A YEAR IN PRAYER    "Using God's Word to pray"

If your relationship with your earthly father didn't work out, shouldn't you seek to become a child of God, the heavenly Father?

Aren't today's fatherless mostly made of arrogant, self-centered, and rebellious children, as opposed to the fatherless of old who were weak, poor, mostly humble and helpless?

Could those who rebel against the authority of their earthly father learn to submit to the Word of the heavenly Father?

 

DAY # 203

TODAY’S REQUEST:

PRAYING FOR FAITH IN GOD:

THE LORD IS THE HELPER OF THE FATHERLESS

Exodus 22:22 "You shall not afflict any widow or fatherless child.
Deuteronomy 24:17 "You shall not pervert justice due the stranger or the fatherless, nor take a widow’s garment as a pledge.
Deuteronomy 24:19-21 "When you reap your harvest in your field, and forget a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it; it shall be for the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands. 20 "When you beat your olive trees, you shall not go over the boughs again; it shall be for the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow. 21 "When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you shall not glean it afterward; it shall be for the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow.
Psalms 68: 4 Sing to God, sing praises to His name; Extol Him who rides on the clouds, By His name YAH, And rejoice before Him. 5 A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, Is God in His holy habitation.

 

HOW DO THE SCRIPTURES TELL US TO EXPRESS THIS REQUEST?

THE LORD IS THE ETERNAL FATHER OF THOSE WHO TRUST IN THE SON

Psalms 10:12-14 Arise, O LORD! O God, lift up Your hand! Do not forget the humble. 13 Why do the wicked renounce God? He has said in his heart, "You will not require an account." 14 But You have seen, for You observe trouble and grief, To repay it by Your hand. The helpless commits himself to You; You are the helper of the fatherless.
Psalms 146:9 The LORD watches over the strangers; He relieves the fatherless and widow; But the way of the wicked He turns upside down.
Proverbs 23:10 Do not remove the ancient landmark, Nor enter the fields of the fatherless;
Isaiah 1:17 Learn to do good; Seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor; Defend the fatherless, Plead for the widow.
Zechariah 7:10 Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, The alien or the poor. Let none of you plan evil in his heart Against his brother.’