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Friday, June 23, 2017

Pray for Families (Holy Fire!)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

May the love of the Lord enter into your hearts in a new and powerful way!

When I’m not feeling very loving, I ask the Lord for his heart. Unfortunately, that happens more frequently than I’d like to admit since the imitation of Christ calls for a sacrificial, merciful, and self-emptying love.  Christ showed us how to live and love, which were essentially one and the same. Mercy and love permeated everything he did and said. 

Because you are precious in my eyes and honored, and I love you.  
Isaiah 43:4

Not surprisingly, we all need some practice in this area (and lots of grace)! Spend time consciously loving your family, especially when they seem most unlovable.

Love from a pure heart, a good conscience, and a sincere faith.
1 Timothy 1:5

Lord, take my heart and conform it to yours. Take the small ember of my love and fan it into a holy fire. May this fire of your love warm the hearts of family and friends, so that their hearts might be transformed as well.  Conform our lives to yours, sweet Lord.

And the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your offspring, so that you will love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live. Deuteronomy 30:6

Peace, Joy, and Love,
Janet

Love needs to be practiced for the Lord to perfect it! Pass it on!