Family Prayer Time

Seven family leaders met for breakfast and discussed the importance of family prayer time. This can serve as a daily course correction in today’s world of conflicting messages we are all exposed to.

Children should understand the difference between praying in faith and praying with a demanding, selfish attitude. In Luke 12:15 Jesus says: “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”

Another difficult concept that daily prayer can help with is in praying for those with whom we may not see eye to eye with. In Matthew 5:43-48 Jesus teaches the radical concept of loving your enemies: “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”


Thanks for meaningful discussion men, and the opportunity to share this morning. As I mentioned, kneeling at our couch for prayer was a very memorable part of my growing up years. I realize though that this could be a bit difficult for some of you, with the sizes of your growing families!

We found out who the true central North Carolinian is this morning when Starsky ordered livermush with his eggs…..#regionaldelicacy??

Thanks for excellent takeout, Banjo Boy


2 thoughts on “Family Prayer Time

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    @SS Minnow – good first #Endurance for the new year. Also liked @Banjo Boy’s comment about how important prayer is and praying for yourself. But even more important, praying FOR OTHERS is powerful stuff. The devil doesn’t want us praying but especially doesn’t want us praying for others. Tclaps!

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