The Bible instructs us: When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer. Matthew 5:44 MSG
Why does the Bible tell us to pray about our challenging relationships? What difference can prayer make to a relationship that is out of sync? When we turn to prayer, we allow God to enter into the brokenness and bring healing.
1 Corinthians 13:4 says: Love…does not envy.
Today, pray for a relationship which is being spoiled by envy — with either of you wanting what you do not have.
Lord God, I pray for my relationship with _______________________.
Lord, this is where it has gone wrong: ________________________.
Take away the discontent and resentfulness felt by the other person’s possessions, qualities, fortunes of __________________ and replace it with ______________________.
Lord, forgive me for ______________. Help me to _____________________.
Finish with these words:
I know what it is to be in need and what it is to have more than enough. I have learned this secret, so that anywhere, at any time, I am content, whether I am full or hungry, whether I have too much or too little. Philippians 4:12 (GNT)