Children Will Show Respect to Their Elders
Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)
Honour (Greek) = timao = to fix the value or admiration for something
Commandment (Greek) = entole = order or rule intended to regulate thought or behavior
Promise (Greek) = epaggelia = announcement, or profession
Loving and Gracious Father God,
Thank for the new revelation that you have illuminated in my heart about Ephesians 6 and children. Determine a value or admiration level (Honour) for your parents; (which is the first order or rule (Commandment) with an announcement (Promise)). The level of respect that our children have for their (praying) parents has a direct result that will speak volumes without the child talking.
I give myself away to be a praying parent. I repent for missing the mark and pray that you give me understanding on how to reinvent myself as a caring and supportive and praying parent. Let me walk in the demonstration of love whereby my actions and words match and the actuality of truth being manifested exponentially increases. Teach me thru hands on training how not to provoke my child towards wrath or rage or indignant resentment.
Before I speak a seed of life into (say child’s name), I must prepare their garden by breaking up the fallow ground hardened by negative discourse, pride, and selfishness. I remove weeds of mistrust, rage, stubbornness, low self-esteem, doubt, and abuse.
I speak in faith that my child walks in righteousness, places a high value on listening and following godly wisdom and counsel, and leans on the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God to lead and guide him/her into Truth.
I speak in faith that my child is on the path of salvation and will continue to follow truth and reject lies.
I speak in faith that you Father God will give my child and the children of this Nation a heart to obey you and their parent(s). Shine your light on any secret or unseen rebellion that is taking root in their heart. As a praying parent let my eyes be enlightened to identify and destroy the idols of pride and selfishness thru prayer because it is a key to breaking my child’s rebellion streak.
I pray that all children will be delivered from rebellion, pride, selfishness, disrespect, idolatry, and wrath. Release obedience, love, and righteousness into every child’s heart and mind. Help him/her to know the beauty of walking with a sweet and humble spirit in obedience and submission to You.
In Jesus’ name I pray.