DAY 20 - Befriending Outcasts

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SCRIPTURES: 

 

Mark 2:13-17 ,

"Then Jesus went out to the lakeshore again and taught the crowds that were coming to him. 14 As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at his tax collector’s booth. “Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him. So Levi got up and followed him.

15 Later, Levi invited Jesus and his disciples to his home as dinner guests, along with many tax collectors and other disreputable sinners. (There were many people of this kind among Jesus’ followers.) 16 But when the teachers of religious law who were Pharisees[a] saw him eating with tax collectors and other sinners, they asked his disciples, “Why does he eat with such scum?[b]”

17 When Jesus heard this, he told them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.”

Mark 10:16,

“Look, I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes and harmless as doves.”

John 15:15 ,

“I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me.”

 

 

QUESTION:

     

Who are the friendless in your life?

 

 

****I invite you to email me if you would like additional prayer support. My email is rhodes.noelle@gmail.com. I would love to pray for you and your child! Don’t be a stranger! Please reach out! You do not have to walk through this alone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music: Gillicuddy/Instrumental #2 Revisited

 

 

DAY 19 - Showing Compassion

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SCRIPTURES: 

 

Matthew 14:14,

“ Jesus saw the huge crowd as he stepped from the boat, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick.”

John 15:15 ,

“I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me.”

 

 

QUESTION:

      What person or circumstance does my child have a tendency to hold compassion for? Is towards animals, children who are younger them, those who are sick, those who are in need, etc.? How I can I encourage and support my child in the way that they are naturally compassionate?

 

****I invite you to email me if you would like additional prayer support. My email is rhodes.noelle@gmail.com. I would love to pray for you and your child! Don’t be a stranger! Please reach out! You do not have to walk through this alone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music: Gillicuddy/Instrumental #2 Revisited

 

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DAY 18 - Making Friends

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SCRIPTURES: 

 

Matthew 4:18-22,

One day as Jesus was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers—Simon, also called Peter, and Andrew—throwing a net into the water, for they fished for a living.  Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!”  And they left their nets at once and followed him.

 A little farther up the shore he saw two other brothers, James and John, sitting in a boat with their father, Zebedee, repairing their nets. And he called them to come, too. They immediately followed him, leaving the boat and their father behind.

John 15:15 ,

“I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me.”

 

 

QUESTION:

        What are some healthy ways that you could help your child make new friends? Specifically ask Jesus to give your clear, creative wisdom on how you can help aid your child build new friendships.

****I invite you to email me if you would like additional prayer support. My email is rhodes.noelle@gmail.com. I would love to pray for you and your child! Don’t be a stranger! Please reach out! You do not have to walk through this alone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music: Gillicuddy/Instrumental #2 Revisited

DAY 17- Exercise Self-Control

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SCRIPTURES: 

1 Peter 1:13,  

So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control. Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world.”

Proverbs 25:28 ,

“A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls.”

 

Galatians 5:22+23

" But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control.”

 

QUESTION:

        

What specific area in your child’s life is lacking self control? Take time today to ask Jesus to give you solutions in how you can help your child develop self control in that area.

 

****I invite you to email me if you would like additional prayer support. My email is rhodes.noelle@gmail.com. I would love to pray for you and your child! Don’t be a stranger! Please reach out! You do not have to walk through this alone.

 

 

 

 

 

Music: Gillicuddy/Instrumental #2 Revisited

 

DAY 16 - Be Gentle

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SCRIPTURES: 

 

Ephesians 4:2 “Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. ”

 

Galatians 5:22+23

" But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control.”

 

QUESTION:

        Where can I personally apply gentleness to my family life to help exempify what gentleness should look like?

 

****I invite you to email me if you would like additional prayer support. My email is rhodes.noelle@gmail.com. I would love to pray for you and your child! Don’t be a stranger! Please reach out! You do not have to walk through this alone.

 

 

 

 

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DAY 15 - Faithful to the End.

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SCRIPTURES: 

Hebrews 3:14

“ For if we are faithful to the end, trusting God just as firmly as when we first believed, we will share in all that belongs to Christ.”

Galatians 5:22+23

" But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control.”

 

QUESTION:

        Have I specifically explained to my child what it means to be a faithful friend? Have I walked out with them hypothetical situations where they will have choose between being a faithful friend or a fair weather friend? Is there another child in their life that is a fair weather friend to my own child? Have I spoken to my child about how faithfulness is the markings of a true friend?

