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Prayer To Love Like Jesus

Prayer To Love Like Jesus:  This is a short prayer to say if you have been struggling to love others unconditionally as Jesus did. Loving as Jesus loved, is so difficult but together we can pray for the strength and courage to love like Jesus does and help others in Jesus’ name. There are moments in the day when we feel so much pain that the feeling of loneliness overwhelms us. The feeling is like being imprisoned, a burden to ourselves and others. This is when we should remember that we are never alone, Jesus is always there with us, dwelling in our hearts through his Spirit.

In one of His many talks with His disciples, Jesus gives us a prayer that we should pray. I’ve memorized this prayer and think it is worth memorizing, just like any other scripture. Memorization helps us have the Spirit with us. And when we come to God by the Spirit, we can be in more unity with Him and know that God knows our thoughts and needs. If we love people the way Jesus teaches us to, then our own life deepens, and so does theirs. This Prayers For Love (Even When You’re Not So Sure) is a powerful tool to deepen our relationship with God through prayer and also with those close to us.

Learning to love your enemies is one of the hardest things you will ever do. This is not because it’s difficult to grasp, in fact it should be easy since we are commanded by God to do it – but because it is incredibly hard to put into practice. Love is at the very heart of what God wants for us. It’s the foundation of life and humanity, the reason for marriage and family and the church. That’s why it makes sense to pray to love like Jesus. But what does that mean? What kind of love do we aspire to? I’ve received a number of requests from people asking how to evaluate whether they’re actually loving others like Christ has loved them. In this post I will present a few ways we can model our love for one another after Christ’s sacrificial love for us.

Prayer To Love Like Jesus

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for Your deep love towards me and thank You for sending Your only begotten Son, my Saviour Jesus Christ to suffer on the cross for my sake, so that my sins could be forgiven and that I may live with You for ever in heaven. Lord, I know that I do not warrant Your love and yet You have showered unconditional love and grace towards me through Christ, for which I praise and thank You.

But Lord, You desire all Your children to love others as Christ loved us, but my love is poor and weak and is far removed for all that You desire of me. Fill me I pray, with the love of Christ that I may love others in the same way that Christ loved me, so that as Your love pours into my soul, I may be used as a conduit for Christ’s love to stream out to others with whom I come into contact.

Help me to demonstrate Your love, not only to those that are lovable, but also to those who lash out at me through pain or anger, disappointment or loss. May the love of Jesus be manifested in me, and may the love of Jesus be distributed, by grace through faith, to all with whom I come in contact. In Jesus’ name I pray,

Amen.

Heavenly Father, more and more I come to understand what the Lord Jesus meant when He said that He is one with the Father, and prayed that His disciples may be one. I see that love is a precious union of heart and a sweet communion of spirit, and just as the Father and Son emanate the same powerful love, so we too are to have that same beautiful love developing in us, by the power of the Spirit.

Lord, I pray that the body of Christ may become united as one, and abound in the unity of the spirit more and more in love, not compromising truth but showing a genuine concern for one another. I pray that individually and collectively, we may live godly lives in Christ Jesus and seek to encourage and edify one another, seeking to be of the same mind and having the same godly love for each another.

I pray that we may be united in spirit and in purpose, and that we do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but rather with humility of mind regard the needs of the other as more important than our own. This I ask in the name of Jesus, Who died for us all.

Amen.

Dear Lord, I pray that I may love others with a Christ-like love, and that I may show compassion on those who live in my neighbourhood. Father, I know that I need Your love and Your patience in this area as I have some quite difficult neighbours who are causing some problems here. Lord, change my heart to a heart that loves as You loved. Change my attitude to look with compassion on my neighbours, rather than with irritation of distain. Help me to view them as You do, dead in their trespasses and sins, estranged from God and in need of a Saviour.

Lord, help me to take each negative thought that I have about them captive, the moment that it arises in my heart. I know that this is pleasing to You and I know that this is what You desire of all Your children. Create in me a heart of gentle love and kind compassion and show me how I may witness of Your love, both with my actions as well as my words. Keep me from a self-righteous attitude towards them, for I know that I too was once estranged from You and in Your grace and mercy You picked me up and saved me.

Father, I pray that each one may come to a saving faith in You and that You would change me to be the neighbour that You would have me be. I ask this in Jesus’ name,

Amen.