A YEAR IN PRAYER    "Using God's Word to pray"

Do you “love” sacrificially, without self-interest, without hidden pride, and without hypocrisy?

Do you love with a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from a sincere faith?

Do you claim to love the Lord, whom you do not see - but fail to love your neighbor, whom you see?

 

DAY # 291

TODAY’S REQUEST:

FOR THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT:

LOVE

Deuteronomy 6:5 "You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
1 Timothy 1:5 Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith,
1 John 4:8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
Psalms 119:97 Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day.
John 13:34 "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
John 13:35 "By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."
John 15:10 "If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.
John 14:15 "If you love Me, keep My commandments.

 

HOW DO THE SCRIPTURES TELL US TO EXPRESS THIS REQUEST?

TRUSTING IN THE LOVE OF GOD

Luke 6:27-36 "But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 "bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you. 29 "To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also. And from him who takes away your cloak, do not withhold your tunic either. 30 "Give to everyone who asks of you. And from him who takes away your goods do not ask them back. 31 "And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise. 32 "But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 "And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 "And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive back, what credit is that to you? For even sinners lend to sinners to receive as much back. 35 "But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil. 36 "Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.
Romans 12:9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another;
1 Corinthians 13:13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.