Black family prayer has been an essential part of African American culture for generations. It is a tradition that has been passed down from one generation to another, and it is an essential part of the spiritual life of Black families. In the face of adversity and social injustices, prayer has been a source of strength, comfort, and hope for Black families. Through prayer, families have sought God’s guidance, protection, and wisdom, and they have found comfort and solace in His presence. Black family prayer has also been a means of passing on values, beliefs, and traditions to younger generations, instilling in them a sense of faith and resilience. Today, Black families continue to uphold the tradition of family prayer, recognizing its importance in their spiritual growth and well-being.
Please read the prayers below which will provide guidance for Black Family Prayer. May God Bless You!
Black Family Prayer
God of Mercy and Love,
We place ourAfrican American and African Families before You today. May we be proud of our history and never forget those who paid a great price for our liberation. Bless us one by one and keep our hearts and minds fixed on higher ground. Help us to live for you and not for ourselves, and may we cherish and proclaim the gift of life. Bless our parents, guardians and grandparents, relatives and friends. Give us the amazing grace to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Help us, as Your children, to live in such a way that the beauty and greatness of authentic love is reflected in all that we say and do. Give a healing anointing to those less fortunate, especially the motherless, the fatherless, the broken, the sick and the lonely. Bless our departed family members and friends. May they be led into the light of Your dwelling place where we will never grow old, where we will share the fullness of redemption and shout the victory for all eternity. This we ask in the Precious Name of Jesus, our Savior and Blessed Assurance.