Sep 5, 2012

Day 3

Day 3 - September 5, 2012

Strengthening God’s Family through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

God has placed the family as the building block of society. It is within the context of family that young children are nurtured and cared for. It is within family that our identity is first formed. Luther gave the directive that spiritual education was first and foremost taught at home by the head of the household.

But the family is under attack. Economically, spiritually, and emotionally, Satan wants to tear apart this Godly institution. And there is no governmental or other agency that really has a goal to build up families. But the church can.

That’s why Christ Lutheran Vail chose our mission statement to strengthen families. Certainly our MOPS program helps by providing a respite of fellowship for moms. But how much more could be done to bring balance and peace to today’s modern family. I am excited about how we will be able to use our new space to strengthen families.

Won’t you join me today to pray for our families?

“Dear Father in heaven. We pray today for families. You created family as an intimate bond of people to provide hope and security. But today’s family is under attack. Help us to teach your gospel message in such a way that families are uplifted and protect them from the evil one. In Jesus’ name.”



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