Hi sweet friend. This week we will continue digging deeper into 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. Last week we focused on the first few characteristics of what love is and a few Bible verse to pray for patience and kindness. Click on today’s video for a closer look at four attributes of what love is not.
A bible verse to pray when we are envying others:
“A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones”. Proverbs 14:30 Pray: Heavenly Father I come to your throne today asking for peace and contentment for all the blessings you have given me. Give me peace today to find acceptance in my circumstances and to know that I can not handle what others have been given. Grant me the serenity to be grateful for all I have today. In Jesus name, Amen.
Here are a few bible verses to pray when we feel a little self-seeking:
Philippians 2:3 “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.” Father I come today in praying asking for your guidance that you lead me in all things that I do today out of my love for you and others and not selfish ambition. I asked to be filled with humility to see others above myself in all I do. Amen.
1 Corinthians 10:24: “No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.” Lord, I ask today for courage to seek the good of others rather than my own good. Amen.
Proverbs 11:25: “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” Father I ask today to be filled with your Holy Spirit that I may be generous to those around me, as your word says whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.
Bible verses to pray when we are speaking boastfully and feeling proud:
Pray Proverbs 11:2: “Proud and boastful people will be shamed, but wisdom stays with those who are modest and humble.” Dear Lord, today I come to you and ask for humility. Keep me right-sized Father so I do not become proud and boastful. When things are going great, help me to remember it all comes from you Father, not from me.
1 Samuel 2:3 “Do not keep talking so proudly or let your mouth speak such arrogance, for the LORD is a God who knows, and by him deeds are weighed.” Heavenly Father, today I ask for discernment that the words I speak are words of kindness, compassion, and truth, Keep my words from being proud and arrogant, Lord. Amen.
Psalm 19:14 “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” You can pray this verse no extra words needed.
Bible verses to pray when we find ourselves dishonoring others:
(I find myself doing this often, unintentionally, but my words and actions can be dishonoring if I am not careful).
Hebrews 13:18 “Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things.” Dear God, I pray today for a clear conscience as I desire to do all things in an honorable way. Amen.
1 Peter 2:17 “Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.” Lord, I ask today that I may give proper respect to everyone I come in contact with today. Help me to love all of my brothers and sisters, to give you all the honor and praise. Amen.
Next week I am changing things up just a little bit! I am going Live with Amy Carroll! Check out the details. If you can’t make us live on Tuesday, the video will be linked here on Wednesday, February 20th!
I will also be giving away a copy of Amy’s Book, “Breaking Up With Perfect”
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