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Day 17: Praying for His Relationships
Lord, your word warns us that a righteous man should choose his friends carefully, for the way of the wicked leads them astray. (Prov 12:26) Please give my husband wisdom in choosing the men who are closest to him in his life. Make the right relationships grow, as iron sharpens iron. (Prov 27:17) You say that a good friend is good for the heart. (Prov 27:9) I pray that his relationships would encourage him to love and good works (Hebrews 10:24).
And Lord, if there are relationships that are broken, if anyone has anything against him, please bring it to his mind so he can go right away and be reconciled to him. (Matt 5:23-24) Please bring healing that can only come from you. I pray that he would love his enemies and pray for those that are persecuting him. (Mark 5:44)
Most of all, I pray for his relationship with You. God, create in Him a desire to love You with all his heart, soul, mind and strength. Once that relationship is in place, it will be so much more natural to love his neighbor as himself. (Mark 12:30-31)
And let us take thought of how to spur one another on to love and good works, not abandoning our own meetings, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging each other, and even more so because you see the day drawing near.
So then, if you bring your gift to the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother and then come and present your gift.
But if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin
I John 1:7