THEME: SUBMIT TO THE AUTHORITIES
“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother —which is the first commandment with a promise— so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth. Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord”.
-Submission to our parents is an instruction from the Lord for they have been given such authority to discipline by Him. Proverbs 1:8 reveals that, “Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and do not forsake your mother’s teaching”. Children have been tasked to be obedient to their parents for this is pleasing to the Lord. This not only means that children have the responsibility to obey, but parents have the responsibility to teach their children obedience; with patience. This is one of the most important duties for a parent that causes transformation and learning among the children. Without teaching their is no correction, without correction their is no learning. Such obedience originates from the ten commandments where God instructed us saying, “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). Submission to parents comes with a promise of long life here on earth, which was God’s design from the beginning.
Almighty Heavenly Father, we come before Your holy presence today, we thank You for all You have done for us and all You have given us. Thank You for Your love and mercies that we have seen ever present in our lives. Thank You Lord. Today we commit ourselves unto You, may You forgive us and wash us with Your precious blood from all the sins we have done, said and thought. We thank You for giving us guardians and parents. We ask that You may forgive us where we have not honored, obeyed and respected our parents as well as all the authorities You have put above us. O Lord, may You teach us to honor, obey and respect our parents as You have commanded. Give us wisdom, peace and long life here on earth according to Your will. Be with the orphans and provide for all their needs loving Father. May You also remember those among us who lack food, shelter, clothing, school fees and every other need, that You may provide for all their needs. Be will all the teenagers who go astray with drug addiction, sexual immorality and other fleshly lusts that Your may align them to Your will. We remember all the sick and we pray that You may heal them for You are God that healeth us. We thank You and honor You for You are a great and mighty God, worthy of all praise and honor. We pray this in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
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