The righteous should choose his friends carefully,
but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
- Proverbs 12:26
As iron sharpens iron,
so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
- Proverbs 27:17
Ointment and perfume delight the heart,
and the sweetness of a man's friend does so by hearty counsel.
- Proverbs 27:9.
Lord, I pray for my husband to have good, godly male friends with whom he can openly share his heart. May they be trustworthy men of wisdom who will speak truth into his life and not just say what he wants to hear (Proverbs 28:23). Give him the discernment to separate himself from anyone who will not be a good influence (I Corinthians 5:13). Show him the importance of godly friendships and help me encourage him to sustain them. Give us believing married couples with whom we can feel comfortable sharing our lives.
I pray for strong, peaceful relationships with each of his family members, neighbors, acquaintances, and coworkers. Today I specifically pray for his relationships with his new coworkers (name your person here). Inspire open communication and mutual acceptance between them. Let there be reconciliation where there has been estrangement. Work peace into anything that needs to be worked out.
I pray that in his heart he will honor his father and mother so that he will live long and be blessed in his life (Exodus 20:12). Enable him to be a forgiving person and not carry grudges or hold things in his heart against others. Lord, You've said in Your Word that "he who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes" (I John 2:11). I pray that my husband would never be blinded by the darkness of unforgiveness, but continually walk in the light of forgiveness. May he not judge or show contempt for anyone but remember that "we shall all stand before the judgement seat of Christ" (Romans 14:10). Enable him to love his enemies, bless those who curse him, do good to those who hate him, and pray for those who spitefully use him and persecute him (Matthew 5:44). I pray that I will be counted as his best friend and that our friendship with one another will continue to grow. Show him what it means to be a true friend and enable him to be one.* In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
Let us consider one another in order to stir up love
and good works,
not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together,
as is the manner of some,
but exhorting one another.
- Hebrews 10:24-25
If we walk in the light
as He is in the light,
we will have fellowship with one another.
- I John 1:7.
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Today's prayer for your children: Staying Attracted to Holiness and Purity