Prayer: Our God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we bless your holy name today as those redeemed from the curse of the law and the miseries of eternal death that awaits all those who do not know, honor, love, and reverence you. We are thankful beyond words for your kindness to us. If you are for us, who can be against us? Yet, we know many things in this life oppose your people. First, we wrestle with the world around us, that world that is at odds with you and your Word. Second, we struggle with our flesh and the indwelling sin that lies within. You know our frame, and you know that we are dust. Third, we battle against the enemy of our souls and the kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Yet, we know you are for us, preparing a heavenly rest where there will be no more sorrow, tears, struggle, or death. Who can legitimately charge us? No one, for you have declared us righteous in your sight only for the righteousness of your Son imputed to us. There is no longer any fear of condemnation with you. Yet, we confess, our God, that we often forget these glorious truths and wander backward into doubt and despair. Please help us, Father, to trust you and your Word. 

Today, we ask that you who ordained the family would be kind to the families of your visible church, blessing them and helping them fight the world, the flesh, and the devil. We know that unless you build the house, we labor in vain. Please help us build according to the blueprint of your holy Word. Please cause the fathers of families to lead their wives and children diligently by word and example. Please grant our wives a willingness to follow the godly leadership of their husbands. Please help our covenant children, protecting them from the culture and the world and the enemy of their souls. We pray for the next generation of your church, asking that you prepare godly men to lead your people. We ask that you be kind and remember your covenant with them all of their days. We pray for these things in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Scripture Meditation: Rom. 8:31-34; Psa. 127

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