“Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do. “Honor your father and mother.” This is the first commandment with a promise: If you honor your father and mother, “things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth. Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.” -Paul (Ephesians 6:1-4)
CONSIDER: Each family member is mentioned in this passage with instructions for life. Verses 10-18, “the whole armor of God”, gives understanding to the reader that this family unit will encounter conflicts and problems that originate from the powers of darkness. With that in mind, we can pray accordingly.
PRAY: Father, our families are precious and so we stand firm against all the strategies of the devil. For the peace of our families we resist this enemy in the time of evil and we stand firm in our faith. Not neglecting the belt of truth (the Word of God) and the body armor of God’s righteousness, we use the shield of faith and stop the fiery arrows of the devil. We honor you, God, as our Heavenly Father and we trust you to keep us and deliver our families in times of trouble.