"He who walks with wise
but a companion of fools suffers harm."
Praying for godly friends to be placed in your husband's life will have a powerful impact on his life and as a result yours and your family's lives, as well. The verse above pretty much sums it up very nicely. If we have wise friends we will grow in wisdom. If we choose foolish friends, we choose harm. >>tweet this<<
Prayer #32. His Friends
Dear Jesus, You are our one forever faithful Friend. You are the One Who sticks closer than a brother. (Pr18:24) But, You did not intend a man to walk this earth alone and without friends in visible flesh and form. You have encouraged us to walk with the good and the upright so that we might not grow weary in well doing, or grow weak and complacent in our faith. So, Father, today I pray my husband will seek out friends who are wise and gentle. Friends who, as iron sharpens iron, sharpen him, (Pr.27:17) encourage him to keep on in the faith doing what is good, honorable and respectable. May he always be cautious in friendships (Pr.12:26), not choosing company that would lead him down a path that is not good. (Pr.16:28-29)
Father, I pray You would remove any interest he might have in pursuing the activities and ways of ungodly friends. Give him wisdom to see where he may need to discontinue a friendship that is not up-building to his character. Do not let him make friends with a hot-tempered or easily angered man, or he may learn to do the same. (Pr.22:24-25) Give him the knowledge to know he needs to avoid any man who talks too much, for such a person is prone to gossip and is not trustworthy. (Pr.20:19)
Father, I pray, also my husband would be a man who attracts godly friends. Remind him to be a man who listens before speaking, being more interested in others than himself, helping others before helping himself, doing for others before doing for himself, and not expecting from others what he doesn't expect from himself. Encourage him to be a friend like Jesus, being a man of integrity, not easily swayed by men, and paying no attention to their rank or name, (Mark12:14) for when he is such a man, he will also find such men to walk along side him. In Jesus' name. Amen.
"Do not be misled:
'Bad company corrupts good character.'"
~1 Corinthians 15:33~