Prayer Strategies

Week of August 26, 2019

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Praise God, our Friend!

“Greater love has no one than this, that He lay down his life for His friends.”  John 15:13

“The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend.”  Exodus 33:11

Holy God, high and exalted-You are the creator of all things and yet You humbled Yourself and laid down Your life to pay for our sins. Then You called us Your friends. How amazing that You draw us into friendship with You!


Pray for Hearts to Experience the Benefits of Friendship

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”  Proverbs 17:17

“A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.”  Proverbs 27:9

This year we pray that students and staff will be blessed and strengthened with healthy, strong friendships. May souls be refreshed and defended, especially during times of adversity. May students reach out to those who are lonely and in need of genuine friends.

Pray for Hearts that are Cautious in Friendships

“A righteous man is cautions in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.” Proverbs 12:26

“Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared.” Proverbs 22:24, 25

We pray against dysfunctional friendships. As new interpersonal circles are being created, may students be cautious and discerning in choosing friends, that they would not be led astray or ensnared. Change the hearts of those who are easily angered or seek to lead others into hurtful paths. We are expectant to see the fruit of the new friendships that You are creating this year.

Please pray for the staff and students of Archbold Area Schools and their Superintendent, Dr. Jayson Selgo.

“Prayer is simply talking to God like a friend and should be the easiest thing we do each day.”                                                                                                                                            -Joyce Meyer, American author and speaker, born 1943.

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