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Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Family That Prays Together Stays Together!

Author: Shaila D Touchton

Christian fathers in particular have a responsibility to be leading and training their families in the Revelation of God. Parents are responsible for the raising, and nurturing of children with values become developers of characters and attitudes. Prayer brings the whole family closer to God and to each other. If everyone in the family is close to each other, then there will be less tension but more love and understanding. There will be less anger and more respect towards each other. If there is respect between couples then there will be less anger and fights. This will lead to a more harmonious relationship.

My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you. Psalm 63:5

The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught. Isaiah 50:4

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.Ephesians 6:4

We learn in Romans that “faith comes by hearing and hearing from the word of Christ” (Rom. 10.17).

So since the gospel “is the power of God for salvation” (Rom. 1.15) and we want our kids to be saved.

Teach them diligently” (Duet. 6.4) as God has commanded.

The Bible puts it this way: “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it” (Proverbs 22:6).

Child of God desires food. I Pet. 2-2

Romans 8:28- "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

God wants us to study His word. 2 Tim. 2:15

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” Joshua 24:15

Thessalonians 5:16-18 Paul says: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

But rather seek you the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added to you. Luke 12:31

Pray in your families unto the Father, always in my name, that your wives and your children may be blessed." - 3 Nephi 18:21

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