PRAY FOR THE MEN AROUND YOU
"All these [disciples] with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers."
This is a beautiful picture of men and women coming together to pray, shortly after Jesus ascended into heaven.
Prayer is essential in remaining close to Jesus. It's the avenue to Jesus who gives us strength, truth, grace, hope, joy and love, all things we need to face the days we live. We are all in a daily spiritual battle.
Men are in a spiritual battle, easily being tempted and pulled away from the Truth. Instead of turning bitter towards them for things they don't do well or shouldn't do at all, let's pray for and encourage them, build them up, forgive them, help them, come alongside and work with them, and speak to them with the gentleness and respect we're called to give.
Whether its our fathers, husbands, male co-workers, friends, business and community leaders, or any man we don't know caught in bondage, let's pray for God to raise them up to be the men they are called to be.