Prayer For Love Of God
Thank you that you are a loving, gracious God. Thank you that you've offered us forgiveness and the gift of new life in you. Thank you that your love is perfect, it never fails, and that nothing can separate us from your love.
We pray that our lives would be filled and overflowing with the power of your love so we can make a difference in this world and bring honor to you. We ask for your help in reminding us that the most important things are not what we do outwardly, it's not based on any talent or gift, but the most significant thing we can do in this life is simply to love you and to choose to love others.
Lord thank you that your love is patient. Help us show patience with those around us.
Lord thank you that your love is kind. Help us to extend kindness to others.
Lord thank you that true love is not jealous. Help us cast aside feelings of jealousy or hatred towards others.
Lord thank you that your love does not brag and is not arrogant. Help us not to live with pride or arrogance, but to choose to walk with humility and grace.
Lord thank you that true love does not act unbecomingly. Lord help us to extend kindness instead of rudeness towards others. Help us to lay aside the critical tone and tearing down with our words, so that we can truly walk in peace.
Lord thank you that true love does not seek its own. Lord help us not to live selfishly, looking only to our own interests.
Lord thank you that true love is not provoked. Lord help us not to become easily angered. Help us not to be so quickly reactive, but instead slow to speak and slow to become angry.
Lord thank you that your love does not take into account a wrong suffered. Lord help us not to hold grudges, but to choose to forgive, even when it's difficult.
Lord thank you that your love does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth. Lord help us to love your words of truth, may we walk in your freedom and wisdom. Let it be what drives our lives and choices every day.
Lord thank you that your love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things, thank you that your love never fails.
Help us to love as you love. Fill us with your Spirit so that we can choose what is best. We are weak Lord, but we know also, that even when we are weak, you are strong within us. Thank you that it's not all up to us. Thank you that you equip us to face each day with the power of your love, your forgiveness, and your grace.
We love you Lord, and we need you today, and every day,
In Jesus' Name,
Thank You, Father, that You have made Yourself known to humanity through the Word of God. But forgive us Lord, for we are a rebellious and prideful race and yet You loved us so much that You sent Your only begotten Son to lay down His sinless life as the perfect sacrifice for our sin, so that by that death and resurrection, all who believe on Him might not perish, but have everlasting life.
Thank You, that in Your love You chose to communicate with us by the Word, by Your holy apostles and prophets. You revealed to us Your glorious plan of salvation, so that whoever believes on the Lord Jesus Christ would not be condemned, but whosoever does not believe in the only begotten Son of God is condemned already, because he has not believed on Jesus Who loved us so much that He willingly went to the cross to redeem us from the penalty of sin, and reconcile us back to You eternally.
Thank You, that Your Word to us is like a perfumed love-letter that has been forwarded from heaven to all Your children in love. Thank You, for the truth it contains and thank You, for all Your perfect and unconditional love and grace towards Your children. May we assimilate these truths deep within the bowels of our soul and glorify Your name for the unconditional love that You have seen fit to pour out on all Your children, by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. In Jesus' name,
Dear Lord, help us never to forget that the safest place in a fallen world is to remain in the center of Your will, no matter where we are, who we are with or what circumstances may seem to be looming on the horizon. I pray, that I may stay in the center of your perfect will each day of my life, and that I may walk worthy of my calling and live in a way that is pleasing to You.
May I learn to walk by faith each moment of the day and not be swayed by sight or feelings or emotions, and may I learn to trust Your Word more and more with each passing day, knowing that without faith it is impossible to please You. For it is my heart's desire that in all I do and say, I may be pleasing in Your sight.
Help me not only to do what is good and acceptable in Your eyes, but help me to speak and think aright. May I live in a right relationship with You, walk humbly before You all the days of my life and I pray that I may develop an attitude of grateful praise and thanksgiving. Help me to water all that I say and do with prayer and may my actions and attitudes be rooted in Your love and surrounded by Your grace.
