Friday, July 4, 2014

Tell the Stories

"For I have chosen him, so that he may command his children and his household after him
to keep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice
so that the Lord may bring upon Abraham what He has spoken about him." 
Genesis 18:19

God loves families. He designed it for parents to teach their children the ways of the Lord, so that His promises may be fulfilled in the earth. Children become history. They become His story. We must tell them our stories and the stories of history so they will keep the way of the Lord and continue telling His story. We must teach them the stories of the Bible. They must hear the stories of Abraham, Moses, David, Samuel, Elijah and all the heroes of faith.

God I pray for the safety and protection of the children of Waterford. I pray for the parents, the teachers and all who influence our children. I pray our children grow in a fertile environment, rich with Your presence. I pray they have encounters with You. That they learn to hear from You and grow in relationship with You. Pour out Your Spirit upon our children! 

I pray for the Waterford Historical Society. That the history of Waterford is preserved accurately. I pray we learn to search out our local history, as well as our state and national history. I pray you show us your plans for Waterford so we can pass that on to our children. Let this land be all You desire for it to be. I pray for the Parks and Recreation department. That the natural beauty of Waterford be preserved and restored. Let us learn of You in all that is around us. 

Let the families talk of You, Lord, around the dinner table. Let them attend church together. Let them enjoy each other surrounded by the beauty of Your creation. Turn the heart of the Fathers back to the children and the children to the Fathers. May the fathers and mothers, the grand-fathers and grand-mothers recognize the high honor of their position and train the children in Your ways.

Joel 2:28-29, Malachi 4:6, Romans 1:20, Deuteronomy 11:18-21
Re-prayer June 15 and June 17, 2011

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