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Day 24: 28 Days of Scripture and Prayer

December 10, 2016

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DAY 24: CLOTHES

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

Colossians 3:12-14

Every morning, your child wakes up and gets ready for the day. A big part of this preparation is picking out an outfit to wear. For some kids, that includes a lot of drama and 5-25 outfit changes. For others, it involves a quick “smell test” (sniff the arm pits) and out the door. Paul paints a picture in Colossians of the Christian spiritually clothing him/herself.

As you pray this scripture, picture yourself clothing your teen with these virtues.

God,

As your chosen person, holy and dearly loved, this morning I clothe _______________ with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. I pray that as he/she interacts with others, ___________ would bear with others and forgive anyone he/she has a grievance against. May he/she forgive as you have forgiven. And God, over this entire spiritual wardrobe, I pray love, which binds everything together in perfect unity.

Amen.

Which virtues especially strike you for your teen today and why? ________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________