces are influenced by satan, and there’s not much you can do to stop this influence alone. But with God all things are possible! In this prayer guide, we will discover How to Powerfully pray For Your back-To-School Kids. (Matthew 19:23-26)

30 Days of Family Prayers When sending Your kids Back-To-School

This devotional of prayers and encouragement, is a weapon, aimed at giving you powerful family prayers to help you fight this war with your family and God at the head. Yes, pray over your children and lay hands on them as much as possible. They need to see that you are serious about protecting them. They will also learn to pray and become prayer warriors just like you! Each prayer is written for your family.

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Come back each day and join us in prayers for your family and student. You can also use the offline eBook version. Combine any of the prayers over your family, for spiritual warfare. Power scriptures are listed to help you with your Bible study, or even to give as “memory verses” to your children. They reflect the prayers written for that day. Note pages and extras are located at the end of the devotional eBook.

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Enjoy each day of Family prayers in one place, with an encouraging message and prayer from us. We know that sending your child to school isn’t an easy decision in today’s world. We are here to encourage and pray for you!

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You are NOT defeated. The enemy is defeated! The world might make us feel like we are already defeated before we begin, but that’s a lie from satan himself. We have the power and the authority given to us by Christ, to defeat this enemy, and it all starts right here, right now, in our homes. (Luke 10:19)

Table of Contents:

Before starting a Prayer…

Always be consistent in praying with your family. The more you do, the more they look forward to it, the more you grow as a family.

Our kids may be tired, we may be tired; either way, each prayer will be to the point. Yet leaving room for you to add additional prayers or expound upon the scriptures for days, weeks, or even a month.

Prayers can be done day or night. Whenever your family comes together!

Start off small, and then go as the Lord leads you. Don’t always expect things to be perfect. Add effort and allow God to do the rest.

You got this!


Turn off any electronics and distractions as much as possible at least 20-30 minutes before sitting down together.

Week 4

A Family Prayer for Protection | Day 24

If You say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and You make the Most High Your dwelling, no harm will overtake You, no disaster will come near Your tent.
Psalm 91:9-10


Lord, You have given us this day. Thank you!

As we leave for work and school, wherever we go today, Father be with us, protect us.

Give us Your traveling grace and mercies as we drive in our cars, or as our children walk to school.

Lord, encamp Your angels about us, guard us against the evil one.

Preserve us from any trouble that may take place today, surround us and deliver us.

Help us to arrive at our destinations safely and to get back home in safety.

No weapon formed against us shall succeed, for this is our heritage from You, Lord.

Father, help us to not be fearful of what is around the corner, but help us to be strong and courageous, for You go with us! You will not leave us nor forsake us.

In Jesus Christ Holy Name, amen.

Power Scriptures:

Psalm 34:7, 2 Thessalonians 3:3, Psalm 32:7, Isaiah 54:17, Isa. 41:10, Psalm 46:1

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A Family Prayer for Spiritual Peace | Day 25

My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest.
Isaiah 32:18


Heavenly Father, You are the God of peace.

Lord, we pray that you will usher in spiritual peace into our family.

Father, help us to remember that we each play a part in bringing spiritual peace into our family.

Help our children to be peacemakers and problem solvers.

Lord, help us to pursue those things which make for peace and the building up of one another, which leads to our spiritual growth.

Help us to be at peace with those around us, as we enter work or school.

Finally, Father, give us peace inside our homes and in our rest.

In Jesus Christ holy Name. Amen.

Power Scriptures:

Romans 15:33, Matthew 5:9, Romans 14:19, Romans 12:8

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A Family Prayer for Encouragement to Pray | Day 26

“He was a devout, God-fearing man, as was everyone in his household. He gave generously to the poor and prayed regularly to God.”
Acts 10:2


Thank you, Lord, for another opportunity to pray to You.

Father, we don’t always have the desire to pray because our minds are filled with everything we must do or want to do.

But Lord, help us to renew our minds. Help us to cast our cares on You because You care for us.

Help us to seek first Your kingdom and Your righteousness, and all the things we desire, will be added unto us, if they are in accordance with Your will.

Give us the desire to pray, to seek Your face, and be before You.

Give us the desire to read and study Your Word.

Let our home be committed, a family loving the Lord and praying regularly.

We know that living this way is pleasing to You Lord, and doing so will affect how we act at work or school.

In Jesus Christ holy Name. Amen!

