HEARTS: One heart change we should pray for is to become slow to anger (James 1:19). When we ignore this Biblical virtue, we become easily offended, and then we cannot work productively together. It’s the hallmark of our culture these days to get offended and shout at one another. What an opportunity to show the difference Christ can make!
So as we prepare to work together and possibly make some changes to our church, let’s pray for the attitude called for in James 1:19-20:
19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.
Lord, make US slow to anger, loving, ready to listen to each other.