Prayer #2: Prayer for Love
We lift our nation up to you right now, and we ask that you help us to love. Love was your mission, first and foremost. John 3:16 begins by saying “God SO LOVED the world that he sent His only son, so that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”
Help us Lord to be better lovers … lovers of You and lovers of one another. Help us to see one another the way you see us. As your children, you see us clothed in righteousness. Our sin has been cast as far as the east is from the west. Help us to see each person we encounter on a daily basis, whether through personal interaction or through the media, as YOUR child. Give us YOUR eyes to see every person as a beautiful child of God, for whom you loved enough to die and take away the sin that separated us from you.
We thank you that you are a God who loves us more than we can even fathom. Help us to be FILLED with YOUR love, SO MUCH that we can’t help but OVERFLOW into the lives of those around us. We cannot give what we do not have. Help us to be filled with more of you … and as we do, Your love will flow through us in greater measure, allowing the world to see greater glimpses of you every single day.
In Jesus’ name we pray,
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