Heavenly Father we thank You for all our family members that have found peace with God, and who through the shed blood of our Lord Jesus Christ on Calvary’s cross, have made peace with You, and passed from the kingdom of darkness into the light of the glorious gospel of Christ. Lord there is no greater joy than to know that our loved ones are born from above and are in union with Christ.. members of the body of Christ and united as one in the Church of God.
But Lord the glorious joy of loved ones saved by grace through faith is counter-balanced by the deep sadness of those members of our family who have stubbornly refused to accept Your free gift of grace or through ignorance or pride have walked away from Your precious promise of eternal life, in Christ.
Look with pity and mercy on each and every member of our family who has rejected Your gracious offer of salvation and convict and convince them of their need of Jesus in their lives – and bring them we pray, to the foot of the cross until they recognise that there is Salvation is no other name – for there is no other name given among men whereby we must be saved. Father in mercy and grace do whatever it takes to draw each member of my family into saving faith in Jesus Christ – to Whom be all honour and glory, both now and forevermore,