Lord, we lift up our men to You today. Fathers, husbands, brothers, sons and other brothers in Christ. Lord, may they be the strong and courageous men You created them to be. May they rise to the occasion. May they be men of valor and integrity, who value a good name above wealth.
May they not chase after the god of mammon. May they be content in all circumstances. May they only look to You, Lord, for their validation and identity. May they seek after wisdom and follow the path of righteousness. May they be the defenders and protectors of innocence and dignity.
May they be self controlled, examples of virtue and honor. Lord, may you guard their hearts from the seductions and wiles of the world. Lord, may they lean on You for all their needs. May they seek first, after Your kingdom of heaven.
May husbands love and rejoice in their wife. May fathers hearts be turned toward their children and may they not provoke or exasperate them. May they be praised in the city gates. May their houses be in order. May they be respected. May they work hard and enjoy the fruit of their labors. May they not grow weary in well doing. May they enjoy their Sabbaths and keep it holy. Lord, may You bless the men we know.
Lord, may You be their example of masculinity, fatherhood, manhood and husbandry. May they hide Your Word within their hearts and keep Your precepts. May they walk in forgiveness and grace. May Your praise be on their lips. May they honor and love their wives, mothers, sisters, daughters and treat all other women as sisters in Christ. In Jesus Holy Name, Amen. ♥ ♥ ♥