Since I am writing a book on Prayer and Prayers for your future husband at that, I have found myself thinking about “the man” sometimes.
Some people might argue “Frances, why are you writing a book on prayers for our future husbands, what about the men? If we pray for them, how are we sure that they are praying for us?”
This is for the ladies.
The truth is we cannot be sure of what the man is doing right at this moment.
Who can tell whether he is even born again or not?
Maybe it’s even the prayers God is laying on your heart that would open the eyes of his understanding to walk more deeply in God (need help with what prayers to pray? Pre-order my new book HERE)
So my answer to the question of whether or not the men who would marry the women God is raising is: I don’t know. But either ways we are not to not pray because of thoughts on whether or not He is praying for us.
This is For the men…
That said, I have been awakened to just how amazing it would be to have a man somewhere out there committed to praying for me as led by the Spirit of God.
Oh a man who bows his knees to the Lord in prayer is LIT (for lack of a better word).
I was reminded of Job as I wrote my book and I found out that Job literally carried his children on his own spiritual wings.
He barricaded his home from the enemy; made sure that the hedge around his family was intact and this he did by being attuned with God in holiness, right living and may I add by prayer.
Every victory won over a home (or rather enforced because Jesus has won it all for us already) was done through prayer.
You get a burden in prayer and as you begin to pray, suddenly you hit the spot where you KNOW YOU HAVE GOTTEN THE VICTORY!
YOU HAVE PRAYED THE SITUATION THROUGH!
Do we still have men who go to the secret place to fight for their homes and family?
How is your prayer life right now as a man?
Weak, strong, lukewarm or non-existent?
Or do you even think that having a prayer life is important for you as a man?
Some men think and want to marry a woman on fire for God because they say that they want someone who will hold vigils on their behalf while they sleep.
Gbile Akanni said in his book “The dignity of manhood”: “let it not be said that your wife is praying while you are asleep. If your wife is praying for 5 hours, it should be because she is taking it from you who prays for 12 hours” (Paraphrased).
If a woman cannot respect your spiritual authority over the home, she will find it so difficult to respect you in anything else.
God recognizes the head of a home – the man.
So men have authority to command things they do not want to be found in their home to flee – THROUGH PRAYER.
So when you the man is missing it in the place of prayer, your family and not just you are tilting in the balance.
Lord, that we will have men who stay faithful in the secret place; interceding for their homes, children and all you have placed under them.
Father raise men in you who pray and command the physical to align with the spiritual.
Men who declare blessings upon their family and bless them in the name of the Lord.
Lord please raise men of prayer for yourself. In Jesus name I have prayed, amen.
So with this, we round-up this series.
I am praying that men in the future will stumble onto this series and have a seed planted in their hearts – a seed leading on to be the kind of men God has called them to be in today’s world. In Jesus name, amen.
If you missed any part of the series, click on the link at the top of this post.
Till next time on here,
PS: There are two books I heartily recommend to every man.
Dignity of manhood by Gbile Akanni and Letters to our Fathers by Mobolaji Olorisade.
I have a copy of “Dignity Of Manhood” to give out to one of our amazing men.
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I will pick a winner and announce the results on the blog.
You will get your book when I am in Lagos in February, next month.
(PS: If you are a lady you can enter the giveaway for a guy you know to win).
Pick up is on you: You have to be able to get the book from me at Lagos or connect me with someone who can give it to you.
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