Tuesday, April 17, 2007

His Relationships & His Fatherhood

(from Stormie O'Martian's Power of a Praying Wife)
Day 17
His Relationships
"Lord, I pray for (husband's name) to have good, godly male friends with whom he can openly share his heart. May they be trustworthy men of wisdom who will speak truth into his life and not just say what he wants to hear (Proverbs 28:23).
Give him the discernment to separate himself from anyone who will not be a good influence (1 Corinthians 5:13).
Show him the importance of godly friendships and help me encourage him to sustain them.
I pray for strong, peaceful relationships with each of his family members, neighbors, acquaintances, and coworkers. Today I specifically pray for his relationship with (name of person).
Let there be reconciliation and peace where there has been estrangement.
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another. John 13:34-35"

Day 18
"Lord teach (husband's name) to be a good father. Where it was not modeled to him according to Your ways, heal those areas and help him to forgive his dad.
Give him revelation of You and hunger in his heart to really know You as his heavenly Father. Draw him close to spend time in Your presence so he can become more like You and fully understand Your Father's heart of compassion and love toward him.
Grow that same heart in him for his children. Help him to balance mercy, judgment, and instruction the way You do. Though You require obedience, You are quick to acknowledge a repentant heart. Make him that way, too.
Whom the Lord loves He corrects, just as a father the son in whom he delights. Proverbs 3:12"

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