Two Important Prayers for Every Father (Judges 13:1-14)
Judges tells the story of the national of Isreal immediately following the time of conquest of the Land of Promise.
“Following the conquest of Canaan, Isreal plunges into a 350 year period of national deterioration.
But God, ever faithful to his covenant people, extends his grace again and again by sending such leaders as Deborah, Gideon, and Samson.” Our text today tells of the parents of Samson. It’s a powerful word to Father’s.
Manoah’s Two Requests:
(1) Teach us how to parent –
(2) What will be his purpose? –
Notice three characteristics of Manoah’s prayers:
- Prayers of Dependence
This recognizes that each child is a __________ from the Lord.
- Prayers for ____________
This recognizes that each child has a bent from the Lord.
- Prayers of ____________
This recognizes that every parent has a responsibility.