Dear Father in Heaven,
May I bask in the newness of Your love and mercy every morning, and extend this grace to the one in front of me. Make me a channel of Your steadfast love (Lamentations 3:22-23).
The righteous gives and does not hold back (Proverbs 21:26); create in me a righteous, giving heart.
Give me a heart that gives exuberantly; one that refuses to keep a tally of what I’ve given. May I sow bountifully (2 Corinthians 9:6).
Give me Your eyes; eyes of compassion that view me with love even through my veil of shortcomings and sins (Ephesians 4:32).
Grant me the grace to speak the truth in unselfish love (Ephesians 4:15), and may I always remain aware of my own need for grace.
Give me humility to receive truth from my friend; let me not shy away from faithful wounds (Proverbs 27:6).
Give me good sense, the kind that makes me slow to anger, and give me the perspective that counts it glorious to overlook an offense (Proverbs 19:11). May I forgive as I have been forgiven (Ephesians 4:32).
Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire (Proverbs 18:1); keep me connected and eager to restore connection no matter how much of my own desire I need to discard. Keep me from the tendency to pull away when I’m tired, hurt, angry or confused.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21); train my lips to speak life.
If You put into the heart of Titus the same intense care for the Corinthians that Paul felt, ( 2 Corinthians 9:16), You can infuse me with Your love, with Your earnest care for this one.
The Thessalonians were taught by God to love one another (1 Thessalonians 4:9); Father, enroll me in Your school. Walk beside me and teach me to love.
Work in me the same affectionate desire expressed in 1 Thessalonians 1:8 — a love that counts it a delight to give not only the Gospel, but also to give my very own self.
You promised that You are able and willing to make all grace abound toward me, so that I would abound in every good work (2 Corinthians 9:8). Grant me that grace, that sufficiency.
May I constantly come to know and to believe Your love for me (1 John 4:16), and through receiving the Gospel, may I walk into love unafraid. Perfect love casts out fear (1 John 4:8); Father, love my fears away.
You have loved me with an everlasting love, and because of this, You have continued Your faithfulness to me (Jeremiah 31:3). May I never get away from the glory of this grace.
Dear Father, make me a channel of Your steadfast love (Lamentations 3:22-23).