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39:Dads Are You Praying For Your Son(s)?
Thursday, September 23, 2021 by Lyvita Brooks and Guest Bob Gresh and Jarrod Sechler



Please enjoy this podcast on your favorite podcast platform. Although efforts were made in editing, this transcript may include a few typos. It’s difficult to catch some minor errors. Enjoy! 

(Intro begins) 

Welcome to Hanging Out With Jesus Podcast, where we equip you to develop spiritual disciplines to connect with God and the calling He’s placed on your life. And encourage you in knowing who you are and whose you are in Christ Jesus. 

Hi, I’m Lyvita Brooks, Bible Teacher, Author and host of Hanging Out With Jesus Podcast on a mission to equip and encourage Believers to do the work God’s especially designed you to do. 

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1:10 - Hey Saints, have you ever talked to God about the way you are raising the children He’s placed in your life? What about, “God, what’s wrong with this kid?” or “Now Lord, I know this child has a purpose of earth, but if he/she has got on my last nerves.” Or “Thank you Lord, for blessing me with him/her.” Or “God, she’s awesome.” Or “God, he is more than I ever imagined.”  Any of those statements sound familiar? 

2:00 - Well today, our focus is intercessory prayer and specifically fathers interceding for their sons. Saints, did you ever think that fatherhood is a calling? There is a unique bond between father and son and today my guests and I are going to draw out some things to help sweeten this bond.  

Ladies, it’s time to chill and just listen. Invite other fathers and soon-to-be fathers to join in.   

For this episode you will need your Bible, notepad and pen, cause the information is going to cause some taking notes. 

3:05 - Let’s pray…. Lord, there is so much happening in our world today when it comes to the male gender. It’s like the world is trying to rewrite what you have written about in your word, designed in their make-up and spoke throughout generations. Father God, help fathers to understand the importance of teaching what you have taught in scripture, as well as, being examples for Christ. Help them receive a nugget today that will transform their relationship with their son and You. In Jesus name, we pray, Amen. 

3: 55 - Lyvita: Fathers interceding for their sons. I never had the opportunity to raise sons, but God’s blessed where I have always had younger male cousins whom I help raise. Boys are unique. I remember the time, I had to take my little cousin who was, four I believe at the time, to class while I was taking my final. Imagine this…a classroom filled with silence, the intense smell of anxiety, students sweating pockets of hope every time they filled in a tiny circle on that paper. Silence. Then, out of the blue, sitting behind me, can, “B”. Everyone turned. That’s when I heard a student say, “What number?” Everyone laughed. 

Saints, I can’t remember my grade from that final, but I do remember the look on Damien’s face that said, “Cuz, everthing is OK.” My anxiety ceased and I finished that final. Those were the days. 


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6:10 - Ya’ll, when God placed on my heart to do an episode for fathers, it was clear that I needed to find a way to get to Bob Gresh on the episode. He is the founder of Born To Be Brave an organization that focuses on developing relationships between fathers and sons. I found this touring company while I was a Christian Director for my church. I’d like to welcome Bob Gresh to Hanging Out With Jesus Podcast. Hey Bob. 

6:40 – Bob shared. 

7:00 - Lyvita: Thanks for joining me. Can you share a little bit about Born To Be Brave Organization and rather you are a dad of sons or daughters? 

7:05 – Bob shared. 

9:45 - Lyvita: Now I like surprises, especially when it comes to podcasting. Bob asked me if he could invite another person, a youth pastor to join us on this episode. Well, Saints, here is another first. Our guest bringing a guest. This is so cool. Hello Jarrod. 

Jarrod responded. 

Lyvita: Bob, will you introduce Jarrod to the Saints of Hanging Out With Jesus Podcast 

10:15 – Bob introduced Jarrod Sechler. 

10:55 – Jarrod spoke. 

12:40 - Lyvita: I’d like to let everyone know that we are focusing on sons between the ages of 7 to 12 years old. So, my brothers-in-Christ, I’ve got to start this discussion off with, is fatherhood a calling or is that something we Christians came up with?  

Below are other questions discussed on the episode: 

1.   15:15 - What are some things that a Father should teach his son, especially about God’s word? 

2.   20:15 -Studies show that fathers spend more time with their daughters than sons and mothers favor their sons more than daughters. Is this something to be aware of or should sons and daughters be raised the same or different because of their gender and relationship to the parent? 

3.   18:20 – Should fathers demonstrate to their son(s) how to spend time with God? Any suggestions on how to do that? 

4.   26:70 – How do you reach son(s) that aren’t receptive to Christ? 

5.   27:50 - How should a father, let’s say that hasn’t been active in their sons life, approach developing a relationship with his son? 

6.   34:30 - Any pitfalls that fathers should be aware of when raising their sons as believers in Christ Jesus, especially for our soon-to-be-fathers? 

7.   43:50 -What are some spiritual disciplines we can use or start using with our son(s) right now?  

8.   37:45 - How can mothers help foster or nurture father and sons relationship without feeling they must do something to make it happen? 

45:10 - Lyvita: Bob and Jarrod, y’all have given us much insight into developing a godly father and son relationship. I want to thank you both for joining us. 

Bob and Jarrod shared. 

45:25 - Lyvita: What’s next for Born To Be Brave or you gentlemen’s writing career because in two weeks I will be talking about interceding for one’s writing career.   

45:30 – Bob shared. 

47:00 – Jarrod shared. 

Lyvita: Now Saints, I pray that you continue sharing this episode with fathers. Jarrod can you pray for our listeners that are fathers? 

52:10 – Jarrod prayed. 

Lyvita: Well Saints, don’t forget to write a review or rate the podcast on whatever platform you are listening to or write a about how this episode was a blessing to you.  

Now, until we meet again over the airwaves continue to intentionally and daily, hang out with Jesus. 

Lyvita and Bob and Jarrod: Shalom! 

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