For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and do not fear anything that is frightening. Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.
Husbands, wives, children. How can we expect our prayers to be answered when we do not honor those whom God has given to us as our most Personal Mission Field? Stories of leaders or members within our churches who are abusive to their families should break our hearts and drive us to our knees in prayer.
Today's readings in the Psalms:
Morning: Psalm 146
Evening: Psalm 71
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