Pray Courageously For Your Family
Last week I shared with you that we are going to be challenging our guests this summer to pray courageously for four days, and hopefully when they leave here, they will continue that practice in their lives.
Today we are pray courageously for our families. Here is the list for today. I invite you to take some time today to pray for your wife, your kids, your grandkids:
that your spouse will grow spiritually. Pray that they will guard their heart by developing spiritual disciplines – Bible reading and study, prayer, meditation, scripture memorization, etc.
that your spouse’s relationship with God and His Word will bear fruit in their life. Pray that they will be a man/woman of wisdom & understanding, fearing the Lord.
that your spouse will be humble and quick to agree with God about their sin. Pray that their heart will be tender toward the voice of the Lord.
that your spouse will be faithful to their wedding vows. Pray that they will have a desire to cultivate a relationship as a sign of their loyalty and commitment to you, and as a picture of Christ’s love for the church.
that your spouse will recognize the lies of the enemy in their life. Pray that their attitudes and actions will be guided by the truth as they bring their thoughts into captivity to the Word of God.
that the Lord will create in your children a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within them (Psalm 51:10).
that your children will walk after You, God, and fear You and keep Your commandments and obey Your voice. May they serve You and hold fast to You (Deuteronomy 13:4).
that your children will be strong and courageous and not fear or be in dread, for it is You, Lord, our God, who goes with them. You will never leave them or forsake them (Deuteronomy 31:6)
that your children will walk before You, God, as King David walked, with integrity of heart and uprightness, doing according to all that You have commanded them, and keeping Your statutes and rules (1 Kings 9:4)
that God will protect your children from the temptations from the world, the flesh and the devil (1 Corinthians 5:17; 1 John 2:16). Thanks for joining me. Bill Welte is President/CEO of America’s Keswick
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Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 26-28; Acts 15:1-21
Think About This: Prayer should be done regularly, persistently, resolutely, and tenaciously at least daily, whether we feel like it or not. —Tim Keller
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Psalm 16:8