For Your Children’s Wise Choice of Friends
Father, I come boldly to Your throne of grace to ask You to help my children to meet some new friends. I know that You are the Source of love and friendship, but that You also desire to express Your love and friendship toward my children through others. So, I am convinced that it is Your will for my children to have godly friendships with members of both sexes.
Your Word reveals the purpose and value of healthy friendships. It is not the quantity, but the quality of friends that matters.
Holy Spirit, teach my children what they need to know to be a quality friend. Help them to show themselves friendly to others and to love their friends at all times. Help them to purpose to live in peace as much as is possible. I pray that when they and their friends come together, they will encourage each other. Help them to rid themselves of any prejudice or partiality. I pray that they will not [attempt to] hold [and] practice the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ [the Lord] of glory [together with snobbery]! Instead, they will welcome and receive others as You, Father, have received them.
Help them to be kind, humble, and gentle, and to forgive those who need forgiveness, because they are forgiven.
I pray that they and their new friends will be in perfect harmony and full agreement and that there will be no dissentions or factions or divisions among them, but that they will be perfectly united. Help them to stand firm in a united spirit and be of a single mind and one in purpose and intention, their hearts knit together in love. May their love for one another be so strong that, as the Lord Jesus did, they will feel that they would be willing to lay down their very lives for one another.
For my children’s new friends, I thank You.
In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.
Hebrews 4:16 James 2:1 amp
James 1:17 Romans 15:7 amp
Psalm 84:11 Ephesians 4:2,32 amp
Ecclesiastes 4:9,10 1 Corinthians 1:10 amp
Proverbs 13:20 Philippians 1:27 amp
Proverbs 18:24 Philippians 2:2 amp
Proverbs 17:17 Colossians 2:2
Romans 12:18 John 15:13
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