Main Scriptures: Lk.21:25-27
More Scriptures: Matt.15:32, Jnh.2:7, Jos.21:45
And being let go, they went to their company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them. And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord and said, Lord ……..and now behold their threatening and grant unto thy servants that with all boldness they may speak thy word…..and when they had prayed, the place was shaken…………. (Act.4:24, 29, 31)
Prayer is at the core of your victory over the works of the devil that are trying to manifest themselves in the lives of your wife, children, their health, academics, finances and many more areas. It is the answer to every threat and challenge from the pit of hell. Every time you pray, you are building the power base of your life to challenge every ungodly tendency in and around your family. Your pastor cannot do much to build you power base. You have the greater responsibility to develop your prayer charger than anyone else. For instance, I encourage every husband to set aside days of the week, when he prays for himself and his family. Just as you are reading today’s devotional, I have prayed for my children, their husbands, career, health and finances. I do it every Wednesday, and other days as I am led by the Holy Spirit. But what is prayer? Prayer is a spiritual seed that goes into the future to reshape the destinies and circumstances of your life and that of your flock. Prayer is not only about asking the Lord for bread and butter. It is much more than that – it is about building a relationship with God, your heavenly Father.
As the head of the family, it is important that your wife and children see the nature of God the Father in you, if you want them to have a fatherly relationship with God. But you cannot achieve this if you don’t have a relationship with God, through prayers. Praying is communicating with God. It is a sign of maturity. What then happens when I become a husband who prays? You become a prevailing and victorious leader. This means you will begin to do exploits at home- laying hands on your sick wife and children and they recover, speaking a word in their direction and seeing the words come to pass in their lives and helping them to discover God’s plan for their lives. It also establishes your children in righteousness and glory (Ps.89:4). When you look at the terrible news coming out from our schools and the world today generally, you will discover that your seed (children) are not safe if they are not insulated in your prayer canopy. It is time for you to rise up and pray for your flock if you want to enjoy peace tomorrow.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, grant me the Spirit of grace and supplication.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, anoint my prayer altar for great exploits in my family.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, answer all my pronouncements over my wife and children
I keep my prayer altar on fire because it is my weapon to win over the challenges in my sheepfold in Jesus Name. Amen.