DAY 14: FRIENDS
Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.
There is a saying we share with our graduating Seniors as they prepare for life after youth group. “Good spiritual community covers a multitude of issues. Little or no spiritual community significantly amplifies issues.” Friendships play a vital role in the spiritual journey through adolescence into the teenage years.
Today, focus your prayer on the spiritual community among your student’s friend group.
I lift up these friends of my son/daughter: __________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.
As they spend time together and interact, I pray they would be free of all forms of bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, slander and any types of evil behavior. Instead, I ask that _________________’s friendships be marked by kindness. Allow them to display a tenderhearted nature toward each. Allow them to learn to forgive each other in the same way you have forgiven through your son.
Added Exercise. As you think through your son/daughter’s friends, what are specific ways you can be praying for them? ________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________