Daily email from the Vicar Number 61

It is Tuesday and the 6th day of Thy Kingdom Come, and using the material that they suggest to help us in praying for others, especially our 5.  Today’s overall theme is Pray for.
Our Bible reading is just 1 verse, 1 John Chapter 4 verse 7.
‘Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.  Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.’
 
Reflection:
What would the world be like if everybody loved each other? Imagine that! Of course love is difficult because our human nature, although capable of great love, is imperfect.
Our selfishness keeps getting in the way.
The Christian church is called to be a community of acceptance, forgiveness and love. This is not a cheap, easy, rose-tinted, naïve love. It is the stuff of revolution. 
As Mother (St) Theresa said, ‘I only love God as much as I love the person I love the least’.
It is only possible with the Father’s love, Christ’s example and the Spirit’s power. And God teaches us to love as we pray. To pray is to love.
Prayer:

Loving God, help me to know You more. Through knowing You, may I show You more and love as You love. 

Please show Your love to my five friends – through me and others who love You.
Amen.
Action:
How could you remind yourself to pray for your five friends? Could you set an alarm on your phone every day to pray that they may come to know your Jesus’ love?
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