by: Jake Partridge
Lord Jesus, deliver us also from the safety of social media and into relationships of accountability, vulnerability, and grace with brothers and sisters in your church. We confess that we feel too free to express our opinions without subjecting them to the honest critique of others. Online, there is little risk, and little ability to practice reconciliation when we harm one another. Help us to treat everyone as fellow image bearers and those who belong to your church as brothers and sisters. As we seek to keep sickness at bay and promote life in our bodies, aid us also in keeping sickness at bay and promoting life in our hearts and relationships. Help us to refrain from words that bring decay and replace them with words that sound more like you, Lord Jesus – words that remind us of your abundant grace.