A Prayer for Learning to Communicate Without Aggravation

Meditate on the following passage of scripture –

Colossians 3:12-14 12“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13bearing 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. 14And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” (ESV)

Prayer

Father help (your spouse’s name) and I make an effort to understand the source of the breakdown in communication between the two of us. Help me to see where I may have gone wrong in hearing the information that (your spouse’s name) discussed with me during our conversation.

During this time of understanding Father; may I not become arrogant and start ridiculing (your spouse’s name) because of my lack of understanding. Though it would be easy to blame (your spouse’s name) and consider myself to be right, may I seek direction from your Holy Spirit and not lean-to my understanding in determining what went wrong.

Father God help me to remember and reflect Colossians 3:12-14 as I consider the message that (your spouse’s name) is relaying to me. I pray this in Jesus’ name, amen.

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