Prayer to Love as Christ Loves:
1 Corinthians 13:13 “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
Father, I come to you today asking for your guidance and strength as I strive to love others unconditionally. You have served as a model of love for us. 1 John 3:16 “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.” I want to have that kind of love in my life.
Help me to let go of any judgments, expectations, and prejudices that may prevent me from truly loving others as you love us.
Grant me the courage to love those who are difficult to love, and to see the good in others, even when they may not see it in themselves. Help me to extend grace and compassion to those who may not deserve it, and to forgive those who have wronged me.
Teach me to love others selflessly, without expecting anything in return. Help me to put the needs of others above my own, and to serve them with a loving and open heart.
Thank you for your endless love and grace, and for the example you set for us through your son, Jesus. I pray that through your guidance, I may learn to love others unconditionally, as you do. Amen.
John 15:12 “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.”