Lord, place us in families
Lord, even when we are surrounded by people, we can feel so alone. We feel isolated and cut off from others because no one has our problems or is going through what we are going through. We are never alone, but the devil wants us to feel that way. It is easier for him to pick us off and take us down when we think we’re all alone.
When King David felt alone and under attack on every side, he said, “God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land” (Psalm 68:6). So we ask you, Lord, to place us in as many families as you possibly can.
Make us who live under the same roof a close-knit family. Remove any serious conflict among us and help us stop the silly bickering over unimportant things. Make us a family at work because we are all dedicated to being productive and earning an honest living. Make our country a family of citizens who share the values of life, liberty, and happiness for everyone because we were all created by you. Make our church a close and growing family because we listen to your Word, sing songs, and pray all at the same time.
And when we are by ourselves, help us remember we are never alone. You are always our Father, and we are always your children. Jesus is always our brother and our Savior. Because of him, we are never alone.
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