The Balancing Act-
Dear Father, God of the present and the future, but also of the past,
Make me willing to consider and accept new things. But also help me to respect and maintain the traditions from the past. May I acknowledge that Christ is my head and submit myself to Him, even as He acknowledges You as His head.
May Christian wives acknowledge the headship of their own husbands, and may their husbands honor Christ as their head. Help husbands and wives live inter-dependently, realizing that they need each other for mutual support and procreation. May all the women in Your holy church conduct themselves in a way that shows their devotion to Your Word and to their own husbands, and may all husbands give their wives due honor and genuine love.
Help each of us who follows Christ not to be contentious or self-willed. Let us adapt ourselves to the traditions of the past that promote good order.
In the name of Jesus I submit to Your authority, asking these things according to His will. Amen and Amen.
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