The righteous should choose his friends carefully,
for the way of the wicked leads them astray.
- Proverbs 12:26.
Lord, I lift up David and Elizabeth to You and ask that You would bring godly friends and role models into their lives. Give them the wisdom they need to choose friends who are godly and help them to never compromise their walk with You in order to gain acceptance. Give me Holy Spirit-inspired discernment in how I guide or influence them in the selection of friends. I pray that You would take anyone who is not a godly influence out of their lives or else transform that person into Your likeness.
Your Word says, "He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed" (Proverbs 13:20). Don't let my child be a companion of fools. Enable them to walk with wise friends and not have to experience the destruction that can happen by walking with foolish people. Deliver them from anyone with an ungodly character so they will not learn that person's ways and set a snare for their own soul.
Whenever there if grief over a lost friendship, comfort David and Elizabeth and send new friends with whom they can connect, share and be the person You created them to be. Take away any loneliness or low self-esteem that would cause them to seek out less than God-glorifying relationships.
In Jesus' name I pray that You would teach them the meaning of true friendship. Teach them how to be a good friend and make strong, close, lasting relationships. May each of their friendships always glorify You.*
I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother,
who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater,
or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner -
not even to eat with such a person.
- I Corinthians 5:11
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
nor stands in the path of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of the scornful.
- Psalm 1:1
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