****I invite you to email me if you would like additional prayer support. My email is rhodes.noelle@gmail.com. I would love to pray for you and your child! Don’t be a stranger! Please reach out! You do not have to walk through this alone.

 

 

 

Music: Gillicuddy/Instrumental #2 Revisited

DAY 14 - The Goodness of God

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SCRIPTURES: 

1 Peter 2:9,

1 Peter 2:9, “ But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.”

Galatians 5:22+23

" But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control.”

 

QUESTION:

        Am I regularly pointing out the goodness of God to my child? Am I showing my child where God has been faithful in provision, healing, wisdom, forgiveness, kindness and so much more? Do I verbalize His goodness to my child and have I asked my child to share with me the goodness they see in God?

 

 

****I invite you to email me if you would like additional prayer support. My email is rhodes.noelle@gmail.com. I would love to pray for you and your child! Don’t be a stranger! Please reach out! You do not have to walk through this alone.

 

 

 

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DAY 13: The Rewards of Kindness

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SCRIPTURES: 

Proverbs 11:17,

“Your kindness will reward you,

   but your cruelty will destroy you.”

 

Luke 10:25-37 (The MSG),

25 Just then a religion scholar stood up with a question to test Jesus. “Teacher, what do I need to do to get eternal life?”

26 He answered, “What’s written in God’s Law? How do you interpret it?”

27 He said, “That you love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and muscle and intelligence—and that you love your neighbor as well as you do yourself.”

28 “Good answer!” said Jesus. “Do it and you’ll live.”

29 Looking for a loophole, he asked, “And just how would you define ‘neighbor’?”

30-32 Jesus answered by telling a story. “There was once a man traveling from Jerusalem to Jericho. On the way he was attacked by robbers. They took his clothes, beat him up, and went off leaving him half-dead. Luckily, a priest was on his way down the same road, but when he saw him he angled across to the other side. Then a Levite religious man showed up; he also avoided the injured man.

33-35 “A Samaritan traveling the road came on him. When he saw the man’s condition, his heart went out to him. He gave him first aid, disinfecting and bandaging his wounds. Then he lifted him onto his donkey, led him to an inn, and made him comfortable. In the morning he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take good care of him. If it costs any more, put it on my bill—I’ll pay you on my way back.’

36 “What do you think? Which of the three became a neighbor to the man attacked by robbers?”

37 “The one who treated him kindly,” the religion scholar responded.

Jesus said, “Go and do the same.”

 

Galatians 5:22+23

" But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control.”

 

QUESTION:

   How can our family become like the Samaritan in our community? Who in our neighborhood needs to be shown kindness?  Jesus, who has our family possibly  overlooked or avoided. Help us to go out of our way to lavish compassion, care, and kindness.

 

****I invite you to email me if you would like additional prayer support. My email is rhodes.noelle@gmail.com. I would love to pray for you and your child! Don’t be a stranger! Please reach out! You do not have to walk through this alone.

 

 

Music: Gillicuddy/Instrumental #2 Revisited

DAY 12- Patient Vs. Powerful

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SCRIPTURES: 

 

 

Proverbs 16:32,

“Better to be patient than powerful;

   better to have self-control than to conquer a city”

 

 

2 Timothy 2:24,

“A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people.”

 

Galatians 5:22+23

" But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control.”

 

QUESTION:

    What area in our child’s life do they struggle with patience? Is it in getting what they want from a parent? Is it wanting to succeed or accomplish something instantly? Is it in relationshipS? Where are they struggling with power and control? Let’s as  Jesus to specifically show us where we can specific pray patience into our child’s life. 2 Timothy 2:24 says, “A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people.”

****I invite you to email me if you would like additional prayer support. My email is rhodes.noelle@gmail.com. I would love to pray for you and your child! Don’t be a stranger! Please reach out! You do not have to walk through this alone.

 

 

Music: Gillicuddy/Instrumental #2 Revisited

 

DAY 11 - Peacemaker

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SCRIPTURES: 

 

James 3:18,

“And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.”

Matthew 5:9,

“You’re blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are, and your place in God’s family.” (The MSG)

Galatians 5:22+23

" But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control.”

 

QUESTION:

Galatians 5:22+23 tell us that, " the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, and self-control. " Because we are praying specifically for the fruit of peace to grow in our child’s life, what specific area in our child’s life can they can sow seeds of peace? Is it among a friendship group that tends to have a lot of drama? Is it with a sibling or family member? Where can we begin to specifically pray that our child will be known as THE PEACEMAKER?

