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Forgiveness

Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us (Luke 11:4; NLT).

“Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?” “No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven!” (Matthew 18:22; NLT).

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Lord,
It can take a lifetime
To forgive
Those who have abused us
Most deeply,

So please help us
To forgive them every day,
Until the process of forgiveness
Is complete.

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I lose myself

You also are complete through your union with Christ (Colossians 2:10; NLT).

May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God (Ephesians 3:19; NLT).

 

Lord God,

I lose myself
In you,
Until I am
Not me,
Not you,
But one with you –
Complete.

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My aim

My aim

“You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.” (Luke 10:27; NLT).

However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me (Acts 20:24; NIV).


Lord,
I’m not aiming
To get rich;
But to love you
With all my strength.

I’m not aiming
To be liked;
But to love you
With all my mind.

I’m not aiming
To have fun;
But to love you
With all my heart.

And I’m not aiming
To feel well;
But to love you
With all my soul.

In Jesus’ name,
Amen

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Love

Hello to all readers. Today’s prayer is a further development on the theme of yesterday’s… 

Love 
* If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God (1 John 4:15; NIV).
* No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us (1 John 4:12; NIV).
* Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin (Psalm 51:2; NIV).

Father,
We know that
If we love one another,
You will live in us,
We will live in you,
And your love 
Will be made complete in us.

We invite you to make your home
In our degraded bodies,
Our withered hearts,
Our sinful minds,
Our blighted souls.

Please wash away our sins,
And fill us, so we overflow 
With love for others –
For only then will your love 
Be made complete in us.

 

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