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Friday, January 15, 2016

Pray for Families (A Strong Beginning)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

Marriage we know to be good, as it’s creator is God.  It was designed for the good of the couple and the good of their offspring, as its indissolubility would be the foundation for a stable family life. Yet many men and women, separated from Divine Love and steeped in self-love, seek relationships and children outside of marriage, seeing little need for a life-long commitment.

With this in mind, do you know what the #1 cause of childhood poverty is?   It’s the absence of married fathers in the home.  The culture has made it easy to have intimate relationships and childbearing sans marriage.  But those with the largest price to pay are the children.  They are either killed through abortion or are statistically more likely to be raised in poverty. 

We need divine assistance, as we are a fallen people.  Let us pray for a return to God’s perfect design. 

Lord, help men order their passions so that women are not just the object of their pleasures. Help men see the wisdom of marriage as a foundation for a stable family life for their children. Give fathers the grace and the heart to be available, invested, and committed to their children.

Lord, you designed women to be the life-bearers.  Give them loving hearts that seek to protect life.  Give them the wisdom to know the importance of fathers in their children’s life. Give women the grace to delay motherhood until after marriage, yet help them to also be accepting of children after marriage.  Open everyone’s eyes to your plan, one of union with a spouse, through You. 

Finally, protect your children in the midst of our dysfunction. Send them family, friends, and teachers whom know You, so that they may be introduced to your enduring love and kindness. 

As for me, I trust in Your merciful love. Let my heart rejoice in your saving help. Psalm 13

Peace, Joy, and Love,

Everyone needs encouragement.  Let us rejoice in His saving help!  Pass it on.