****I invite you to email me if you would like additional prayer support. My email is rhodes.noelle@gmail.com. I would love to pray for you and your child! Don’t be a stranger! Please reach out! You do not have to walk through this alone.

 

 

Music: Gillicuddy/Instrumental #2 Revisited

 

 

DAY 10 - Greater Joy

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SCRIPTURES: 

Psalm 4:7

“You have given me greater joy
    than those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine."

 

Galatians 5:22+23

" But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control.”

 

QUESTION:

Here is a two part question to process with Jesus.

  1. Where is my joy rooted in? What makes me happy?

  2. Where is my child’s joy rooted in? What makes them most happy?

****I invite you to email me if you would like additional prayer support. My email is rhodes.noelle@gmail.com. I would love to pray for you and your child! Don’t be a stranger! Please reach out! You do not have to walk through this alone.

 

Music: Gillicuddy/Instrumental #2 Revisited

DAY 9 - Love in Action

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SCRIPTURES: 

 

1 John 3:18+19

“Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before God.”

 

Galatians 5:22+23

" But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control.”

 

QUESTION:

How can we show acts of love to our child today? In what specific way can we really emphasize our love for them?

****I invite you to email me if you would like additional prayer support. My email is rhodes.noelle@gmail.com. I would love to pray for you and your child! Don’t be a stranger! Please reach out! You do not have to walk through this alone.

 

 

 

 

 

Music: Gillicuddy/Instrumental #2 Revisited

DAY 8 - Infinitely More

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SCRIPTURES: 

Ephesians 3:20+21

 " Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen."

 

QUESTION:

            Find a piece of paper and write in big, bold letters: “INFINITELY MORE”. Stick this paper somewhere you will regularly see (i.e. on your refrigerator, in your car, by your sink, etc.) Let these two, powerful words, “INFINITELY MORE become your constant reminder that God is going to exceed your expectations as you pray for your child’s friendships.

 

 

****I invite you to email me if you would like additional prayer support. My email is rhodes.noelle@gmail.com. I would love to pray for you and your child! Don’t be a stranger! Please reach out! You do not have to walk through this alone.

 

 

 

 

Music: Gillicuddy/Instrumental #2 Revisited

DAY 7 - Understand His Love

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SCRIPTURES: 

Ephesians 3:18+19

 "And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God."

 

QUESTION:

            Take some time today to process with Jesus these questions: Am I looking to You, Jesus, to be the one who consistently shows me love and value or am I placing the sole responsibility on others? Am I modeling to my child what it means to find my fullness in You? What specific friendships or relationships am I using to try to meet my need of feeling fulfilled?

 

 

****I invite you to email me if you would like additional prayer support. My email is rhodes.noelle@gmail.com. I would love to pray for you and your child! Don’t be a stranger! Please reach out! You do not have to walk through this alone.

 

 

 

 

Music: Gillicuddy/Instrumental #2 Revisited

 

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DAY 6 - Deeply Rooted

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SCRIPTURES: 

Ephesians 3:17

"Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong."

Psalm 33:22

"Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord,
    for our hope is in you alone."

 

QUESTION:

       

Read: Jeremiah 17:7-8

“But blessed are those who trust in the Lord

   and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.

They are like trees planted along a riverbank,

   with roots that reach deep into the water.

Such trees are not bothered by the heat

   or worried by long months of drought.

Their leaves stay green,

   and they never stop producing fruit.”

 

What portion of this passage speaks to you? Underline this passage in your bible or write it out on a piece of paper. Commit to memorizing this passage over the next 25 days. Allow it to become your anchor as you pray for your child’s friendships.

 

 

****I invite you to email me if you would like additional prayer support. My email is rhodes.noelle@gmail.com. I would love to pray for you and your child! Don’t be a stranger! Please reach out! You do not have to walk through this alone.

 

 

 

Music: Gillicuddy/Instrumental #2 Revisited

DAY 5 - Unlimited Resources

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SCRIPTURES: 

Ephesians 3:16

 "I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit."

Proverbs 3:5-6

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
    do not depend on your own understanding.
 Seek his will in all you do,
    and he will show you which path to take."

 

QUESTION:

       What specific wisdom do you need today as you help your child navigate friendship? What are you most unsure of? Take time to write down your need and then ask the Lord to specifically provide you with a solution.

 

****I invite you to email me if you would like additional prayer support. My email is rhodes.noelle@gmail.com. I would love to pray for you and your child! Don’t be a stranger! Please reach out! You do not have to walk through this alone.

