The Prayers of a Righteous Man Availeth Much

Here is Daddy’s prayer I said I would post.  Pray it will bless your heart, I am so thankful for the father God gave me!

Oh Heavenly Father, we come to You as children, adopted into Your family, seeking after a place at Your feet.  We thank You for that place of privilege where we can come to You with our questions, our hurts, our fears, our needs and our praise.  We praise You, because though it was we who offended You, it was we who estranged ourselves from You.  You are the One Who made the first move to be reconciled.  You offered up Your Son Jesus Christ on our behalf.  He took our stripes and was judged for our sins on the cross.  Thank you for eternal life and the fellowship we have with You only through Jesus Christ, and yet Father we have neglected our duties as sons of the Most High.  We have neglected You when we should have been at Your feet, we kept silent when we should have spoke up for You, we were lazy when we should have acted on Your behalf, we depended on ourselves and the world when we should have depended on You, we were selfish with what You have given us, instead of freely sharing that which was freely given us.  Forgive us, Father and create in us a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within us.  Restore to us the joy of our salvation.  Lord, the first institution You created was the family, but Lord, through our neglect, we have allowed the family to lose it’s preeminence.  It is under a constant attack, led by the prince of this world, our enemy satan.  I pray Father that You will turn the heart of the fathers to the children and the heart of the children to their fathers.  Cause us as Christian fathers to teach our families to love the Lord thy God with all our hearts, to diligently teach Your Holy Words unto our children, Your Holy Works unto our children and the Holy Person of Jesus Christ unto our children.  May we raise up a generation that knows the Lord, lest there be found in this country, a generation who knew not the Lord.  We beg You O Lord, to protect Your institution we call the family.  Cause our hearts to ache with Yours as we we acknowledge that only hurt and destruction can result from the ruin of the family.  A house divided cannot stand and so goes the nation.  Please preserve the  family as  an institution and the individual families for our sake and the sake of Your Holy name.  We need families where we learn to love, share, honor one another, to prefer one another, to be loyal to one another, where we can experience love of a father and the nurturing encouragement of a mother.  For the sake of future generations, uphold the family with Thy strong arm.  Cause Christian husbands and fathers with their hearts and with their lips to proclaim as Joshua did, Choose you this day who you will serve, but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

In Jesus Name we pray, Amen.

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