Loving Heavenly Father, You put us into families and set a father as the leader and role model for each family, but Lord, there are many families that are being torn apart by a husband and father that has become addicted to alcohol.
Knowing the devastating nature of this disease, I pray that You would prompt each one to turn away from this evil habit to become the responsible husband and father that You desire each one to be.
Lord, we know that there are many alcoholic husbands that abuse their wives both physically and emotionally and that many children are also placed in danger due to abuse from an alcoholic father. And also Lord, we know that such drinking habits can often leave families with insufficient money to live on.
Protect all those that are vulnerable from all forms of abuse, and convict such men of the responsibilities of being loving husbands and dependable fathers. Lord, we pray that they turn from their evil ways to turn to the Lord Jesus, knowing that only in You is true freedom found.
Thank You Father. I commit all families that are in this position into Your safe-keeping. In Jesus' name,
“Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.”
“Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am
a stranger with thee, and
a sojourner, as all my fathers were
“Let no man therefore despise him: but conduct him forth in peace, that he may come unto me: for I look for him with the brethren.”
“Come up unto me, and help me, that we may smite Gibeon: for it hath made peace with Joshua and with the children of Israel.”
“And when the servants of Hadarezer saw that they were put to the worse before Israel, they made peace with David, and became his servants: neither would the Syrians help the children of Ammon any more.”
“And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye
warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it
“And when all the kings that were
servants to Hadarezer saw that they were smitten before Israel, they made peace with Israel, and served them. So the Syrians feared to help the children of Ammon any more.”
“Or let him take hold of my strength, that
he may make peace with me; and
he shall make peace with me.”
“For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then
shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such
a time as this?”
“And all his servants passed on beside him; and all the Cherethites, and all the Pelethites, and all the Gittites, six hundred men which came after him from Gath, passed on before the king.”
“Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.”
“And thus shall ye say to him that liveth in prosperity
, Peace be
both to thee, and peace be
to thine house, and peace be
unto all that thou hast.”