“According to Deuteronomy 6, the whole chapter invokes us believers to keep the Laws of Moses and the Ten Commandments.
We learn also in Jesus’ time in (Matthew 22:34-40) about The Great Commandment which is described in (Deuteronomy 6) to keep as well, which is our Christian tradition handed down by God to us believers of Christian values, and not worldly traditions of assumptions to get God’s love through our deeds of following worldly traditions handed down throughout families, especially at Christmas time or at Easter time, which expects families to follow in culinary traditions to appease God in their up-keeping such traditions for their family’s approvals of them.
God Almighty has made it clear through His witness to Moses, and likewise corresponding through Jesus’ teachings on (Deuteronomy 6) through His ministry recorded in (Matthew 22:34-40; Mark 12:28-34; Luke 10:25-28) how He wants us to conduct our lives in pursuit of His traditions of The Great Commandment as He prescribed and not in man’ s oversight of them as He, Jesus, described in (Matthew 15:4-6 NKJV), “For God commanded, “Honour your Father and your mother; and “He who curses father or mother; let him be put to death.” “But you say, “Whoever says to his father or mother, “Whatever profit you might have received from me has been dedicated to the temple” --- “is released from honouring his father or mother.” “Thus you have made the commandment of God of no affect by your tradition.” Jesus was speaking to the scribes and Pharisees who were questioning Jesus about keeping the tradition of the elders regarding ritual cleaning and the washing of hands before eating a meal. Jesus knew the laws inside out, for remember He was raised a Jew and taught from the Torah. Jesus stood on His foundations from Deuteronomy 6’s teachings and what Isaiah the Prophet had written in (Isaiah 29:13) in which Jesus then describes in (Matthew 15:8-9) “These people draw near to me with their mouth, and honour me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. And in vain they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.”
Therefore let us come together in prayer to renounce and doctrines of worshipping God through upholding traditions instead of the true tradition handed down to us through God’s Word from the Old Testament teachings and those recorded by the disciples in the New Testament, for our sakes and our family’s welfare, so that we may live according to The Great Commandment :
*”Lord Jesus we of the (your family name, then say the names of your immediate family members and their children (if any), repent of having failed to keep The Great Commandment, whenever we have complied to keeping up man’s traditions handed down from relatives of the past during the times of Christmas, New Year, and Easter celebrations as a devotion to tradition.
Lord Jesus, we have committed a grievous sin against you by following long old traditions to please men, rather than obey and follow your Commandments.
Lord Jesus you know everything in our past, which I now declare in Jesus’ name, through our repentance of these things now, entitles us to the blessings attached to following your Commandments mentioned in (Deuteronomy 6), which we now draw the bloodline of Jesus over to now recommit our lives to follow your traditions of The Great Commandment, as Jesus taught us in (Matthew 22:37-40) for this is how we choose to live now following your tradition in (Deuteronomy 6), by loving the Lord our God with all our hearts, with all our souls, and with all our minds. Lord Jesus we rededicate ourselves to you as a living sacrifice of our love for you in obeying your Commandments and renouncing all mannerisms of appeasing others through our devotion to keep traditions against our free will which we choose to honour you in keeping the 5th Commandment, to honour and respect our Father and our mother, before we commit to do against their will by appeasing others who are still keeping their devotion to tradition whereby our Father and mother have recognized as a tradition of men rather than God’s Commandment.
Lord Jesus, you have claimed for me, (your family members names and their children) the righteousness of your blood shed at Calvary for my atonements (your family members names and their children), from such sins, and we now ask for your forgiveness and recompense to become more wise in obeying your Commandments before we stoop to obey the commandments of men, to appease them, before we follow our parent’s teaching in today’s Christian outlook of obeying your traditions and not giving into man’s favouritism by going against our family values, by up-keeping the honour and respect to our Father and mother as required by your Laws and Commandments, Amen.
Lord Jesus I, (your family members names and their children) are truly sorry for offending you in worshipping other idols when I, (your family members names and their children), have followed men’s commandments and devotion to tradition contrary to my Father and mother’s teachings, and I repent in dust and ashes for all mine, (your family members names and their children) sins on this account.
Lord Jesus have your way with me, and (your family members and their children) make us the kind of person you want us to be, and send us your Holy Spirit to enable us with the gift of discernment, obedience to your Laws, and committed lives to The Great Commandment, Amen, and wash us clean with your blood Jesus that we might be atoned to the Father, Amen. So be it Lord Jesus to do it, and I draw the bloodline of Jesus over it all, Amen.”