Prayer

Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me (Matthew 25:40; NIV).

Lord,
I pray for all those who are cold,
Hungry, thirsty, fearful,
Or in pain.

Lord,
I pray for all those who are sick,
Homeless, sad, awaiting help,
In vain.

Lord,
I pray for all those who are poor,
Abused, enslaved,
Whose sorrow never ends.

Help me, Lord, like you,
To care for all,
While loving those who hate me,
As my friends.

Love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you (Luke 6:27-8; NLT).

Love

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The Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth below
(Deuteronomy 4:39; NIV).

1. You are my longing:
Please pour out your love,
Until we unite, Lord,
In heaven above.

2. You are my thirsting:
Make love overflow,
Until we are one, Lord,
On earth, here, below.


References

1. I long for the Lord more than sentries long for the dawn (Psalm 130:6; NLT).

Pour out your unfailing love on those who love you (Psalm 36:10; NLT).

Whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit (1 Corinthians 6:17; NIV).

O Lord, God of Israel, there is no God like you in all of heaven above (1 Kings 8:23; NLT).

2. I thirst for you as parched land thirsts for rain (Psalm 143:6; NLT)

May the Lord make your love for one another and for all people grow and overflow (1 Thessalonians 3:12; NLT).

Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them (1 John 4:16; NIV).

Whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit (1 Corinthians 6:17; NIV).

O Lord, God of Israel, there is no God like you […] on the earth below (1 Kings 8:23; NLT).