Heavenly Father, I pray in Jesus’ name that ______________________ and I will accept the one who is weak in the faith, without quarrelling over disputable matters, such as diet and wine and days and modes of worship. I pray that in areas where we have freedom, we will not look down on those who have narrower standards. And I pray that those of us with narrower standards will not condemn others who have greater liberty, realizing that you have accepted them. I pray that we will refrain from passing judgment on others, realizing that to do so is to judge someone else's servant, and that others are accountable to you as their master and not to us. Remind us that in the end others will stand, for you are able to make them stand in your presence. I pray that you will grant us quiet but firm convictions in our minds about what our own standards should be, and produce in us great tolerance for others with different standards. May we do what we do for you, and not live or die for ourselves alone. Remind us that Christ died and returned to life so that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living. Please keep us from judging each other, or looking down on each other. May we remember that all of us will stand before your judgment seat and give an account of ourselves to you and you alone. Remind us that it is before you that every knee will bow, and that every tongue will confess to you, and not to man. Lord, you teach us here that a certain behavior may not be sinful in itself, but to a brother who regards it as sinful, it is a sin for him. You teach us that whatever we cannot do out of faith and a clear conscience is sin for us. I pray that we will never exercise our own liberty in a way that causes someone else to stumble into sin, and always remember that it is better to refrain from any liberty that will cause a brother to fall. I pray that we will not, by our liberty, destroy a brother for whom Christ died and so allow what we consider good to be spoken of as evil. Instead, may we always act in love and remember that your kingdom is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. I pray that we will serve Christ in this matter and so be pleasing to you and approved by discerning men. I pray that we will never destroy your work for the sake of food or drink. May we never be the cause of encouraging another brother to condemn himself by urging him to act contrary to his own conscience and faith. I pray instead that we will make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. Amen.