March 08, 2009

Love..Hopes All Things

Lord, we pray for the power to be gentle; the strength to be forgiving; the patience to be understanding; and the endurance to accept the consequences of holding to what we believe to be right.

May we put our trust in the power of good to overcome evil and the power of love to overcome hatred.

We pray for the vision to see and the faith to believe in a world emancipated from violence, a new world where fear shall no longer lead men to commit injustice, nor selfishness make them bring suffering to others.

Help us to devote our whole life and thought and energy to the task of making peace, praying always for the inspiration and the power to fulfill the destiny for which we and all men were created.

"Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails."
1 Corinthians 13:48


Anonymous said...

How beautiful, Jan. You are so full of love, and it spills over into your writings. Thanks for sharing your prayer with us.

povertyflatsusa said...

Jan. what a great way to start my day !! Thanks for the inspirational post. Have a great and blessed day yourself. DM

Joyce Ellen Davis said...


Jan said...

Anonymous..thank you for your kind words.

Jan said...'re so welcome, and thanks!

I hope your day will be wonderful, too!

Jan said...

Joyce..and again, Amen!

Thanks for dropping by!

Linda G. said...

Thank you Jan:)

Jan said...

Linda..I have to remind myself, what is real and important, sometimes, too.