Family Harmony

A family clasps hands at Christmas

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.—John 13:34 (NIV)

The holidays can put families under stress. If you have strained relationships with loved ones, take a moment and pray about it. Ask God to help you respond to contention with kindness and guide you to words and actions that are rooted in love.

Today's Prayer:

Dear God, give me the patience to bear disagreements and generosity to share my joys. Open my heart with Your understanding and help me bring comfort to those around me.

Adapted from 60 Days of Prayer, a new publication from Guideposts