Thirty Days of Prayer for My Husband – Day 6: Role as a Father

“Likewise, urge the younger men to be self-controlled. Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us.”     Titus 2: 6-8

Lord, I pray for my husband’s role as a father. I pray that he would look at his children as an extension of himself and treat them as he would want to be treated. I pray that he is ready to forgive when forgiveness is called for; understanding when he doesn’t understand; and love when they are particularly unloveable.

I ask, Lord, that you remind him that just as God the Father is the ultimate example on how to live, my husband is the earthly example to our children. Help him to discipline with respect and not anger, and to be ready with words of advice on how to live according to the Bible along with the discipline. I pray for the example that he puts before them, that it would be the example of thinking before speaking, praying before making decisions, and respecting his body as the temple of the Holy Spirit. lI pray that he would put aside any habits that could cause our children to fall under the power of the world: cursing, drinking, deceit,  and stealing are all tools that Satan could use against his witness as a father and I pray that my husband would face all temptation with the Word of God.

Build my husband up in his example to our children, and let your Holy Spirit guide him in all he says and does.

Amen

Psalm 103:13; Psalm 127:3-5

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