Do you have to talk to someone soon about something important? If so, make sure you go into the conversation prepared.
Talk to God about the situation first. Let him show you where you might be mistaken in your thoughts or attitude. Also, let his Spirit strengthen you in places where you need to stand firm.
Even when you have to place a limit or stand up for yourself, it should be in a spirit of service and love. Seek the Lord to show you how this can be done. Ask him to reveal his ways to you.
Audio message and prayer from Vincent:
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“You have heard that it was said to the men of old, ‘You shall not kill; and whoever kills shall be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that every one who is angry with his brother shall be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother shall be liable to the council, and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be liable to the hell of fire. So if you are offering your gift at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father.
And the Lord will guide you continually,
and satisfy your desire with good things,
and make your bones strong;
and you shall be like a watered garden,
like a spring of water,
whose waters fail not.
PRAYER FOR AN IMPORTANT CONVERSATION
O merciful Lord,
I know I have to face it. I know we must talk, but first, O Lord, prepare me.
Set me free, heal me. Bring me to the place where I am at peace with myself and with my God.
Cast out, O Lord, any anger, fear or resentment. Free me of any temptation to control or manipulate.
Fill me with the desire to only seek your holy will.
Make my convictions firm, O Lord, without self-interest, without needing to prove a point.
Instead, may my words be saturated with the grace of Almighty God.
Help me to genuinely listen and to humbly serve, as my Lord Jesus served.
Send us your Holy Spirit, O Lord. Prepare our hearts and minds.
I place all my trust in you.
In Jesus name I pray,