Lord God, I pray for my family members today. May they do their daily work with skill and conscientiousness, producing work that is honest and worthwhile. Keep them from all forms of danger and prevent them from getting involved in any kind of mischief or evil. Help them to be strong and healthy. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ – AMEN.
Lord, I pray that you will help me to overcome the feeling of lethargy that weighs me down today. Give me reserves of energy to draw on and a mental attitude that is positive and full of self-confidence. Fill me with hope and grant that I may see myself as strong, competent and healthy. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ – AMEN.
Lord God, I pray today for accountants, that they may review and audit companies’ books with care and diligence. Remind them that they have a duty and responsibility to the general public for the conduct of financial matters. Grant them integrity and respect to shareholders and directors alike. I ask it in the name of Jesus Christ – AMEN.
“Do everything in love”.
1 Cor 16:13 NIV
In the early years of the Christian faith, when Paul and others were planting churches and people were turning to Christ to discover the miracle of grace, onlookers were amazed at the deep sense of care these new believers showed to each other and often remarked, “How these Christians love one another !”.
When Paul wrote to the Galatian Christians and spoke of the impact the Holy Spirit had on people’s lives, he called it “the fruit of the Spirit” (yes, he used the singular word “fruit” not fruits), and listed love as the first effect. The Holy Spirit is the power and presence of Jesus Christ. He reproduces Christ in the lives of believers. And since love is the great hallmark of Jesus himself, Christians themselves are to be models of love. The fellowship life of the body of Christ is to be love. It is the action they perform, the method they use and the reason they have for everything that happens.
Often we talk about love. We put it into action less frequently. We assume it’s there and active because we talk about it so much. It needs to be present and evident in every activity, every act of worship, every duty large or small, every thought or preparation, every plan, every project or routine and every practise – all must be carried out in love and to convey love. Where problems occur – apply love. When disputes arise – take the medicine of love. When it appears that nothing ever happens – use a bit of love to get things going. When people are bored or tired or peeved – show love. It works miracles. Anyone can love. Everyone can.
Lord, help me to spread, and keep on spreading, love.
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