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March 18, 2017

Praying for Strong Families: God’s Creation

“Family is God’s creation, this it is not man’s or government’s authority to define.  The creation of humanity itself was a remarkable honor to mankind.  I often ponder how God must feel as our heavenly Father, our Creator.  His is fierce in His love and desire for His beloved creation.  Being made in His image is really an astounding honor from a perfect holy God to whom we will give an account one day of our choices.  One day we will face not a government, but God Himself as our judge.  Today, mankind is trying to re-define this divine creation of male and female from which all procreation comes.  We must contend for the holiness of God’s design of family, starting with male and female.” (Lisa Crump)1

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  1. Intercede for governmental protection of God’s design for strong families as defined in the Holy Bible.

  2. Pray this eternal truth: “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,” (Proverbs 1:7a) to invade our cities, states and federal halls and courts. May a holy reverence come forth upon our entire nation.

  3. Intercede for elected officials and those they assemble, who oppose the things of God, to come to know the joy of serving His ways that are higher than ours, as recorded in Isaiah 55:9b.

  4. Ask the Lord to help our nation become a beacon in every church, state-federal hall and home, school and workplace to learn to love the Lord your God fully.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, You ordained the family. You began with one man and one woman. You gave them the ability to procreate, and “family” began. This was the world’s very first institution. It’s definition trumps government and law. We, Your Ekklesia, contend together today the family. We ask that a holy reverence of “family” would come upon our governing officials. We pray that those who oppose it would receive a revelation from You of its sanctity. We look for the day when the United States is that example of what the benefit of strong families looks like. Thank You, Jesus! Amen.

Today’s decree:

We decree that the concept of family, as ordained by God, will be honored in the United States of America, at the federal level and in every state and city!

Learn more about Lisa Crump and the National Day of Prayer here.