Heavenly Father, we start this week with full hearts,
thankful for our families.
You know they’re far from perfect, Lord, but
they’re the people you’ve given us to share our lives with.
Help us to love the not-always-lovable, and have
healthy, gracious relationships with each other.
You’ve also blessed us with friends who become like family.
We share strong connections with people who
“feel like home.”
I’m thinking of several right now, Father, and
I’m overwhelmed that you’d give me friends who love me
like a sister or a daughter.
Bless those ties, Lord, and may those friendships be a
shining example of Christ’s love to the world.
We ask it in His name, Amen