Praying for our households

Thank You, Father, that because we believe in the Lord Jesus, our households shall be saved.

As for us – our tent and each household – we will serve the Lord.We wives submit unto our own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ is the head of the Church, and He is the Saviour of the body. We are submissive, so that even if our husbands do not obey the Word, they may be won by our behavior – chaste and accompanied by the fear of God. Instead of relying on the outward adorning of our flesh, we will reach our husbands with the hidden person of our heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.

The older women will admonish the younger women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God not be blasphemed.

Each husband loves his wife as Christ loves the Church – that he love her as his own body – nourishing and cherishing her as Christ does the Church. Husbands dwell with their wives with understanding, giving honour to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that their prayers not be hindered.

Let each man of you love his own wife as his very own self, and let the wife see that she respects and reverences her husband — that she notices him, regards him, prefers him, venerates and esteems him, and that she defers to him, praises him, loves him, honors him, and admires him exceedingly.

Our children are a gift and a heritage from You, and the fruit of the womb is our reward from You. The children of our youth are like arrows in the hand of a mighty warrior. How blessed we are to have our quiver full of them. We will train up our children in the nurture and the admonition of the Lord. They will not depart from the Way, the Truth, and the Life!

Our children will obey us in the Lord, for this is right! They will honor their father and their mother – all their lives – that they may live long on the earth. Fathers will not provoke or aggravate their children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. They will not exasperate their children in order that they not lose heart.

LORD, we reaffirm that we are persuaded that You are able to guard and keep what we’ve committed unto You! We rededicate our adult children to You! We stand unmoved and receive Your promise to pour out Your Spirit on our sons and daughters! We declare they will hear Your voice and sense Your presence and direction in their lives. Speak to their hearts as You pour out Your Spirit, LORD!

Thank You, LORD that because Your love and power is poured out on us, our prayers for our children are powerful! Thank You for loving our adult children as much as we do. We say, today, “For our adult children we have prayed and You, LORD, hear our prayers and grant our petition. We give You all praise and glory!! In the Mighty Name of Jesus!

We, Your children will hearken and listen to You that You may teach us the fear of the Lord. We will keep our tongues from evil and our lips from speaking deceit. We will depart from evil and do good. We will seek peace and pursue it, in order that we may have life and length of days and that we will see good.

As for You, Father, this is Your covenant or league with us: Your Spirit who is upon us and who writes the law of God inwardly in our hearts, and Your words which You have put in our mouths, shall not depart out of our mouths or out of the mouths of our children, or out of the mouths of our children’s children from henceforth, and forever.

Father, today we bring our families, including our posterity, before the throne of grace as living memorials. In the name of Jesus, we bind ourselves, our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to the truth of Your love, care, faithfulness, mercy and grace. Your grace is sufficient for all our needs, hurts and issues.

Thank You for drawing us to Yourself and giving us the courage to trust You, and the wisdom and understanding necessary to bring our needs and vulnerabilities to You. We ask You to bind up our brokenness and supply our needs, in the Name of Jesus.

As for us and our house we will serve the LORD in the Name of Jesus! O God, how good You are to us. You set life and death before us and we have chosen life so we and our descendants may live and enjoy life. We thank You for giving us the opportunity to bless our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We bless these generations with the testimony of Your goodness and grace and pray that this heritage will be passed down to future generations.

You are our hope, our deliverer, and we will declare Your love and strength to the next generation and Your power to everyone who is to come. Holy Spirit, instead of causing division with judgments, let us bridge the generational gaps with unconditional love, with Your truth and Your promises. Where there are mistakes, impatience and offense, Lord, bring healing, encouragement and redemption.

Through family, friendships and associations You have linked our destinies across decades. Lord, by faith we will finish our assignment and be a living memorial to show future generations that You are upright and faithful to Your promises. You will not fail one word of Your promise, in the Name of Jesus.

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