March 20 – Praying for Strong Families: Godly leadership
“All of us were children at one time. Many of us had the grace to be brought up in a God-honoring home and environment. Certainly all families have differing levels of dysfunction and issues. Yet, healthy families need a home that is a safe haven, a place for learning and being together. Before a couple become parents, they need to establish principles of their household. Many forces will work to undermine that for them, but God must lead. Cultural chaos, confusion and messaging will be one of the ways the enemy works to influence, especially through social and news media.” (Lisa Crump)1
“Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it.” (Proverbs 22:6; NIV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
Pray for the protection of Christian principles in society and this administration, so that God-honoring qualities become honored and respected rather than ridiculed.
Ask for wisdom for this administration with current issues that are affecting the ability to have healthy family environments, such as: guns, legalized drugs, technology, immigration, etc.
Intercede for news outlets and social media for truth in reporting, influencing opinions, and government interaction with all forms of media.
Ask God for household leaders and government to seek His viewpoint over man’s, and not be swayed by every whim, alarm or latest news story, but to be rightly informed and responsive.
A prayer you can pray:
Father, more and more it seems that social media and news sources are determining what we “should think” about matters, such as “family”. We pray that You cause Truth to be broadcast in place of opinions touted as fact. Give wise answers to problems in America that threaten strong families: drugs, gangs, legalized drugs and the like. Let media leaders and government leaders rise up who can influence, in positive ways, things that can strengthen the nation’s families. Thank You, Jesus. Amen.
God cares more about family than we do, and He will raise up godly leaders that can shift the national dialogue about, and vision of, “family” to a positive and strong one.
Learn more about Lisa Crump and National Day of Prayer here.