Honour Each Other

Dear Jesus,

Sometimes I struggle to navigate wisely through relationships. Friendships, associateships, love relationships, familial relationships you name it.

Lord I need your advice and guidance every day.

I have a special prayer for a special kind of relationship. The love relationship between a man and and a woman.

Lord you have so much to say about this kind of relationship. Special principles that tell us how to communicate with our significant others and how to manage our strong emotions.

You said that we are to honour each other and talk softly to each other. Love each other, never forgetting to treat each other how we would like to be treated.

This is not very easy with so many differences at play.

Encourage us to keep learning and striving to love.

In your Name,

Amen

 

Day to Day

Dear Jesus,

Its hard to navigate wisely and safely throug the working world without getting burnt in some way.

The pressures of meeting expectations. Carrying a workload. Getting along with work colleagues. Performance. Betrayal. Trust. Decisions.

All these and many more play out so vividly in the working world.

Lord I do not want to be influenced but I want to be an influence. I want to keep my dignitiy above all things and please you only.

Help me through my day to day.

In your Name,

Amen

A Pure Appreciation

Dear Jesus,

Thank you for my family. You have shown to me how important family is over the years.

I look back and see how I have treated my family in times when I wasn’t in my right mind.

But these people have never left my side, they are still here and with that I have the opportunity to enjoy better days with them and look at them with a new appreciation. A pure appreciation.

Thank you for the people you bring into our lives who are family to us.

In your Name,

Amen

Plentiful & Rich

Dear Jesus,

I have a special prayer for some very important people in my life.

My mother and my father. You gave some  very important instructions about the mother father relationship.

You also demonstrated that when you were here. You said how important it is to honour them and respect them so that our days would be long, plentiful and rich.

How simple an instruction but yet how vital it is for life.

Lord I know this to be true because I have seen famlies torn apart because of this simple instruction not being obeyed.

Lord help us in this.

In your Name,

Amen

Pleasing you vs Pleasing another

Dear Jesus,

Relationships can be complicated.

Whats right for one person isn’t right for another.

What one person should be investing in another person should be investing in another.

Teach us what is important in our situations single, dating or married. 

It says in your bible that it is good to be single because we can invest our time in pleasing you but to be married also means investing our time in pleasing another. 

I believe both of these things are beautiful.

In your Name,

Amen

That Family Feeling

Dear Jesus,

Thank you for the people you bring into our lives to inspire us, teach us and care for us.

It is hard to create that family feeling with people we do not know.

Because in this world we are so used to keeping to ourselves and staying with our own cliques.

But a lot of lifes learning and eye openers come from discovering the experiences of others and getting to know what makes us different.

Thank you that this privilege is open to every single one of ys regardless of where we are in our lives.

In your Name,

Amen