Notes from our first sermon from Family Vacation series on family discipleship.
Song for this week is Trust and Obey – Big Daddy Weave version here
We used this Corporate Prayer from The Valley of Vision in our service. It is a good prayer for your family.
O Sovereign God,
You are the Creator – Father of all men,
for You have made and do support them;
You are the special Father of those who know, love, and honor You,
who find Your yoke easy, and
Your burden light,
Your work honorable,
Your commandments glorious.
But how little your undeserved goodness has affected me!
How imperfectly have I improved my religious privileges!
How negligent have I been in doing good to others!
I am before You in my trespasses and sins, have mercy on me,
and may Your goodness bring me to repentance.
Help me to hate and forsake every false way,
to be attentive to my condition and character,
to bridle my tongue,
to keep my heart with all diligence,
to watch and pray against temptation,
to mortify sin,
to be concerned for the salvation of my family.
O God, I cannot endure to see the destruction of my kindred.
Let those that are united to me in tender ties
be precious in Your sight and devoted to Your glory.
Sanctify and prosper my domestic devotion,
that my house may be a nursery for heaven,
my church the garden of the Lord,
enriched with trees of righteousness of Your planting,
for Your glory;
Let not those of my family who are amiable, moral, attractive,
fall short of heaven at last;
Grant that the promising appearances of a tender conscience, soft heart,
the alarms and delights of Your Word, be not finally blotted out,
but bring forth judgement unto victory in all whom I love.