When I think about the men in my life, and I think of ways to pray for them and cover them, what comes to my mind is the men of the Bible.
I love that the Bible gives us glimpses into the lives of real people all throughout Scripture to show us that, just like us, they needed to be strengthened and encouraged in the Lord.
There are plenty of examples in the bible where God spoke blessing and courage over the lives of men, but I am particularly drawn to the lives of Abraham and Joshua. Both of these men were blessed and walked in courage. However, the blessing on Abraham extends to us today by way of a covenant promise, while Joshua’s courage took the people out of the wilderness and into the promised land that the Lord promised Abraham.
When it comes to praying blessing and courage over the men in our lives, we have to know that we aren’t praying for God to give them things that are above and beyond what He has already called them to have. As a believer, it is our inheritance to walk in blessing. As a believer, it is our inheritance to be courageous.
If our men aren’t walking in blessing and courage, let’s pray that the Lord would pour out His spirit on them and open their spiritual eyes so that they may see themselves the way the Lord does. If the men in our lives are already walking in blessing and courage, then pray that a greater measure of these things would be their portion.
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