Prayer

The way of love

Follow the way of love (1 Corinthians 14:1; NIV).

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength (Mark 12:30; NLT).

Love your neighbour as yourself (Mark 12:31; NLT).

You, too, must show love to foreigners (Deuteronomy 10:19; NLT).

Love your enemies! (Matthew 5:44; NLT).

 

Lord,
You have given us
The way of love –

For you,
Our neighbours,
Foreigners,
Enemies,
Self.

Please help us
To follow your path
Each day.

Amen.

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Prayer

Love

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength (Mark 12:30; NLT).

Love your neighbour as yourself (Mark 12:31; NLT).

Love your enemies! (Matthew 5:44; NLT).

To acquire wisdom is to love oneself (Proverbs 19:8; NLT).

 

Lord,
Loving you
Means learning to love
My neighbour;

Loving my neighbour
Means learning to love
My enemy;

And loving my enemy
Means learning to love
My self.

 

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Healing

He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases (Psalm 103:3; NLT).

If you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly father will also forgive you (Matthew 6:12,14-15; NIV).

The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love (Galatians 5:6; NIV).

Then your salvation will come like the dawn, and your wounds will quickly heal (Isaiah 58:8; NLT).

 

Lord,
What must we do,
If we want be healed?

First, we must ask
For your forgiveness.

Then, forgive those
Who’ve sinned against us, too.

Next, we must learn to love you,
And our neighbours;

Then, to love all our enemies,
And ourselves.

When we are sick,
These things are so important,

For as we forgive and love,
Our wounds are healed.

 

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Tough love

When the crowds came to John for baptism, he said, “You brood of snakes! Who warned you to flee God’s coming wrath?” (Luke 3:7; NLT).

“Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him (Matthew 9:9; NLT).

Love your neighbour as yourself (Mark 12:31; NLT).

But to you who are willing to listen, I say, 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).


God’s love is tough –
He tells us straight,
And warns us
Of his wrath to come.

We need to listen
To his voice,
And try to follow
His dear Son;

To say we’re sorry,
And to change,
Love friends and neighbours
As our own;

Love those who hate us,
Those who harm –
Then he will save,
And lead us home.

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The way of love

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

It is good when you obey the royal law as found in the Scriptures: “Love your neighbour as yourself” (James 2:8; NLT).

“Love your enemies!” (Matthew 5:44; NLT).

Follow the way of love (1 Corinthians 14:1; NIV).

 

Lord,
Please help us to love both you,
And other people,

Our enemies,
And even our own selves;

For only by following
Your way of love

Can we fulfil the essence
Of your royal law.

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Love

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

“Love your neighbour as yourself” (Matthew 19:19; NLT).

“Love your enemies!” (Matthew 5:44; NLT).

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love (1 John 4:8; NIV).

Love is kind (1 Corinthians 13:4; NIV).

The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love
(Galatians 5:6; NIV).


Father,
Loving you
Means learning to love myself
And everyone else –
Even those I find toxic.

There’s no way round this,
As, “Whoever does not love
Does not know God,
For God is love”.

Please help me
To practice loving every day,
By being kind
In thought, and word, and deed;

For the only thing
That counts with you at all
Is faith
Expressing itself t
hrough love.

Amen.

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