Pause + Pray

Our Unbreakable Bonds


Despite our differences, we are profoundly connected by family. We may have arguments and even take time apart to heal, but the core of family life is rooted in love. In times when the greater culture cheapens and commodifies what the experience of family should be, we can look to our faith to remind us that it goes far deeper than what is presented in commercials and on billboards. A loving family is a reflection and a demonstration of the infinite love God has in store for us.


Loving God, help me to continually remember the presence and power
of family in my life.

Whether it be someone living or a loved one who has passed away,
may I embrace that connection and offer up a word of thanks and praise
for having known him or her.

Where there is brokenness in my family,
I ask that you shine your healing light in those places.

Where there is happiness and wholeness, may I be grateful and appreciative.
No matter where life takes me
may I always bring my love of family along in my heart.


Family might mean different things to different people. Take a moment to think of someone from your “work family” or your “family of friends.” Let that person know who she or he is for you. They may be surprised and almost certainly delighted.

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