Our heavenly Father, we thank you for giving us the gift of relationships – our wives and our children, our family. We thank you for all the blessings that you have showered us all these years – materially, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Thank you for your grace.
You are LOVE. You are the source of it. Father forgive us when we look for it else where, when we find satisfaction in other things rather than in You. Forgive us when we are empty and hurt and we cannot love our wives and our children anymore. May we turn away from our sins and aimless wandering, and draw near to you. Thank you Lord for your mercy and forgiveness. Fill us Lord with your love that we may be healed, that we may be able to love again – to love our wives and our children. Renew us, change our hearts of stone to hearts of flesh – tender and moldable to your will. Help us Lord to walk with you day by day and to enjoy your presence. Thank you that we are able to do this because of your Son, Jesus Christ.
Father, raise us up to be holy spiritual leaders of our families. Help us not waste our times in games and internet socialization. Shake us out of our comfort zones and “lazy boys”. Remove us out of the sinful traps that we are in. So that we can be used by you to lead our families and to bless others as well. Help us Lord to mentor our children in your Word, and be active in raising them up, not leaving this responsibility to our wives, our school, or our church.
You are my God Almighty, my provider. Help us to fulfill our God-given role as the provider of our family, the bread-winner. We know Lord that you are in control and your love and faithfulness follows those who follow you. Your hand of blessing will go before us to bless our plans and our paths. Teach us to obey your leading and follow your open doors of opportunities. Thank you God because you hear our prayers. May you be glorified in our lives.
In Jesus name, amen.