Dear Heavenly Father, who stretched out the sky like a canopy and laid the foundations of the earth we worship you as our mighty Lord and Saviour in whom we have confidence because of your mighty works. And yet we are comforted that we can come to you as Abba, Father, Daddy who knows all about us and is compassionate, gracious, slow to anger and abounding in love and faithfulness.
Please forgive us when as family members we fail to reflect you and allow the circumstances of family life to cause us to be angry, frustrated, lacking in grace and love.
There are so many circumstances in which we need you in the various challenges and pressures of family life which can cause heartbreak and pain:-
Children with long term health problems
Problems with addiction
Parental relationship breakdown
Stress and anxiety
Father, for ours and all families help us to see and experience your compassion, grace, slowness to anger and abounding love and faithfulness. May we not only see you in the midst of our turmoil but seek to reflect you in whatever role we have in family life.
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And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness”