DO you pray for your child’s friends? This prayer will petition the Lord’s heart to make way for healthy and godly relationships to come into your child’s life.
A Prayer for Your Child’s Friends
Lord, I lift my children to You in regards to their friendships. You have not put them on this earth with the intent for them to walk in solitude so, as iron sharpens iron, I pray You would lead godly friends and influences into each of my children’s lives.
Father, I know it is hard to find friends who are trustworthy, but I pray You would help my children attract and find people who will build up and encourage their faith. When it seems all the world is against them, remind my children that You are the one friend who sticks closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24). When the road looks dark before them, make them aware of Your presence; that You never leave nor forsake. May they seek You always in filling the voids that an earthly being should never fill.
Father, we know bad company corrupts good character (1 Corinthians 15:33) and far too often misleads the unsuspecting. Make my children aware of and able to recognize when they may need to remove, distance, or guard themselves from a person or relationship. Give them no interest in pursuing friendships that could harm their life, reputation, or faith.
Lord, I pray also that You would teach my children how to be a friend to those who might be needing a little encouragement. Help my children behave in a way that would attract godly friends, so both parties may be helped in their walk with You. Nudge my children to be patient, caring, gentle and courageous in making a positive change in another’s life as well as in making wise choices in their friendships. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Verses to Reflect Upon
Do not make friends with hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn his way and get yourself ensnared. Proverbs 22:24-25
A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends. A violent man entices his neighbor and leads him down a path that is not good. Proverbs 16:28-29
A righteous man is cautious in friendships, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. Proverbs 12:25
He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm. Proverbs 13:20
Teacher, we know you are a man of integrity. You aren’t swayed by men, because you pay no attention to who they are; but You teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. Mark 12:24
Do not be mislead: “Bad company corrupts good character.” 1 Corinthians 15:33
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