Today we are praying our husband’s hearts, (the father of our children), would turn toward their children.
An angel of the Lord appeared to Zachariah, the father of John the Baptist, and told him what his son would do.
5 for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even before he is born. 16 He will bring back many of the people of Israel to the Lord their God. 17 And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous—to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”
This was prophesied 400 years earlier in Malachi 4
5 “See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. 6 He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction.”
Repenting is a turning. Repent then turn toward your children to teach them the power of God for salvation. Elijah had great faith in the power of God.
Lord please give our husbands the faith of Elijah to turn the hearts of our children to you the living God. May I be a help and not a hindrance to this task.
I pray fathers will bring children up in the instruction of the Lord. Not harshly or the opposite too absent or lenient but balanced; love and discipline.
Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
And where fathers fail (and mothers too) Lord please keep our children safe, be their instructor and guide them in your truth. Give them faith that surpasses understanding, guard their hearts and their minds, be a light to their path.