I just did a wonderful Bible Study this past week about a very important prayer. The Study was done on the prayer the SHEMA. You can find this prayer in Deuteronomy 6:4-5 it reads “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.” This scripture was something that was prayed on a daily basis by the children of Israel. It prepared them for their day and allowed them to tone the relationship that they had with God and strengthen it for the day.
The prayer teaches us that we must Love God with everything that we have. That the love that we have for him has to come from our entire heart. This is a love that we as fathers must also have for all of our children. We must be able to have this also for our wives.
The study explains that when we are loving the Lord our God this much then it is something that is coming from everything that we have. It develops us in ministry, and it develops us as men. I feel that all of us have to have a personal prayer declaration that we pray. Something that is calling out all of the things that may get in your way throughout the day. You have to put the love of Jesus over your day and over your wife and children. The SHEMA is a great start for us as men to do this. It is something that we should teach our families to do as well. Prepare yourselves daily and pray the SHEMA
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.”
Deuteronomy 6:4-5 KJV
Yours In Christ,
A Christian Dad