Context: Today’s prayer is linked to “Love”, posted on 9.12.22. Here is a live link, in case you want to look back at it: https://wp.me/p45bCr-d05. It continues to explore my difficulties around feeling lovable, and therefore finding it very hard to believe that the Lord loves me.
You do not break a bruised reed, or quench a wavering flame (Isaiah 42:3; TIB).
You’ve never turned on me,
Or said a hurtful word;
Nor have you rejected me,
Or left my cries unheard;
Nor screamed, Lord, as my mother did,
Nor scared me, nor condemned –
So why can’t I accept your love,
And trust you as my friend?
I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me (John 15:15; NLT).
He will not constantly accuse us (Psalm 103:9; NLT).
He loves us with unfailing love (Psalm 117:2; NLT).
God is love (1 John 4:8; NLT).
Your nature is love (Eucharistic Liturgy of the Free Methodist Church).
You are my friends if you do what I command (John 15:14; NLT).
Now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God (Romans 5:11; NLT).