“1 Bretheren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.” ~ Galatians 6:1 (KJV)
We first and foremost come to You giving You all the praise, glory, and honor as the one and only true and living God. We thank You for salvation — sending Your Son to die on the cross for our sins so that we can have eternal life with You in heaven. Please forgive us of our sins, and we thank You in advance for helping us to overcome our weaknesses and shortcomings.
Lord, we come with a special prayer today that You will give us hearts to restore and not criticize others when they are found in fault. Father, it can be hard to do so. It is easier to just talk about people who have done wrong, but thank You for helping us to remember to pray for their spiritual restoration — to pray that they will find their way back to that straight and narrow path. In doing so, Father, thank You also for helping us to not find ourselves being tempted with sin in the process. We are not all like You, Father. Not all of us can sit down with sinners and not be affected. Knowing this, thank You for giving us discretion to know when we should minister to people where they are and when we — for our own spiritual protection — need to simply pray from afar.
It is in the magnificent name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, that we pray. Amen.
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