Please check 2nd sentence. I didn't want to use "conflict" twice.

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When conflicts arise, we need God’s wisdom, coupled with prayer, to give us understanding and a new perspective, so we can deal with matters effectively.  Praying for the person(s) in disharmony can change hearts, including our own.  

 

1.  Is "in disharmony" OK here?  I used this instead of "conflict" so I would not duplicate words.

 

2.  Is the "person(s)" OK here?  I didn't use "people" because that would imply more than 1 person.  It could be 1 or more people.

asked Oct 19 '13 at 04:33 Susan New member

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I think disharmony is a good choice, Susan.  It’s actually milder than a conflict.  But I think it fits better in context than other words the thesaurus provides such as battle or combat.

 

I would not use person(s).  It just looks messy.  I suspect that your readers can assume that if they should pray for one person they disagree with, then they should pray for two or more as well.   

link answered Oct 19 '13 at 12:14 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

OK, what about:Praying for those in disharmony can change hearts, including our own. Or:Praying for our relationships can change hearts, including our own.

SusanOct 19 '13 at 19:38

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