So, usually on Wednesdays I write a bit about what Beth Moore is teaching. Thus far I’ve focused on her series on the family which has been aired on Life Today with James and Betty Robison for the past couple of months. There was no new part of that series played today, in fact Beth Moore wasn’t on Life Today, today. So, I wanted to take this time to see if there were any out there who need prayer on behalf of their family?
If I can be honest, but delicate (because some of them may read this and I don’t want to embarrass or shame anyone–at all), I’d like to expose myself a little bit. If you could know anything about me, you’d think I have it pretty together, not perfect by any means, but a pretty solid chick. You’d never guess how much I have to overcome daily and how much I have already overcome through God’s grace and love alone. Why? My family of origin is quite dysfunctional, broken and in great need of redemption.
It pains me deeply when I think about all of the things my family is ridden with–alcoholism, infidelity, jealousy, low self-image, domestic violence, drug abuse, pridefulness, lack, depression, illness, adultery, fatherlessness, and the list goes on and on and on. It makes me very sad because these are people that I care about and who mean a great deal to me, but also because there is a such thing as generational curses and I am having to fight these demons off of me and my children so that the vicious cycle doesn’t repeat itself and satan have his way. No. So I pray for my family and I attach the word to them, name by name and one by one. It starts to get over my head a bit at times and feels like too much to handle, but I have a Father who holds my whole world in His hands. Surely He can work miracles in my family.
Perhaps there are others out there who’s family can use a little prayer? If it’s your family or the family of someone you know, I’d love to pray for you & yours and invite you to pray for me & mine. Please leave your prayer requests in the comments and pray for the person who commented before you. I’ll personally pray for each prayer request left here, with pleasure.
The family is soil, fertile and rich, ready to receive good seed and a able to produce a wealthy harvest. It is a training ground for great people to be formed and, often, the roots of how people develop the type of relational styles they use to engage others everyday. In families right now, both brilliant people and broken people are being formed. God desires to reign in homes and families all over the world. So does satan. People get ready. It’s time to pray.