Thursday’s Prayer: Family Leadership
By faith Joseph, when his end was near, spoke about the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt and gave instructions concerning the burial of his bones. – Hebrews 11:22
Dear Heavenly Father, What great wisdom you gave Joseph that he would make his people keep up with his bones for hundreds of years until you fulfilled your promise to send them back to the promised land. As each generation told the next about the bones they also told them about your promises. It’s your promises that produce faith in us. Thank you for giving me parents who passed on your promises to me. When my heart was still wet cement they carefully made sure I knew all the big and wonderful promises that I hang my faith on. Help me to pass along your promises to my children and grandchildren. Give me creative ways to help them remember you are their God, you have redeemed them, that you are there for them and that you will welcome them into glory. Amen
Family leadership is passing the baton of God’s promises from one generation to the next.