The Importance of a Family Prayer Altar in Your Home

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Having a family prayer altar in your home is very important for your family.

It set in order God’s divine will and purpose for your family.

On this family prayer altar, God reveals Himself to you as He gives you guidance, prophetic releases, and wisdom on how to go about fulfilling His purpose in your family.

It’s also where you can pray for the needs of your immediate family members and those close to you.

"A family that prays together stays together."

Today, many Christian families are not spending quality time in prayer before the Lord.

Is this the reason we are seeing a greater level of breakdowns in many Christian families?

God wants us to rebuild our individual altars, family altars, and marriage altars.

By doing this, we will bring back the spiritual balance to our individual lives, our families and our marriages.

Thereby, strengthening family relationships and shaping the destinies of families for generations.

"The most accurate measure of your spiritual health is your prayer life."

As parents and guardians, God wants us to always pray and not faint Luke 18:1

He also said to confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16.

When we pray, we are not only fellowshiping and communing with God, but we are affecting the spirit realm. Prayer gives us power and authority in the spirit realm as kingdom citizens. Whatever we bind on earth is bound in heaven and whatever we loose on earth is loosed in heaven.

Prayer also gives us the authority to have legal access to what God has for us. 

However, we must ask according to His will and purpose for our lives.

If we want to see the blessings of God in our lives and that of our families, we need to rebuild family prayer altars within our households.

It all starts, however, with you the individual building back your Personal altar.

If you are married, you and your spouse need to build back your altar before God.

Then rebuild your family altar. We can’t walk together as a family if we are not in agreement with each other.

If the family altar is not activated within the home, it would be difficult to achieve the purposes and plans of God for our lives and our families. 

The enemy could accomplish his evil agenda in our families and in the lives of our spouses and children.

How to Set Up A family Prayer Altar

Raising a family prayer altar is a simple process. It helps you to set a covenanted time for you to communicate with God. 

Find a designated room in your home where you will go to pray and anoint that place with oil (olive oil) as you dedicate that place to God. 

This opens the gates for the presence of God to dwell there and provides an atmosphere in which God can bless and reside.

Set an agreed time to go there and involve each family member on the altar.

Persons can take turns daily in leading worship, scripture reading and praying, while others agree with him/her. 

This aid in the spiritual growth and development of every family member.

Family members can share prophecies, visions, dreams and things they are encountering on a daily basis. 

This helps the family gain insight into what God is going to do in and through their lives.

The family altar is your covenant with God so you must honor your commitment to him by being disciplined with your time before Him. Let your offering of worship and praise go up to him as a sweet-smelling savor. 

You must also live a life that is pure and holy before Him. By confessing your sins and presenting your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. (Roman12:1)

If you had previously built an altar to God and now it’s broken down because you did not maintain it, here is how you can rebuild your altar.

How to Rebuild The Altar?

By repenting, ask God to forgive you for breaking your covenant with him.

Redidicating your altar to him and by placing oil on it.

Meditating on God’s word morning and night. 

And be always in prayer.


Father, I give thanks and praise for our families.

Help every representative of a family that is reading this post not to give up on their family. Help them implement the things that they have learned in their lives. 

You know the hearts and their thoughts because you see them afar off. You know the hurt, frustration and pain many people are suffering in their family, But You want them to forgive each person for all the wrong that has been done to them.

Let your prayer altars be established in these families.

As they commit to building and rebuilding the family altar.

I renounce every evil agent that is speaking and working against the destinies of these families. In the name of Jesus.

May families be reunited as one and agree on your word.

May you give them the grace and strength to build the family altars. 

May their families fulfill their purpose and destinies in you, Lord. 

May they prosper and be in good health, even as their soul prospers.

 As their family, altars speak for them throughout the generations.

I Declare, Number 6:24-26

May God bless them and keep them and make his face shine upon them and be gracious unto them, The Lord lift up His countenance upon Them and give them peace. In Jesus’s name Amen…

Also view: The Significance of Building an Altar to God

The Altar of God – 5 Keys to Keep the Fire of God Burning in Your Life

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