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What is your house known for? We can be known for lots of different things, but one of the best is to be known as a person of prayer and to create an atmosphere of prayer in our houses.
Jesus taught us the importance of this. There was a day He came to the temple in Jerusalem and discovered all kinds of activities in God’s house that were inappropriate and counter-productive to people’s spiritual health. This aroused His righteous anger and moved him to drive out all the money-changers and insincere riff rafts. He then made this statement, recorded in Mark 11:17 (NIV) “And as he taught them, he said, ‘Is it not written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations?’ But you have made it ‘a den of robbers.’”
Notice that God wants His house to be known as a house of prayer. He wants the same for your house!
How do we make our house a prayer house? Here are some simple suggestions:
- Make mealtime a brief prayer time. Pray over your meals.
- Pray with your children when you send them off to school in the morning and when you prepare them for bed at night.
- When problems, pressures, or challenges show up at your house take them to God in prayer.
Make prayer a habit in your house. Be known in your neighborhood with your family and friends as a house of prayer!