Father thank you for this day. Thank You for your loving grace; for the lessons that I have learned and those that I am still trying to learn.
Thank you so much for my family. They are my support system. Please keep them lifted up in your loving arms. Continue to bless them.
Thank you for the friends and acquaintances that you have placed in my life. I hope that I have and I am as much of a blessing to them as they have been to me. Protect them Father.
I pray for these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.
True friends are loyal. They love at all times. That’s what the scripture says.
So, a disloyal and unloving person is not your friend. Stop fooling yourself. That person is just someone you know.
I have a handful of friends. They are the ones I can trust to be there through thick and thin, through distance and time—and they can trust I am there for them. We’re transparent with each other. No games. No envy. No backstabbing. We don’t fake our feelings or intentions. We give without expectations or conditions.
Anyone else I associate with is merely an acquaintance. Still loved, we just have a different type of relationship. I have plenty of acquaintances. They are special people and I’m grateful to have them in my life. I hope they feel the same way about me.
Know your friends. They love and are loyal to you. They have your “back” when you need them, and they also put you in your place when you’re wrong. If you are a friend to them then the same is true of you.
Celebrate and protect your friendships.
Questions of the Day
1. What would you like to add to today’s prayer and/or reflection?
2. What are your thoughts about today’s message?
3. What issues are you fighting to protect from the enemy’s attack?
4. What cares, worries, and fears are you ready to turn over to God?
5. Who would you like to pray for today?
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