43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
It is hard to love those who persecute us, those who wish us not well, those who put us down or work against us… It is very hard. In our weak human nature we tend to do just the same to them as they do to us. But, having our hearts in Christ and having of His spirit changes how we see our enemies. If we truly are the followers of Jesus Christ we will love and pray for our enemies, and that is what sets us apart from the rest and makes us children of our Father in heaven who’s love knows no limits.
Lord, I need you and I seek you every day. When I am happy I seek you, even more when I am sad. When everything goes smoothly I need you, but even more when things go wrong. Be with me Lord, that’s my prayer today and be with all who trust in You and all who seek You and all who are still not aware of You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
LORD, let me see people through your eyes. Let my words and actions seek to uplift others whose load may be heavy and hard to carry today. Let Your Love shine through me today and always. Thanks for blessing me LORD, so I can be a blessing to others. In Jesus name i pray. Amen.
Lord God, Father of all creation my prayer is that the New Year 2014 brings to this world more peace and less war, more food and less hunger, more laughter and less tears, more love and less hate, more understanding and less judgement, more care and less neglect. I pray that we love one another as you love us, I pray that we are always aware of your presence and that in all we think, say and do we are guided by Your unfailing Love. In Jesus Name. Amen.
“6 I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer. 7 Show me the wonders of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes. 8 Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings 9 from the wicked who are out to destroy me, from my mortal enemies who surround me.”
Yes God, show us the wonders of your great Love. Make us worthy of it and bless us Lord so we can be a blessing to others. Let us always walk in Your paths God and practice love, compassion, kindness and humility every day of our lives. Let us be a reflection of You. Let us abide in Your great Love Lord, today and forever. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Heavenly Father, we come before You this day to Thank You for sending us Your Son, Your Holy Child to be our Savior and our Redeemer. How difficult it must have been to watch Him suffer on that cross, how heart wrenching it must have been to let Him die? It is because of Your Great Love that we are free. We often forget that Father. Please keep us in remembrance, ALWAYS! It is Your Great Love that makes it possible for us sinners to continue on living in Your eternal place and in Your holy presence. Thank You for the greatest gift that this world has ever received – JESUS CHRIST!
Lord Jesus, Thank You for Your unfailing love. Thank You for being with us each and every day of this journey. Thank you for breaking the chains and setting us free. Please guide us Lord and shield us from harm. Please protect and bless our families and friends. Please work in our hearts and help us to be as You want us to be. Please work in the hearts of those who are not aware that You are the Way, the Truth and the Life. May Your Kingdom come and Your Will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. In Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen.
Let’s rejoice in the Lord and praise His Holy Name! There is Power in the Name of Jesus!