The Friendship

Lord, guide me in my friendships.

Strip me of self, let me lend my ears and heart to my brothers and sisters in Christ without concern for what I may benefit. May my compassion be genuine and my words gentle.

Bless these friendships with longevity, edifying discussions, and honest fellowship. Let us serve You together. Help us to encourage obedience, never sin.

Likewise, guard me in friendships with non-believers. May I not forget they do not love You or Your Word, and as such do not have the same desire or will to obey You.

Give me strength to continue showing love, but never bowing to evil. Let my relationships with those who do not know You never create an excuse to defy You.

Thank You for Your Grace, Almighty Creator. Amen

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