Prayer for Proverbs 17

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Heavenly Father, thank You for putting us in families and for the roles and responsibilities You ordained within the family unit. We recognise the responsibility on fathers, mothers and grandparents in bringing up their children and grandchildren in the fear of the Lord. Thank You for the godly father, mothers, men and women you have placed in each of our lives and I pray that we may become the godly parents and grandparents you desire in each family unit. We pray Your blessing on the men of our nation - the father and grandfathers of our land, and pray that each one would take the responsibilities of training up their sons and daughters in the way they should go, so that each becomes a crown of glory in their old age and are praised and honoured by their children. This we ask in Jesus' name, AMEN. 

“Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.”
(Proverbs 17:6)
Source: Verse of the day for Proverbs 17:6

Heavenly Father, I thank You for the dear friends that You have brought into my life and for the love and comfort that I have received from them over the years. I pray that I would develop the many qualities of genuine friendship and that You would use me to be a friend to others in their times of need - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”
(Proverbs 17:17)
Source: Verse of the day for Proverbs 17:17