Focus first on the ministry of family. Be a voice that speaks encouragement and correction in your house
Micah 6:8 (ISV)
6 He has made it clear to you, mortal man, what is good and what the LORD is requiring from you— to act with justice, to treasure the LORD’s gracious love, and to walk humbly in the company of your God.
1 Timothy 3:5 (NIV)
5 If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?
Father God in the name of Jesus, You are my Loving Kindness. You are my Tender Mercy. You are the One who serves as the Blotter of my transgressions, the Cleanser of my iniquities and the Hyssop of my heart.
You are well acquainted with the innermost parts of my being and still You have not cast me away from Your presence. Still you find me blameless when You judge. You are the only One I have to answer to, yet You answer for me. You are the only Judge I have to appear before and yet You stand with me as a Righteous Lawyer. You have dismissed my case, though I have shown myself to be guilty over and over again.
Not only have You dismissed my case, but You have expunged it also. You have sealed it and it is so. Even if I make my bed in hell, you are there. What place is there that I can go that’s away from Your presence? What fother place should I go?
You have washed me and made me whiter than snow. You have made me to hear joy and gladness. Even in the midst of my consecration, in the midst of my fasting, You have made my bones to rejoice.
As the Hyssop of my heart, I ask that You renew in me a steadfast spirit in this fast. May I continue to strive toward the mark of the prize of the high calling that is in Christ Jesus.
With the many witnesses around me, may I be encouraged to lay aside every weight and the sins that so easily ensnare me and may I run with endurance the race that has been set before me; the race that You have already finished for me in Christ.
You are the Author and Finisher of my faith that has endured the Cross with joy, despite the shame. You are the Majesty that now sits down at the right hand of the Throne.
Help me to maintain my ministry to my family. Help me bring order to my house. May I be the Prophet/Prophetess that speaks encouragement and correction for the betterment of my house. May I be the Priest that intercedes for mercy and declares healing over my family in the name of Jesus.
Those areas in my personal life and in my family that I have been neglecting, may I neglect no longer. Teach me to be attentive, to be mindful and to be sensitive to those whom we have been assigned.
Give me strength in the area of:__________________________.
In the name of Jesus, Our Father, Mother and Friend, Amen.