This prayer arrived spontaneously yesterday, whilst I was praying for the world:
This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you (John 15:12; NLT).
Love does no harm to a neighbour. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law (Romans 13:10; NIV).
I pray for love
Throughout the world:
In every country, home,
Mind, soul, and heart.
But if we cannot love,
I pray for peace,
So everyone can live,
And play their part.
And if we can’t make peace,
I pray for truth,
Then all our hurtful lies
Will end, at last.
And if we can’t have truth,
I pray for hope,
Until our earthly suffering
Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world (John 16:33; NLT).
This letter is from Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus, appointed by the command of God our Savior and Christ Jesus, who gives us hope (1 Timothy 1:1; NLT).
We are saved by hope (Romans 8:24; WEB).
The eyes of all look to you in hope (Psalm 145:15; NLT).
A reading: Romans 8:23-5; NLT.
We believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us. We were given this hope when we were saved. (If we already have something, we don’t need to hope for it. But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently).