Dear Heavenly Father, how marvelous are your Words! Glory, praise and honor be to the One who is love, wisdom and light!
Shine your countenance upon us Lord, that we may see. Forgive us our pride and our fleshly desires that get in the way of your truth. Be our strength when we are tempted to yield to the flesh and the lies of the enemy. So we may boldly say, "The Lord is my helper, I will not fear. What can man do to me?" Heb. 13:6
We ask for the gifts of your Holy Spirit to be able to love one another as You have already loved us (even while we were still sinners).
Give us Your eyes to see the needs of those around us, to see our own faults and failings and not others.
Grant us humility and knit us together in the bonds of peace and unity so that we may be most effective for good, for drawing people to Christ. When it's hard to forgive, lead us to your altar of sacrifice that we can offer it up as a pleasing aroma to You, Lord.
You resist the proud, but give grace to the humble. Teach us Lord - we look to You alone - our Protector and our shield, our hope in times of trouble.