At First Baptist Church, Lafayette, we encourage our entire church to pray together about “one thing” each week. This week we are praying for families. Specifically, we are praying for strong marriages and strong relationships between parents and children. Ephesians 5:15-6:4 gives two helpful principles regarding how to have strong marriages and strong relationships to children.
As it relates to Dads, we could say that a good summary goes like this:
Men, we must love our wives as Jesus loves the Church.
Dads, we must discipline our children without driving them away.
Both are difficult commands. Both are commands that require prayer. We must pray ourselves, and we must have others praying for us.
I am reminded today that there are many things I need to do for my wife and children, but perhaps the best thing I can do for them is to pray for them and to pray for me to be the husband and father that God commands me to be.
Join me in praying “this one thing” today.