Heavenly Father, thank You that by faith in Christ I have a new nature. I pray that I may live and grow more like the Lord Jesus in the choices I make. Father I know that I can never love those that hate and despise me in my own strength... but I pray that in Your grace You would help me to make the right choices - so that my will is align to Your perfect will - so that Your love flows through me to others.. to Your praise and glory in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, my love is sometimes hard and cold. I pray that I may die to self and live for Christ so that His supernatural love may pour through me to others, to His praise and glory. Give me the grace to love my enemies as Christ loved those who nailed Him to the Cross. Help me to say with Him, "Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, in a world that is becoming more violent and where the love of many has grown stone-cold, it is often a temptation to judge, condemn, and retaliate against those that hurt or harm us - or cause pain to those we love. Give me the grace to live as Christ lived and to love others as He loved. Help me to put this verse into action in my everyday life and to take up my cross and follow You - to Your praise and glory. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, what a lesson to learn on how to treat others. You did not treat me the way that I deserved, but instead, You graciously came to die on the Cross to take the punishment that I justly deserve. Forgive me for the times that I have dishonoured You by my response to those that have harmed me or done me wrong. Help me to live as You would have me to live and to treat others in the way that I would like to be treated. Give me, I pray, the grace to do so... for I know that in my own strength this is impossible. Thank You, in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I pray that my life may reflect the love and compassion that Christ had for me in that while I was yet a sinner, He died for me so that by faith in His name I might be saved from a lost eternity and receive the forgiveness of my sins. Help me to apply 'The Golden Rule' in my life and give me the grace to love others with a Christ-like love, that comes from You alone. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, my own, human love is found wanting and without the love of Christ flowing through me, I am incapable of living as You would have me to live. Fill me, day by day, with the love of Christ so that I may love my enemies, pray for those that despitefully use me, and show goodness and grace to others in need. Help me to reflect the godly characteristics of Christ in my everyday life, to His praise and glory. This I ask in His precious name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the mercy and grace that You have shown to me and to all who trust in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins. Thank You that You reached down in mercy to lift me up from the miry clay and placed my feet firmly on Christ, the Rock of my salvation. May the unfathomable mercy that You have so graciously bestowed on me, flow through me to others so that I may be merciful just as You are so merciful to me. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the simple yet universal principle of 'giving to others and it will be given to you'. Thank You that You have given to me over and above all that I could ask or think, by sending Jesus to pay the price for my sin, and that He rose again to give me eternal life. Too often I not lived as You would have me to live, nor have I always sown the love, mercy, generosity, and kindness that honours You, but I pray that from today You would enable me to reflect the love, generosity, goodness, and grace of Jesus Christ. In His name I pray, AMEN.