“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart
and with all your soul and with all your mind.’
This is the first and greatest commandment.
And the second is like it:
‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
Two commands that cannot be kept apart from prayer.
Take time to prayerfully search your own heart as the Psalmist encourages us to:
Search me, God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.
~Psalm 139:23, 24
Talk to God about any anxiety or offensive way that is keeping you from loving him with all your heart, soul, mind and even your strength.
Take time to prayerfully consider who your neighbor is. Who is God calling you to love as you love yourself? Who is God calling you to serve sacrificially?
Gracious God, I ask for the physical, emotional and mental strength to love others as Christ first loved me by sacrificially giving His life for me. May the Holy Spirit lead me in the everlasting way of ministering in the strong name of Jesus, Amen and amen.
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