Loving Lord, You have placed us all in families and have, by Your own authority, established Your own statutes and laws. Thank You for placing us all in families and for my own family, in particular.
Thank You for the clarity with which You have taught us in Your word how that family that is seeking to do Your will, behaves… and the rolls that each of us holds within our own special family unit.
Thank You Lord, that You are our Father and have authorised the man of the home to take the place of authority, as the head of the family - just as You yourself are the Head of the family of God. May the men who are in this responsible role behave in a manner that is pleasing to You, by treating their wives with love and respect and their children with loving discipline and wise counsel. May they each become men after Your own heart as they assume their God-given role in their own homes.
May wives be gentle and gracious and willing to act in the crucial role of helper that You, Yourself have graciously placed them – may wives reflect the great love that Christ had for the Father and the sweet gentleness of the Holy Spirit – just as Jesus demonstrated these qualities in His own life… by submitting graciously to the Father’s will and desiring to do only those things that are pleasing to Him Give wives wisdom in the way that they behave towards their men-folk and may they grow in grace more and more as they walk in the steps of the lovely Lord Jesus Christ – Who was so full grace and truth.
Thank You for the heritage and gift of children, who we understand are a gift from God – a gift that has been lent from the Lord and a gift that You have graciously placed in so many families. And we pray that You would give all parents the grace and wisdom to teach and discipline their children in loving-kindness– and may the children themselves respect their parents and recognise the privilege they have in being part of a godly family unit. Loving Lord thank You for my family – and into YOUR hands I commit my family, from this day forward, even for evermore.
“A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;”
Category: Prayer for Accountability
Heavenly Father, thank You for the clear, biblical guidelines on the role of elders and overseers in the Church. We pray for all who are called into Church leadership, that they may endeavour to live godly lives - as outlined in the first book of Timothy. Grant them wisdom and grace to manage their own households in godly fear, and we pray that they may translate these practices into the caring supervision of their congregations. Keep them from the many fleshly pitfalls that could harm their testimony, and may all Your children seek to live godly in Christ Jesus - to His praise and glory - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
“(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)”
Source: Verse of the
day for 1 Timothy 3:5
Heavenly Father, thank You for the Word of God and the wonderful truths that are contained within its pages. Thank You that I have everything I need to live a pure and holy life and have been taught how to conduct myself in this fallen world system. I praise You that by faith in Christ I am a member of the household of God and part of the Body of Christ - which is identified at “the Church of the living God'. Help me to stand firm in these evil days and be a strong and established pillar of truth, that points lost sinners to Christ - Who is the source, the seal and the consummation of our faith - and in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
“But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.”
Source: Verse of the
day for 1 Timothy 3:15
Heavenly Father thank You that I am in Christ and that through His death and resurrection I have been made a new creation.. and have received His life within. Thank You that the Word of God became incarnate and was manifest in the flesh in the person of Christ. Thank You for revealing the truth of the glorious gospel in the written word of God and thank You that for bestowing on all Your children the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. I pray that I may show forth the love of Christ in all I say and do - to His praise and glory, AMEN.
“And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.”
Source: Verse of the
day for 1 Timothy 3:16