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Friday, August 17, 2007

Day 17: Staying Attracted to Holiness and Purity

Even a child is known by his deeds,
whether what he does is pure and right.
- Proverbs 20:11
Let no one despise your youth,
but be an example to the believers
in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit,
in faith, in purity.
- I Timothy 4:12
Lord, I pray that You would fill David and Elizabeth with a love for You that surpasses their love for anything or anyone else. Help them to respect and revere Your laws and understand that those laws are there for their benefit. May they clearly see that when Your laws are disobeyed, life doesn't work. Hide Your Word in their hearts so that there is no attraction to sin. I pray they will run from evil, from impurity, from ungodly thoughts, words, and deeds, and that they will be drawn toward whatever is pure and holy. Let Christ be formed in them cause them to seek the power of Your Holy Spirit to enable them to do what is right.
You have said, "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God" (Matthew 5:8). May a desire for holiness that comes from a pure heart be reflected in all that they do. Let it be manifested in their appearance as well. I pray that the clothes they wear and the way they style their hair and choose to adorn their bodies and faces will reflect a reverence and a desire to glorify You, Lord.
Where they have strayed from the path of holiness, bring them to repentance and work Your cleansing power in their hearts and lives. Give them understanding that to live in purity brings wholeness and blessing, and that the greatest reward for it is seeing You.* In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
*Make this prayer your own! From the book, The Power of a Praying Parent, by Stormie Omartian. Ordering information at the bottom of the page.

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