“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 4:16
Lord God thank You for Your perfect love. We live in an imperfect world filled with sin and despair. . . A world where men seek to satisfy the lust of the flesh and have no love in them. Truly we can say that all the woes of this world can be traced back to a lack of love. But we have reason for hope because Your Word says there is no fear in love but perfect love drives out all fear. (1 John 4:18)
Just as we walk out our faith every day, so too help us to walk in love. Let us not walk in the world’s way of love which is not love at all, but rather an exchange of emotions subject to conditions and having no depth.
Lord, help us to walk in that deeper love that You have shown us.
– Help us to see our neighbor as our friend.
– Help us to show kindness in the face of hatred.
– Help us to tear down the barriers we have built because of our differences.
We stand steadfast as a testament of Your love and the power it has to destroy every yoke and remove every burden. We place our trust in You and purpose to be a reflection of Your love from this day forward.
In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.
Prayer by Jane Scarpetti