Oh Lord, I pray that Your love will enter my family, my marriage, and my relationship with my children. I know that my life for You is strong, and the same goes for Your love for me, but somehow the love in my marriage is not as alive as it should be. The same can be said for my family and children. And I know that I have a part of this happening and I am sorry. May Your love strengthen me, through these hard times and lift me up. I wish for salvation in the lives of my immediate family, wife and my kids. May they one day know You, Lord, and follow in Your footsteps also. I know that I am not perfect, but only desire to do Your will. If a part of me is lacking and things aren't going well in my relationships because of what I am doing, make it be known to me. Help me to know what is wrong, that things might get better over time. I just wish that my family would be with me, one day in heaven, after we all pass on in death. For this reason, do I try to point those I love to You, Jesus, ever day of my life. If that is changing what they are watching, and pointing them to a show that is uplifting and speaks of You, that is my desire. So much that is on TV now-a-days is only a trap and a lure to lead us away from Your love. For this reason, I'd rather shut it off all together and read Your Words in the Bible as a family. What You have said in scripture has meaning to my life and gives me hope, while the things on TV are only distractions. I love to spend time with You in Your Words and in prayer and I wish that one day my family would want to join me in worship to You also God. Your love is what keeps me going and I pray that this love will soon take over my family, spouse and children's lives also. I love You Lord. Amen.
Philippians 4:10-13 (KJV)
10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity.
11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Jesus is my first love. He has my heart, my mind, my soul, and my life. He is my shelter in the storm. Oh, how I love You Lord!
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