Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

Ephesians 4:31-32 (NKJV)

In fasting and prayer today, it’s time to focus on restoration. Specifically restoring relationships the enemy has tried to destroy. It doesn’t necessarily have to be that you’re angry or bitter toward someone, but maybe you feel like someone is upset with you. And there may be some true animosity between you and someone else. Whatever the case may be, it’s time to heal those wounds.

You see, as Christians, we must let the Holy Spirit guide us in our relationships too. If someone has wronged us, we must forgive. Not only because it frees us from the trauma of bitterness, but also because it’s a command! When Peter asked how often to forgive, Jesus said, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but seventy times seven.” (Matthew 18:21-22 (NKJV)) That is to say, never stop forgiving. So when the enemy tries to stoke animosity between you and someone else, especially a fellow Christian, it’s time to start praying.

Further, not only are we to forgive those who sin against us, but we must do it immediately and before they ask for forgiveness. Restoring relationships as a Christian requires prayer–and sometimes fasting–and makes it incumbent upon us as Christians to go first. Romans 12:10 says, “Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another.” Our relationships are important to God, and therefore they should be of utmost importance to us. Let’s get started praying for restoration today!

Prayer Starter

Lord, I ask You today to help me see those relationships that have been damaged or affected by the enemy. I rebuke the enemy’s attempts to tear me from the people You have placed in my life. I pray that You would help me forgive, help them forgive, and give me the words to speak so that I can begin the emotional mending process as well. Guide me toward kindness and love toward everyone, especially my Christian brothers and sisters. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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