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Monday, August 6, 2007

Day Six: Honoring Parents and Resisting Rebellion

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
Honor your father and mother,
which is the first commandment with promise:
that it may be well with you and
you may live long on this earth.
- Ephesians 6:1-3
Woe to the rebellious children who take counsel, but not of Me,
and who devise plans, but not of My Spirit,
that they may add sin to sin.
- Isaiah 30:1
Lord, I pray that You would give David and Elizabeth hearts that desire to obey You. Put into them a longing to spend time with You, in Your Word and in prayer, listening to Your voice. Shine Your light upon any secret or unseen rebellion that is taking root in their hearts, so that it can be identified and destroyed. Lord, I pray that they will not give themselves over to pride, selfishness and rebellion, but that they will be delivered from it.
By the authority You've given me in Jesus' name, I "stand against the wiles of the devil" and I resist idolatry, rebellion, stubbornness and disrespect; they will have no part in my son's & daughter's lives, nor will my child walk in a path of destruction and death because of them.
Your Word instructs, "Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord" (Colossians 3:20). I pray that You would turn the heart of these children toward their parents and enable them to honor and obey father and mother so that their lives will be long and good. Turn their hearts toward You so that all they do is pleasing in Your sight. May they learn to identify and confront pride and rebellion in themselves and be willing to confess and repent it. Make them uncomfortable with sin. Help them to know the beauty and simplicity of walking with a sweet and humble spirit in obedience and submission to You. In Jesus' name, Amen.*
*Make this prayer your own! From the book, The Power of a Praying Parent. Ordering information is found at the bottom of this page.

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