Originally written for my brothers in faith and discipleship Good Friday 2019.
God, I pray you would renew my heart again today. Move me to read scripture and pray with my family. Help me to be their spiritual leader, to teach and equip them for the great commission.
Motivate me to build a Godly household. Prepare us to share our faith. God, help us to be loving and bold in our faith.
God, open our eyes to see. Don’t let us be blinded by the “entertainment” and “pleasures” of this world. Give us a deep desire to know you more and desire your kingdom more than this world.
Forgive me of my daily sins of apathy, grumbling and discontent. Fill me, oh God, with hope and joy.
In Jesus Christ’s name I pray – Amen
“Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce. Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease. But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.”
Jeremiah 29:5-7 ESV