We have all made drastic changes to our daily lives during the pandemic in order to benefit those around us. A perfect example of love. Lord, help us to continue to put others first as we move through the pandemic journey. We will share all of our frustrations with you as you teach us to love. Amen
In my series on love, this is my verse for today. I have been quietly staring at it throughout the morning. There is so much to say and so little to be said. My heart is troubled and sad. The last several weeks have been so painful here in Minneapolis. My prayer is that love will grow up through the ashes. ❤️ Amen.
Love is never proud. Another way to say this is – love is willing to put another person’s needs before your own. We bump into pride when we start to think “that’s beneath me”or,“I have more important things to do.”
Three years ago, I lost my central vision and my whole life changed. I needed help and didn’t want to ask for it. I was fiercely independent and built my life in a way to not be dependent on others. I was stuck in a prideful conundrum. As I began to experience my family and friends making adjustments in their lives to help me, I experienced love, in a richness that I had willfully avoided before. When love is not proud, it is life-giving. ❤️
Lord, help us see inconvenience as a prompting to adjust our plans to lend a helping hand and show love to those around us. Amen
My husband has a funny phrase he uses when he catches himself talking about himself. He says, “well, enough about me, now its your turn to talk about me”. 😀 We’ve learned that when we focus on our accomplishments, we miss seeing what God may be trying to do through us, which is always better and long lasting.
Lord, help us to keep our eyes on you and allow you to work through us. Your ways are always better. ❤️ Amen.
Lord, help us let go of our selfish desires and our focus on what others have and instead open our hearts to be filled with your love. You know what we need and will be faithful to fill our hearts. ❤️Amen.
Recently I was standing in a checkout line, mask on, feeling awkward and uncomfortable. I heard a man’s voive two rows over. He was asking the cashier how they were fairing and then encouraging and thanking them. It affected my heart, even though he wasn’t talking to me, his kindness set my heart at ease. That moment has been with me for days and it inspires my prayer today. Lord, show us how we can move in the opposite direction of fear, isolation and frustration. Prompt us to greet others with a kind word, lend a helping hand, and give up our place in line for another. Help us sow kindness, as you have sown kindness. Amen.
I am dedicating this month to my 3 year-old grandson, Luke. He has been accusing us of not loving him when he gets into trouble. I told him that love is something way bigger than “never getting into trouble.” As I refresh myself on what love really is, so I can better speak words of life to Luke, I know that together, we will all find blessings in these words. Lord, today we stop and think about how we can experience love through patience. You are our highest and purest example of patience, remind us of how this is true between you and each of us. We thank you for loving us and want to extend patience to those we love. Please help! Amen.
Lord, I trust you in everything. As change feels chaotic and unrest surfaces all around us- we can trust in you. Your love never fails. Cover us with your love. Amen
Lord, please fill us with your Holy Spirit. Help all of these good qualiries continue to grow within us and spill out to help those around us. Amen
Jesus, help us remember we have a choice to make in every situation. Help us chose kindness over anger. We want to be better, not bitter. It will be healthier for our souls and for your kingdom. Amen.
Lord, help us to see the needs all around us and discern what we can do to love our neighbors. Thank you for all the ways you have given to us. ❤️🙏.
Thank you Father God for giving each of us a gift that will shine when we use it to serve others. Speak to us about our gifting as we step out in faith to share them.
Lord, today we celebrate your trustworthiness. When the ground shakes, the sands shift and we are faced with an unpredictable landscape, we can take a deep breath and rest on your steadfast love. You truly are our rock.
Lord, thank you for hope that extends beyond today. A hope that is bound in your promises. You have saved us
Lord, spring is a wonderful reminder of your constant and mighty spirit around us. Renew our spirits Lord, and use this season of our lives for cleansing and growth. ❤️🙏Amen.
Lord, sometimes all we really need is time alone with you. Fill us up today with the assurance of your faithful presence. We love you. 🙏❤️.
Lord, thank you for leaving us with a ready resource to discover who you are and how much you love us. 🙏❤️
Lord, when we don’t know what to do, help us pause to listen and watch for your instruction. You are with us and will guide us. Thank you ❤️🙏.
Lord, today we praise you with what we have in our hands. A rake, a scrub brush, a skillet, a child’s toy. We sing praise to you all day long as we live our life to the full. Amen 🙏❤️.
Lord, please upgrade our discernment. Help us make sense of all the things we hear, sorting out truth from lies, truthful from deceitful. We will use our ears, our eyes and your wisdom to find truth. Thank you 🙏❤️ Amen
Lord, thank you for being with us, for watching over us and for having a personal relationship with us. We may not hear your footsteps but we can see you around us when we watch for you. Our true companion. ❤️🙏 painting by Vivian Laxdal Dunbar
Lord, today we remember the steadfastness of your love for us. The wind may blow, our foundations may tremble, worry may swirl around us, but there is nothing that can change, cut-off or separate us from your love. You’ve got us. 🙏❤️ Amen
Lord, we rest on the facts today, you are in control. Our feelings may try lead us into fear and anxiety, worrying about what may come. But, we return to the facts. You are all-powerful, you are with us and your good and perfect will – will prevail. Thank you ❤️🙏.
Lord, it humbles us to know you have a plan for us, and that plan included Jesus, our savior. Guide the work of our hearts and hands today so that we will honor Jesus. Amen.
Jesus, thank you for all you went through so that we can always be with you. Thank you for your provision that guides us daily and leads us towards you. Amen
Lord, thank you for the provision of eternity. We will one day be with you, with unveiled faces, we will see your glory and understand more deeply what your gift to us means. Help us to see you working around us today. Amen
Lord, you are not bound by the limitations that surround us. You can break-through and transform any situation. Please break-through with your healing and perfect will for our lives. You can work all things together for good. We need you. Amen.
Lord, today we look to you and see you have not changed. You have no restrictions, no fear, and you are at work all around us. Your Good News lives on. We praise you Father, Son and Spirit. Amen.
Lord, help us to plant seeds of love today. The kind of love that will last forever. ❤️💕🙏
Lord, you are the power that saves us. We trust you to watch over us ❤️🙏