Weekly Watch Focus: Mother's Day—A Time to Honor

Friday, May 6, 2016—As we celebrate Mother’s Day, let us give thanks for our parents, as well as spiritual parents that bless and teach us. Take some time this week to specially communicate with your mother and tell her how much you love and appreciate her. For a long and blessed life, God’s word instructs us to honor our parents and elders. Society thrives in a culture of honor, according to this word. Let us reject and repent of values that worship at the altar of youth and disrespect the elderly and the unborn. Pray for all mothers to release fresh blessings on children and grandchildren. We pray God heal broken family relationships and usher in a season of healing and restoration.
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Eph 6:2, “‘Honor your father and mother,’ which is the first commandment with promise.”

Mal 4:5-6, “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”

Ex. 20:12, “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God is giving you.”

2 Tim. 1:5 “I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well.”

Part 2: Wildfires in Canada


In the past few days, out-of-control wildfires raged across Alberta, Canada where more than 88,000 people have been evacuated. Drought conditions, high temperatures, and wind have created a perfect storm engulfing hundreds of thousands of acres in flame. Pray protection and wisdom for the firefighters and rescue crews who are battling the blaze. Pray for the evacuees, many of whom have lost everything in the wildfires. Officials say the fire is so great that the only answer is for rain. We ask for rain and God’s divine intervention in these fires. We thank the Lord that there have been no casualties. May God continue to hide the men and women affected by these fires under the shelter of His wings.

Isaiah 43:2, “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.”

2 Cor. 1:3, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our afflictions.”

2 Sam. 24:25b, “So the Lord heeded our prayers for the land, and the plague was withdrawn from Israel.”

Ps. 23:4; Deut. 31:6; Psalm 107:29

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