Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4
In the final analysis it is between you and God, it was never between you and them anyway.
Thank you father God for today, and for the graces you have given us. Thank you for functioning senses, ability and agility. Thank you for waking us today and giving us another opportunity to do life.
I thank you for the changing seasons, and the beautiful fall colors. The coming on of fall and winter seasons remind me that old things may have to die and fall apart, so that new things may be birth. So thank you for giving us insight and accessibility to the new things you are doing in our lives.
Today I pray against manipulation of any type, whether emotional, psychological or mental. I pray that each of us would be able to discern when others are trying to change our behavior or cause us to see others in a different way through manipulation.
I pray you give us boldness, and audacity to rebuke others when they are being sneaky, deceptive, shady or indirect. I ask you to protect us from the manipulation techniques of tears, silent treatment, victimization, guilt tripping, energy drainers and even those who twists our words or the facts.
And finally lord I pray for the manipulators; may they be confronted with their wicked behavior, convicted of sin and become desperate for forgiveness. May they repent of their actions. In Jesus name, Amen.