Praying for the Families of Your City
Your city’s Families have many sizes, structures and ethnic backgrounds. God’s plan is that all the earth’s families have the “Blessing of Abraham” – God’s gift of a salvation-faith-based relationship with Himself through the redeeming sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the Cross for our sins – and become a blessing to other families throughout the earth. (Genesis 12:1-3, Galatians 3:13-14). As you PRAY for the Families of your city, PRAY for:
God to BUILD His creational purposes into families
- To portray God’s nature as a family-relationship Person
- To nurture and protect children in creative, caring homes
- To populate cities with Godlike offspring who love Him
- To manage and care for God’s creation and other families
- To spread the “Blessing of Abraham” to other families
God to BUILD right family relationships with one another
- Families and God - “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15).
- Marriages - “Be filled with the Holy Spirit... submitting to one another in the fear of the Lord” (Eph. 5:18, 21). - “Let marriage be held in honor by all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled” (Hebrews 13:4).
- Parents and Children - “Behold, children are the gift of God; the fruit of the womb is His reward” (Psalm 127:3).
- Family to Family - “I will bless you . . . and through you all the families of the earth will be blessed “ (Genesis 12:3).
God to BUILD faith foundations in families
- Salvation Strength – rescued from darkness and death, and reconciled to God and His family, through Jesus Christ
- Ownership – that God owns family time, talents, resources
- Identity and Heritage – discerning God’s destiny and call
- Unity and Trust – implanted and learned by the Holy Spirit
- Blessings for Bonding – affirming, forbearing, forgiving
- Leadership – servant leadership among parents and children
- God’s “Job Descriptions” – for roles and relationships
- Finances – sufficient and well managed for family needs
- Work Role Models – to teach youth the importance of work
- Talents, Abilities, Spiritual Gifts – discerned and developed
- Conflict Resolution – grace, responsibility, restoration
- Healing – of illness, brokenness, grief, addiction, injustice
Cover Design by Vernon Franklin, Scripture quotations are from various translations
Published by Ernie Frederick Copyright @ 2013