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A Prayer for Discipleship in Home and Family

Scripture References


A Prayer for Discipleship in Home and Family

Additional Prayers

Alternate spoken refrain:
May your Spirit encourage and minister to them, and equip them for service.
Lord, our God,
wherever we live, we need you.
Wherever we live, you call us to serve you.
We pray for all those
    who live alone, Refrain
    who live in community, as family or friends, Refrain
    who live in foster homes, Refrain
    who live in college or university housing, Refrain
    who live on military bases or camps, Refrain
    who live in prisons, Refrain
    who live as refugees, Refrain
    who live in group homes, nursing homes, or care facilities, Refrain
    who are displaced from their homes, Refrain
    who live with conflict,
    who do not have a home. Refrain
[Add other categories as appropriate]
We pray for all those who in their home
    care for children or aging adults, Refrain
    provide foster care, Refrain
    care for people with special needs, Refrain
    make room for the guest among us. Refrain
We pray that you will provide for all of your children
—those among us and those around us—
homes of shelter and safety,
communities of loving encouragement and support,
opportunities to serve others as faithful disciples of Jesus,
ministers of Christ’s peace. Amen.
— Lift Up Your Hearts (

A Prayer for Discipleship in Home and Family

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