Mark

New Testament Reference

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Creator and Defender of Family

The nuclear family You ordained is the cornerstone of a healthy, stable society.

In all recorded history, until recently, a man and a woman in a committed marriage, bearing, nurturing, and training the next generation was the societal expectation. But in America for at least 4 decades the traditional family has been under attack. Accidental parents, single parents, and same-sex parents are becoming the “norm” as adults are choosing the pursue their happiness rather than the fulfillment that comes from being responsible parents. The family is disintegrating.

May You always be the center of my family.

Without You at the center of our homes, we have no future, and are children are without hope. Please hear our cry…heal our families…save our children.

We need help desperately.

AMEN

Scripture: “‘This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife and the two will become one flesh.” Mark 10:7

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Jesus Savior of the World

Forgive me for living in fear, defeated by the decisions of our government, and the permissive immorality of our culture. Forgive me for feeling like a “fish out of water” or that I do not fit in… rather, encourage me to stand firm for You.

I do not belong to this world. Yet, while here, I must commit to the call on my life to represent You well to those lost in darkness. I wish to be a “fisher of men” Jesus called me to be. Commissioned His disciple. I need to boldly proclaim Your truth. Please help me be the light You’ve called me to be.

May I be found faithful to the opportunities You provide to share the gospel. Use me to bring many more precious souls into Your family.

AMEN

Scripture: “And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” Mark 1:17

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God of Unity

You created mankind to live together in a community. You designed the nuclear family as the foundation of society, essential to passing truth from generation to generation.

In our wisdom, we have demolished the family with “better” ideas.

We now confront the predictable results. The divisions among us are threatening the very fabric of our nation. Generational selfishness; gender wars; racial divides; economic disparities; betrayal by courts and schools; tribal warfare on every hand…the church turning upon itself.

Our motto, “From many, one” is mocked…instead, we demand diversity…but You said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” There are no wise voices in today’s shrill public discourse. How foolish we have become.

We must learn to forgive or be shattered by the hardness of our “me first” demands. Teach us how to rebuild bridges. Show us the path of reconciliation. Use me.

AMEN

Scripture: Jesus said “A kingdom divided by civil war will collapse. Similarly, a family splintered by feuding will fall apart. Mark 3:24-25

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Creator of Life

Your compassion for the innocent and most vulnerable among us is unchallenged.

I come to You with a heavy heart for the infants and children in America whose
innocence and purity are being stolen from them by selfish adults who care more about their agendas than they do about the young and vulnerable.

Restore a time when elder generations sacrificed for the younger, committed to their safety and their futures as a matter of first priorities. That is no longer true.

Raise up a protective barrier and restore a time when childhood was about learning and growing and loving. A time when predators were restricted from using children for their own agendas.

With You the miraculous is possible. Protect the innocent children from the ravages of our sinful and fallen nature.

AMEN

Scripture: “And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them… And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them. Mark 10:13;16

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