Daily Prayer For 07/03.......( Love Your Neighbor ).........

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by PrayerWarrior316, Jul 2, 2004.

  1. PrayerWarrior316

    PrayerWarrior316 New Member

    LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR

    Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he swelleth securely by thee.
    PROVERBS 3:29

    Who is my neighbor? It is a question that we ask ourselves all the time. Christ calls us to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. Though this sounds easy, it doesn't take long to discover that it is not. Not all of our neighbors are lovable people. Is a man who commits murder our neighbor? Is the man who deals drugs or the youth who takes them? Are the people who persecute us our neighbors? Christ's answer to all of these questions would be "Yes!"

    If another person does wrong, then God will ultimately judge that person accordingly. We do not have that right. God is interested in our ability to become like Him. Christ gave us a model to follow, and He loved some of the most unlovable characters of His day. We need to do likewise. If we rely on our own powers to love the unlovable, we will fail miserably; but with the love of Christ centered deeply in our hearts, we will be able to love even our enemies.

    Dear Heavenly Father, Help us to learn love for all people. Let us give of ourselves and sacrifice our own pride in order to serve other people. Your love is the greatest force on earth. With your Help we can come to know unconditional love, and we can come to be able to give it away. Fill us, Father, with a caring that will never end. We pray this in Christ's most holy name. Amen and Amen.

    Blessings to all, Judy <a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/17/17_1_22.gif' border=0></a>


  2. monkeykat

    monkeykat Member

    Thanks! I've been working at this & failing many times but the Lord promises to be faithful. There's a beautiful song by Gloria Estefan called "I wish you". I listen to it over and over b/c it says exactly what this verse says about loving others in the face of mistreatment. Lord, please help us. Monkeykat