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PROVERBS 17:14 “The beginning of strife is like letting out water, so quit before the quarrel breaks out.”

Lord, You are holy. Thank You for the ever so gentle way that You deal with us. Give us the strength and
self-control we need to show that same gentleness to each other. We know that You do not operate in chaos and confusion. Forgive us when we allow strife, bitterness, and worry to take root in our home and in our hearts. Teach us to control our temper, and bring our attitudes under Your submission. Your Word tells us that there is power in our tongues, so we give You control over our unspoken and spoken words. God we ask that You replace quarreling with compassion and resentment with joy. We are fully aware that arguments and dissension serve as distractions for the enemy to use to prevent us from resting in Your unending peace. At times when we desire to handle it ourselves, we ask that Your Holy Spirit would remind us to leave our conflict at Your feet and seek You for resolve. Help us to bring every area of concern to You so that we can move forward in love.