Friday, May 18, 2012

31 Days of Praying For Our Children - Day 25

Abiding

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23)


Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can you, except you abide in me.
I am the vine, you are the branches: He that abides in me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing.
If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done unto you.
 Herein is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall you be my disciples. (John 15:1-8)

Father, I pray for my children to understand that the fruit you desire is obedience.  The fruit of Your spirit is a result of study and application of Your Holy Scriptures.  When we abide in You (obey You) all of this wonderful fruit just grows naturally.  When we disobey, we produce quite the opposite.  You say the wages of sin is death.  While we may not die physically immediately, our inner man dies and we are not the loving, joyful, peaceful, longsuffering, gentle, good, faithful, meek and self-controlled person You desire us to be.  


Oh, L-rd, I pray for you to protect my children from false teachers and prophets.  Many ignore or pervert Your Word to suit their lusts.  I pray for my children to recognize and discern these teachings.  They can only do this by knowing Your Word.  I also pray for them to be cautious of wrong translations of Your Scriptures.  New translations are completely changing Your Truth and leading many astray.   I pray for my children to be diligent to study and seek Your Wisdom and to understand that the New Testament does not contradict the Old.  They are in perfect union and harmony if one seeks understanding.

Father, I pray for my children to understand that Your Words and Your Ways are life, and to obey them, and teach their children to obey them.   There is wonderful promise of answered prayer in this passage, if we abide in You.  I pray for my children to recognize this treasure.

I offer this prayer in the mighty name of Yeshua, Ha-Mashiach. 


 
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5 comments:

  1. Abide-it's a word that God has been laying on my heart A LOT lately! So it's no accident that I came across your blog today:) Going to highlight that verse in John right now!!

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  2. Thank you for letting me know this, Alecia. It blesses me to know that my prayers are helping others.

    Shalom and blessings to you and yours.

    Gail

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  3. Beautiful prayers. I prayed once for myself then for my children and grandchildren. I don't have the parental responsibility for them, but I take my spiritual influence on them very seriously. Your prayers are far-reaching and such a blessing in my life.

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  4. It blesses me to know that, Pam. I pray for you and your loved ones to be blessed.

    Shalom,
    Gail

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  5. Thank you for sharing these encouraging words about abiding in Christ. I don't think a lot of people realize how important the fruits of the spirit are. As you pointed out, they're not optional. They are absolutely essential and they can't be produced on our own. We must stay attached to the vine.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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