A Father’s Prayer
Read 1 Chronicles 27:1 through 29:30
Nearing the end of his life, David looked forward to when Solomon would be the next king of Israel. Being a king is not easy, and David seemed to worry that Solomon might not be up to building the palace and, above all, the temple. So he prayed for his son, asking God to work in his heart and enable him to lead the kingdom in the best ways.
“Give my son Solomon the wholehearted devotion to keep your commands, statutes and decrees and to do everything to build the palatial structure for which I have provided” (1 Chronicles 29:19).
Raising children and caring about grandchildren can be challenging these days. Times have changed, but there is still need for children to discover God’s purposes for their lives. The Lord still needs a generation that will fulfill His plan for its time.
What can adults do when they see children battered by peer pressure and the relentless draw of this fallen world? They can follow David’s example and pray. Prayer can break strongholds, bring strength, and help children achieve what God has planned for them.
Challenge for Today: Pray for your children.
Quicklook: 1 Chronicles 29:10–20
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