Every man, every father leaves a legacy of some kind. What if we prayed for the men in our lives to realize this, and live every moment to build a godly legacy for their children?
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. If you missed the preblitz prayer, husband prayer, parenting prayer, heart prayer, or abandoned children prayer, be sure to go back and read/pray them!
Today we focus on the legacy as fathers the men in our lives pass on to their children.
Day Five Scripture Focus: Legacy
He did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, just as his father Amaziah had done. ~2 Chronicles 26:4 (NIV)
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. ~Proverbs 22:6 (ESV)
Day Five Prayer Focus: Legacy
- Pray that fathers will embrace the desire to pass along a Godly legacy to their children by training them up to love and serve God.
- Pray (wives) that your husband/children's father will remember and embrace the Godly wisdom and healthy behaviors his father taught them.
- Pray your children will accept and embrace the Godly wisdom passed on to them from their father and not depart from it.
Repentance & Forgiveness Pray and ask God to show you times you have disregarded your father's godly and wise instruction and ways and repent for it. Repent for times you have disregarded your Heavenly Father's wisdom and plan for your life. Fathers: Repent if you have neglected your God given responsibility to train up your own children in the fear of the Lord.
Forgive your own father/father-in-law for times they have not embraced Godly fatherhood, disappointed you, led you along the wrong path or turned away from God's plan for their life. Pray and ask God to show you how to be a Godly father if you have not had a good example in your own life. Pray for a humble heart to follow God's instructions for fatherhood from His word and a desire to pass along a Godly legacy and example to your own children.
Pray a blessing, (even if in faith) over the fathers (your own/children's father,/father-in-law) in your life and praise God for their divine wisdom, desire to lead their children along the way they should go so that they will not depart from it. Praise God for His perfect example of Fatherhood and unconditional love and acceptance. Declare that you are loved, wanted and accepted in the beloved. In Jesus name, Amen.
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