This morning, I spent some time in earnest prayer over the families in our church.

Often, I pray Scripture dealing with unity, grace, mercy, wisdom and encouragement over the great families that make up the body at Double Springs.  Sometimes I plead for Dueteromy 6 to “come alive” in the daily lives of our folks. This morning, I allowed one of my favorite hymns to become my prayer for our families.

Here it is. Read, soak and allow this to be your prayer today as well.

“The Christian Home”

 O give us homes built firm upon the Saviour,

Where Christ is Head, and Counsellor and Guide;

Where ev’ry child is taught His love and favor

And gives his heart to Christ, the crucified:

How sweet to know that tho’ his footsteps waver

His faithful Lord is walking by his side!


O give us homes with godly fathers, mothers,

Who always place their hope and trust in Him;

Whose tender patience turmoil never bothers,

Whose calm and courage trouble cannot dim;

A home where each finds joy in serving others,

And love still shines, tho’ days be dark and grim.


O give us homes where Christ is Lord and Master,

The Bible read, the precious hymns still sung;

Where prayer comes first in peace or in disaster,

And praise is natural speech to ev’ry tongue;

Where mountains move before a faith that’s vaster,

And Christ sufficient is for old and young.


O Lord, our God, our homes are Thine forever!

We trust to Thee their problems, toil, and care;

Their bonds of love no enemy can sever

If Thou art always Lord and Master there:

Be Thou the center of our least endeavor:

Be Thou our Guest, our hearts and homes to share

Amen, and Amen.

Love You All & Soli Deo Gloria! – Pastor Kyle

1 Comment

  1. I feel the exact same way..part of my issue is how I was raisd though, I always felt like I wasn’t doing good enough because my parent’s didn’t tell me so. Later I realized it was just who they were. Btu I struggle with that same feeling now in my walk with Christ.

    I really like the fact that you are (try) to be transparent. I have a tendency to feel like I am not doing good enough because I think to myself “Look at the preacher. He can do it and he has the devil after him twice as hard. Why can’t I?” (you arent’ the only preacher I have thought that about) Even though I know most people in life put on a that face for people to see so now one knows what is really going on inside. I put on the biggest front for most of my life..until I met Eli.

    It really is encouraging to hear leader going through the same stuff, even though I know it already in the back of my mind/ Tahnks for being a blessing!! I can honestly say I have grow more spiritually with you as my Pastor. Your sermons and though push me to do better and want to do better.

    By the way..I don’t hang with you cause you are a preacher…I do because I wanna hang with Nette 😉 (Just kidding!!)

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