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Monday, June 22, 2015


Fervent Prayer Avails Much
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man (or woman) avails much.

The family unit is greatly strengthened by each member holding up the others in prayer.
Proactive praying is designed to keep the family strong. Its purpose is preventive and sustaining.
Preventive in that praying that wisdom will prevail in each member’s decision making and sustaining when things occur beyond their control.

The patriarch and matriarch should lead the way in this matter. 
There is an enemy who tries to work within the family creating discord and thereby weakening the unit as a whole.
When members cease to care for one another problems multiply and chaos is the result. If there is discord within your family the phrase found in scripture “men and brethren, what shall we do?” should become the watch words. This question begs the answer it is time for harmony to prevail.

If there are problems within the family are you the problem or the problem solver. One of the sticky points and is at the root of many family problems is that not all members are created equal.
Some are not as sound in judgment as the others are and as such require more prayer and forbearance to sustain them (does someone come to mind? If so then you know who needs extra prayer).

Romans 15:15 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.

In scripture we see time after time examples where the principles set forth by GOD pertaining to the family unit are cast aside. This spiritual failure is the cause of the unit being weak and ineffectual for GOD’S service. 

Certain personality quirks create voids in the family unit and members can’t stand each other what then?

It is time to muster up all the love within you and continue to pray for the individual. This is one of the more difficult things you will do, but it retains the family spiritually.

You will find it is harder to continue to have hard feelings toward the one you are praying for even when they don’t seem to respond.

Lamentations 3:40
Let us examine our ways and test them, and (if necessary) let us return to the LORD.

This post is shared at “Tell Me a True Story.”


  1. It reminds me of baton racing teams where one meme4ber runs to a certain point and then passes off the baton. But if that one drops it, someone else needs to come to their aid! Good share!

  2. There is strength in prayer and especially in a parents prayers for their family. Thank you Robert for sharing with us here at Tell me a Story.