Sunday, November 8, 2009

Relationships with Others
Lord, we want to lose any feelings of anger, competitiveness, or strife that may have taken root. May my family instead be clothed in compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. (Col. 3:12)
Sometimes, Father, we are cruelest to those we love the most. Let my family members bear with each other and forgive one another just as You forgave us. Help us get rid of all bitterness, and turn our offenses into testimonies of Your love. (Col. 3:13, Eph. 4:31.32)
God, you have called us to live in peace. Help us to be holy and pure in our attitudes toward other family members of that the world will see You through us. (Heb 12:14, Romans 12:18)
You have commanded us to put off falsehood and speak truthfully, Lord, for we are all members of one body. In my family, may we be honest and transparent with one another because all else comes from the evil on. (Eph. 4:25, Matt. 5:37)
Place a guard over our mouths, Lord. Remind us to not speak inconsiderately to anyone in our family. When we are tempted to point out each other's faults, may we first confess and remove the sins from our own lives. Let us build up each other by speaking encouraging words that bring peace. (Ps. 141:3, Ps 34:13, Eph 4:29, Mt. 7:3-4)
Praying with You and For You,
1 Sam. 12:23

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