Sergio and I wrote this back in September 2004 and have it hung in our living room. Someone requested a copy, so I thought that I would share with you all and hope that it will encourage any of you who may want to have a Family Prayer and need somewhere to start. Please feel free to copy, switch up, and use it however it fits you & your family. We signed it at the bottom and will have each of our kids sign it at the appropriate time for each one.
"Our Father in heaven, we write this prayer that we might live lives worthy of the calling we have received (Ephesians 4:1) and knowing that the beginning of wisdom is to Fear You (Proverbs 1:7). In your love and faithfulness please hear this prayer for our family and the generations to come.
Our prayer begins that we might KNOW YOU. (Gen 1:1; John 17:3)
In knowing You, Father, that we might be a family who TREASURES YOUR WORD to us. (Deut. 6:4-9; 2 Tim 3:16,17)
Father. having spent time with You in word and in Your Word, that we would be brought to TRUE WORSHIP. (Lev. 9:23,24; Rev. 19:15, 16)
Learning and knowing Your heart and mind as a servant, we pray that our worship of You would lead us to continual ACTS OF SERVICE to you and our fellow man. (Joshua 24:15; Matt. 20:28)
Knowing that it is difficult here, Father, we pray that we would continually WALK IN YOUR SPIRIT. (Exodus 13:21, 22; Rom 8:1-17)
We also pray that we would REMAIN FAITHFUL in all the tasks that You give us and the faith that we have in Jesus our Savior. (1 Kings 13; 1 Tim. 6:11-16)
Father, You know our temptations and our struggles, please in all things here on earth, help us to PURSUE AND TO BE HOLY. (Lev 20:7; 1 Peter 1:14-16)
Lastly, Lord, would You help us to be bold and beautiful CARRIERS OF YOUR GOSPEL. (Jeremiah 20:7-12; Romans 10:14-15)
To You be the Glory FOREVER! Amen!