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Thank you for supportive people

  Lord Jesus, Thank you for sending supportive people around me. Thank you for the smiles, the compliments, the encouragement, the critiques, the celebrations,  the welcoming arms of true friends . It's hard to imagine how I'd feel your love if people weren't here on this earth showing it to me, being you, every day, even while they're being themselves. Letting your Spirit pour out through them, on me to remind me that I'm your child. I belong to you. You are guarding me, guiding me, protecting me, loving me. That's who you are. Thank you for people who are Jesus to me. What a lovely, incomprehensible concept ! Amen. "Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill he law of Christ." ( Galatians 6:2 ) "Speak to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." ( Ephesians 5:19-20 ) &

Thank you for friendships

Dear Lord, Thank you for friends . Thank you for the blessing of community and connection, for designing us to respond to one another's pain and joy. I'm so grateful. I don't know how I would be able to survive  if I couldn't process, vent, and pray with friends. Mold me into a loving and patient friend. Help me to see what you see in everyone, but particularly in those close to me. Particularly when they hurt me or misunderstand me. Help me to be a real friend , not a social friend. I want to be responsible for my friendships. Bless them and use them. May they follow you whole-heartedly. May our friendship accurately represent the kingdom of God. I want to be sacrificial, patient, kind, resilient, forgiving, gracious, enthusiastic. I want to carry the Holy Spirit into every encounter . I love you. Thank you for befriending me and for surrounding me with people who love you. In Jesus' name, Amen. "My command is this: Lo