12 Weeks of Prayer Week 6 Day 6
By Justin N. Citro
"The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit:
a broken and a contrite heart, O God,
thou wilt not despise."
Unfortunately, broken relationships exist. Those broken relationships can be with family member to family member, friend to friend, or boyfriend to girlfriend. When a relationship is broken, it can and will lead to a whole list of emotions, but it is our job as a Christians to keep those emotions in check. It is difficult for anyone to keep their emotions in control, but for the believer, it is important not to sin in the anger that we have. Anger is hard to keep at bay under normal situations, but when a relationship gets broken, who do you blame yourself or the other person? When anger reaches the tipping point, we must examine ourselves and ask, "Is it my fault?" We must always ask the Holy Spirit for help whenever a situation like this occurs. The Bible says in Psalm 51:17 KJV, "The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise." What this verse is saying is that if our sacrifices to God are a broken and contrite heart, God will not despise or reject a broken heart, and if our relationship with the Father is broken, we can repair it. The Lord does give us the mercy of repairing our relationship with Him, but it does hurt the Lord when one of His flock departs from Him. This issue of broken relationships is seen throughout the Body of Christ, but instead of breaking relationships, we should build up our relationships with one another, for as we know iron sharpens iron. Brothers and Sisters, I encourage you to build one another up, and do not let anything come between you and another believer, and if a problem should arise between the both of you, go bring it to the Lord in prayer. Lord, I thank You for everything You have done. Lord, I pray for anyone who has been through a broken relationship. Please be with them and comfort them. Lord, give me the strength and wisdom to prevent a situation that will lead to a broken relationship. In Jesus' Name, Amen!
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