Men, my tribute to you is revealed in the family prayer that I wrote in 2005. This prayer is found in book #4 in the Give God the Glory! series titled “The Godly Family Life.”
A Family Prayer
by Kevin Wayne Johnson
Heavenly Father, I come to you in the name of Jesus
What a joy I have today
To pray unto you
As I do each and every day.
As I wake each day at dawn
To a sun that you caused to rise,
I am again thankful for the opportunity
To have been welcomed into the body of Christ.
I pray for my family, Lord
Whom you created just for me
Your Word says to serve and provide for them
And to encourage them to be what your Word calls them to be.
I pray Father that my family will
Prosper, and be in good health, even as our souls prosper
And that we continually acknowledge You in all of our ways,
Knowing that You shall direct our paths that no one can conquer.
I pray for salvation and academic excellence
For each and every child today
And for my spouse, I pray for peace
That will never fade or away.
I pray Father that our beautiful family
Be a visible example in the earth
Of what Your Word teaches us
That is, to be a blessing and not a curse.
In exchange for Your love toward us
We promise this to you
That this family will remain intact
No matter what the world may say or do.
This family will boldly reflect
What your Word intends for the family to be,
A strong and loving father, a tender and caring mother,
And children who honor their parents as their authority.
Thank you, Father for the stewardship
That comes with parental accountability,
What a privilege to be trusted
With such responsibility!
Father, use our family
To make a change in society
To demonstrate Your awesome love
For all humanity.
Your Word says,
“Train up a child in the way that he should go,
So that when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
We pledge to do this so our children won’t be tossed to and fro.
Your Word teaches the man
To love his wife as Christ also loved the church
For she is his glory, as is to be regarded
As precious as Your only Sons’ birth.
So Father, we touch and agree
Right now as we prepare for Your work today,
That Jesus is the solid rock upon which we stand
Even as You care for us every step along the way.
We pray for all families throughout our land
That they will come to know Your unconditional love,
And that Your original plan for the family
Will transcend all that is wrong with this world.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Have a great day fathers!