While I continue working on what a return to the live or recorded audio/video broadcasts will be, I will still leave some written encouragement for each day. This week’s focus will be on God being a Father to the fatherless and His desire that we model that characteristic as well.
“He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the alien, giving him food and clothing.” Deuteronomy 10:18 (NIV)
As we celebrate Father’s Day to begin the week, this week we will focus our prayer emphasis on God’s concern for the fatherless. As we pray to be more Christ-like, we must pray that our response to the fatherless would be the same as God’s. There are many in our community who live as fatherless regardless of the presence of a dad in their life.
Pray for the courage and wisdom to stand up for the fatherless when it comes to them having their needs met. Pray that your love of people would be seen in the ways you defend and provide for the fatherless. Pray that God is seen in you as you take up the cause of the fatherless.
Pray for discernment and wisdom to see beyond and through the divisiveness of this world so that you would love others as God loves both you and them.