Power Scriptures:

Romans 12:2, 1 Peter 5:7, Matthew 6:33, Psalm 119:105, 1 Samuel 15:22, Deuteronomy 12:28

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A Family Prayer for Growing in Wisdom | Day 27

“Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and all the people.” Luke 2:52


Heavenly Father, your Word tells us to ask You if we lack wisdom.

You said wisdom is better than gold. Lord help us to not only acquire knowledge through the studying of Your Word, but also Wisdom.

For wisdom above “is first pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere.”

Lord, we desire that wisdom.

Help us be wise in everything we do today. Help my children to be wise in who they hang around at school, and in their studies.

Lord, Your word teaches that the one who gets wisdom, loves life.

So, we lean not on our own understanding, but we desire to acknowledge You, Lord.

Father, direct our paths and make our crooked places straight, and keep us from evil.

In the mighty Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Power Scriptures:

James 1:5, James 3:17, Proverbs 16:16, Proverbs 19:8, Proverbs 3:5-7, Isaiah 45:2

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A Family Prayer For Dwelling In Safety | Day 28

In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe. Psalm 4:8


Lord, please protect us today and keep us safe.

Let us dwell in Your everlasting peace and find rest and safety in Your arms.

Lord as we face this day, help us to be strong and courageous, knowing that You go before us in wherever we go.

Rescue us from every evil attack and bring us safely to Your kingdom, Lord.

For You are a safe place to hide in, always ready to help us in times of trouble.

And at night, let us lie down in peace, for You alone Lord, make us dwell in safety.

Thank you, Jesus. In Your Name we pray. Amen.

Power Scriptures:

Joshua 1:9, 2 Timothy 4:18, Psalm 46:1

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A Family Prayer for Godly Friends | Day 29

There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.
Proverbs 18:24


Lord, help our family to choose friends that will build us up, not tear us down.

Help us to choose godly friends, who also have the faith we have and walk the Christian walk we walk.

Help my children to wisely pick friends that will encourage them and be a good example to them.

Help us to be a good example to our friends as well Lord.

Remind us to treat them how we would want to be treated and may we each find friends that will stick closer than a brother.

Lord, be present in our friendships and draw us together in deeper community with one another toward greater unity with you.

Help us to restore friendships in Christ that might have fallen apart, and teach us to be patient with our friends, freely forgiving as You have forgiven us.

May we shine the light that You have given us in our friendships and show our friends compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

Thank you for any godly friends we have or will have in the future.

In Jesus Name. Amen.

Power Scriptures:

1 Thessalonians 5:10-11, Luke 6:31, Colossians 3:12-13

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A Family Prayer for Spiritual Warfare | Day 30

“Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven…But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the LORD; their vindication will come from me. I, the LORD, have spoken!
Matthew 18:18, Isaiah 54:17


In the Name of Jesus Christ, as it relates to me and my family, I bind all satan’s evil spirits, occult spirits, spirits of trauma, familiar spirits, demonic forces, satanic powers, principalities, any clusters of demons and satanic thrones, in the mighty Name of Jesus!

I bind all evil kingdoms and princes of terrors. I bind all demonic assignments and functions of destruction from any demonic entities, I bind all interplay, interaction, communication and all their games between satanic and demonic spirits, out of, and away from our minds, bodies, and souls. Away from my children, my home, and my neighborhood!

And in the Name of Jesus Christ, I sever all demonic spirits from any demonic ruler above these demonic spirits. I revoke any orders given to any of these demonic spirits and demonic forces concerning me in my family.

I bind all demonic entities and all generational curses under the one in highest authority Jesus Christ and the blood of Jesus.

I lose you, evil spirits, from us now, I lose you to where Jesus Christ sends you.

Your assignments and influences in our lives, are broken now! In the Name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Amen!

Power Scriptures:

Deuteronomy 28:7, Ephesians 6:11-13, James 4:7, Luke 1:37, Luke 10:19, 1 Peter 5:8

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A Family prayer For Renewing Your Mind |Day 31 Bonus

“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Romans 12:2


Lord, thank you for this day.

Father, we are having negative thoughts, we are thinking things that go contrary to our faith and Your Word.

Lord, purify our minds. Help us to renew our minds in Christ.

Transform the way we think and help us to accept Your will as our own.

Father, help us to hold every negative thought captive to Your Word, so we can walk in obedience to what You tell us we should think on.

Lord, help us to fix our thoughts “on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable.”

And to think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

Thank you, Lord, for helping my family renew their minds in You.

In Jesus Name. Amen!

Power Scriptures:

Romans 12:2, 2 Corinthians 10:5, Philippians 4:8

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