Ephesians 6:4 ESV
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

O Lord,
We thank You for godly fathers. Yet, so many children in Mississippi do not have fathers who bring them up in Your discipline and instruction.
Take pity. Take pity in this year of Jubilee.
Raise up godly father figures in Mississippi. Raise up celebrity father figures in the media, the arts, and in sports. Raise up local father figures in the schools, the churches, and businesses. Raise up Mordecais, male members of the extended family who will assume responsibility and rear the children to know You.
Take pity, Lord. Take pity. Amen.

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