Friendships are Hard: Day Seventeen

I’m picking up the end of my 21 Days of Prayer. Feels strange to jump back in. As a catch-up, I’m praying for Maddy, my eleven-year-old daughter. Wondering what I’m doing? You can find the answer here. Take a Spin Down Intercession Avenue. The entire prayer campaign is linked below at the end of this post.

If you missed the end of Prayer for Freedom’s fasting and prayer campaign, hop over to their website and find out how awesome God has been in answer to their prayers.

 Psalm 19:14
“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart

be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.”

Dear Maddy,

Friendships are hard.

Learning to be a good friend can take years. That’s why you get so frustrated with your friends sometimes, because you’re all stumbling around trying to figure things out. Most of the issues you have will disappear with maturity so try and hang in there. Don’t let every word that others say, positive or negative, affect your mood. And remember, the only person you can control is yourself. That’s important. You say the right words, you be the encourager, you be the friend you want others to be to you.


Dear Lord, thank you that we grow and mature. Thank you that we can learn from our own mistakes and the mistakes of others. Even when Maddy is hurting, remind her to do the right thing. Instead of lashing out to hurt someone back, give her the grace she needs to be like You. Show her how to react and protect her from the pain other’s inflict by wrapping her under the shadow of Your wing. Amen.


The campaign starts here: Take a Spin Down Intercession Avenue

Prayer Moves Mountains: Day One

Look to the Hills: Day Two

You Must Ask: Day Three

Take Captive Every Thought: Day Four

You Are Not Alone: Day Five

Quit Looking at the Old: Day Six

Revisit Your Blessings: Day Seven 

What Does God Have For You? Day Eight

The Greatness of our God: Day Nine

A New Spin on Purity: Day Ten

You are Not Invisible: Day Eleven

Go After the Best Blessings: Day Twelve

Ordinary to Extraordinary: Day Thirteen

Little Girl, You are Beautiful. Always! Day Fourteen

What Are You Worth? Day Fifteen

Why You Should Never Have Self-Confidence: Day Sixteen


  1. Maddy’s lucky to have such a great mom who understands the pains and difficulties being a kid. One thing I’ve told my kids is, think of the best kind of friend you can imagine. What are the good qualities? What do you not want them to do (be selfish, always have to win, tattle-tale, etc.)–then be that kind of friend.

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