Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali
Heavenly Father, I come to You in Jesus’ Name, asking You to guide me in my Christian walk. I want my life to demonstrate John 13:35. “By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Thank you for the example You gave me through Your Son. He (Jesus) gave His life for me, and for every person on earth, and there is no greater love than this. “And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross” Philippians 2:8.
Since You have called me to love all those who I cross paths with, show me how to let Your light shine through me to them. “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” Matthew 5:16.
Thank you that no matter how different I might be from my brothers and sisters in the faith, I can know that we share a connection deeper than this world can give, a love for Christ Jesus.
I need You to give me grace and encouragement to fulfill the love You have commanded me to have in Mathew 5:44. “But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.”
Remind me often that the best witness I can be for You is to show the love of Christ to the lost around me. Give me the courage to share with them about the sacrificial love He showed when He died on the cross for us.
Thank you for hearing this prayer. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.