Oh Lord, I pray that the words of my mouth be pleasing and acceptable to You, and that my conversation be always full of grace and seasoned with salt. Grant me wisdom I pray, to know how best to answer everyone with whom I come in contact, in love but without compromise. This I ask in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord,
Lord, how I wonder at Your love for me, in that while I was yet a sinner You sent the Lord Jesus Christ to die for my sins, so that in Him I might become Your child and be made the righteous of God.
Father, it staggers the thoughts of my heart to realise that while I was cold and rebellious towards You and and at enmity with God, that You purposed the glorious plan of redemption in Your heart of love, that guilty sinners could be declared righteous, through believing on the Lord Jesus Christ, Who died to pay the price for our sins with His own life-blood.
Thank You, that in Your grace and mercy, Your strong arm of love reached down to me, long before my rebellious heart of stone, turned towards You for healing.
Lord, my chief complaint is that my love for You is faint and fragile, a love which seems to be so far removed from the depth of love I desire to have for You. Help me I pray, to develop a godly love for You, that is in proportion with the love that You deserve from a sinner such as I, Whom You lifted from the cesspit of sin and chose to save by grace through faith.
Thank You for Your unchanging and unconditional love towards me. Help me more and more to come to a new and deeper understanding of what the Love of God towards me truly means. This I ask in the name of Jesus my Saviour,
Dear Heavenly Father, for most of my life I have tried to earn Your love and gain Your approval and whatever I tried to do, never made me feel that I had done enough. In fact, the more I tried to get You to love me, the more I found that I failed You miserably.
And as I look back on the mission trips, ministry activities, times of prayer and the many bible studies I attended, the more I believed that I must be disappointing to You, because I was not doing as much as I ought to do. Father, as I look back at this period of my life, is saddens me to realise what an incorrect perception I had of You and Your unconditional love to all Who are saved by grace, through faith in Christ Jesus.
Father, forgive me for misrepresenting Your Father-heart of love, and thank You for showing me that Your love for me is not dependent on what I can do for You but rests entirely on what the Lord Jesus did for me, on the cross. Thank You, that Your approval does not rely on me at all but simply rests on the fact that I believed on the Lord Jesus as my Saviour, and that I am accepted by You because of Him. Accepted in the Beloved because I am a new creation in Christ, clothed in His righteousness and without condemnation. All because of Jesus.
Father, thank You for this liberating truth. May I never again be drawn into wrong thinking about Your Father-heart of love and may I gain greater confidence and understanding of what my position in Christ truly means. This I ask in the precious name of my Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for me that I might be free from any condemnation and receive Your unconditional and everlasting love. Praise His holy name.
Heavenly Father, we live in a world where the security we once seemed to enjoy has been eroded right away and so many dark clouds of unknowing seem to be looming on the future's unpredictable horizon. All that seemed to be so secure and reliable has turned to sawdust in our hands and evaporated like the morning mist.
But Lord, we praise Your name that we can entrust our future in Your safe-keeping, knowing that Your love surrounds us and that Your grace is sufficient, no matter how black the circumstances of life may appear. Thank You, Lord, that You hold the world in the palm of Your hand, and nothing can snatch us from that secure position in You.
Thank You, that we are accepted in the beloved and loved by the Father and thank You, Lord, that no danger may overtake any of Your children that is not permitted by You, and which will not be used to fulfill a just and glorious purpose.
Keep our hearts from unnecessary fretting or worry and in the power of the Holy Spirit, may we build ourselves up in your most holy faith, by praying in spirit and truth and walking the way of righteousness. May we learn day by day to prevent our eyes from focussing on the trials and tribulations that are coming on the earth, and rather, help us to look to Jesus, knowing that in all things He is the victor, and we are securely positioned in Him through time and into eternity. Thank You, in Jesus' name,
In one sense we are always traveling, and traveling as if we did not know where we are going.
In another sense we have already arrived.
We cannot arrive at the perfect possession of God in this life, and that is why we are traveling and we travel in darkness. But we already possess God by grace, and therefore, in that sense, we have arrived and are dwelling in the light.
But oh! How far have I to go to find You in Whom I have already arrived!
O Lord, when you said to your disciples, One of you shall betray Me, they each asked, Lord, is it I? I pray, O God, for a love so strong that I will never betray Thee.