Day 10

The Release of The SPIRIT

Parents

 

Pray for Your Parents

 

Dick Eastman describes prayer as “love on its knees.” Praying for our parents is a way of valuing our heritage, appreciating the role parents have played in our lives, and “loving them on our knees.”

 

For those with painful, damaged relationships with parents, the discipline of regularly praying for them may require you to walk the pathway of forgiveness. You will need to let go of past hurt and begin to see your parents as God sees them. Prayer, no matter who it’s for, always brings God’s perspective on people and past experiences.

 

For some of us separated by long miles from parents, praying for them can help us feel close to them and connected to what is happening in their lives.

 

No matter the age or stage of life that our parents are in, they still have hearts and need prayer. Some of our parents, like mine, have prayed all of our lives for us—often without much reciprocation on our part. They now need prayer for God’s will and purpose to be worked out in their lives, just as much as we needed it in days past. This is our opportunity to them and connected to what is happening in their lives.

 

No matter the age or stage of life that our parents are in, they still have hearts and need prayer. Some of our parents, like mine, have prayed all of our lives for us—often without much reciprocation on our part. They now need prayer for God’s will and purpose to be worked out in their lives, just as much as we needed it in days past. This is our opportunity to “love them on our knees,” honor their role as our parents, and bring them regularly to God’s own throne.

 

“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you” (Exodus 20:12). This is the first of the Ten Commandments with a promise attached to it. As we love, honor, and pray for our parents, we can trust God our heavenly Father will answer His promises to us.

 

Pray the Scriptures:

Exodus 20:12

Ephesians 6:1–4

 

Focus Today:

Maybe you have a photo of your parents that you can pull out. Keep it handy for the day and thank God for the good memories. Perhaps it is painful for you to think about your parents. Pray that God would show you your parents through His eyes today.

 

Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. (Exodus 20:12)”

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