 

 

Music: Gillicuddy/Instrumental #2 Revisited

 

DAY 4 - Father + Creator

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SCRIPTURES: 

Ephesians 3:14+15

“When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth.”

Psalm 139:16

"You saw me before I was born.
    Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
    before a single day had passed."

 

QUESTION:

   

     How is your child uniquely created? What are the beautiful attributes that your child possesses? Are they exceptionally funny? Are they thoughtful and compassionate? Do you they have a keen memory? Are they creative, athletic,  or organized? Write down as much as you recognize and process this list with Jesus . Ask Him how you can help your child thrive in the way they are created. Often, it is easy for us to see how our  child’s unique personality traits and gifts may be a hindrance in their friendships. Today, focus on how your child's unique nature is a blessing in their friendships.

****I invite you to email me if you would like additional prayer support. My email is rhodes.noelle@gmail.com. I would love to pray for you and your child! Don’t be a stranger! Please reach out! You do not have to walk through this alone.

 

 

Music: Gillicuddy/Instrumental #2 Revisited

 

DAY 3- Don't Lose Heart

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SCRIPTURES: 

Ephesians 3:13

"So please don’t lose heart because of my trials here. I am suffering for you, so you should feel honored."

Romans 8:28

 "And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them."

 

QUESTION:

    What concerns you the most in regards to your child’s friendships? What is your greatest fear? What do you need to ask the Lord to give you a stubborn hope to believe that Jesus will step in and change the situation? Take some time today into process these questions with Jesus. Write a few thoughts down and then ask the Lord to give you a supernatural stubborn hope to believe that your child will have life giving healthy friendships.

 

 

****I invite you to email me if you would like additional prayer support. My email is rhodes.noelle@gmail.com. I would love to pray for you and your child! Don’t be a stranger! Please reach out! You do not have to walk through this alone.

 

Music: Gillicuddy/Instrumental #2 Revisited

 

DAY 2 - Boldly and Confidently

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SCRIPTURES: 

Ephesians 3:12

"Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence."

Ephesians 1:21

"Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come."

 

QUESTION:

    How are you feeling as you begin this prayer journey? Hesitant? Excited? Doubtful? Hopeful? Concerned? Are you approaching these next 31 days boldly and confidently that God will work in your child’s friendships? Take some time to process with Jesus where you are and how are your feeling.

 

****I invite you to email me if you would like additional prayer support. My email is rhodes.noelle@gmail.com. I would love to pray for you and your child! Don’t be a stranger! Please reach out! You do not have to walk through this alone.

 

Music: Gillicuddy/Instrumental #2 Revisited

DAY 1- Praying for Your Child's Friendships

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SCRIPTURES: 

Proverbs 21:1

 

  “The king’s heart is like a stream of water directed by the Lord;

   he guides it wherever he pleases.”

 

 

Psalm 121

"I look up to the mountains—

   does my help come from there?

2 My help comes from the Lord,

   who made heaven and earth!

3 He will not let you stumble;

   the one who watches over you will not slumber.

4 Indeed, he who watches over Israel

   never slumbers or sleeps.

5 The Lord himself watches over you!

   The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade.

6 The sun will not harm you by day,

   nor the moon at night.

7 The Lord keeps you from all harm

   and watches over your life.

8 The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go,

   both now and forever."

 

QUESTION:

     What words in Psalm 121 sticks out to you? What verse, in this Psalm, bring  you the most comfort in regards to your child and their friendships? Why? Take some time underline the parts of Psalm 121 that you find most encouraging. If you are using this podcast prayer guide with a friend or spouse, share the verse that you find most meaningful with the person who is partnering with you in prayer.

 

 

****I invite you to email me if you would like additional prayer support. My email is rhodes.noelle@gmail.com. I would love to pray for you and your child! Don’t be a stranger! Please reach out! You do not have to walk through this alone.

 

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ABOUT NOELLE

 Noelle is a  speaker, podcaster, and self proclaimed: Friendtor(Friend +Mentor = Friendtor).  She is the podcast producer/host for Friending Podcast and is a regular co-host for the podcast, Slices of Life. She lives in North Jersey with her hot husband and two wild children. She is a big fan of Constant Comment Tea, the Oscars, and Lesley Knope.

      Noelle is passionate about helping women find grow in their calling and encourage one another to do the same through the art of friendship.   For more random facts on Noelle you can click here or stalk her on Instagram.