Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Prayers of Promise: The Joys of Community

Through love serve one another. Colossians 5:13 NKJV
God has not only called us to know and enjoy Him but He has also called us to know and enjoy others. Each child of God has been placed into a family of believers. The outflow of our fellowship with God will bring us into fellowship with others. God has made us dependent upon one another. We need other people, and they need us to grow and be supported, helped, encouraged, loved, prayed for, enriched, guided, cared for, and blessed.

As children grow and mature, parents need to be in prayer about the friendships their children form and the influence their lives will have upon others. Through every stage of life children can be a blessing to those around them, including family members, classmates, teachers, and others in the community.
The next few days we will learn more about praying for God’s love to shine through our relationships. We will pray intentionally about honoring God and others with a humble heart and remembering God’s love in all we do. Today, prepare your heart for this time of devotion with this short prayer:
Lord, be with us in each of our relationships. Teach us to have contrite hearts that live for Your glory. Help us to honor You and all Your children with dignity and respect. Give us servant hearts that are prepared to help using the gifts and talents You’ve given to us. Let us see others as You see them.
Through love serve one another. Colossians 5:13 NKJV
This was an excerpt from Prayers of Promise: God’s Life-Changing Promises to Pray Over Your Children by Roy Lessin— a book designed to guide you in prayer over your children.
This devotion first appeared on DaySpring.com 

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