A PRAYER FOR MEN

To all the men in this DF family, as we start the week, I pray that you develop a wartime mentality and lifestyle; that you never forget that life is short, that billions of people hang in the balance of heaven and hell every day, that the love of money is spiritual suicide, that the goals of upward mobility (nicer clothes, cars, houses, vacations, food, hobbies) are a poor and dangerous substitute for the goals of living for Christ with all your might and maximizing your joy in ministry to people’s needs.

I further pray that in all your relationships with women (not just in marriage) you seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit in applying the biblical vision of manhood and womanhood; that you develop a style and demeanor that does justice to the unique role God has given to man to feel responsible for gracious leadership in relation to women.

A leadership which involves elements of protection and provision and a pattern of initiative; that you think creatively and with cultural sensitivity in shaping the style and setting the tone of your interaction with women.

May you always be men of honor, justice and integrity in all your undertaking.  For those of you whose dreams are dying or already dead, I pray that the Lord who revives dead dreams to give you a visitation in the best of His time.

Grant this through Christ our Lord, Amen.

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