Every dad is the family role model, whether or not he wants the job. ~Dennis Rainey
Each day this week, we will post specific scripture references pertaining to fathers/fatherhood/heavenly Father for us to intentionally focus on in prayer. Let’s HONOR the fathers (biological, step, adoptive, spiritual) in our lives by standing in the gap for each of them. Today we focus on the role of father for the men in our lives.
Day Two Scripture Focus: Parenting
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord. ~Ephesians 6:4
Fathers, do not aggravate your children, or they will become discouraged. ~Colossians 3:21
Day Two Prayer Focus: Parenting
For Your Father/Father-In-Law: Pray that your father/father-in-law will demonstrate love and patience toward your/your husband even as an adult and be a Godly and encouraging influence on your/your husband's life.
For Yourself/your wife: Pray that you/your wife will respect and honor your husband's/your way of encouraging, instructing and disciplining your children and that you and your wife/you and your husband will be in Godly agreement on how to encourage, instruct and discipline your children.
For Yourself/your husband: Pray that you/your husband will demonstrate love and patience toward your children, regardless of their age and will be a Godly and encouraging influence on their lives.
Repentance/forgiveness: Fathers: repent for times you have been impatient and/or discouraging to your children. Ask God for divine parenting wisdom and love to respond to your children appropriately.
For your father/father-in-law: Pray forgiveness for times your father/father-in-law did not demonstrate patience and encouragement for you as their child.
Using the scriptures above, pray a declaration and blessing over yourself, your father/father-in-law and children:
Heavenly Father, thank you that my father is patient with me, and that I can go to him for Godly wisdom, instruction and encouragement. Thank you Heavenly Father for standing in the gap and being the perfect father and showing me/my husband how to be a Godly example to my/our children. In Jesus name, Amen.
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