48th week: Jesus Family! The “Five-fold Prayer” series, Part IV
“…But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15 (KJV)
I believe every prayer that comes out of our heart, inspired by the Holy Spirit, is a powerful weapon in God’s hands, for accomplishing His will on this earth, and for driving out the forces of darkness. So, let me share briefly about 5 specific prayer directions the Lord has led me to pray, on a continual basis, because I believe they are indeed foundational for our daily walk with the Lord. I have named this series of five Devotionals: The “Five-fold Prayer” series.
The first prayer area we discussed in the first Devotional of this series was connected with God’s Reality in us. The second one was connected with us to be real in God and His purposes. The third one was connected with us knowing the Holy Spirit so intimately, that we be not ever fall into the same situation Samson fell. Now the fourth area of prayer would be praying for our whole families to be involved in God’s ministry, doing His will on the Earth. You can see the power in that area in Joshua’s statement above.
The Bible says the Lord chose Abraham exactly for this same reason – because He knew Abraham would COMMAND his children after him, to serve the Lord. Before Abraham knew the Lord, he was an idolater, so he knew best how important it is for a person to serve the Lord with his whole family. That’s why he was the first one called ‘Father of many nations’, ‘Father of faith’, etc., all speaking of the importance of the family in God’s plan. God the Father is called in such a way, because He is a generational God.
Let us therefore pray: “Lord, please keep our families as the apple of Your eye, and let all of us serve You all the days of our lives, as a family, generation after generation”.
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