When You Pray for Your Friends

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“And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before” Job 42:10.

Pray for her. Yes, she didn’t respond the way you wanted her to respond. She wasn’t considerate of your pain and that hurt. Pray for him. Yes, you gave him your heart, and he walked all over it. He didn’t do everything he promised. Pray for them. They loved you when you had something to give them, but now they seem to get some sick pleasure out of seeing you no longer on top and successful like you used to be.

Pray for every friend in your life, both old and new. For where God is taking you, you can’t afford to have bitterness and resentment in your heart toward anyone.

When Job prayed for his friends, the Lord turned his situation around. God gave him twice as much wealth as he had before. It is the Lord that will turn things around for you when you wise up and do what big girls do. As you pray, God will bless you richly with a release and will turn things around for you.

Prayer: Father God, I pray You help me with this. I’ve been disappointed by people who I considered my friends, and now I bring my heart to You. Heal me God and help me pray for them from a right place. With the faith and love of Jesus, I forgive them. I ask that You bless them Lord with Your mercy and grace. Give every friend in my life, old and new, a heart to know You more. Protect their families and place them in Your perfect will for their lives. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

It’s By God’s Grace

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“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me” 1 Corinthians 15:10, NKJV.

Always remember, the grace of God doesn’t give us a license to sin, it gives us power to win!

In every command God gives us, He provides the grace to accomplish it. What has He instructed you to do? What sin has He told you to stop doing? Whatever it is, His grace is available for you to accomplish it all.

Paul, “the least of the Apostles” was able to write two-thirds of the New Testament, start churches, raise up people of God and do all that he was able to do during his lifetime. How was this possible? It was by God’s divine grace. He received God’s instructions and he received the grace that came along with it.

Let us do the same. It is not a question of, am I strong enough to do what God is telling me to do? Or am I smart enough? It is not a question of do I have enough this or that. The most important question is do you have enough grace. And the answer to that is undoubtedly, YES! God loves you and His grace is more than enough for you!

Prayer: LORD, I thank you for your grace upon my life. Let me be a walking testimony of your grace. Help me not to frustrate it, waste it or neglect to use this supernatural provision you’ve made available to me. I receive your instructions LORD and I receive the grace that comes along with it! Help me to be strong in your grace and learn how to cooperate with it. In Jesus’ name.

(Read 2 Corinthians 12:9; Galatians 2:21)