The Power of a Family Prayer List


 “My son’s friend came to Christ!”

                      ― My friend, “Jonathan”

(not in the above pic, but similar age)

Wanna know how?  Their Family Prayer List  (And God, of course)

Discipline is almost a forbidden word in our culture.  I like grace.  I like mercy.  Discipline conjures up feelings of legalism which if you’re like me, you want to run from like a leprous colony.

But, disciplines can also be beautiful.

For instance, I have a friend who dates his wife nearly every Wednesday.  He’s not forced to do this, but loves to spend hours of unbroken conversation and togetherness with his best friend.   Another couple of friends are work out nuts… kind of… they just have a routines or disciplines of daily exercise.  And they like it.

Developing a family prayer list and regularly praying from it has become the same.

And like Jonathan, it’s become a delight and even more, a tool to see the faithfulness and interaction of God in their lives.

Jonathan’s a pretty intentional dude.  He’s super engaged in his church and community.  And, he’s a stud of a dad.  But, he began using a prayer list we shared with him a few months back.   And here’s the kicker…

It.  Worked.

The joke is that if prayer doesn’t work, we’re toast.  Really, we’re building our entire ministry around the idea that God loves to fellowship with us AND answer our prayers.

Jonathan’s son in middle school began praying that his buddy would come to love Jesus and a couple of months after their family began praying, his friend came to Christ!

It.  Worked.

We’ve developed a prayer list that we want to share with you.  We keep it on our fridge and use it during our family prayer time.  We’ll give each person one prayer point and let them pray.  Seeing God answer prayers is stamping our family’s hearts with His faithfulness.

Grab your free prayer list by signing up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page.

You can highlight the answered prayers, create new lists and have a log of the ways God has met your family.

Happy family praying!


 – John

P.S.  We want to hear from you.  One of the ways family prayer is fueled is through others’ testimonies.  Would you leave a comment below to share how God has answered your prayers?  It will inspire others, I promise!

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Words can hardly express how much I appreciate your teaching at our Sunday school class and your sharing of your notes, and the most important, your encouragement.”
Shu Schiller
College Professor, Wife and Mother
After watching your video, I started praying with my wife again.  We’re doing it and are encouraged to refresh our vision and prayer life together.
Steven Smith
Missionary and Finance Director, Husband and Father of 3
This ministry is so needed in the body of Christ.  It’s so practical and doable, but I’ve not seen anything like it.
Charles Criniere
High School Teacher, Husband, Father of 8


Our assignment is to envision, empower, equip and encourage families to foster cultures of prayer in their homes.
We’re focusing on empowering families one by one. In everything we do, we’re targeting the shift that goes from not doing it to realizing walking in the desired destiny for your home.
We’d love to start the conversation and learn how we could link arms with you to see families envisioned and empowered to carry out family worship in their homes.