I posted some encouragement on my Facebook page earlier for men and I would like to continue that encouragement. The Lord has a special calling for men to be strong, courageous leaders. They need continuous encouragement and godly wisdom. To the biological father, stepfather, spiritual father, soon-to-be father, mentor or the father who has fallen off the path of fatherhood – please know that there are women who are praying for you and who support you. And women, we need to refrain from putting our men down, even when we know they have done wrong because we, too, do things that are not right as mothers. Let’s pray for our men more. God gave men the responsibility of being a father who is a loving, compassionate and honorable father. Just as motherhood, fatherhood is no easy task and requires a lot of hard work, dedication and love. So take time out to pray for our men more, even the ones that society labels as “deadbeat.” Our children need positive guidance like never before from our men. Women need the support of fathers in raising children. Let’s turn badmouthing and bitterness towards our men into PRAYER. Let’s pray that Christ be beside our men, before our men, behind our men, within our men, beneath our men, above our men, on the right and left of our men, where our men lay, where our men sit, where our men rise, in the hearts of all who think of our men, in the mouths of all who speak of our men, in every eye that sees our men and in every ear that hears our men. “The righteous man walks in his integrity; his children are blessed after him” (Proverbs 20:7).
-Author Stacy Lynn Montgomery