Group: Parents Contending in Prayer

Scriptures used to guide our prayer time:

Hope:
Malachi 3:23-24 TLV “Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet, before the coming of the great and terrible day of Adonai. He will turn the hearts of fathers to the children, and the hearts of children to their fathers—else I will come and strike the land with utter destruction.”

Hedge of Protection:
Job 1:4-5 “He would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings, according to the number of them all. For Job said, “Perhaps my children have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.” Thus Job did every day.”

Restoration:
Job 42:10 “So Adonai restored what Job had lost, after he prayed for his friends and Adonai doubled everything that Job had before.”

Reconciliation:
Luke 15:24 “For this son of mine was dead and has come back to life—he was lost and is found! Then they began to celebrate.”

Come to senses:
Luke 15:17 “But when he came to his senses”, “I’ll get up and go to my Father.”

Repentance:
Luke 15:18b-19 “Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your presence. I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired workers.”

Introspection:
Luke 6:41-42 “You hypocrite! First take the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly the speck in your brother’s eye, to take it out.”

Father’s touch:
Ephesians 6:4 “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”

Discipline defined:
Hebrews 12:5-6 “Have you forgotten the warning addressed to you as sons? My son, do not take lightly the discipline of Adonai or lose heart when you are corrected by Him, because Adonai disciplines the one He loves and punishes every son He accepts.”

Discipline’s benefit:
Hebrews 12:8-11 “But if you are without discipline—something all have come to share—then you are illegitimate and not sons. Besides, we are used to having human fathers and instructors—and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live? Indeed, for a short time they disciplined us as seemed best to them; but He does so for our benefit, so that we may share in His holiness. Now all discipline seems painful at the moment—not joyful. But later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.”

Travail:
Romans 8:26 “In the same way, the Ruach helps in our weakness. For we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Ruach Himself intercedes for us with groans too deep for words.”

Pray Without Ceasing:
1 Thessalonians 5: 16-22 “Rejoice always, pray constantly, in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Messiah Yeshua. Do not quench the Spirit, do not despise prophetic messages, but test all things, hold fast to what is good, keep away from every kind of evil.”

Blessings:
Psalm 103: 1b-6 & 17
Of David.
Bless Adonai, O my soul,
and all that is within me, bless His holy Name.
Bless Adonai, O my soul,
and forget not all His benefits:
He forgives all your iniquity.
He heals all your diseases.
He redeems your life from the Pit.
He crowns you with lovingkindness and compassions.
He satisfies your years with good things,
so that your youth is renewed like an eagle.
Adonai executes justice—
judgments for all who are oppressed.
17 But the mercy of Adonai is from everlasting to everlasting
    on those who revere Him,
His righteousness to children’s children

Praise:
Psalm 34: 2-9 & 16, 18-20
I will bless Adonai at all times.
His praise is continually in my mouth.
My soul boasts in Adonai.
The humble ones hear of it and rejoice.
Magnify Adonai with me
and let us exalt His Name together.
I sought Adonai, and He answered me,
and delivered me from all my fears.
They who looked to Him were radiant,
and their faces will never be ashamed.
This poor man cried, and Adonai heard,
and saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of Adonai encamps around those who fear Him,
and delivers them.
Taste and see how good Adonai is.
Blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him.
16 The eyes of Adonai are on the righteous,
and His ears are attentive to their cry.
18 The righteous cry out and Adonai hears,
and delivers them from all their troubles.
19 Adonai is close to the brokenhearted,
and saves those crushed in spirit.
20 Many are the distresses of the righteous,
but Adonai delivers him out of them all.

God is actively involved:
Psalms 11: 4 “Adonai is in His holy Temple. Adonai’s throne is in heaven. His eyes are watching. His eyelids observe the children of men.

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