10 Days of Prayer 2020

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10 Days of Prayer

2020

Day 3

 

LOVE ONE ANOTHER

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.”
John 13:34-35

“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.” 1 John 3:16

Father of compassion and God of all grace, thank you for teaching us to love through the example of our Lord Jesus. Even as COVID-19 continues to impact many lives, wepray our words and actions will reflect your love towards your people today, tomorrow and until you bring us all home to you.

Almighty God, you loved us so much that you gave your only Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus became the ultimate sacrifice when he laid down his life for us. That act of love was the greatest gift ever given. We want to commit our lives to help others and, if it is your will, we want to lay down our lives in love for our brothers and sisters.

Forgive us, Lord, when we sin by not loving one another. To act in that way when you have so generously loved us is to completely misunderstand - and even abuse - your sacrifice on the cross! Forgive us for our selfishness in receiving your love but not passing it on to others.

Lord Jesus, you call us to love one another just as you loved the disciples. We pray you will help us to be willing to love sacrificially our brothers and sisters for whom you died on the cross.

Give us strength, God, and be our  example as we show your love to others.

In the name of Christ, we pray. Amen.

 

PLEASE PRAY:

East & Central Africa

For the mobilisation of the church and for 1,000 workers from East and Central Africa to cross barriers with the gospel of life within 25 years.

 

For teams in the region to grow in clarity of purpose and in ministry focus in order to see kingdom outcomes achieved.

 

For an end to persecution in Eritrea, for an increase in SIM’s engagement there and for a ministry coordinator for SIM Eritrea.

 

For leaders in this region to understand the times and know what should be done, like the men of Issachar. Pray for the God of peace to equip them in everything good for doing his will. (I Chronicles 12:32, Hebrews 13:20-21)