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Friday, October 17, 2014
From Ephesians 4
Lord Father in Heaven, I pray that you would guide me and all of us to walk worthy of our vocation as your children.
Help us to deal patiently with troubling situations and people, to be restrained in our responses. I pray you would keep us all quiet, gentle and humble.
Let us each walk according to the gifts you have given us, and use them wisely. Help us to edify your children and glorify you with our gifts until we all agree in faith and understand true doctrine and grow more fully into Christ.
Lord, please forgive me for walking in my own vanity, for thinking I can figure everything out.
Open our hearts to your wisdom and help us to accept and act upon it. Save us from the temptations of this world, from perversions and unclean things. Save us from people who would tempt us to those things. Protect our hearts and minds from the things we see every day that would lead us into lust and greed.
I pray Lord that you would renew our minds and give us your new righteous and holy Spirit.
Give us peace and wisdom regarding financial things.
Help us be honest. Help us to be slow to anger and quick to forgive. Help us identify the devil and put him behind us. Show us useful work we can do to help ourselves and others, and give us gumption to do it. Control our tongues, that we only speak words that build up and edify the hearers. Keep from us bitterness, wrath, anger, confusion.
Lord, help us to please you and not to grieve you.
Help us to be like you who love us for your own Son's sake-- kind, tenderhearted, forgiving.
And Lord, please especially guide me today and every day, that I would not place a stumbling-block in front of any of your children.