Sunday June 21, 2015 “Father Job”

Job 1:5 “So it was, when the days of feasting had run their course, that Job would send and sanctify them, and he would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings according to the number of them all. For Job said, “It may be that my sons have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.” Thus Job did regularly.”
This is Father’s Day in America.  A time where we honor and give thanks for dads.  Of course we should always give thanks to our Heavenly Father but we do take this time to express our love and appreciation for good old dad.
Tonight as we gather our hearts together and lift our prayers of agreement to God between the hours of 6 and 9pm (all time zones) we will focus our prayers on earthly fathers.
Prayer Focus #1:  God asked Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job?”  The Lord knew the heart of Job because Job continually sought the heart of God.  This resulted in spiritual character in Job’s heart.  Pray that all men, especially Fathers seek the Lord to know His heart for America during this pivotal time in history.
Prayer Focus #2:  Even though Job’s friends were critical of him and his wife advised him, “Just curse God and die,” Job maintained his integrity refusing to sin with his lips against God.  Pray that fathers develop and maintain integrity at every stage of fatherhood and even into their golden years as grandfathers.  Pray that dad’s keep their words to their families and that they learn to bless the Lord at all times – good and bad.
Prayer Focus #3:  Pray that Father’s in America take their spiritual “head of household” position given them by God seriously.  Job offered sacrifice which is a type of intercession for his children even when they were grown.  Job was a true patriarch and community leader.  Pray that men would “step up” in America as spiritual leaders at home and in their community.  Pray also that being the patriarchs of society the Fathers learn to control the conversation of what is right and what is not in American society today as men gathered at the gates in Job’s day to discuss their towns and villages and decide what to do about current issues.

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