PRAY FOR YOUR FAMILY
But if you don’t want to serve the Lord, you must choose for yourselves today whom you will serve. You may serve the gods that your ancestors worshiped when they lived on the other side of the Euphrates River, or you may serve the gods of the Amorites who lived in this land. As for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.”
Joshua 24:15 NCV
Family is very important to God. He is the one who joined the first family that we all came from. The devil from the beginning has been fighting against the family. He planted hate inside the heart of Cain that made him to kill his brother Abel. If you follow closely our origin, you will find out we all came from a single Family of Adam and Eve, in other words we are all relatives.
As the way Cain killed Abel, we are killing one another every day. Nations are fighting against nations, and kingdoms against kingdoms. The love of many has gone cold, and the fear of the Lord is no longer there even to those who call themselves Christians.
We need to learn to fight for our families; it took two people who failed in love to form a family. We are living in an hour where there is high rate of divorces than any time in history. The Bible says in the Book of Malachi 2:16, "For I hate divorce!" says the LORD, the God of Israel. "To divorce your wife is to overwhelm her with cruelty," says the LORD of Heaven's Armies. "So guard your heart; do not be unfaithful to your wife." God hates divorce, and it is not the will of God for couples to divorce one another and it was not so from the beginning.
This morning, ask the blessings of God over your family in the coming year. Ask God that He may bless you and your family spiritually, financially, and materially. Ask God to touch all your unsaved loved ones that they may know the Lord in the coming year. If you desire to go to heaven, then desire to take your family with you.
Stand firm in prayers and pray for each family member. Pray that God may touch their lives that they may repent and follow our Lord Jesus Christ. You need to protect your house by the blood of Jesus; you need to plead the blood of Jesus on each member of your family every day. God will restore all what the enemy has taken out of your family if you will surrender your family before Him.
Pray this prayer with me by faith and God is going to answer your prayer....
Dear Father, I thank You for my family. Lord I cover each member of my family by the blood of Jesus. Lord I'm asking that You may touch them and meet all of their needs. Lord I'm asking that You may save all who needs your salvation in Christ Jesus according to your Gospel. In Jesus' Name, Amen.