Things go much smoother for my family when planning and preparations are made. A few things that help us are to look over the week early (Sunday afternoon is great for this). What lies ahead this week? Will you need supplies for a project for school, cards for birthdays or anniversaries this week? What nights will be busy with extra activities and what needs to be done to help in that? Things like that help avoid that last minute dash which leaves me flustered, rushed and grouchy!
Prayer is the ultimate plan and preparation for our lives. One of my favorite verses is Psalms 37:5 "Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass." Through the years I have collected specific, Scriptural prayers for my family. I love to pray these over them. Here is one for the husbands:
Ask God to:
Protect him physically and mentally as he goes into the world each day.
Make him a man of integrity.
Infuse him with wisdom.
Shower him with success.
Put a generous spirit within him.
Fill him with joy.
Surround him with godly men.
Shape him into the strong, godly leader of your home.
Fill him with an ever deepening love for You.