Prayer for 1 John 3:17

“If anyone has this world's goods and sees his brother in need but shuts off his compassion from him-how can God's love reside in him?”

Praying through 1 John 3:17

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word of truth and the many things I can learn from questioning my own actions, attitudes, moods, and motives. Thank You for this passage in first John that has caused me to reflect on the way that I treat my brothers and sisters in Christ, and may I grow more like Jesus, day by day. Thank You for all Your goodness in providing all I need for life and godliness, but keep me from holding on too tightly to my possessions. Help me to be wise and prudent in the way I use my resources and generous towards others when I see a need. Search my inner thoughts, I pray, and if there is anything in me that causes you pain, I pray that You would bring it to my attention and help me grow in wisdom and love. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.

Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 3:17