Promise and Prayer – Day 8 (Monday, Week 2)

Jesus’ Promise

Can Jesus make his promise to answer our prayer any clearer than he has done in today’s prayer promise? Jesus said, “If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it” (John 14.14).

When we pray in Jesus’ name, we don’t just tack on “in Jesus’ name” to our prayer. Rather, we pray aligned with his character. Today’s suggested prayer is completely aligned with Jesus’ character.

Suggested Prayer

Grant me, O Father, the power to love everybody and everything.

Personal Reflection

Today, we inform our prayer for love today with three Bible passages from the Old Testament. The next time we visit this prayer for love, we will turn to the New Testament for inspiration. My prayer today asks God to align my life with God’s character that is revealed in these verses. I pray for an inside condition that will love everybody and everything in God’s creation.

Deuteronomy 6:4-5 – “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.”

Deuteronomy 10:17-19 – For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and takes no bribe. 18 He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing. 19 Love the sojourner, therefore, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.

Jeremiah 9:23-24 – Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, 24 but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.”

Your Turn

As you ask for the power to love everybody and everything, let today’s three Bible passages inform what you are asking God to do. Then, please leave a comment to encourage other readers of real-voices.com. Thanks.

2 Comments

  1. The power to love everyone and everything is not to be taken lightly. It’s not just smiles, butterflies and rainbows! It is sacrificial, humbling, and often misunderstood. But it moves us so much closer to God. The One relationship that matters. It isn’t an easy path, but the blessings are so worth it. Thank you for this series!

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