Spend some time interceding for your friends by name. Pray that they would be blessed, protected and happy. Pray for their faith – that they would serve the Lord in all they do.
Proverbs 13:20 (MSG)
Become wise by walking with the wise;
hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces.
Colossians 3:12-14 (CEV)
12 God loves you and has chosen you as his own special people. So be gentle, kind, humble, meek, and patient. 13 Put up with each other, and forgive anyone who does you wrong, just as Christ has forgiven you. 14 Love is more important than anything else. It is what ties everything completely together.
Intercede for your children and/or the children you regularly encounter. Are you or someone close to you part of a “blended” family (remarriage)? Take a moment to pray for harmony and peace for the families involved.
Psalm 127:3 (NLT)
Children are a gift from the Lord;
they are a reward from him.
Pray for your own marriage or relationship and the marriages and relationships of your loved ones. Pray for mutual love, respect, affection and loyalty. If you’re divorced, take a moment to pray for your former spouse. Pray for people whose partners have passed. If you’re single, pray for your future spouse.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (NRSV)
4 Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. 7 It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.