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Day 18: 28 Days of Scripture and Prayer

December 04, 2016

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DAY 18: FATHERS

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

Ephesians 6:1-4

It is not easy being a parent. In fact, I would argue that there is no tougher job in the world than that of being a parent. Yet, there is also no greater calling than that of carrying the title of “mom” or “dad.” The role of the father is significant. Consider this… your child is shaping his/her view of “Father God” from his/her dad more than any other person. 

If you are a dad, pray this scripture over yourself and your child today. 

If you are a mom, pray this scripture over your child and his/her father today.

If there is no father present, pray this scripture in hopes a father figure will rise up for your child.

Lord,

I ask that ____________________ would obey us as parents. I pray that he/she could know how to honor us as parents so that it may go well with him/her and that he/she may enjoy long life on the earth. 

And Father God, I pray for me/my husband as a Father that I/he will not exasperate ____________, but instead, that I/he would bring _________________ up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

Amen.

What especially hits home for you in this prayer and why? _____________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________