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FAMILY PRAYER ALTAR, WHO PRESIDES- FATHERS OR MOTHERS?

FAMILY PRAYER ALTAR, WHO PRESIDES- FATHERS OR MOTHERS?

The prayer altar of every family is a sacred place and as it is with every altar it needs a priest to preside over it. Many times couples are at logger heads whose responsibility it is, to preside over the family ‘PRAYER ALTAR’ whether the FATHERS or the MOTHERS.  Some school of thoughts have argued that the FATHER should be in charge reasons being that God has made him the ‘priest’ of his home and as such he should preside over the altar in his home and the have supported their claims with the following bible passages, I Corinthians 11:4-8,2 Corinthians, Ephesians 6:4-24, 1 Timothy 3:1-2, 2 timothy 2:11-22, While the other school of thought has argued that it is the duty of the women to be in charge because God has compassion for women Luke 7:13

I have my reservations for both school of thoughts, so I decided to get the opinion of others on this. Comments with instances will be most appreciated.

Bible Scholars get in here let’s talk.

 

5 Comments

  • I think it shouldn’t just be anybody’s, it is a collective responsibility for both man and woman. Husband and wife can lead the prayers whenever you aren’t lead in the spirit to do so. When you put the responsibility on one and he/she faulters it becomes an issue. The prayer altar of every family is the secret of success of good health, financial safety. For me, i think it should be a collective responsibility

  • I think it should be both parents. The home is made up 2 leaders with various roles as such the family alter should be managed by both parents. Its also a learning point for the children

  • It is the head responsibility of the man ,however in the absence of the man maybe in weakness or ignorance, the woman can lead as the altar must be kept burning

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