The psalmist describes the next generation as arrows: "Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate" (Psalm 127:4-5, ESV).
God wants you to model for the next generation how to live a life of faith and devotion to Him.
We should pray that our children will become arrows into the heart of the enemy. When they face spiritual warfare, when they witness the moral decay around them, when they see the enemy's foothold on our society, may they be like arrows in the hand of Almighty God used to penetrate enemy territories and shatter spiritual deceptions.
Even if you do not have children, God wants to hear your prayers for the future of His people. He wants you to model for the next generation how to live a life of faith and devotion to Him. We need to show the next generation that God is not a stranger. He is our Father and our friend, our comforter and our foundation.
Prayer: Father, I pray that my children would become arrows in Your hand that would penetrate the heart of the enemy. Help me to be a role model for the next generation that they would see what You have done in my life and praise You. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
"For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light . . . and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them" (Ephesians 5:8, 10-11).
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