"But God proves His Love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us" (Rom. 5:8).
Here's a prayer we can say to open our hearts to God's unconditional Love ...
"Dear Lord, the world tells us we must deserve love. It paints a picture of a love that needs to be earned, that we need to do something, as if our own efforts will achieve it. Please help me to rid my life of this lie and accept that your love is a free gift. It’s who you are. It’s your nature to love. Grant me a new understanding of what love means.
Please help me to embrace the unconditional love you offer me. I thank you for loving me now, no more or no less than you ever will. Nothing is ever lacking from your Love. It's total and complete, and there is nothing I can do to earn it. Even now as I am learning to grow you are loving me completely. Help me to accept your love and the salvation you won for me. Help me to become a person of love, who brings your love to others, and grant that I may live in your love forever. In Jesus' name. Amen."
This prayer is from our book, "Prayers For A New Way. A Prayer Book For The Heart." I pray that it will touch your heart, and make your life new in Christ.
"Dear Lord, you have told us to forgive one another. This is your commandment - to love one another as you have loved us. But you know how hard it is for me to be the one to forgive in this situation. It's not easy to let down my pride, but this is what you want me to do, and my soul knows it. Please Lord, give me the grace I need to forgive.
Lord, nothing is beyond your power and I need your power to do this. On my own I will stay angry forever but with you I can forgive anyone and everyone, including myself, and have a new life. I can be set free from this pain that controls me and this hurt that keeps me stuck in the past. Please help me to be willing to do what I have been so unwilling to do for so long. Thank you for forgiving me. Help me to do the same. In Jesus' name. Amen."
This prayer is from our book, "Prayers For A New Way: A Prayer Book For The Heart." Available on Amazon and in the iBooks store.
"We have an opportunity to live out our faith in a new way, one in which the past doesn't define us, where the world doesn't guide us, and where unconditional love is a reality. A way that changes us, challenges us and motivates us to live the Gospel message fully and to be open to God's plan for our lives. A way of peace, calm, and freedom from fear as we deepen our spiritual life, listening for the voice of God in our hearts, and coming to trust in Him more and more each day.
God Loves us. He desires to heal our hearts and bring us into a new and closer relationship with Him that is based on trust and confidence in His Love. It's a Love that only He can give us. It's a Love every heart craves. God wants to heal our old heart of the pain of the past and bring us into new life with Him through His Son, Jesus Christ. God has an abundant life of peace and inner joy awaiting us. All we have to do is take His hand."
This excerpt is taken from New Way Today's book "Inspirational Reflections For The Soul." Filled with short and simple messages of faith, it brings hope and healing.. Find it here on our Amazon page.
Dear Lord, I know you are with me wherever I go. I want the abundant life you died to give me. I really do want to be open to your plan for my life and to trust you with everything, but I'm human and weak and I need your help. I'm a sinner in need of your mercy and grace. I'm so glad you are always ready to lift me up and carry me through. Thank you for loving me just the way I am.
I give to you now the present moment. This is where I am at this time in my life. I give you my situation just as it is. Lord I surrender to you my current path. I lift up my past and its regrets to you for healing, and pray for the grace to learn from it and begin again. Help me to truly surrender everything about me to you. Help me to be yours. In thought, word and deed please help me to be more like you.
Please inspire me with a new dream, a new hope, a new idea. Help me to forgive what needs forgiving. Help me to love and forgive myself also. Above all, please fill me with the knowledge that you are always with me. Wherever I go, you are at home in my heart. Help me to draw strength from your presence within and grant me the gift of faith at all times. Please fill my heart with your love and there will be no more room for fear or doubt. In Jesus' name. Amen.
This prayer is from our book, "Strength For the Weary, Finding Grace in Times of Trial". Available in the iBooks store and on New Way Today's Amazon page.
May God Bless you, and everyone near and dear to you.
New Way Today
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