Friday, 30 July 2010

iPray Friday: For the love of God

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Father I thank you because another Friday has come and we find ourselves alive and well. Thank you for being who you are. My God, who is the King of kings. My God, who is the Lord of lords. My God who reigns supreme. You are Jehovah El-Elyon, the Most High God, higher than any situation I could ever think of facing. You are God and I'm so grateful to be called your child, even more honoured to be considered as your bride.

Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

Colossians 3:12-14

Hmm, Lord. Your word says that the greatest commandment is that I love you with all my heart, soul and strength and also I should love my neighbour as I love myself. Ever so often I go through 'The Love Chapter' in 1 Corinthians 13 and usually find myself falling short. 

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

1st Corinthians 13: 4-7

Thank you for showing me that it is impossible for me to live according to this standard....because you never intended for it to be but the love of God that comes as a fruit of the Spirit...for the fruit of the Spirit is love. Lord teach me how to love, the way You would have me love. A love that is sincere and without hypocrisy, a love that comes from a heart that has been yielded totally to the Father. It simply isn't enough to desire to be more 'loving', walking in love is tantamount to walking in the Spirit. If I walk in the Spirit, then I don't fulfill the call of the flesh. Father, it's about admitting that I cannot do this without your help. Holy Spirit, I ask for your help in weeding out every 'self' weed and planting the seed of love in my heart.

Daddy, I know that I cannot love others if I do not learn how to love you, neither can I love others if I don't love myself. I'm not claiming to know what this all means but Daddy I am open to learning, show me the different avenues I can share your love to a dying world. Father, I pray for a renewal of love in the body of Christ that we may love each other as it was in the beginning. Father, let our profession of faith not be in mere words but in deed and action that people not see us but Christ in us, the hope of glory. That your love fill me till I overflow and shed abroad into the lives of those around me.

Help me to walk away from the 'pettiness' and the 'drama' that comes when I live in the flesh instead of living in the Spirit. God, I know your grace is more than sufficient to enable me walk in love every single day of my life. I pray for the love of God for you are love and I am your child so love is in my spiritual DNA. Thank you Father, I bless and magnify your name.


I love you Lord. 


Remain blessed and highly favoured.


ZoeB


N.B Feel free to add your prayers, requests as comments (anon or otherwise). It was so nice last week to pray with others as they lifted their requests before the prayer answering God.  He hears and He does answer..

12 comments:

Myne Whitman said...

I also pray for all those who are sick and in hospital, that God will grant them healing in their bodies and minds. And for their families, that God will grant us the strength and comfort.

Amen!

Zoe Believer said...

Daddy, I pray that your love that enables us to hate the sin and love the sinner be sown in our hearts today. When you saw the woman accused of adultery, you didn't condemn her but told her to sin no more. May the attitude that was in Christ be found in us today in Jesus name. Amen

Zoe Believer said...

Father I pray for my network of sisters and brothers who are trusting you for children. Father, you said none shall be barren in the land. You did it for Abraham, even though physically he was considered 'dead' yet you empowered him to become a father. I don't care about doctors reports but that your name and your name alone be glorified in Jesus name. Just like you remembered Isaac and Rebekah, Hannah and her husband, remember them for good in Jesus name.

Zoe Believer said...

Lord I still commit EB before your throne of grace. Lord, this is a situation where only you can come and make a change. There has been pain and a lot of damage but Father there is nothing your love cannot solve but I know there must be willingness on their part to recognise and accept the grace that has been offered to them. O lord, please help them. I don't even know how to pray. Holy Spirit that intercedes on our behalf with groans that cannot be uttered, please intervene

Zoe Believer said...

Father Lord I pray for myself. Hmm, 2010 has been a redefining one especially in the area of relationships. Lord, old ones have been reassigned, new ones have been developed. The only constant thing is your love and all the changes I have experienced. Father, help me to forgive the sins of the past and move forward, help me to forgive myself and others. Help me to continue to love not to be loved in return but because freely I have received, so freely I must give. Thank you Jesus

Nneka A said...

Zoe thanks for this. Father, I thank you because you are a prayer answering God. I bless and magnify your name for you are good and great and greatly to be praised. I commit everything concerning my relationship before you. Help me to bring favour and all things good to his life. Keep him as the man you intended for him to be. Teach us to deal with all the changes occurring in our lives at this time in Jesus name. Amen

Peace_of_Mind said...

Thank you for sharing this! It is very uplifting and encouraging. :)

Jaycee said...

"Daddy, I know that I cannot love others if I do not learn how to love you, neither can I love others if I don't love myself."

Father, teach us. Amen.

Rita said...

Amen.

Truth said...

I pray for the fruit of the Holy spirit that will manifest God's love in our heart, so we wwill share the love the those who don't know what it means to love, or have not experience love. I also pray for leaders all over that they will truly love their followers and not make them slaves
Thanks for leadind us to pray

Tisha said...

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

I have been working on my working in love. yesterday i heard someone say that a Christian should not have anybody that he cannot like and i made up my mind because there is no faking it for me.

Tisha said...

My prayer is that i will learn to walk in love and that as i do i learn what God would have me do and how he would have me walk and teach me to trust Him everyday.

Cos i got to trust someone and if you are flesh and blood you will definitely fail me so O to trust you more My God.