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June 22, 2011

Warrior Prayers: Day 15 "Faithfulness"

“Now therefore fear the LORD and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness … " ~Joshua 24:14

Encouragement from Brooke
I could talk about how many men struggle to be faithful to their wives. I could talk about how some men get tossed about for most of their lives, never really knowing who they are or what they believe. I could talk about how some of the young men I see today don't know how to hold down a job, or provide for their families, or how to be a good and faithful husband and father. But really, what I want to talk about … what I want to pray about today … is that our sons would be faithful to God.

Doesn't this one prayer bring with it the solution to everything else we could talk about? A man whose first love is Jesus, will be faithful in all of the areas above. He won't be perfect, but he will possess the ability to be empowered by the Holy Spirit to be faithful. It is something worth praying for.

Goal for today:
1.     Commit to praying the ten prayers in the faithfulness chapter during day 15.
2.    Ponder this quote from Paul E. Miller’s A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World. “Mature Christians are keenly aware that they can't raise their kids. It's a no-brainer. Even if they are perfect parents, they still can't get inside their kids' hearts. That's why strong Christians pray more.”

Faithfulness
May__________fear the LORD and serve Him in sincerity and in faithfulness
(Joshua 24:14).

May__________fear the LORD and serve Him faithfully with all his heart, considering what great things He has done for him (1 Samuel 12:24).

All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness for__________as he keeps His covenant and His testimonies (Psalm 25:10).

May God’s steadfast love be before__________'s eyes, as he walks in His faithfulness (Psalm 26:3).

May__________trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness (Psalm 37:3).

May the Lord never remove from__________His steadfast love or be false to His faithfulness (Psalm 89:33).

May the Lord cover__________with His pinions, and under His wings may he find refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and buckle to__________(Psalm 91:4).

Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake__________; may he bind them around his neck; write them on the tablet of his heart (Proverbs 3:3).

May__________call this to mind and therefore have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love he is not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is His faithfulness. May__________say to himself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” (Lamentations 3:21-24).

No temptation has overtaken__________that is not common to man. God is faithful, and He will not let him be tempted beyond his ability, but with the temptation He will also provide the way of escape, that __________may be able to endure it (1 Corinthians 10:13).

1 comment:

Our Village is a Little Different said...

I am a mom of boys, and I love this book and the idea of so many parents praying for boys.

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