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Day 3: 28 Days of Scripture and Prayers

November 11, 2016

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DAY 3: LOVE

God is love…We love because He first loved us.

1 John 4:8b, 19

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

 No earthly person loves your child more than you do. Sometimes the display of that love can get a little messy in the home. Let’s face it, sometimes it can get downright ugly in the teen years. 1 John reminds us that God is the definition and source of love. 1 Corinthians 13 gives us the attributes that display love to this world. 

Today, first pray this love over you toward your student, and then over your student toward the world.

God,

 I know you are the source of love and love ______________ because you first loved me. Lord, grant me patience, grant me kindness. I rebuke envy, boasting and pride toward my child. May I show him/her honor, be selfless, resist anger, and keep no record of wrongs toward _______________. May I not delight in any evil toward or in ____________, but only rejoice in the truth. May I always protect, always trust, always hope, and always persevere.

Now Lord, I lift up __________________. Grant him/her patience and kindness. Protect and convict my child of any envy, boasting or pride. Make _____________ a person of honor, one who is not self-seeking, or easily angered; someone who is quick to forgive and does not hold grudges. God, please raise _________________ to be a person who will not delight in evil but rejoice in the truth. May he/she be known as one who always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres.

Amen.

Get Practical: What specific ways do you need step up in practicing love toward your child?

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