Building through Accountability

Heavenly Father I praise You for teaching us how to have relationships. I praise You for the men I call my friends and accountability partners. I praise You for my wife who knows me better than anyone except for You. I praise You that we are not to walk this world alone.

Holy Spirit Your word says: Iron sharpens Iron, and one person sharpens another. [Proverb 27:17, CSB] Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up. Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. [James 4:10; James 5:13-15; James 5:16]

Holy Spirit help me be honest enough with others that I can’t do this alone and that I don’t let my pride get in my way. Let me listen effectively so that I hear not only Your voice but those who are talking to me so that I can fully understand what they are trying to communicate to me. Holy Spirit lead me to lean on the right people and to be the right person for others to lean on. Let me be able to listen to my wife and truly understand what she needs from me because I desire the same from her. Help me to learn to teach in a way that helps others grow in wisdom, understanding, and discernment.

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy, the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of suffering. And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm, and steadfast. To him be the power forever and ever. Amen. 1Peter 5:6-11