Pray for Our Families

by | May 5, 2011 | Prayer & Devotion

No institution in the culture is
facing more intense persecution than the family. Not only are the
incidences of divorce, infidelity and abuse on the rise, but social
engineers are relentless in their efforts to dismantle the traditional
family.

It’s crucial that we pray for this
vital and foundational unit of society. God’s Word makes it clear that
families play a central role in disseminating the tenets of our faith to
the next generation. Loving homes model virtues such as sacrifice,
patience and unconditional love to a watching world, and committed
marriages exemplify Christ’s devotion to His Church. Indeed, the family
holds a special place in God’s heart.

Please pray for the family to be
preserved as the Lord intended ­ the marital union of one man and one
woman devoted to each other and to raising the children in their home to
be responsible, caring adults. Also keep in mind our elected leaders
and the members of our judicial system as they consider proposed
legislation and various court cases related to marriage and the family.
This is one of the most crucial matters facing our nation, and it’s
imperative that God’s people remain diligent in intercession for these
concerns.

Scriptures

Use these scriptures to pray that families will follow godly principles.

  • Joshua 24:15
  • Psalm 127:3-5
  • Ephesians 5:21
  • Mark 3:25
  • Proverbs 22:6

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This information was gathered from the National Day of Prayer’s
website

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