Oh Lord, help us to remember Your commandments. These laws were not simply spoken and written down in the Bible for us to know about, but to also follow and obey. The second commandment is on my mind now, which says to not have or bow down to graven images. So many people pray to Mary and the saints, while having graven images in their houses and churches. These same people say they are Christians, but inwardly they love their idols more than You. Why is this happening? I may never know. All I know, God, is that I will serve You and not idols. I wish I could say all my family will do this also, but I cannot. Lord, I have tried to share with my daughters, my wife, my siblings, parents, and other relatives Your gospel message, but it has been very difficult to have anyone hear me. It is sad to know that many of them have mocked me when I come to them and talk about You, Jesus. This is saddening, but I know that there still is hope. God, I especially ask that my wife and kids come to faith while they still have breath. I love them so much and want them to go to heaven. I believe in You, God. Amen.
Exodus 20:4-6 (KJV)
4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
We are told by God in the second commandment to not make any graven image, nor bow down to these images.