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Session 13

Dear God, I’m worried about my friends

Read: Proverbs 27:5-6, John 15:12-15

Remember the last time you needed to have a few words with a good friend about something that bothered you? 

Jesus tells us to love our friends as He has loved us. And sometimes, that means having uncomfortable conversations. The most loving thing we can do when we’re worried about a friend is to pray for that person and to talk to him or her about what we’re seeing. Proverbs tells us it’s better to correct a friend than keep our thoughts to ourselves, and we can trust the feedback of good friends.  

If we want our friends to grow in Jesus, and if we expect them to encourage us to grow, we have to be honest with each other and care for each other’s feelings. Friendships built around Jesus are the most satisfying earthly relationships. Ask God to guide you as you love your friends with a humble heart.


Celebrate

  • Jesus considers us His friends — what an honor! Thank God for His friendship, His love, and His grace. 
  • How has God steered you through tough conversations in the past? What did you learn about God from that experience? Thank Him for choosing you and showing you what it means to love. 


Anticipate

  • Do you have friends that you want to see strengthen or start relationships with God? Tell God what you’re looking forward to seeing Him do in the people around you. 


Ask

  • How can you be a better friend and follower of Jesus? Ask God to show you how you can love others well. 
  • Is there something a friend should be holding you accountable for? If your actions have put distance in your relationship with God or with others, ask Him for forgiveness.  
  • Is God asking you to step forward and speak to a friend about something that’s troubling you? Ask God for wisdom about what to say, and pray that He’ll prepare that person’s heart to receive your words. 

1

Dear God, help me become more like Jesus

Dear God, help me become more like Jesus

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2

Dear God, guide my career choices

Dear God, guide my career choices

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3

Dear God, show me your presence today

Dear God, show me your presence today

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4

Dear God, I need you to come through big time

Dear God, I need you to come through big time

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5

Dear God, heal my body

Dear God, heal my body

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6

Dear God, help me to trust you with my money

Dear God, help me to trust you with my money

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7

Dear God, free me from this financial or relational burden

Dear God, free me from this financial or relational burden

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8

Dear God, I feel so alone

Dear God, I feel so alone

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9

Dear God, unite me and my spouse

Dear God, unite me and my spouse

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10

Dear God, guide my kids

Dear God, guide my kids

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11

Dear God, help me to believe for that relationship I’ve been waiting on

Dear God, help me to believe for that relationship I’ve been waiting on

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12

Dear God, help me to forgive others

Dear God, help me to forgive others

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13

Dear God, I’m worried about my friends

Dear God, I’m worried about my friends

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14

Dear God, help me to not give up on others

Dear God, help me to not give up on others

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15

Dear God, bless my pastors and church leaders

Dear God, bless my pastors and church leaders

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16

Dear God, save people in this place

Dear God, save people in this place

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17

Dear God, send people to do your work and give us opportunities to serve

Dear God, send people to do your work and give us opportunities to serve

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18

Dear God, may there be unity in the church

Dear God, may there be unity in the church

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19

Dear God, would you change the lives of the people in my group?

Dear God, would you change the lives of the people in my group?

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20

Dear God, help us to be bold when it comes to sharing the Gospel

Dear God, help us to be bold when it comes to sharing the Gospel

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21

Dear God, help me make sense of current events

Dear God, help me make sense of current events

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22

Dear God, hear my prayers for our nation’s leaders

Dear God, hear my prayers for our nation’s leaders

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23

Dear God, someone I love is sick

Dear God, someone I love is sick

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24

Dear God, where are you in natural disasters?

Dear God, where are you in natural disasters?

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25

Dear God, stop the violence

Dear God, stop the violence

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26

Dear God, deepen my love and appreciation of your Word

Dear God, deepen my love and appreciation of your Word

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27

Dear God, help me to not lose sight of your presence when things are going well

Dear God, help me to not lose sight of your presence when things are going well

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