"Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, it there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy meditate on these things." Phil 4:8

June 15, 2011

Warrior Prayers: Day Eight "Honor"

"But there will be glory and honor and peace from God for all who do good."
Romans 2:10, NLT

Encouragement from Brooke
There may never be an opportunity for your sons to rush to the aid of a damsel in distress or defend her honor like in times of old, but it never hurts to use stories of a knight in shining armor to teach them about honor.

I happen to have young sons in my home. They love an epic battle of good versus evil and it's not unusual to see them running (yes running … I've almost decided it's useless to scream "WALK!”) around the house with makeshift capes and swords hunting bad guys and jousting to the death. And they love to attack their daddy, as he holds me down and tickles me, defending my honor.

I came across a book recently that perfectly illustrates the type of men I hope my sons will become. It might surprise you to know that it's written for girls. The book? The Princess and the Three Knights, by Karen  Kingsbury. Look beyond the surface moms. Even you parents of older boys may want to purchase a copy of this book as a gift for your sons. Its presentation makes it a perfect fit for a girl. But its message is for girls and boys. The only knight good enough to win the heart of the princess was the one who would do anything to protect her. That's the kind of honor I'm praying for in my sons.

Goal for today:
  1. Commit to praying the ten prayers in the honor chapter during day eight.
  2. Moms of older boys, maybe this challenge will encourage you to clean out your children's book library and give some of those treasures away to moms who need them. Or maybe you'll tuck the best of them away for grandkids. Either way, look at the heart of the story and see which ones can teach your boys (big or little) about honor. It's never too late to learn.
May__________know that both riches and honor come from God, and that He rules over all (1 Chronicles 29:12).

May__________fear the Lord, and receive honor (Psalm 15:4).

May the LORD bestow favor and honor upon__________. No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly (Psalm 84:11).

Lord, be with__________in trouble; rescue him and honor him (Psalm 91:15).

May__________honor the LORD with his wealth and with the firstfruits of all his produce (Proverbs 3:9).

May__________be wise and inherit honor (Proverbs 3:35).

May__________honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor
(1 Peter 2:17).

May__________honor his father and mother, for this is the first commandment with a promise (Ephesians 6:2).

May__________honor the face of an old man (Leviticus 19:32).

May __________do good, and receive glory, honor and peace (Romans 2:10)

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