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Praying the Ten Commandments

Monday, April 15, 2024 @ 10:03 AM Praying the Ten Commandments Joseph Parker Dir. Outreach & Intercession/ Radio Host MORE

The Ten Commandments are found in Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5. They summarize the powerful, grace and mercy-filled wisdom of the entire Word of God.

Believers are wise to pray the Ten Commandments daily over ourselves, our families, the church, and the United States of America.

The following is a prayer to help you to do just that.

Praying the Ten Commandments

“Lord, thank you for this day. Help us as believers, families, the church, and nation to put You first in every way and in all that we do.

 Help us, Lord, not to make, have, or worship any graven images.

 Help us, Lord, not to take Your name in vain.

 Help us, Father, to remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy.

 Lord, help us this day to honor our fathers and mothers.

 Lord, help us today, to not murder.

Help us not to commit adultery.

 Help us not to steal.

 Help us, Lord, tell the truth.

 Help us, Lord, not to covet.

 Thank you, Lord, for hearing our prayer. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

Some people may try to say that the Ten Commandments are old-fashioned and outdated. This is a tragically inaccurate thing to think or say. The moral law of God does not change. It is always relevant, timely, and very much needed for people to observe and live by.

This is so powerfully illustrated by a number of the biggest issues in the news in our nation and in our world today.

Sadly, we live in a world that worships sexual sin in many forms. Adultery, homosexuality, fornication, pornography, sex trafficking, - and the list could go on and on.

Two of the biggest, highest-grossing wicked “industries” in the world are the tragic industries of pornography and sex trafficking.

Yet in the midst of these realities, one of the Ten Commandments clearly commands us “You shall not commit adultery.”

God’s Word counsels us as to how we honor him in this area of our lives.

This truth and related insights from the Word of God let us know that the sexual union is to be found only within marriage between a married man and woman – husband and wife.

The Word of God has much to teach us and to say about the topics of relationships and sexuality.

We see that right up to this moment, too many are trying to say that it is a woman’s “human right’ to kill her child in the womb if she chooses. Too many try to classify the action of abortion as a part of a “woman’s health care.” How can these actions possibly be considered when for thousands of years we have known and called this act first degree murder? How could murdering an innocent child be considered “health care”?

Sadly, when people try to ignore and deny the Word of God and the wisdom and clear counsel of God in the Ten Commandments, the results can be sad.

 The sixth commandment – plain and direct – tells us “You shall not murder.”

That is clear and to the point. Yet, people will try to find ways to justify whatever they want to do. Murder is the act of taking human life. What is more innocent than a baby in his or her mother’s womb?

The Ten Commandments clearly stand as a guide and a compass that gives direction on how people can live according to the wisdom of God. And that wisdom, when lived out, genuinely is in everyone’s best interest and for everyone’s wellbeing.

God’s grace and power are released over you, your family, the church, and our nation when we faithfully pray the Ten Commandments. Remember, the Lord tells us in His Word, “The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working” (James 5:16).

God works through the prayers of His church to change the world every day.

We want to encourage you and each member of your family to pray the Ten Commandments every day.

(Editor’s Note: Click HERE for more on prayer from Joseph Parker.)

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