Pause + Pray

(Re)Building Family Bonds

Family hugging each other with trees in background


Family is at the core of our social structure and given great importance in our Christian faith. But sometimes we take our families for granted or even experience deep rifts with some of our loved ones. Let’s pray for ever-stronger family bonds.


I love my family,
but sometimes
they drive me crazy!

It might be about politics,
how I choose to live my life,
or old wounds
that never seem to heal.

Please help me
to repair my relationships with my loved ones
and to see the good in them
despite our differences.


With whom in your family have you had a conflict recently? Identify one area of common ground–even if it’s a shared favorite TV show or movie–and begin to build a bridge.

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