Holy Spirit, deepen our relationships today. Let those around us grow in knowledge of you through seeing how we relate to Jesus. Let them see us as a source of encouragement and joy. Give us wisdom and discernment in how we deal with those close to us. Show us how to fully live out your Gospel truth in front of them, transparently and with humility. I ask your guidance in the name and authority of Jesus, according to the good and perfect will of the Father. Amen.

“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” Colossians 3: 12-14 ESV)